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.
The product earned FDA-clearance in April 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. Dr.Karcher will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.
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.
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.
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic, avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.
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.