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The Truth Is... Silhouette Instalift

September 13, 2018


Over the course of time, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. In spite of our best efforts at combating this phenomenon, we are often left unsatisfied with over-the-counter, topical results and seek a more effective and permanent solution. Fortunately, there are some great methods for regaining that youthful appearance you long for and Silhouette InstaLift is one of them!

What is Silhouette InstaLift?

Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift procedure that helps provide lifting to the jowls, marionette lines, downward turn of the mouth and sagging cheeks.

What can I expect from the procedure?

Unlike traditional surgical procedures, InstaLift lifts skin using sutures and bi-directional cones which hold the sutures in place. The procedure only takes 45 minutes and you can resume normal activity immediately.

Here at the Refinery Skin Clinic, our RN Rebecca performs this procedure. She begins by marking the location of the sutures with a marking pen and injecting a local anesthetic into those areas. She then inserts the sutures and manipulates the bi-directional cones to achieve the desired elevation of the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The ends of the sutures are then trimmed off and the sutures eventually dissolve.

Because InstaLift acts in the subcutaneous (fat layer) tissue, it stimulates the production of Type I and III collagen. Over time, the collagen adds volume in these areas, restoring the contours of the face.

How long do results last?

Results from the lift last 2 years and the benefits of collagen production are long-lasting.

What are the risks?

Risks with this procedure are rare. In fact, the adverse events rate is .003% per 91,690 devices sold. Risks may include infection, dimpling at entry or exit points, or uneven facial appearance.

What can I expect following a treatment?

After a Silhouette InstaLift procedure, you may experience minor pain, swelling and bruising. These symptoms are perfectly normal and should subside quickly. Lifting results are immediate, but results are maximized at six months. You will still look like YOU! Rebecca will provide you with aftercare instructions so you achieve optimal results. Wondering if the Silhouette InstaLift is right for you? Schedule a consultation today.