Reston Dermatology & Cosmetic is excited to offer this new minimally-invasive technique to lift sagging facial skin.
We are excited to announce that we are now offering Silhouette InstaLift™ – the latest facial rejuvenation procedure. 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.
Dr. Amiry and our staff have received comprehensive training on this breakthrough anti-aging treatment. We can answer all of your questions about the procedure and create a treatment plan to ensure you achieve the natural-looking results you desire.
During a short in-office procedure, Dr. Amiry will insert the patented Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures to lift the deeper layers of the skin in your mid-face or cheek area. The treatment does not require general anesthesia, and typically takes 45 minutes. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal.
The unique Silhouette InstaLift™ sutures are naturally absorbed by your body over time. The sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while stimulating the production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long lasting results. Call us now for a consultation to find out if Silhouette InstaLift™ is right for you.
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.
• Silhouette InstaLift™ meets an unmet anti-aging need. Until now, no minimally invasive method for lifting and repositioning the subdermal (underlying) tissue of the face has been available.
• Silhouette InstaLift™ is a minimally-invasive solution that delivers a great option for patients who don’t want to undergo a traditional facelift or deal with the ongoing maintenance required with injectables three to four times a year.
• The procedure helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area for a natural looking, more youthful appearance.
• A huge part of the patient appeal is that the outcome is immediate, with results getting better over time.
• Long-lasting results that are complementary to other aesthetic treatments.
• FDA-cleared in April 2015.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 reposition the tissue while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and facial skin 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 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 typically takes 45 minutes.
Q. Is general anesthesia required?
No. Your physician will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.
Q. How is Silhouette InstaLift™ different from Thread Lifts?
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 lasting, natural look.
Q. Where can I have Silhouette InstaLift™ performed?
Silhouette InstaLift™ is only performed by qualified physicians who have undergone special, comprehensive training and are familiar with the techniques required.
Q. Who is a non-ideal patient?
The Silhouette InstaLift™ device should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or in situations where internal fixation 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.
Q. What are the side effects that might happen with this procedure?
After placement, patients may experience a minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction. Symptoms may include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Material sensitivity / allergic reactions should be reported to Silhouette Lift Inc. Implantation of foreign materials in tissue can result in histological reactions. Other potential side effects include sensory nerve injury, asymmetry or banding.