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Silhouette InstaLift®

Become Instantly Cheeky with Silhouette InstaLift®

Most people believe that visible signs of facial aging represent a skin-deep condition that doesn’t really impact one’s overall health. However, when one’s self-image is compromised, it can decrease self-esteem and negatively impact one’s mental health. In turn, depression and other mental health issues make it more difficult to maintain overall health.

As a strong proponent of treating the whole patient rather than specific conditions, Internal medicine specialist Dr. Diane Brzezinski, D.O., believes that maintaining one’s physical appearance is essential to wellness. She encourages her Naples, Florida-area patients to care about their looks and will steer patients toward effective cosmetic treatments as warranted. Dr. B typically urges her patients to try minimally invasive treatments with proven efficacy before resorting to more intensive invasive remedies.

One such treatment specifically designed to correct age-related drooping and sagging of facial skin is Silhouette InstaLift®, which is often referred to as a “non-surgical facelift.” The treatment provides an immediate lift to the cheeks and mid-face skin and fosters natural collagen production to enhance longer-term youthful-looking results.

What is Silhouette InstaLift®?

FDA-approved in 2015, Silhouette InstaLift® uses medical-grade sutures and innovative Micro-Suspension TechnologyTM to elevate skin layers and renew youthful facial contours. This technology includes bi-directional micro cones on the sutures that help lift and reposition the deep skin layers of the mid-face or cheek area. The procedure provides immediate natural-looking contour enhancements and increased volume and spurs ongoing skin rejuvenation for up to two years to further promote a more youthful appearance.

The sutures and cones are made from glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has long been used in many medical devices and is well tolerated by the body’s natural system. The material is naturally absorbed into the skin over time, an action that activates natural collagen production for ongoing healthy skin renewal.

Your Silhouette InstaLift® Procedure with Dr. B

A Silhouette InstaLift® procedure with Dr. B begins with a one-on-one consultation to assess patient goals, gauge skin condition, and review realistic expectations about what the treatment can achieve. Suitable InstaLift® candidates need good skin quality that is not too thick or too thin, and displays obvious signs of drooping and sagging. The initial consultation is also used to chart suture placement options and insertion points that will be used during the procedure.

During your actual procedure, Dr. B will mark out insertion points and facial areas targeted for lifting and inject a local anesthetic into the targeted areas before inserting the sutures. Dr. B gently inserts a needle to a depth of about 5 mm, and carefully guides it through the mid-face region’s subcutaneous tissue. The needle is extracted at each bi-directional exit point, and the next suture is likewise inserted. Once Dr. B has successfully completed the planned lifting and contouring, the procedure is complete, usually within about 45 minutes.

Some patients experience a minor inflammatory tissue reaction after the procedure due to the body’s initial response to the foreign material. Other potential symptoms include minor pain, swelling, and bruising. Any side effects beyond the above-listed ones should be reported to Dr. B as soon as possible.

Silhouette InstaLift® Before and After Results

Drooping and sagging skin are primary contributors to an aging, tired-looking facial appearance. Elevating and contouring skin layers into their previous position with Silhouette InstaLift® can help reduce the visible signs of aging.

Learn More About Silhouette InstaLift® at Dr. B’s Naples, Florida Practice

If you would like to learn more about how Silhouette InstaLift® can help you restore a youthful facial appearance and enhance your self-esteem, Dr. B would be glad to consult with you. To learn more about this procedure, other cosmetic options, or any other holistic health treatments, contact Dr. B’s Naples-based Internal Medicine practice today by calling (239) 261-9990.