Silhouette InstaLift™ Specialist

Center Aesthetic & Dermatology

Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Union Square, New York, NY

We’ve all been there: standing in front of the mirror at the end of the day, lifting our cheeks or jowls with two fingers, just to release them and see our face sag a little bit...much to our dismay. Yes, you know what a face lift is. No, you don’t want to deal with that. So let the team at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology in New York City share with you the Silhouette InstaLift. It’s a non-surgical treatment that can lift and rejuvenate your lower and mid-face with collagen-building sutures. Let our industry leading Aesthetics and Dermatology team help you feel lifted without the down-time that comes from a traditional facelift. Call us for more information, or request a consultation right now online.

Silhouette Instalift™ Q & A

Center Aesthetic & Dermatology

Is Silhouette InstaLift FDA cleared?

The product earned FDA-clearance in April 2015.

What Are The Components Of Silhouette InstaLift?

InstaLift  sutures are made from Poly (glycolide/L-lactide) (PLGA), a polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body. The fully resorbable sutures have bi-directional cones. The sutures lift, while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and cheek sub-dermis in an elevated position.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many women and men who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers. It offers a new and unique technology to lift sagging facial skin. Suitable candidates have good skin quality, with moderate sagging of the skin in the mid-face. The skin should not be too thick/heavy or too thin.

How can Silhouette InstaLift Improve Facial Appearance?

Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. The treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure that redefines the contours of the mid-face by lifting the deeper layers of the skin for a more youthful look.

Which Areas Can Be Treated?

Cheek and mid-face area: InstaLift  is indicated for use in mid-face suspension surgery to temporarily fixate the cheek sub dermis in an elevated position.

What Must Be Done Before Treatment?

No special preparation is required prior to treatment. However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform us of any treatment you have already received and any medicines you are currently taking.

Is General Anesthesia Required?

No. Dr.Karcher will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.

How Is Silhouette InstaLift Different From Thread Lifts?

It is  an entirely new technology and procedure. Rather than just repositioning the skin, the Instalift treatment focuses on the underlying layers of the skin, because that is what really causes sagging. Another important advance is that the sutures are not permanent. They are absorbed by the body over time. As they are absorbed they stimulate collagen renewal, which helps achieve a natural younger look.


Are There Any Contraindications To Silhouette InstaLift Treatment?

Patients with known allergy or foreign-body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial. Situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated (e.g. infection). Patients appearing to have very soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be visible or palpable.

Is Treatment Painful?

No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic, avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.


Are There Any Recommendations To Be Followed After Silhouette InstaLift Treatment?

  • Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required
  • (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
  • Acetominophen may be taken in case of pain
  • Make-up may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows for 3-5 nights
  • Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving and drying face for 5 days. Be gentle.
  • Avoid excessive face and neck movements for 2 weeks
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks
  • Avoid participating in high impact sports (e.g. running) for 2 weeks
  • Do not use saunas for 3 weeks
  • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
  • Avoid facials or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks

How Much Does a Treatment Cost?

The procedure fee varies according to each patient’s needs and the number of sutures required. Please call the team at Center Aesthetic & Dermatology with any questions you may have.