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A Silhouette InstaLift is an amazing option for reducing the appearance of sagging and restoring the youthful contours and appearance of your face. An Enhanced You offers Silhouette InstaLift for women and men in Mountain View.
It’s inevitable; sagging skin and volume loss of the face are one of the many things that show our age. Some have delayed the effects with injectables and non-invasive skin tightening treatments, but those treatments are temporary or don’t fix the problem. While we have offered Silhouette Lift for years, for the neck, it has been superseded in our practice by MyEllevate non-incision suture suspension necklift with Precision laser-assisted neck liposuction and skin tightening.
The Silhouette InstaLift technique uses micro-suspension technology (MST) to raise the cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, jawline, and neck immediately. This provides a natural lift. It also improves skin quality, volume, and thickness over time by stimulating collagen formation.
What Is a Silhouette InstaLift?
Silhouette InstaLift is a bio-absorbable thread made of a synthetic lactic acid (Polyglycolide/L-lactide or PLGA) that promotes collagen growth. PLGA has a long history of use as an absorbable suture in surgery and in orthopedic pins.
The threads have small cones attached that act as an anchor. These tiny cones produce two effects:
- Physically lift the skin of the face and/or neck
- The suture triggers an increased production of collagen over the next few months, helping to restore facial volume lost with age
Silhouette InstaLift Preparation
Before your Silhouette InstaLift treatment, tell Dr. Lowen about any drugs you’re taking. The night before your visit, you will be advised to rest and to avoid any known inflammation triggers in your diet.
Patients scheduled for a Silhouette InstaLift should avoid drinking alcohol the night before the procedure. They should not use blood thinners or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines for at least one week before the procedure.
The Silhouette InstaLift Procedure
Dr. Lowen will use a marking pen to demonstrate where the Silhouette InstaLift sutures will be inserted before beginning the operation.
Silhouette InstaLift is virtually painless, performed with a little bit of local anesthesia injected into the entry points. The sterile sutures are then passed under the skin and anchored in the subcutaneous tissue. Dr. Lowen uses them to adjust the skin to get the desired lifting effect. The whole appointment takes about an hour, and you leave with an immediate lifting that gets better with time.
What kind of downtime can I expect?
There will be small dimples where the entry points are located. Those dimples soften up and smooth out within a week or two. We recommend eating soft, non-spicy foods for one week and refraining from vigorous exercise or strenuous activity for two weeks. Swelling is virtually non-existent and you may take over-the-counter Tylenol for pain.
Who is the ideal candidate for InstaLift?
Patients who are experiencing:
- Moderate sagging skin of the face and/or neck
- Volume loss in the face due to age
- Patients who have tried non-invasive skin tightening treatments and are looking for a treatment with quicker, more noticeable results
- Patients who are not quite ready for a facelift, but want a fresh, more rejuvenated look
When Will I See Results?
The initial lifting impact of dissolvable sutures is noticeable immediately. The results improve for three to six months after the Silhouette InstaLift treatment session as new collagen is produced.
By non-surgically elevating the cheeks and jowls, Dr. Lowen can establish harmony and balance in the face that fillers and Botox cannot. The results aid in achieving and recreating youthful facial curves, especially along the cheekbones and jawline.
How Much will My Silhouette InstaLift Cost?
All the details of your Silhouette InstaLift in Mountain View, including the expected price of your treatment, will be discussed when you come in for your consultation with Dr. Lowen. Payment and financing options can also be discussed during this time.
The Expertise of Dr. Lowen
Dr. Lowen is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing patients with outstanding personalized care and results for over 30 years. Dr. Lowen has undergone extensive training and utilizes the latest techniques and technologies available in order to ensure our patients receive the best possible results. He is dedicated to providing the best Silhouette InstaLift results Mountain View has to offer.
Contact Us to Learn More
Contact us today to book a consultation with Dr. Robert Lowen and learn more about the Silhouette InstaLift in Mountain View. With this procedure, we can tighten and tone your drooping facial skin like a facelift. Dr. Lowen will develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve smooth, visibly elevated skin.