What Is Silhouette Instalift®?
Silhouette Instalift® is an FDA-cleared thread lift procedure for tightening and firming the skin in the midface and jowls. It uses dissolvable sutures threaded underneath the skin’s surface to produce a natural-looking lifting effect for up to 2 years.
The threads used in Silhouette Instalift® consist of poly-glycolic acid (PGA) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). These sutures are biodegradable, and they can provide not just immediate lifting effects but firming benefits as well.
Aside from the dissolvable sutures, this treatment also uses bi-directional cones that can lift the underlying facial tissues and stimulate collagen production – this keeps the skin from sagging and gives it that plump and youthful look.
Benefits of Silhouette Instalift®
As a facial rejuvenation procedure, Silhouette Instalift® can provide the following benefits:
- Promotes collagen synthesis
- Improves skin texture
- Restore skin elasticity
- Improves skin firmness,
- Maintains youthful-looking skin.
Another benefit of Silhouette Instalift® is its natural-looking results. Unlike other lifting treatments, it doesn’t involve over-tightening, which can lead to an unnatural appearance.
Instead, the sutures are strategically placed to lift and reposition specific areas of the face based on your unique concerns — this results in a subtle and refreshed look that enhances your natural beauty.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate?
If you’re experiencing moderate sagging in the midface and jowls, you’re considered a good candidate for Silhouette Instalift®.
Moreover, it’s also ideal for the following:
- Healthy men and women of all skin tones and types;
- Patients who want to avoid surgery; and
- Those who wish to combine treatments.
If you wish to correct any loose or sagging skin, a Silhouette Instalift® treatment is an effective option to regain your skin’s elasticity.
What Happens During Proper Treatment?
Silhouette Instalift® takes less than an hour. A consultation will be done prior to the treatment to brief you about the procedure, its benefits, and what you can expect after.
During the treatment proper, your provider will start by mapping your cheeks and jawline to identify the areas where the sutures will be placed.
Once the treatment area is identified, a local anesthetic will be injected to numb the area and to ensure that you’re comfortable all throughout the procedure.
After that, a proprietary needle will be used to thread the sutures under your skin and parallel to the surface. Then, the sutures will be pulled gently to lift the skin.The treated area will be massaged right after to ensure that the bi-directional cones are properly embedded.
Recovery and After-Care
At most, you’ll experience mild side effects such as tenderness in the treated area after the procedure. This is completely normal and will resolve on its own after a few days.
During the first week, you may need to eat soft foods to reduce the stress on the threads. It’s also recommended to avoid opening your mouth wide for at least 5-7 days.
It also helps to avoid unnecessary sun exposure and apply a generous amount of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin as it heals.
Ready for a quick lift with Silhouette Instalift®? Contact us today or book a consultation here at Restore Center for Aesthetics.