Decision-making is a delicate process: You should never make a life-changing choice before you feel ready, but at the same time, no one wants to delay their goals indefinitely. This makes compromise essential, especially where plastic surgery is concerned: Today, a number of minimally invasive procedures are giving patients the ability to delay facelift surgery while still treating the visible signs of aging. Out of all of these procedures, the Silhouette InstaLift is one of the safest and most convenient ways to erase wrinkles and lift loose skin.
What is the Silhouette InstaLift?
The Silhouette InstaLift is a thread-based procedure that combines the best of surgical and non-surgical technology. The Silhouette InstaLift raises the tissues that support the face, creating long-lasting results that mimic those of a mini facelift. At the same time, like many non-surgical procedures, the InstaLift creates long-term improvements in skin condition by stimulating the production of collagen.
No incisions are made during a Silhouette InstaLift, so there’s no risk of scarring associated with this procedure. Recovery is typically very rapid (taking place over just 24-48 hours), making the InstaLift perfect for busy professionals and parents. To lift facial skin and connective tissue, surgeons performing this procedure insert specialized suspension sutures into the cheeks near the hairline. These sutures, which are designed to gradually dissolve over time, subtly lift the cheeks and jawline. Doing this restores the natural curvature of the cheeks and elevates the jowls, eliminating sagging. Wrinkles and facial creases are also smoothed out during this process.
To create gradual improvements in skin tone and tightness, Silhouette InstaLift sutures are fitted with tiny cones that stimulate the fibroblasts within the skin. By activating these fibroblasts, the InstaLift catalyzes the production of type one and type three collagen, unlocking their powerful anti-aging properties. Over the course of about 18 months, the skin becomes stronger and more able to support itself even after the sutures have dissolved.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for the Silhouette InstaLift?
The Silhouette InstaLift is ideal for younger patients (those between the ages of 35-50) who don’t feel ready for a surgical facelift. This procedure is designed to treat the early signs of mid-face aging—like sagging cheeks and visible jowls—without creating an overly “tight” look. The Silhouette InstaLift won’t raise drooping brows or eyelids, nor will it correct advanced skin laxity, so it’s not intended to serve as a complete replacement for conventional facelift surgery. Instead, it’s the perfect “intermediary procedure” for patients who require a long-lasting alternative to injectable treatments while they wait for the right age to have facelift surgery.
To assess whether or not the Silhouette InstaLift is right for you, you’ll need to arrange a personal consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you’re near Vernon Hills, Illinois, Dr. Lu and Dr. Ritacca can help you develop a comprehensive anti-aging plan that will achieve your aesthetic goals with minimal downtime. To get started, contact us online or by phone at: 847-367-8815.