Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers. It offers a new and unique technology to lift sagging facial skin, while simultaneously giving volume to the mid face. The first lifting treatment of its kind to incorporate cones instead of barbs and to use the filler Sculptra to fill back the volume while lifting. This is perfect for someone looking to avoid a facelift.
Q: Is Silhouette InstaLift FDA cleared?
A: The product earned FDA-clearance in 2015 for lifting of the mid face.
Q: What are Silhouette InstaLift sutures made of?
A: Silhouette InstaLift dissolvable sutures are made from glycolide/L-lactide (PLG), a polymer well tolerated by the body. The fully reabsorb-able sutures have bidirectional cones that provide both lift and volume to the subcutaneous tissue.
Q: What can Silhouette InstaLift do to improve my appearance?
A: Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that enhances the contours of your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look.
Q: What areas of the face does Silhouette InstaLift treat?
A: The procedure lifts and helps increase volume and restore contours to the mid-face and cheek area.
Q: How is the Silhouette InstaLift performed?
A: Similar to injecting fillers, however InstaLift we are gently inserting it to a depth of 5 mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue and extract at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have bidirectional absorbable cones that hold them in place. The treatment is very well tolerated and typically takes 45 minutes.
Q: How is Silhouette InstaLift different from Contour Thread Lifts?
A: Silhouette InstaLift is an entirely new technology and procedure, whereas the old contour thread lifts have been around for 20 years. The contour thread lift used barbed sutures of prolene (permanent sutures) that had side effects causing various abnormalities in the skin’s texture, and didn’t have a high success rate. Silhouette InstaLift is a new breakthrough FDA-approved minimally invasive treatment that is fully reabsorbable and thus not permanent. It is non-surgical, extremely efficient and safe, and people tolerate very well.
Q: How is Silhouette InstaLift different from Novathreads?
A: Rather than temporarily moving the skin with barbed threads, InstaLift repositions the underlying layers of the skin with patented by-directional cones made with the filler Sculptra. The Silhouette InstaLift is a stronger suture with cones along the length of it rather that spikes which the contour threads have. The silhouette threads hold better and longer. As the InstaLift sutures and cones are resorbed, they stimulate collagen renewal, which helps to create a very nice lift in the mid-face as well as restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking long lasting results.
Q: How is Silhouette InstaLift different from other lifting treatments?
A: We use Ultherapy on the whole face and neck for overall stimulation of collagen and elasticity. TbermiTight (ThermiRF) is used on the low face for more intensive lift on the jowls and submittal area (under chin), while Silhouette InstaLift is in the mid face region, and Novathreads mostly for brow lifts. Depending on your specific needs, we would customize a protocol just for you.
Q: How long does the Silhouette InstaLift last?
A: The Silhouette InstaLift lasts 1-2 years from just one 30-45 minute treatment.
Q: How much does Silhouette InstaLift cost?
A: The treatment fee varies according to each persons needs and the number of sutures required. This will be determined at the consultation.