Aging triggers a number of internal changes in our bodies, which can significantly alter our external appearance. As we age, our faces slowly lose volume, which causes the skin to become loose and wrinkled. The skin also stops producing a number of essential proteins like collagen; this makes maintaining a youthful appearance incredibly difficult, even with a good skincare routine.
At Beach Aesthetics, we want to help you look your absolute best for as long as possible. When it comes to addressing loose sagging skin, surgery is not always the answer. An exciting new option to help rejuvenate the appearance of your face is the non-surgical Silhouette InstaLift™.
What is Silhouette InstaLift™ ?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a unique skin-rejuvenation treatment utilized to provide lift to areas of sagging skin. This simple procedure, performed under local anesthesia, involves placement of absorbable sutures under the skin which provide an immediate lifting effect. Small cones attached to the sutures not only help to keep the tissue anchored in place but also stimulate the production of collagen over time.
The procedure is most commonly performed to treat lines and creases in the mid- and lower regions of the face, as well as to diminish the appearance of prominent jowls. In addition, Silhouette InstaLift™ can be utilized to provide lift to areas of sagging skin on the abdomen and thighs.
What Is the Treatment Like?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a safe, comfortable procedure that is performed in the office. After the area is cleansed and marked, a small amount of local anesthesia is provided at the treatment sites – this numbs the region to prevent any pain from being felt during the insertion of the threads.
A needle is then used to insert the threads underneath the skin and through the layers of tissue. Small bidirectional cones which are attached to the threads help to anchor the tissue and provide an instant lifting effect as the threads are pulled tight. The threads are then trimmed, your skin is cleansed and the procedure is complete.
What to Expect Afterwards?
Immediately after treatment you may notice areas of skin dimpling where the sutures are inserted – this typically goes away within a few days. In addition, mild inflammation, swelling, and bruising may also occur, but this also resolves relatively quickly.
After the threads have been placed, you should notice immediate lift of the skin in the area of treatment. Over the next few weeks there will be some regression of the lifting effect, but in the months ahead a secondary effect of treatment, with overall improvement in skin tone, occurs as collagen stimulation and regeneration takes place.
Surgical procedures require a fair amount of downtime, but following the Silhouette InstaLift™ , downtime is minimal and recovery is much quicker than with surgery.
Results of Silhouette InstaLift™ are seen for 12- 18 months, at which point the procedure can be repeated as desired.
Am I a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift™ ?
If you have good quality skin but are bothered by mild to moderate wrinkles or crepey skin on your face, abdomen or thighs, and are just looking for a bit of lift without having to go under the knife, you may be a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift™ . This minimally invasive treatment can provide you with natural-looking results without surgery.
To learn more about Silhouette InstaLift™ and whether this may be a good treatment for you, make an appointment at Beach Aesthetics today. Our supportive staff will take the time to listen to your needs and goals, assess your areas of concern and give you an honest opinion of what treatment may be best suited for you.