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Silhouette InstaLift

We all experience sagging skin as we age – but we don’t all want a facelift. Surgery just isn’t appropriate for many anti-aging goals. What if you don’t want to look like you’ve had a procedure – just like you’ve recently been on an incredible vacation?

Ongoing advances in the cosmetic realm are offering up new possibilities. Today, Silhouette InstaLift is becoming known as the lunchtime facelift – because it’s just that quick and simple. Step in during your lunch break, and leave with lifted skin and renewed collagen growth in your future. Skip the knife and love your refreshed look. Now FDA-approved in the U.S. after many years of effective, safe use in Europe, the unique InstaLift threads allow for customized results tailored to each patient’s anti-aging needs.

Wheaton instalift before and after

  • Stimulates the production of fresh collagen
  • Barely-detectable string dissolves naturally
  • Enhances results from other facial treatments
  • More involved than injections but less invasive than surgery
  • Available for the upper face, the lower face / jowls, along jawline – your provider develops a custom treatment plan

Both men and women are finding subtle, natural-looking results without discomfort or downtime. Some lifting is immediate, and patients then experience enhanced collagen production for some time, with results lasting between 2-3 years. The InstaLift also helps to enhance results from other noninvasive treatments, including Botox, fillers, and laser resurfacing.

Meet the ULift

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The power of lift is within your own skin! Discover the ULift, our ultrasound-guided approach to collagen regeneration and skin tightening.

With this proprietary approach, we use ultrasound to view areas of collagen and fat beneath the skin. This gives us a precise guide for skin tightening, lifting & contouring treatments. Your results will naturally enhance your skin and deliver gradual anti-aging that suits your personal features – because they are guided by your own collagen production.

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How Does a Lunchtime Facelift Work?

The real beauty of the InstaLift is how straightforward and comfortable it is for patients. There is no general anesthesia necessary, only a local anesthetic. Once the face is numb, a string containing tiny biodegradable cones is inserted within the skin, at a depth of 5mm. Your physician guides the string through the subcutaneous tissue and extracts it at a predetermined point. This allows for immediate lifting, as well as stimulation of the skin for future collagen growth.

Meet A New Kind of Thread Lift

You may have heard of “string facelifts” in the past, as well as the negative side effects that could accompany them. While this treatment method has been used for some time, the materials involved in a Silhouette Instalift are entirely different. These soluble materials dissolve over time to offer an improved version of facial threading. The materials are FDA-approved and yield predictable, safe results with a significantly lower risk of scarring.

Silhouette Instalift Treatment Steps

  1. Your face is marked for areas that will receive threads, and the entry and exit points are planned out. Your physician carefully plans the direction of skin lifting.
  2. The skin is numbed where the needle will enter, so that there is no discomfort.
  3. Using a fine needle, your physician creates small holes in the skin to create access points for the threads.
  4. The thread is inserted and pulled upwards to engage and lift the skin. Most patients require 2-3 threads for best results.
  5. You walk out of the office and can return to regular activities right away. There may be minor swelling or bruising that can be easily covered with makeup.
  6. The entire process takes about 30 minutes.
  7. There is an immediate lift, with collagen production increasing over the coming months.
  8. As the threads dissolve, fresh collagen takes their place to offer ongoing lifting.

How Long Do Silhouette Instalift Results Last?

before and after photos of Wheaton InstaLift results
Results can last between 2-3 years. Patients are able to maintain their results with Botox, fillers and laser treatments.

The biodegradable cones and strings typically dissolve between 6 months to one year after treatment. Collagen production will continue at a heightened rate after this point.

Am I a Candidate for a Thread Lift?

The InstaLift is ideal for patients with healthy skin and moderate sagging in the mid to lower face. This often translates to men and women in their 40’s or 50’s who are seeing more significant signs of aging for the first time. The candidates who see the best results are hoping to improve:

  • Sagging skin on the cheeks and middle of the face
  • Moderate skin laxity
  • A tired look due to aging
  • Signs of aging without surgery

Thread Lift FAQ

Wheaton InstaLift thread lift before and after

Are thread lifts safe?

We offer thread lifts that are FDA-approved and yield predictable, safe results. The materials used in the thread lifts are soluble and dissolve over time. There is a very low risk of scarring or other complications. Results are enhanced by the body’s own natural collagen production for a natural-looking lift. In the unlikely event that the patient develops any complications, the threads can be easily removed.

How long does a thread lift last?

Your results will depend on the specifics of your treatment (placement, number and type of threads; your skin’s aging process). Your provider will discuss what you can expect in the months to come and answer any questions you may have. Silhouette InstaLift threads last anywhere from 1-3 years.

How much does a thread lift cost?

Thread lift cost varies depending on a wide range of factors. We offer custom quotes for anyone interested in learning more about treatment – schedule your consultation to learn more. We also offer ongoing promotions and changing monthly offers, so it’s likely that a thread lift promotion will be available soon!

Am I a thread lift candidate?

The typical thread lift candidate is usually in their 40’s or 50’s, with sagging skin on the cheeks and middle of the face and moderate skin laxity. Ideal thread lift patients want to improve this sagging skin without surgery and are interested in noninvasive treatment.

What are Silhouette InstaLift threads made of?

Silhouette InstaLift threads contain micro-cones that effectively guide the skin into an elevated position to reduce sagging, wrinkles and fine lines.

Is a thread lift painful?

Your provider will numb the treatment area to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Only local anesthesia is required, and patients can return to regular activities immediately after the procedure. Some patients may experience minor soreness, redness and/or swelling. After the procedure, patients should be careful not to vigorously rub their faces and should avoid sleeping on the sides of the face for at least a week.

Thread lifts are significantly more comfortable than surgical alternatives, due to the noninvasive nature of treatment.

Is a thread lift permanent?

Thread lifts are not permanent – the sutures will dissolve in the months following treatment. But they do offer long-lasting results by stimulating collagen production for some time to come.

Should I get fillers instead of a thread lift?

If you’re unsure which treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation to receive personalized guidance from one of our experienced providers. Fillers may be appropriate for some cosmetic goals. Thread lifts offer more comprehensive changes – longer-term results, enhanced collagen production and lifting of the skin. Fillers add volume to create an impression of lifted skin. Get in touch to learn which might be right for you.

Interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation to meet with a member of our experienced team, and learn whether you’ll see the anti-aging results you’re hoping for with Silhouette InstaLift.