Not ready to have a facelift but don’t like the idea of having to get repeat injectables throughout the year to maintain results? Silhouette InstaLift™ could be the solution you are looking for. Silhouette InstaLift™ is a non-surgical option for women and men to address skin laxity in the cheeks, jowls, and brow line. Dr. Pearlman works to ensure that each Silhouette InstaLift™ procedure is tailored to the individual patient’s desired outcome.
HOW IS SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT™ PERFORMED?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a contouring procedure that is performed in the office and usually takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, and it comes with minimal discomfort. Using local anesthesia to numb the skin, Dr. Pearlman will then insert tiny absorbable sutures under the skin that are made of polyglycolide/lactide, a common dissolvable suture material used in surgery. Each thread has cones that anchor to the underlying tissue when inserted. The cones at each end of the suture thread are positioned in opposite directions to hold skin tissue in place when tightened, giving a lifting effect. Additionally, over the next few months, the sutures will trigger an increase in collagen production to help gradually restore volume in the face.
HOW IS RECOVERY?
There is minimal downtime with this procedure. Patients typically return to work within a few days. Minimal bruising and swelling are expected at the insertion sites, but this usually dissipates after seven to 10 days.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
A good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift™ is a healthy, non-smoker who has sagging in the mid and lower regions of the face. This procedure is usually performed on men and women between the ages of 35 and 70 years. However, older patients may not see sufficient benefits and may be candidates for a surgical facelift.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The many benefits of Silhouette InstaLift™ include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Performed in the office
- Little downtime
- No general anesthesia required
- Helps to correct facial drooping and smooth wrinkles
- Immediate results
- Increased production of collagen to restore volume
- Leaves no visible scarring
- Less swelling and bruising than a traditional facelift
For more information about Silhouette InstaLift™ or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearlman, please call 212-223-8300.