The Silhouette Instalift procedure uses clear threads with embedded cones to strategically lift your mid-facial skin. Many clients use technology to correct inherited skin problems. This technology can help relatively young people fight the causes of early aging. There are many who believe this procedure, used with other aesthetic technologies, makes it possible to avoid surgery.
The impacted areas include:
Nasal labial folds
These threads are made of PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid), which effectively builds collagen in your skin. First used to help cancer and AIDS patients reverse the effects of hollowed-out cheeks, this material is now useful in many cosmetic procedures. Plus, the threads dissolve over time, leaving you with a collagen matrix that continues renewing your skin texture. Keep reading to learn what the procedure’s like, what results to expect, and other considerations.
What's the procedure like? The procedure generally lasts about 45 minutes and requires local anesthesia as opposed to general anesthesia. Our helpful staff will book a 2-hour appointment to make sure we have plenty of time to answer your final questions and get before and after pictures. We also take the time to go over the procedure, mark where to put the threads, and discuss aftercare requirements.
How uncomfortable is the procedure? Remember that you will receive local anesthesia. So, you shouldn't feel high pain levels. However, you may have a pain rating of three or four related to the injection of the anesthetic. The procedure itself could cause minor discomfort for some patients. Here are some things to look out for:
Side effects include bruising
Puckering (first two days)
Skin draping which resolves within three days
Rarely, patients develop deep bruises.
What awesome results can I expect? Many patients choose the Silhouette Instalift for its natural results. Although it’s the best non-surgical facelift alternative, the procedure cannot produce the dramatic effects of a facelift. However, facelifts sometimes look taut and unnatural. Alternatively, the Silhouette Instalift rejuvenates your look gently.
This procedure fills in hollow cheeks and reduces facial drooping and loose skin. So, if you don't want to undergo a more extreme surgical solution, the Silhouette Instalift might work for you. Best of all, we can repeat the procedure as needed.
Is Instalift a good alternative to surgery? Instalift is a less invasive solution than cosmetic surgery, yet it produces lasting results! It’s also a lot cheaper than equivalent surgery.
Why should I choose Reflections Med Spa? As a physician-owned spa, our focus remains both on client comfort and results. We will give you accurate answers explained in layman's terms.
Contact Reflections Med Spa to find out more about the Instalift procedure and how you can use it to achieve fuller, younger-looking facial features!