Last week we added another tool to our anti-aging regimen. Now along with Thermi Smooth face and body and Thermi Va, we have added Silhouette Instalift. We are very excited to bring this new technology to our patients in the River Valley.
Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive technique to address the signs of facial aging. Silhouette Instalift is not like the failed strands of years past. The strands of the past were permanent, did not dissolve, and most had to be removed. With the Silhouette Instalift, an absorbable strand with 8, 12, or 16 bi-directional cones are used. The procedure aims to achieve facial lifting in the mid face by fixating the cheek sub dermis in an elevated position. The strand and the bi directional cones are made of a well studied, tried and tested ingredient, PLGA, all of which absorb over time. The strand is inserted under local anesthesia only and can be done in the office in about an hour. One office visit is all it takes! The strand material and the bi directional cones will be absorbed by the body, stimulating collagen production.
Initially the patient experiences a "lift" due to the strands pulling up the facial tissue. Patients feel some tightness for a few days. Patients are awake during the procedure and report very little discomfort. One of the first patients reported that her face and lip felt numb like they had been at the dentist. Another patients stated that it was not painful at all and she would do it again!
The collagen production peaks at 6 to 9 months and can last 18 months to 2 years. Silhouette Instalift is a great option for patients who are not ready for a full face lift and the down time that occurs with such procedures. Coupled with Thermi Smooth treatment on your cheeks, patients can achieve a lift of healthy, smoother skin.
If you would like to learn more about Silhouette Instalift, please all 479-648-1800 and schedule a consultation.