Silhouette Instalift®A NEW Way to LIFT Sagging Facial Contours We have recently introduced Silhouette InstaLift®, the breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for surgery or general anesthesia. The product earned FDA-clearance in April 2015. It is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure to re-contour your face by lift- ing the deeper layers of your skin. We will insert fine Silhouette InstaLift® sutures to lift the deeper skin layers of the cheek or jawline (beyond-label) areas. The treatment is well tolerated by patients, no general anesthesia is required, and takes approximately 60 minutes. You will see immediate lifting with gradual volumization. There may be some mild swelling, pain, bruising, or redness for a few days, and then you can get back to your normal routine with minimal downtime. The unique Silhouette InstaLift ® sutures and cones are naturally absorbed by your body over time. This process stimulates the production of collagen, one of the building blocks of skin that diminishes with age. Contact Enzer & Associates, PC now to schedule a consultation to find out if Silhouette InstaLift ® is right for you!
How it WorksSilhouette 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is an appreciable lifting effect immediately following the placement of the InstaLift® sutures and the results continue to improve for approximately three to six months following treatment. These results from the Silhouette InstaLift® can last for up to two years.
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. The most suitable candidates have good skin quality, with moderate sagging of the skin in the mid-face, and the skin should not be too thick/heavy or too thin.
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 that help to hold the facial tissues in an elevated position.
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.
The procedure is FDA approved to lift and volumize the mid-face and cheek area but can also be used beyond-label to treat the jawline and neck.
During the in-office procedure, a specially-trained physician will begin by marking the areas of desired lift on the patient. Dr. Enzer 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.
This is a procedure that can be performed in the office, with the patient awake, using a local anesthetic injection to numb the area. However, it can also be performed with the patient asleep under anesthesia in the operating room.
The procedure fee varies according to each patient’s needs and the number of sutures required. Your provider will discuss your specific treatment plan at your consultation.
After placement, patients may experience minor pain, swelling, and/or bruising. Material sensitivity/allergic reactions can occur and should be reported to Silhouette Lift, Inc. Other potential side effects include sensory nerve injury, facial muscle weakness, asymmetry, banding, or dimpling.
Silhouette InstaLift® is an entirely new technology and procedure. Rather than just repositioning the skin, Silhouette InstaLift® now 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 younger, natural look.
Silhouette InstaLift® is only performed by qualified physicians who have undergone special, comprehensive training and are familiar with the techniques required.
The Silhouette InstaLift® device should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to PLGA biomaterial or in situations where internal implantation is otherwise contraindicated, (e.g. infection). The device should also not be used in patients appearing to have very thin soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be palpable or in patients with excessive heavy skin. Patients who form excess scar tissue (keloids) should notify Dr. Enzer before their procedure.