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Diane Brzezinski, D.O. FACOI

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Silhouette InstaLift®

Like a Facelift without Surgery!

silhouette instalift non-surgical facelift treatment in naples fl

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.
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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.
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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 and 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.

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Silhouette Instalift Before and After Naples FL
What sets Instalift apart from other facial rejuvenation treatments?

InstaLift takes an innovative approach to mid-facial skin rejuvenation — addressing sagging mid-facial skin on the outside and volume loss on the inside. It’s the only non-surgical treatment with advanced Micro-Suspension Technology™ that uses micro-cones to provide an immediate lift and a gradual boost in natural collagen production.

How long will my cheeks stay up?

You may notice a youthful-looking appearance that continues to improve over 6 months following treatment with long-term results lasting up to 2 years.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

As with all treatments, be sure to ask your physician if InstaLift is right for you. InstaLift is most often recommended for women (mid-30s to age 50) seeking a rejuvenated, yet natural-looking appearance, as well as experiencing a loss of elasticity/sagging skin and loss of volume in the mid-face. They look in the mirror and lift their cheeks, wishing they could revert to where they once were and envision the youthful appearance they once had.

These women are looking for an immediate lift while adding volume over time. In fact, they may have previously received cosmetic injectables. However, they don’t feel ready for surgery. While they have good skin quality, they also notice their nasolabial folds and/or sagging in their cheeks.

How should I prepare for treatment?

Talk to your physician about your expectations and ask any questions before starting treatment. Also, be sure to tell your physician about any treatments you’ve already had and any medicines you’re currently taking.

Is the procedure done in an office?

Yes. The treatment is performed in a physician’s office and takes less than an hour to complete. Downtime is minimal, similar to injections, there can be bruising, swelling, pain or tenderness at the treatment site. Most signs of treatment dissipate within 24-48 hours.

InstaLift is only performed by qualified physicians who have had special, comprehensive training and are familiar with the techniques required.

Will I need general Anesthesia

No. Your physician will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before treatment.

What should I do after treatment?
  • Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required
  • (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
  • Acetaminophen may be taken in case of pain
  • Makeup may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours
  • Sleep face-up, in an elevated position on pillows for 3-5 nights
  • Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving and drying face for 5 days. Be gentle
  • Avoid excessive face and neck movements for 2 weeks
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks
  • Avoid participating in high impact sports (e.g. running) for 2 weeks
  • Do not use saunas for 3 weeks
  • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
  • Avoid facials or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks

Always consult your physician should you experience any side effects.

Who should not get Silhouette InstaLift?

InstaLift should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or in situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated, (e.g. infection). The device should also not be used in patients appearing to have very thin soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be palpable or in patients with excessive heavy skin. due to advanced aging. InstaLift is also not for people who aren’t willing to undertake the after-treatment considerations.

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