Give Your Face An InstaLift™
Posted December 21, 2018 in silhouette InstaLift
When it comes to maintaining a fresh, youthful facial appearance, most of us are willing to turn to cosmetic procedures for a little help. And why not? Over recent decades, non-invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures have not only become more reliable but also more accessible. Now, just about anyone can find the perfect treatment to leave them feeling rejuvenated and more confident. These days, two common ways to combat facial aging are dermal fillers and facelift surgery. Fillers reduce fine lines and restore lost facial volume by injecting safe, reliable, natural materials under the surface of the skin. Facelift surgery addresses facial aging by tightening the underlying muscles of the midface, removing excess skin, and adding back lost volume. While both of these procedures come with distinct benefits, they are not always the right choice for everyone, as fillers are temporary and require ongoing maintenance, and facelift surgery is invasive and requires an extended recovery period. For patients who may be on the fence about these options, Dr. Thompson offers the Silhouette InstaLift™, a minimally invasive procedure for facial rejuvenation.
The Silhouette InstaLift™ Procedure
Facial aging is inevitable and can lead to insecurities and confidence issues in both men and women. No one wants to experience the progressive changes caused by aging, especially when those changes appear on the face, as this is the first feature others notice when they meet you. The Silhouette InstaLift™ offers results similar to a facelift with the minimal downtime associated with facial fillers. How does it do this? The answer is absorbable sutures.
During this treatment, Dr. Thompson injects a numbing anesthetic to the cheek area where the Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are inserted. Once numb, he then places an average of three to four sutures into the cheek and midface area through the upper layer of facial fat, raising the cheek to a higher elevation. Bi-directional cones on the sutures enable them to remain in place for lasting improvement. All-in-all, this procedure only takes about 45 minutes to complete and creates subtle but noticeable benefits.
Why Choose the InstaLift™?
Single, Minimally-Invasive Treatment
Unlike dermal fillers, which require maintenance treatments every few months, the InstaLift™ only needs a single session to achieve noticeable improvement, and unlike facelift surgery, there are no knives or trimming of the skin.
After a facelift, it can take weeks or even months to see your final results. But the InstaLift™ offers an immediate lifting effect. The sutures that are inserted take hold right away and begin working with minimal downtime. You will leave the office with a more lifted, natural, and youthful appearance. Results are slight at first but will continue to build over the next few months.
While you will notice immediate lifting, the InstaLift™ also offers ongoing benefits. This procedure stimulates the production of type I and type III collagen. Collagen is the protein found in your skin and tissues that creates strength and structure. Unfortunately, collagen production lessens as you age, leading to the formation of lines and the sinking of your facial features. The increase in collagen production from your treatment helps to restore lost volume in the cheeks and allows for continual improvement. The results of your InstaLift™ procedure will last 18 to 24 months.
Most patients that undergo an InstaLift™ only experience mild discomfort. There may be a slight pulling sensation during the treatment, but this dissipates soon afterward. Most InstaLift™ patients can resume their normal activities within a few days. During your short recovery, you should eat soft foods and avoid chewing gum. Dr. Thompson will provide you with additional instructions for your recovery following your procedure.
The Silhouette InstaLift™ is an ideal option for men and women looking to restore a youthful quality to their faces. While this procedure may not allow for the same level of correction as a surgical facelift, it will result in a more rested and rejuvenated appearance.
To learn more about the Silhouette InstaLift™, contact Dr. Thompson by calling (732) 410-4789 to set up a consultation.