“Absorbable suture suspension is currently the newest minimally invasive treatment for ptotic facial skin, has been shown to have an improved safety and efficacy profile over barbed suture thread lifting and should be considered a workhorse in non-surgical lifting of ptotic facial skin”
Ogilvie, MP, Few, JW et al. Rejuvenating the Face: An Analysis of 100 Absorbable Suture Suspension Patients. Aesthetic Surgery Journal sjx202., Dec 8 2017
Silhouette InstaLift™ provides effective mid-face repositioning via two synergistic actions:
1. Immediately lifts and repositions the mid-face tissue
2. Gradual volumization through collagen induction
What Is SilhouetteInstaLift?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a unique dual-action treatment that produces two desirable facial outcomes: an immediate lifting of the tissue in the mid-face area and a gradual regeneration of collagen to add volume, a result that gets better over time.
What Are The Steps In A Silhouette InstaLift™ Treatment?
Silhouette InstaLift™ takes approximately 45 minutes in the physician’s office. Patients can experience an immediate mid-face lift and gradual volumization with minimal downtime.
During your consultation, your physician will take a quick medical history, discuss your expectations and tailor the treatment approach to meet your aesthetic needs.
During The Treatment
Before conducting the treatment, your physician will explain where the Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures will be placed using a marking pen.
Before sutures are inserted into the sub-cutaneous tissue a local anesthetic is injected. There is relatively low level of discomfort during and after your treatment. Once the sutures have been inserted, your physician will reposition the skin to obtain the desired lifting effect. The ends of the sutures are then cut off.
The number of sutures applied depends on skin laxity, the condition of your skin and your cosmetic needs.
Following The Treatment
After the insertion of Silhouette InstaLift™ you may experience a minimal acute inflammatory reaction. Symptoms may include minor pain, swelling and bruising.
The lifting effect is immediate. The bi-directional cones of the suture are used to lift the skin and keep it in an elevated position. The collagen generation is gradual. This action, which continues over time, restores the contours of the face and offers long term results.
Your physician will provide you with post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare program to follow to ensure the best possible result.
Immediate Lifting Effect
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet. It is the result of skin elevation at the time of the procedure. After inserting the sutures, your physician will adjust your skin to the desired elevation and use bi-directional cones on the sutures to hold it in place. In this way, the physician reshapes the contours of your face for a more youthful appearance.
Gradual Regeneration Of Collagen
Silhouette InstaLift acts in the subcutaneous tissue and stimulates fibroblast activation and the gradual production of Type I and Type III collagen. Silhouette InstaLift sutures are made from material that is well known and has been used for more than 30 years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
The small bi-directional cones on the Silhouette InstaLift™ suture provide fixation points for your elevated skin. This action is what helps to restore shapeliness to the face.
Is Silhouette InstaLift™ Right For You?
Silhouette InstaLift™ offers an excellent option for women and men who are looking for a natural, younger look but who don’t want to undergo a traditional surgical facelift or deal with the ongoing maintenance required with injectables three to four times a year.