Thread Lift

Thread lift (also known as “thread embedding acupuncture” and the “Korean thread lift”) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to lift sagging skin primarily in the cheeks for a more youthful look and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Here at Anti-Aging Medical & Laser Clinic we exclusively use the latest innovation in thread lifting, called the Silhouette InstaLift.

What is Silhouette InstaLift?

SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®is the breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure you have read about in Town & Country and seen on THE DOCTORS TV Show that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for major surgery, scars or general anesthesia.

This in-office procedure re-contours your mid-face and cheeks by gently lifting the deeper layers of your skin with resorbable sutures. The treatment is comfortable, requires no general anesthesia and typically takes 45 minutes. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal.

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.

What makes Silhouette InstaLift unique:

  • Lasts up to 24 months or longer
  • Made from PLLA (Poly L-Lactic Acid)
  • More reliable and safer than other thread lift technologies
  • Uses a unique Micro-Suspension technology
  • High effectiveness in producing collagen
  • No or very small amount of inflammatory reaction to the surrounding tissues
  • Health Canada approved
  • Performed by a trained medical physician or registered nurse

The Innovation of Micro-Suspension Technology

InstaLift is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that uses Micro-Suspension Technology™ to help you achieve the look you want.

It immediately lifts your mid-facial skin, including sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds, and boosts volume by activating your natural collagen production over time.

Silhouette InstaLift uses an innovative Micro-Suspension Technology™ to lift and add volume to mid-facial skin.

Micro-cones are placed in the deepest layer of the skin.

These bi-directional cones provide an immediate and long-lasting lift.

The micro-cones and sutures are absorbed by the body and activate your natural collagen production over time for up to 2 years, for a more youthful appearance.

Silhouette InstaLift Before and After

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    Treatment Steps to Expect with Silhouette InstaLift

    Before Treatment

    You’ll meet with your aesthetician for a consultation. During this appointment. It’s important to be open and honest about your expectations for treatment. This will help your physician tailor the treatment to meet your unique need

    During Treatment

    You’ll get a local anesthetic injected into the tissue just beneath your skin. Once the sutures have been inserted, your physician will position them precisely where they need to be to achieve the lift you want. This in-office procedure will take less than an hour.

    After Treatment

    InstaLift has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) dissipating within 24–48 hours.

    You’ll notice an immediate lift in your cheeks and mid-face thanks to InstaLift’s Micro-Suspension Technology™. Its bi-directional cones will keep your mid-facial skin in an elevated position. And, as time goes by, your body will stimulate its own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

    We will provide you with post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare program to follow to ensure the best possible result.

    The Silhouette InstaLift Experience

    At just 1 week post-treatment, when patients were asked about their experience:*

    • 79% were satisfied with the results
    • 82% would recommend InstaLift to others
    • 96% found InstaLift to be tolerable

    At 3 months post-treatment:

    • 83% found InstaLift to be effective in improving age-related change

    At 24 months post-treatment:

    • 68% saw results immediately
    • 71% were satisfied with the results
    • 71% found it to be an effective treatment at improving age-related volume loss

    * A study of 100 patients treated with Silhouette InstaLift. Results were based on patient satisfaction surveys sent at 1 week post-treatment (n=28) and at 3 months posttreatment (n=47). Improvement in midfacial deficits was evaluated by clinical reviewers at 3 and 6 months post-treatment using a volume deficit scale (0=none, 1=minimal, 2=mild, 3=moderate, 4=significant, and 5=severe) (n=91). The majority of patients started with an average deficit of 3.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is Silhouette InstaLift®?

      Silhouette InstaLift® is a 45-minute dual-action cosmetic rejuvenation device that restores your younger appearance by:
      • Immediately lifting sagging, aging skin in the mid-face area  
      • Gradually restoring volume and repositioning skin by stimulating new collagen production

      What are the results of Silhouette InstaLift®?

      Changes in the shape and appearance of the face happen gradually over time. These changes occur as skin strength and elasticity decrease with age, as well as due to the gradual loss of fat, bone, and cartilage.

      Silhouette InstaLift® is a minimally invasive cosmetic rejuvenation device that provides an instant lift to aging skin in the mid-face area and restores lost facial volume by stimulating collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time and lasts up to 2 years.

      How does Silhouette InstaLift® work?

      Silhouette InstaLift® uses the latest micro-suspension technology, MST, to lift the mid-face area while simultaneously activating the creation of natural collagen to boost volume.

      What are Silhouette InstaLift® sutures made of?

      Silhouette InstaLift® is made from a well-known polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

      Who might be interested in Silhouette InstaLift®?

      Those looking for a quick, minimally invasive option to restore their mid-face’s youthful lift and volume without fillers may be interested in Silhouette InstaLift®.

      How is the Silhouette InstaLift® procedure performed? How long does the procedure take?

      Before the treatment begins, your physician explains where the micro-suspension technology, MST, will be placed and temporarily marks your face with a pen. Then a local anesthetic is provided. The entire procedure takes only 45 minutes.

      Is the procedure painful?

      Silhouette InstaLift® is a quick, minimally invasive way to restore your youthful appearance with minimal discomfort. A local anesthetic is provided.

      How much downtime is needed following the procedure?

      Following treatment with Silhouette InstaLift®, patients may experience minor pain, swelling, and bruising. Recovery time is minimal, with most patients returning to normal activities within 2-4 days.

      How is Silhouette InstaLift® different from Thread Lifts?

      Silhouette InstaLift® uses a unique micro-suspension technology, MST, to lift the mid-face while simultaneously activating the creation of natural collagen to boost volume.

      Is general anesthesia required?

      No. A local anesthetic is all that is required.

      What results can I expect with Silhouette InstaLift®?

      Silhouette InstaLift® delivers an immediate lift and gradually restores lost facial volume in the mid-face area by triggering your own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time and lasts up to 2 years.

      How long do the results last?

      Silhouette InstaLift® instantly lifts aging skin and improves facial volume for a youthful appearance in the mid-face area that continues to improve over time and lasts up to 2 years.

      Is the procedure safe?

      Silhouette InstaLift® is the only FDA-cleared dual-action device for cosmetic rejuvenation. It is made from well-known polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

      What are the side effects associated with Silhouette InstaLift®?

      After the procedure there may be some minor pain, swelling, and bruising. Silhouette InstaLift® is technique sensitive, so you should speak with your doctor to see if you are the type of person best suited to receive the treatment based on skin type, age, facial structure and medical history.

      How much does Silhouette InstaLift® cost?

      Treatment pricing varies depending on the patient’s needs and the number of sutures required. The average range in our practice is $2,500 – $6,500

      Does insurance cover the procedure?

      Silhouette InstaLift® is a cosmetic treatment so insurance does not cover the procedure.

      Important Safety Consideration

      Silhouette InstaLift® is technique-sensitive, so patients should seek an experienced physician who understands how to use the device and can identify the type of person best suited to receive the treatment based on skin type, age, facial structure and medical history.

      Patients should not receive the Silhouette InstaLift® procedure if they have a known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or if an infection is present.

      Following treatment with Silhouette InstaLift®, patients may experience minor pain, swelling and bruising. Other side effects may include sensory nerve injury, asymmetry or banding. Individual results may vary.

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