The aging process has an impact on the appearance in a variety of ways. As collagen levels decline in the body, the underlying dermal structure loses the support necessary to maintain its youthful firmness. The result is skin laxity and migrating tissue that leads to sagging in the midface, the formation of jowls along the jawline and a worn appearance overall.
In the past, the best way to address these changes was with a surgical facelift. While that is still the best option for men and women with more advanced aging symptoms, those with moderate skin laxity and drooping may see excellent results with an innovative nonsurgical option. The Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation now provides the Silhouette InstaLift for patients wanting to turn back the early signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance and facial profile.
The InstaLift may be recommended for any of the following aging concerns:
- Sagging, folding or hollowing in the midface around the cheeks
- The early development of jowls along the jawline
- Early skin laxity leading to facial creases and a worn, aged appearance
- Fallen tissue in the midface that makes you look older than you feel
- Collagen depletion that has led to the visible signs of aging
The Silhouette InstaLift works in the deeper dermal layers and underlying Issue to reverse signs of aging from the inside out. It does not involve incisions or downtime, and unlike the traditional surgical facelift, it can be performed using local anesthesia. The InstaLift offers immediate results, similar to what patients enjoy after undergoing injectable procedures. However, because the InstaLift can reposition underlying Issue while smoothing loose skin, it produces more dramatic and longer-lasting results than dermal fillers and Botox®. This procedure fills the gap between surgery and injectables, giving patients another option in anti-aging that allows them to customize their treatment to their precise needs and desired results.
How the Silhouette InstaLift Works
The Silhouette InstaLift uses dissolvable threads and bidirectional cones made from polylactic acid. This ingredient is the same substance found in the dermal filler Sculptra®, which works by creating a type of scaffolding in the dermal structure to provide support and fullness. Polylactic acid is also biodegradable, so it is absorbed by the body over time. The cones are attached to the sutures and carefully control the direction of the sutures while holding them in place to create a natural liA to the face.
In addition to providing immediate improvement to the appearance, these substances are designed to stimulate the body’s collagen production. As the cones and sutures are reabsorbed by the body over time, collagen levels increase to support the more youthful appearance naturally. This process also ensures the results of your InstaLift procedure will last 12 to 18 months in most cases, much longer than most other nonsurgical methods of skin tightening.
Your InstaLift Procedure
At Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation, we perform the InstaLift procedure under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are no incisions used for the procedure; which means no residual scarring and very little (if any) down>me afterward. One of our surgeons will place two to four sutures on either side of the face via a narrow needle, in a predetermined pattern, to ensure a balanced, symmetrical appearance.
The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes to complete. During that time, you should not feel any discomfort, thanks to the numbing medication you received beforehand. Once the sutures are placed and tightened according to your desired results, you will be able to leave our center and resume your regular activities.
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Recovering from InstaLift
There is no significant recovery time after your InstaLift procedure. In fact, patients return to their daily schedule within a day or two. You may have some mild bruising, swelling or redness in the areas where the sutures were inserted, but these side effects resolve within a few days. Discomfort after the procedure should be minimal and easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
The results of this nonsurgical lift are usually noticeable almost immediately following your procedure, as your facial profile should appear lifted and more youthful. Sagging in the midface and jowl formation along the jawline should also be evident within days after your treatment. As the sutures stimulate the body to produce additional collagen, your results will also continue to improve in the weeks and months following treatment.
Like any anti-aging treatment, including surgery, the positive improvements will begin to fade over time as the effects of time begin to take their toll once again. A Silhouette InstaLift typically provides a more youthful look for about 12-18 months before another treatment might be necessary. You can also combine the InstaLift with other treatments like injectables or skin rejuvenation procedures to further enhance and prolong your positive results.
If you are unhappy with the signs of aging appearing on your face but don’t feel ready for a surgical procedure, the Silhouette InstaLift may be the right choice for you. Both of our surgeons have received extensive training in this innovative treatment and are ready to help you reverse aging symptoms and restore a rejuvenated appearance. To learn more, contact the Center for Facial and Body Rejuvenation today at 408-255-3223.
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