What is Silhouette InstaLift?
At the office of Kristin J. Tarbet, MD, we offer Silhouette InstaLift as a minimally invasive procedure to lift sagging skin and reverse the signs of aging. Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical, collagen-inducing, micro-lift treatment. InstaLift picks up where injectable fillers and skin-tightening options leave off as a great alternative to many not ready for surgery. Silhouette InstaLift is FDA approved non-surgical option with immediate, long lasting results.
Silhouette InstaLift Before and After
“I have been going to Dr. Tarbet for years and have had nothing but excellent service by her and her staff. They all take time to sit with me and go over treatment options and help answer all of my questions. Dr. Tarbet takes so much time explaining options to me and always makes sure that I understand before signing up for a treatment. She is amazing!” – Anonymous
Candidates For A Non-Surgical Facelift
Men and women who are in good general health and are free of skin infection are usually great candidates for an InstaLift, even if they’ve previously undergone facial plastic surgery such as a facelift.
The Silhouette InstaLift is popular among adults of all ages because the procedure can both correct mild to moderate signs of aging and postpone them.In general, patients who undergo an InstaLift share characteristic such as:
- Loss of facial structure in the mid and lower face
- Loose skin that sags around the mouth and jawline
- A desire to address the signs of aging without surgery
The happiest patients are those who have a firm understanding of the capabilities and limitations of a non-surgical facelift. To achieve the best results, Dr. Tarbet conducts a thorough consultation during which the lift, as well as complementary procedures, can be discussed.
What Are The Benefits Of Silhouette InstaLift?
There are several methods of correcting the signs of aging without surgery. The Silhouette InstaLift offers benefits such as:
- Excellent results for adults aged 40 to 70+
- Restored youthfulness through volume redistribution
- Corrects drooping in the mid and lower face
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
- Treatment is performed using only local anesthetic
- Side effects and recovery time are both minimal
- Ongoing collagen stimulation lasts for months
- Immediate results
Silhouette InstaLift Treatment Areas
The Silhouette InstaLift was initially developed to lift tissue across the mid-face. However, by restoring tissue volume at the cheek, the InstaLift also improves facial contours along the jawline. The appearance of jowls and even slight sagging in the upper neck may improve with the precise placement of biodegradable threads.
How Does Silhouette InstaLift Work?
InstaLift treatment involves a customized approach for each patient. Tissue is typically repositioned through the placement of 2 to 4 InstaLift sutures into the fat layer on each side of the face. Sutures are inserted from a lower point to a higher point on an angle that supports the natural contours of the face. Threads feature tiny cones that catch tissue, thus holding it in place. The immediate structural improvement is enhanced by the collagen production that occurs in the months after thread insertion.
What To Expect During InstaLift Treatment
An InstaLift is performed in the office in 30 to 45 minutes. Before treatment, anesthetic injections are administered just beneath the skin and the face is marked to outline the thread insertion and exit points. Once numbing medication has taken effect, threads are inserted into the layer of fat beneath the skin. Once all sutures on a side are in place, gentle sweeping massage is applied to lock tissue into place.
The InstaLift procedure is not painful. Patients may feel mild discomfort in the form of tugging as the threads are moved through tissue. The entry and exit points are numbed and cause no pain.
The results of a Silhouette InstaLift can last up to two years or even longer depending on skincare habits, including sunscreen use, and general health.
Results Of Silhouette InstaLift
Patients begin to notice the effects of their InstaLift immediately after the threads are inserted. This is because, upon the situation of the threads, Dr. Tarbet applies gentle upward pressure on the skin to secure tissue slightly higher over the bone and muscle of the face. Over time, the presence of the threads provokes collagen proliferation which enhances the effects of the lift by supporting firm, elastic skin.
Immediately after an InstaLift, the skin may look red and slightly swollen. These effects may linger for a few days but they typically do not inhibit normal activities. Patients can return to work and social obligations as soon as they feel comfortable in their appearance.
Risks Of The Silhouette InstaLift
After placement, patients may experience minimal inflammatory tissue reaction. Common symptoms may include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Implantation of the sutures can result in reactions. Other potential side effects include sensory nerve injury, asymmetry or banding.