Minimally invasive skin tightening
with Dr. Brian Windle in Seattle
Instalift is a special thread lift procedure the results in:
- an immediate actual LIFT that does not require surgery.
The Silhouette Instalift can:
- erase fine lines and wrinkles
- diminish facial volume loss and sagging of the skin.
Where can the Instalift Threads be Used?
Instalift can be used in all of these places.
What is Silhouette Instalift and how does it work?
The Silhouette Instalift is an FDA-cleared technology that provides an immediate facelift effect as well as a regenerative effect for progressive and natural results. Silhouette Instalift works by placing a biodegradable thread and absorbable cones into the subcutaneous fat layer just beneath the skin where the lifting is desired.
Dr. Windle will insert a thread suture under your skin, then use his aesthetic skill and expertise to lift and reshape the surface of the skin. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. The lifting effect is immediate and will continue to gradually and naturally restore facial volume. There is almost no downtime and results last at least 18 months with many patients reporting more than 2 years.
In one simple, short office procedure of about 45 minutes, you can walk out looking like you did years ago.
Using biodegradable threads placed deep into the skin with simple needle, adjusting Dr. Windle can reposition sagging tissue in the mid face, neck and jowl area to a higher, more youthful position. The results are immediate. The treatment is not painful and your lift should last about 18 months.
What are the sutures made of and are they safe?
Silhouette InstaLift is made from Polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has a long history of use as a well-tolerated, resorbable suture. The suture design was developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise.
What do the cones do?
The suture acts as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place, and in time stimulate the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.
How much lift can I expect?
Your level of lift is dependent on your level of skin laxity, and the number and location of sutures placed. Dr. Windle will help you determine how many Instlift threads you will need when you see him.
Sagging skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a simple in-office procedure to re-contour your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance.
What happens during an InstaLift treatment?
Dr. Windle will insert the patented Silhouette InstaLift sutures to lift the deeper layers of the skin in your mid-face, neck or cheek area. The treatment does not require general anesthesia or stitches. Localized numbing is all that is needed for a comfortable procedure.
Only a single needle entry point is required for each thin filament. There is no cutting or stitches. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal.
The unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body. There is also a production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long lasting results.
View the video below for additional animation. Silhouette InstaLift is branded as Silhouette Soft outside the U.S. where it has been successfully used since 2013.
How long will the InstaLift last?
You can reasonably expect improvements to last about 18 months. The sutures do eventually dissolve and natural aging continues, just as it would if you had no treatment or had a surgical lift.
Is InstaLift the same as Thread Lift?
No. In the past decade (up until about 2009), suture lifts known as Thread Lift (under additional terms) used barbed permanent sutures. The design of the barbed suture did not provide adequate holding power and would sometimes fail or “snap” since the barbs were essentially cuts into the suture material itself. This older procedure was removed from the market. InstaLift uses biodegradable sutures with soft cones which dissolve over time and also insure the lift power your skin needs.
TAKING THE Next Step
If you would like to learn more about the Silhouette Instalift in Seattle as well as many other non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation, please contact our offices today to meet with Dr. Brian Windle. During your confidential consultation, Dr. Windle will examine you physically, review your medical records, come up with a plan that is right for you and answer your questions in depth.
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