What is Silhouette Instalift?
Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive, resorbable suspension suture with bi-directional cones. The sutures lift and reposition the subdermal tissue while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and facial skin in an elevated position. The suture and cone material are both made of PLGA (same thing as Sculptra) and over time they stimulate the fibroblast for gradual collagen maturation and are designed to reposition volume in the mid-face while giving a very natural looking result.
what to expect during Instalift Treatment
One of the reasons why Silhouette Instalift treatment has become so popular with our patients is because it’s an outpatient procedure. Only local anesthesia is necessary, and the healing time is much shorter when compared to a more complex procedure like a surgical facelift.
A typical procedure takes about 30-45 minutes. During your treatment, we will make small incisions that will act as pathways for the InstaLift sutures. Then, your trained provider will gently guide the sutures into place, with the flexible suture cones acting as anchors that grab onto subdermal tissues.
Certain areas of the face/neck will require more sutures than others, and the number of threads needed for each area will be determined at the time of your consultation. Once the sutures are properly positioned and the cheeks have been lifted, the incisions will be closed.
Who is a candidate for Silhouette Instalift?
Patients with good skin quality, neither too thick/heavy or too thin skin and tissue that can be mobile during examination are the optimal candidates.
Patients not fit for the procedure include those with an excessive heavy skin, localized rhytids that require more than Instalift, hypertrophic type aging, thick skin or very thin skin with little to no underlying fat tissue.
What our patients have to say
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The InstaLift Procedure
Dr. Behr Receives 6 Threads
How long does Silhouette Instalift Last
One of the benefits of Silhouette InstaLift is that the lift is immediate. When you see yourself in the mirror after the treatment, you will immediately notice a more lifted appearance.
This treatment can produce a long-lasting improvement is that in addition to physically lifting and contouring the treatment site, the sutures stimulate fibroblast cells to produce more collagen; This gives the skin more support and produces long-lasting effects.
Will I Have a Scar after my Instalift Procedure?
Our providers at Behr Laser and Skin Care Center work carefully to minimize any appearance of scars. We make tiny incisions that are difficult to see with the naked eye after the treatment has been done. Since the incisions are so small, any resulting discoloration is superficial and will heal and fade quickly.
Will there be pain during my Silhouette instalift procedure?
Moderate swelling and/or bruising as well as possible dimpling can occur and usually resolves over 1-2 weeks. Patients should not experience any pain during the insertion of the sutures aside from the local numbing to the entry and exit points and results can be seen in as little as 6 weeks and maximum results noticed at 6 months.