If you have begun to notice areas of sagging skin on your face, abdomen, legs or arms, you may be a candidate for Silhouette InstaLift, a minimally invasive rejuvenation treatment available at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo. This treatment is particularly suitable for patients with mild mid-face descent who want to avoid the tough recovery associated with a standard facelift.
What is Silhouette InstaLift and How is it Performed?
Silhouette InstaLift is an easy minimally invasive procedure that involves placement of absorbable sutures under the skin. The sutures have little cones attached to them that provide lift, helping to reposition the skin so that the wrinkles are less noticeable. Made of biodegradable polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), the sutures are gradually absorbed within a few weeks, but the material they are made of stimulates collagen formation, leading to improved results over time.
Performed in the office with just a tiny amount of local anesthesia, Silhoutte Instalift involves little to no discomfort. Patients typically need between 3 and 5 sutures per site, depending on what is being treated. Treatment lasts about 45 minutes, with little downtime afterwards.
What Areas can Silhouette InstaLift and Treat?
Silhouette Instalift is most commonly used to provide lift for sagging skin on the mid-face. However, it can be used in several places, including:
It is important to understand that results of Silhouette Instalift vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed. In general results of surgery are much more dramatic and longer lasting than Silhouette Instalift.
Benefits of Silhouette InstaLift
Unlike the standard facelift surgery, Silhouette InstaLift is minimally invasive. For patients who are looking for a little lift, but don’t want to go under the knife and undertake the risks, scarring and long recovery of surgery, Silhouette Instalift may be a good choice. Benefits of this procedure include:
- Minimally invasive
- No scarring
- Little to no discomfort afterward
- Rapid recovery
- Natural, more youthful appearance
The insertion sites will appear like dots, which will dissipate within a few days. It is important not to scrub them or expose them to the sun to ensure that they can heal and fade into the background. In the first 24 hours, don’t wash your face nor apply makeup on the injection sites. To promote healing, you will be given a list of aftercare instructions to benefit your brief recovery.
As a stand-alone treatment, Silhouette InstaLift can provide significant rejuvenating effects. Nonetheless, you may also benefit from ancillary procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers to achieve a more youthful look.
For more information about the noninvasive facial treatments we have to offer, contact us at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center at (310) 986-6500 to schedule your initial consultation in El Segundo!