Facelift plastic surgery procedure can dramatically improve your facial appearance to make a person look younger. However, not every patient may want to undergo an elective surgical procedure for cosmetic enhancement. These patients can now achieve facial rejuvenation with a unique, non-surgical procedure called Silhouette InstaLift.
MBody, led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides cutting edge cosmetic procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations.
FDA Cleared Procedure
A facelift with Silhouette InstaLift technique does not involve any plastic surgery whatsoever. The treatment provider will insert threads of biodegradable cones into the targeted areas of the face to temporarily lift sagging skin. While Silhouette InstaLift has been a widely popular procedure in Europe, it has now received FDA clearance in the US.
How does it Work?
The treatment provider will perform an Instalift procedure by inserting an absorbable thread with cones on it into the selected facial areas. The thread is made from polylactic acid, which gets entirely absorbed by the body. The cones on the thread are bidirectional, which means the provider can point the cones one way, toward the bottom, when they put the first needle through. When the other needle is put in, the cones will point in the opposite direction or above the first ones.
With this approach the tissue above the cones is used as an anchor, which then advances the tissue below it toward it. This allows the skin to be lifted. The cones are orientated, which enables the squeezing of the tissue together. Thereafter, as the thread and cones are processed by the body, scar tissue formation occurs around it, and then the tissue is suspended in that position.
Unlike traditional contour thread procedures, the surface area in the InstaLift procedure that engages the tissue is significantly larger than just the contour sutures. Unlike permanent contour threads, the sutures in InstaLift are made from lactic acid, which allows their processing and absorption by the body. As the sutures dissolve, the body produces fresh collagen because the lactic acid will stimulate new collagen generation.
Therefore, in addition to the initial lift, the InstaLift will also volumize the face, which may be getting depleted due to aging. The entire procedure can be completed in about 45 minutes. MBody plastic surgeons receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for some of the latest, innovative aesthetic procedures.
The procedure is completely non-surgical and avoids all the potential risks and complications that are typically associated with a traditional facelift surgery. Following the procedure, only minor swelling may occur in the treated areas, which can be covered with makeup in about 24 hours.
InstaLift is not deeply invasive because the sutures are placed right below the skin in the subcutaneous tissue. Furthermore, the sutures are entirely absorbable. Results can last for as long as 18 months. Hundreds of thousands of InstaLift procedures have been performed successfully in Europe, which makes it a stellar, proven, and illustrious treatment. We do not want to copy everything the Europeans do, but InstaLift is certainly one of them.
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