Silhouette InstaLift®Silhouette InstaLift® is one of the latest developments in minimally invasive skin-care procedures, which works by re-contouring the mid-face region by lifting the deeper skin layers with the aim of achieving a more youthful appearance.
Drooping and sagging skin is a leading contributor of an aged and tired appearance, which means that any measures that can elevate skin layers into their previous positions helps renew youthful contours and reduces the signs of aging years. Silhouette InstaLift® represents the perfect option for those looking for safe alternatives to a facelift, and those seeking a one-time FDA-cleared procedure not offered by injectables.
Stimulates Collagen Production
Also known as a non-surgical facelift, Silhouette InstaLift® works by utilizing internal sutures with bi-directional cones that lift and reposition the deep skin layers of the mid-face or cheek area. These then gradually meld with the body’s normal collagen formation to further enhance the natural looking results. Made of materials often used in many medical devices and thus well tolerated by the body’s systems, the sutures and cones are naturally absorbed into the skin over time and help further stimulate healthy skin renewal and collagen growth. This results in a natural looking lifting and renewal of the skin, with initial contouring and increased volume results noticeable almost immediately.
Silhouette InstaLift® is a minimally invasive, does not require general anesthesia, and typically takes less than an hour to perform. Dr. Diane Brzezinski has received comprehensive training on this breakthrough anti-aging treatment, and stands ready to discuss an InstaLift® treatment plan that will help you reinvigorate, refresh, tone your skin and restore its youthful vigor.
How Silhouette InstaLift® Works
Silhouette InstaLift® redefines the contours of your mid-face region (cheek area) with sutures and cones that lift the deeper layers of the underlying skin for a more youthful look. Along with the lifting action, the bi-directional cones help hold the sutures and deep-layered skin in their new elevated position. Over time the materials used in the sutures and cones—glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), a polymer often used in medical devices and with a proven record of being well tolerated by the body’s systems—help add volume by stimulating collagen production in the area. Initial lifting and firming is typically noticed immediately, and over time increased volume is generally noticed as the sutures and cones help stimulate collagen production.
Your Silhouette InstaLift® Procedure
Women or men who are interested in rejuvenating their facial area without major surgery, injections or lasers should consider Silhouette InstaLift®. Suitable candidates must have good skin quality that is neither too thick nor too thin, but are seeing noticeable sagging of the skin.
During the in-office procedure, Dr. Brzezinski will mark out the areas needing lifting on the patient’s face and provide a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures. She will then gently insert a needle to a depth of approximately 5 mm, and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face region, and extract it at each bi-directional exit point. Once the desired lifting an contouring has been achieved, typically within about 45 minutes, the procedure is done. Revovery time for Silhouette Instalift is minimal, and it is significantly shorter than more invasive alternatives like facelift or mini facelift surgery.
Some patients might experience a minimal inflammatory tissue reaction after the procedure. Possible symptoms include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Implantation of foreign materials in skin tissue can result in histological reactions, and any side effects beyond the above listed ones should be reported to Dr. Brzezinski as soon as possible.
Interested in other minimally-invasive cosmetic services? Check out our Injectables and Fillers Page! Dr. Brzezinski offers an assortment of cosmetic injectables and fillers for patients who wish to diminish the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other effects of aging.Dr. Brzezinski believes that a person's outside appearance is a reflection of their inward self-esteem. If you want to start looking and feeling your best, or if you have any additional questions and concerns, contact our office today.