Silhouette InstaLift: A Facelift Without Surgery

Silhouette Instalift

One morning you wake up, look at your reflection, and realize you look older than you feel. You no longer recognize the person gazing back at you. The way your skin is beginning to droop makes you look tired and it doesn’t reflect your youthful personality. You consider whether you’re willing to undergo surgery to repair the damage done by time, gravity, and the sun, but it’s a daunting undertaking. Ultimately, you don’t feel ready to undergo the cost or the time commitment a surgery requires, and the risks of a full surgical facelift aren’t worth it for you. Does this mean you’re out of options?

Not necessarily. Over the years, our skin begins to produce less collagen, causing skin to sag and lose firmness. We watch the effects of time on our face with displeasure, lightly lifting our skin with our fingers and wishing there was a way to reproduce those results without going under the knife. Eventually, advanced skincare, a great diet, and minor treatments aren’t enough to produce the results we’re looking for and, until recently, there hasn’t been a way to get a facelift without the full, invasive surgical procedure. Facelift surgery comes with very real risks, and many of us have seen the undesired results of a facelift gone wrong. For patients who want a more subtle outcome and aren’t willing to go under the knife, Silhouette InstaLift is now an excellent option.

What Is Silhouette InstaLift?

Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive procedure that provides the lifting and tightening benefits of a facelift, without the surgery or recovery time. That thing you do when you gently lift your skin with your fingers in the mirror? Silhouette InstaLift does the same thing, but it lasts considerably longer.

In order to lift and re-contour your face, your dermatologist threads biodegradable sutures and bidirectional cones into your numbed skin. Cones facing one direction are anchored in subcutaneous tissue, while cones facing the other direction are used to lift and reposition skin for a more pleasing, youthful appearance. In addition to the literal lifting of tissue, the knots and cones on the sutures incite your body’s natural inflammatory response as they’re pulled through your tissue, causing your body to produce more of the skin’s main structural proteins. The thread and cones used are made from a commonly used polylacticoglycolic acid resin, which breaks down over time inside the body and is safely absorbed. As the sutures are absorbed, the production of connective proteins is stimulated in your tissue once again for a continued restoration of volume in your skin. The rejuvenation of this natural healing process helps you look younger, but still like you.

This FDA-cleared procedure is just a fraction of the cost of a standard surgical facelift, and the results are much more likely to be subtle and natural looking. Silhouette InstaLift is completed in-office, without general anesthesia, and takes about 30 to 45 short minutes. The results are immediate and recovery time is nearly non-existent, so you don’t have to worry about making excuses for why you’ve disappeared while you recuperate. You’ll be back to your regularly scheduled life right away. Over the next six to nine months, the disintegrating sutures will continue to stimulate the body’s natural regenerative process for continued volume and a boost in skin’s firmness. Overall, patients can expect the results to last between 18 to 36 months.

How Is a Silhouette Thread Lift Different from Other Facelifts?

For many of us, even as we search for solutions for maturing skin, the word “facelift” brings to mind images of unnaturally changed visages—something the majority of people want to avoid. Most patients want to look like themselves… about five years ago. Surgical facelifts are an option, but require sizable incisions—even with a limited incision facelift—and the results can be harder to predict. Scarring can be seen, making the results of a surgical facelift even more obvious. There’s also a certain stigma attached to a surgical facelift that doesn’t accompany other more minor procedures, so it’s not surprising people aim for other treatments whenever possible to address concerns without surgery.

Unlike traditional surgical facelifts, Silhouette InstaLift is minimally invasive, requiring no incisions. Because there are only needle-sized entry and exit points, there is no scarring and no downtime. This may sound like other thread lifts that were popular 15 years ago and claim many of the same benefits, but those were much less successful and had more complications. Older thread lifts used barbed sutures sewn into the face with blue surgical thread, which was sometimes visible through the skin. The old threads used were hard to remove and more prone to breaking, and infection was much more common. The results in the skin itself were sometimes obvious, causing stringy, irregular striations. InstaLift is different. Because a Silhouette Thread Lift uses a soluble thread material, these procedures create impressive, uplifted results without the unpleasant problems associated with older thread lifts.

You don’t have to go to extreme measures for extremely pleasing results. There is a way to match the way you feel on the inside to the way you look on the outside without the high cost and time-consuming recovery of surgery. What is Silhouette InstaLift? It’s the future of minimally invasive facelifts. If you’re looking to re-contour and lift the skin on your face and neck, but want natural-looking results and a low maintenance procedure, call a dermatology clinic, like Lancer Dermatology, that has experience performing Silhouette Thread Lifts. A Silhouette InstaLift could be the perfect solution for you and your skin.