Over time, your genetics, along with the effects of aging will inevitably begin to take a toll on your skin’s firm and youthful appearance. As the skin gradually loses collagen and elasticity, it starts to relax. The combination of gravity and time results in sagging facial skin and tissues often referred to as the “midface descent”. Sagging skin and volume loss is often considered to be the top contributors to an aged and tired-looking appearance.
Until recently, patients who wished to reverse these signs of aging were limited to traditional facelift surgeries or the ongoing maintenance of injectable fillers. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, we are thrilled to also offer Silhouette InstaLift™, the latest minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that works to instantly lift sagging tissues and stimulate collagen production over time for a long-lasting, youthful complexion without the complications or downtime that accompany surgical facelifts.
How Does InstaLift Work™?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a unique and state-of-the-art suspension suture that utilizes bi-directional cones to provide both an immediate lift to the midface as well as restore volume loss sustained to the cheeks over time. During an InstaLift™, Dr. Terrasse will insert the natural and biodegradable sutures into your subcutaneous tissue after injecting a local anesthetic to numb the areas being treated. Once the sutures have been placed, Dr. Terrasse will reposition the skin and reshape your facial contours using the bi-directional cones to hold the skin in place.
The elevating effect of InstaLift™ will be instantly noticeable as soon as the sutures are in place. Unlike with traditional thread lift procedures, Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are safely dissolved by your body over time while slowly encouraging new collagen generation for long-lasting skin rejuvenation. In a single procedure, InstaLift™ can take years off of your appearance without invasive surgery or lengthy periods downtime.
Who Can Benefit From InstaLift™?
The candidates best suited for Silhouette InstaLift™ are both women and men who are physically healthy, have good skin quality as well as moderate sagging of skin and volume loss in the midface. It is also essential that patients not have skin that is too thick or heavy or skin that is too delicate and thin for the sutures to lift. During your initial consultation, Dr. Terrasse will help you to determine if InstaLift™ can adequately address your aesthetic concerns.
InstaLift™ Recovery and Results
As a minimally-invasive and nonsurgical treatment, Silhouette InstaLift™ is performed in-office at Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery and generally takes about 45 minutes. After the insertion of InstaLift™, the most common side effects patients will encounter include minor pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling. These symptoms should subside within a few days of your insertion and are usually easily tolerated with ice packs or over-the-counter pain medications. As the InstaLift™ bi-directional cones uphold deeper layers of facial tissue instantaneously, the dissolvable sutures work to gradually induce collagen production over time. The results are a refreshed and naturally younger-looking appearance that gives no hints to others that you’ve had any work done.
If sagging skin and lost facial volume are causing you to look older than you feel, Silhouette InstaLift™ can turn back the clock on these symptoms with stunning and natural-looking results. Contact Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery today at 847-234-2400 to schedule your InstaLift™ consultation.