Silhouette Instalift® is a minimally-invasive, resorbable suspension suture with bi-directional cones.The sutures lift and reposition subdermal tissue while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and facial skin in an elevated position. The suture and cone material are both made of glycolide /L-lactide (PLGA) and over time they stimulate fibroblasts for gradual collagen maturation and are designed to reposition volume in the mid-face with a goal of a natural-looking result.
NON-SURGICAL, IMMEDIATE AND LASTING LIFT
Silhouette InstaLift® is the only non-surgical rejuvenating procedure that uses advanced Micro-Suspension Technology™ to offer immediate and lasting results.
MINIMAL DOWNTIME, LONG LASTING RESULTS
The procedure only takes under an hour and is done right in your doctor’s office. Silhouette InstaLift® also has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) dissipating within 24–48 hours. Patients can get right back to their activities and enjoy an instant lift in the cheeks, while adding volume over time for long lasting results.
MICRO SUSPENSION TECHNOLOGY™
Silhouette InstaLift® is a treatment unlike any other. Our Micro Suspension Technology is comprised of micro cones that are placed in the deepest layer of mid-facial skin. It delivers an immediate lift and gradually restores lost facial volume of the mid face by activating your own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time. The sutures and cones are made from polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), a well-known biomedical copolymer that is biocompatible and biodegradable.1,2,†
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. IS SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® FDA CLEARED? The product earned FDA-clearance in April 2015.
Q. WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE TO HAVE A SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® PROCEDURE? Silhouette InstaLift® is the ideal minimally-invasive solution for many men and women 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. Skin should not be too thick/heavy or too thin.
Q. WHAT ARE SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® SUTURES MADE OF? Silhouette InstaLift® sutures are made from 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 and add volume while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and cheek sub-dermis in an elevated position.
Q. WHAT CAN SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® DO TO IMPROVE MY APPEARANCE? Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift® is a minimally-invasive procedure that redefines the contours of your mid-face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look.
Q. WHAT AREAS OF THE FACE DOES SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® TREAT?
The procedure lifts and restores contours to the mid-face and cheek area.
Q. HOW IS THE SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® PROCEDURE PERFORMED? During the in-office procedure, a specially-trained physician will begin by marking the areas of desired lift on the patient. He/she will then gently insert a needle to a depth of 5mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face and extract at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have bi-directional absorbable cones that hold them in place. The treatment is generally well tolerated by patients and takes approximately 45 minutes.
Q. IS GENERAL ANESTHESIA REQUIRED? No. Your physician will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.
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