Face lifts were once the only option for dramatically improving the look of sagging skin in the facial area. But today, there’s everything from fillers to unique procedures like the Instalift. Designed to give most of the benefits of a full face lift without the long downtime, this treatment is a great option for anyone looking to lift and tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance.
What is Instalift?
Instalift is a minimally invasive procedure that is considered an alternative to a full face lift. While it doesn’t provide every result that a surgical face lift can, it is designed to lift sagging areas and restore the appearance of fullness by helping stimulate the development of new collagen under the skin. Taking only 60 to 90 minutes and requiring no general anesthesia, Instalift is available to a much wider variety of patients that may not want or qualify for surgical face lifts.
What is the Recovery Downtime for This Procedure?
Since the procedure for Instalift in Chicago is minimally invasive, it only has a 24 hour downtime immediately after the treatment. After returning to a light schedule, you should find you’re fully recovered within 5 to 7 days. You’ll just need to sleep with your face up for the first 5 nights and avoid aggressive facial scrubs or massages to the face for a few weeks. In comparison, it can take days of bed rest and weeks of movement restrictions just to recover from the soreness and inflammation of a full face lift.
What Areas Does Instalift Target?
Instalift is limited in the parts of the face it can be applied to. The technique uses a threading system with small and flexible cones to help lift the skin from below. This means it’s best applied to the cheeks and areas around the mouth. Lifting the middle to upper cheek area can have a transformative effect on the eyes, lips, chin, jowls, and brow areas. Most of the effects from an Instalift are concentrated in the lower face, so you may want to combine it with other procedures like fillers to gain a more youthful overall appearance.
What are the Benefits of Instalift vs a Traditional Face Lift?
Choosing the Instalift in Chicago has a number of benefits over a traditional full face lift, including:
Fewer risks since it’s not a full surgery
No need to go under general anesthesia or be approved for surgery
Minimal recovery time with only a few side effects like minor swelling and soreness
Immediate improvements to the skin’s position and tightness
Long-term changes as collagen fills in the cheeks for a slower change in appearance than with a full face lift
Can last up to two years before slowly losing its effects
Easily combined with other minimally invasive procedures like fillers.
Of course, Instalift is not for everyone. If you’ve had reactions to biomedical devices before, another treatment should be used. But it’s a good choice for anyone who is interested in avoiding more advanced surgeries just to get the youthful look of a lift.
Reflections Med Spa is proud to offer the Instalift in Chicago to everyone interested in a more youthful appearance. No one will be able to tell what you’ve done to revitalize your look, so it’ll be up to you if you want to share the secret of the Instalift procedure.