Silhouette Instalift – The Nonsurgical Facelift Option

For many years, surgical facelift was the only option to improve the sagging appearance of the face and neck.  We are excited to announce that we now offering Silhouette InstaLift – the latest facial rejuvenation
procedure.  This procedure is performed in the office, with local anesthesia only, and there is little to no downtime.

The Silhouette Instalift uses dissolvable suture with “unidirectional cones” to suspend the sagging tissue of the face.  This is the same type of suture that we use during surgery, and has a proven safety record.  On each side of the face, three or more sutures may be used to lift sagging tissue, improving the nasolabial folds, jowls, lift the corner of the mouth, or to lift sagging neck tissue.  Because the sutures are dissolvable, the body completely absorbs them over time and you do not need to worry about a foreign-body present in the tissue.

Who is a good candidate for Silhouette Instalift?

Patients who have mild to moderate sagging of the facial skin and jowls and neck may benefit the most from Silhouette Instalift.  Patients who have heavier skin may not see as great of a benefit.  Similarly, patients with extensive sagging of skin may not see much benefit.

What does the Silhouette Instalift procedure cost?

Each procedure is tailored to the individal patient.  Because of this, the cost can vary.  At your consultation, we will be able to give you an accurate cost estimate.

What is the downtime?

There is little to no downtime.  There is the potential for slight bruising and swelling, which should resolve quickly

What should I expect after the Silhouette instalift procedure?

Oftentimes the instertion-points are visible for a day or more in the skin.  There can be mild bruising and swelling, but this is not common.  Sometimes the lifted skin may bunch in front of the ear, or at the hairline behind the neck.  This is because it is lifted from below.  It may take several weeks to flatten out in this location.

How long do the results last?

The lift lasts for 12-18 months.

What are some additional benefits?

The dissolvable material actually stimulates collagen production in the skin.  Many patients see a dramatic improvement in the skin tone and texture overlying the sutures.