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Silhouette InstaLift is a relatively new procedure that can completely rejuvenate the face. This procedure is particularly well-known for lifting the cheeks and eliminating jowls. The InstaLift is a non-surgical procedure with little downtime needed for recovery. It represents a big advance compared to some of the other procedures from the past several decades.
Ways to Lift the Face
Previously the best option for lifting the face was the traditional Facelift. Surgeons have been performing these procedures for several decades but they are serious, invasive surgeries. They require large incisions around the hairline. Facelifts are still popular because they often deliver great results. But the downside to a facelift is that it’s not always easy to bounce back from the procedure. Recovery can involve draining fluid from the face with tubes and can take weeks to fully recuperate.
Thread lifts are a less-invasive solution for patients who don’t want to go under the knife just yet. In a thread lift, stitches are left in the skin. These threads hold the jowls up and improve the appearance of the cheeks and chin. Over time, the threads will dissolve. Thread lifts provide noticeable results, but they aren’t as game-changing as a full facelift. Early thread lifts used barbed threads. These cling to the skin more effectively than smooth sutures.
The Silhouette InstaLift Difference
The InstaLift thread lift is a little bit different from similar procedures. Like the other cosmetic treatments, the InstaLift raises the skin of the face. But the real secret to the success of the InstaLift is the threads themselves. InstaLift threads include cone-shaped protrusions.
Like the barbed sutures in early thread lifts, part of the purpose of these cones is to grip the skin better. But these proprietary sutures are designed with one additional purpose in mind: to stimulate the production of collagen more than other thread lifts. All sutures will stimulate the production of proteins to some extent. This is how the skin heals itself. But InstaLift threads take this to the next level.
The sutures drive the skin to produce more proteins, which helps to plump up the skin. When skin is more protein-rich, it has more structure and looks younger. While InstaLift threads dissolve fairly quickly, this protein stimulation is one reason that results last up to three years.
A typical Silhouette InstaLift procedure takes less than an hour. Recovery time is shorter than a standard facelift. For example, patients can usually apply their makeup normally just 24 hours after an InstaLift. There are few complications associated with the InstaLift.
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Frequently Ask Questions
As opposed to a facelift, in which an incision is made and skin is removed and pulled for a lifting effect, a thread lift is a much less invasive procedure in which the doctor uses very fine, absorbable threads inserted into the skin to lift and tighten without the need to remove any skin.
The results of a cutaneous facelift are visible directly following the facelift surgery and can last for up to five years. The enhancements to the facial aesthetic will naturally evolve with aging, use, gravity, and sun exposure.
As a non-surgical treatment, there is minimal discomfort as no scalpels or invasive surgery is applied to the skin. This makes it an ideal treatment for patients who are nervous about cosmetic procedures.
In most cases, a facelift works best for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s when signs of aging begin to become prevalent. Deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are the result of the aging process and can be best corrected through surgical techniques rather than non-surgical ones.
Traditional facelift: A traditional facelift surgery involves incisions around your ears, hairline and below your chin. A surgeon separates your skin from the underlying tissues and tightens the muscles and other supporting structures of your face and neck.