Due to the influx of technological innovations in the aesthetics industry, many prospective patients are asking, “why go under the knife if I don’t have to?” Many of these new procedures are virtually pain free and can produce incredible results without the incisions and downtime.
The statistics are backing up this non-surgical trend, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) the number of people opting for traditional facelifts has increased by only .5% since 2015. Most aesthetic experts agree that this low number is due to patients seeking less invasive, more time effective options in lieu of complex surgical procedures. With that said, it is no surprise that the FDA-approved Silhouette Instalift, deemed the “Lunchtime Facelift” is gaining considerable popularity is the aesthetics world.
WHAT IS A SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT?
The Silhouette is the latest type of “thread lift”, a non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift procedure that utilizes an absorbable Poly-L Lactic Acid suture to lift sagging tissue in the cheek jowl region. However, this is not your typical non-surgical facelift. This unique procedure not only offers an instant lift, but it stimulates collagen production and continues to improve skin texture for up to six months’ post-treatment; results can last up to two years. This Silhouette Instalift offers a less time consuming procedure with a more rapid recovery rate compared to a traditional facelift. The result is a natural, rejuvenated and more youthful looking appearance.
A SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT CAN:
- Correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face
- Lift the lower face and jowl region
- Contour the mid and lower face for a more rejuvenated appearance
- Tighten and smooth aging skin
- Boost collagen production
- Provide long term anti-aging benefits for up to two years
A PIONEER IN THREAD LIFT PROCEDURES
Earlier versions of the Thread Lift have been available in the United States for some time now. However, Dr. Jenny has chosen not to offer these as they have been associated with adverse effects. Patient safety and result predictability has always been Dr. Jenny’s top priority. When researching new techniques and technologies, Dr. Jenny brings over two decades of expertise to help determine the best treatment options for her patients. The Silhouette Instalift has proven to be an advanced, low risk “thread lift” option that provides dramatic results and has been used in treating over 250,000 patients in Europe.
THE SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT PROCEDURE
The Silhouette Instalift is a simple, in-office procedure that is performed with a local anesthetic and takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes. On the day of your procedure, sutures comprised of small bi-directional cones are inserted under the skin, with a target depth of roughly 5mm. Once in place, Dr. Jenny can compress and “lift” the skin to restore facial volume and stimulate the collagen production process. These two forms of rejuvenation offer both immediate, visible results and ongoing anti-aging benefits.
AM I A THREAD LIFT CANDIDATE?
As with all treatments and procedures, Dr. Jenny does not believe in a one size fits all mentality. The ideal Silhouette Instalift candidate has an overall healthy physical condition and has normal skin thickness. This is usually a perfect option for patients that wish to achieve natural facial rejuvenation results as well as delay the signs of aging. Dr. Jenny takes a customized treatment approach that is tailored to each patient and will advise during your consultation if Silhouette Instalift is right for you. Generally speaking, Silhouette InstaLift patients have the following characteristics:
- Sagging skin around the face or jawline
- Loss of facial volume or structure
- Desire to enhance skin tone and texture
- Prefer a minimally invasive procedure
- Wish to avoid general anesthesia
RECOVERY & RESULTS
There is minimal downtime associated with the Silhouette Instalift. Patients who undergo the Silhouette InstaLift can expect to resume normal activities immediately. It is not uncommon to experience mild bruising or swelling post-procedure, but this should subside quickly.