Silhouette Instalift Chicago
What is Silhouette InstaLift™ and am I a good candidate?
Silhouette InstaLift is an FDA approved minimally invasive solution that delivers a great option to patients for whom face lift surgery is not their preferred approach. The procedure helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area for a natural-looking more youthful appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers.
What are the benefits of Silhouette InstaLift™ and how does it work?
Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are made in the U.S. from glycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), a commonly used biomedical co-polymer that is well tolerated by the body. The fully resorbable sutures lift and reposition subdermal tissue while the resorbable bi-directional cones hold the sutures and facial skin in an elevated position. Over time the implanted PLGA suture and cones also stimulate collagen production to help increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results.
How many treatments will I need?
Silhouette InstaLift is a one time treatment. Results can last up to 18 months, at which point repeat treatments can be done if desired.
What type of results will I see?
Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift™ is a minimally-invasive procedure that enhances the contours of your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look. The procedure lifts and helps increase volume and restore contours to the mid-face and cheek area.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
Dr. Pinski and Dr. Sulewski will only use local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures. Since it is minimally invasive and no incisions are made, there is little downtime. There may be some mild swelling or redness for a few days, and you will want to avoid strenuous exercise, chewing large/hard foods, etc.
What other treatments/procedures can Silhouette Instalift™ be combined with?
Silhouette Instalift™ can be combined with other lifting and tightening procedures such as Ultherapy or Thermage. It can also be combined with Botox and injectable fillers for total face rejuvenation. Dr. Pinski and Dr. Sulewski will create a custom treatment plan for each patient.