Facelift is one of the popular plastic surgery procedures, but a lot of people still avoid it because of the potential complications, discomfort, and downtime involved in such an invasive surgery. For such individuals, Silhouette InstaLift is a cutting edge non-surgical option to achieve safe and desirable outcomes without the challenges of a surgery.
MBody, led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides a variety of state of the art procedures, including Silhouette InstaLift. Patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive this procedure at MBody.
A number of minimally invasive procedures are available today to treat wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and brown spots. However, Silhouette InstaLift is the first and only non-surgical procedure that is capable of lifting the underlying facial tissue to create sustainable, natural looking facial rejuvenation. The procedure does not involve any plastic surgery, and yet produces fairly substantive results.
The treatment provider will insert threads of biodegradable cones into the specific areas of the face to provide a temporary lift to the sagging facial skin. Silhouette InstaLift was already popular in European countries, and now it has received clearance from the FDA and is gaining popularity in the US.
How does it Work?
Silhouette InstaLift is a fully resorbable suspension suture with bidirectional cones. The surface of each cone is smooth, which provides a good anchoring point in the subcutaneous tissue. The suture is produced from PLGA, a recognized biomedical co-polymer that is usually well-tolerated in the body. The usage of this material as a restorable suture has been extensively studied.
When Silhouette InstaLift is implanted in the targeted area, it provides a mechanical fixation to the facial tissue. This support continues until fresh collagen production and subsequent dissolution of the suture in the collagen occurs, which is the beginning of the biological fixation.
This action repeats over time and helps to restore facial volume and improve shapeliness of the face in a gradual and natural manner. The experienced plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas.
Silhouette InstaLift procedure is completely non-surgical. None of the typical risks and complications that are normally associated with a traditional facelift surgery are involved in this procedure. Minor swelling following the treatment may occur in the targeted areas, but the patient will be able to camouflage it with makeup in about 24 hours.
The sutures are embedded just below the upper layers of the skin in the subcutaneous tissue. This makes InstaLift minimally invasive. The sutures are completely absorbable, and the results can sustain for as long as 18 months.
Hundreds of thousands of InstaLift procedures have been successfully carried out in Europe, and its safety and efficacy is well-established. The procedure not only provides a subtle lift to the face, but also volumizes the depleted areas for a fuller, rounder facial appearance.
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