Silhouette Instalift® is the breakthrough facial rejuvenation procedure that lifts sagging facial skin without the need for major surgery, scars or general anesthesia. It is the only absorbable suture that is FDA and Health Canada cleared for cosmetic facial procedures.
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 you will see your natural collagen production increase boosting your volume, for a more rejuvenated you.
Starting from: $1,495. See pricing details
Recommended number of sessions: 1
Treatment duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Required maintenance: Every 24 months
Silhouette InstaLift Restores Your Youthful Appearance
For the Face
- Immediate uplifting of your midfacial skin, including sagging jowls and deeper nasolabial folds with the advanced Micro-Suspension Technology
- Uplifting loose skin around the neck
- For younger patients, Silhouette Instalift slows down the aging process
- For mature aged patients, Silhouette Instalift boosts volume
- High effectiveness in producing collagen
- Minimally invasive
- Results last up to 2 years
How it works
Uses Advanced Micro-Suspension Technology
Silhouette Instalift uses an advanced micro-suspension technology to lift and smooth the mid-face, including sagging cheeks. Temporary sutures beaded with micro-cones are placed in the deepest layer of your skin and help to immediately lift the area. At the same time, it boosts volume by stimulating your body’s natural collagen production for long-lasting results.
The treatment experience
Planning Your Silhouette InstaLift Treatment
As with all of our treatments, you must first schedule a consultation with a member of our highly qualified staff. Our cosmetic treatments are always 100% personalized. During your consultation we will offer realistic expectations pertaining to your concerns, skin state, relevant medical history, and price estimates. The goal is to create a treatment plan that best suits you.
Your doctor will want to know medications and your skincare regime. Once a plan is set, your consultant will review some post-procedure aftercare, such as a modified skin care regiment and ice application, before your treatment.
When you first come in for your appointment, the medical assistant will take some photos of you from various angles. These photos always remain confidential and are only used as a tool for communicating treatment plans from consultant to physician/nurse. Additionally, the photos serve as a baseline so that you can review your treatment progress.
Your Guide to Silhouette InstaLift
Before the 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 needs. To decrease the risk of bruising, avoid taking aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil and blood thinning medication 2-3 days before your treatment.
During the Treatment
The Silhouette Instalift is an in-office procedure that takes 45 - 60 minutes. After some detailed planning with the doctor or nurse, your face is marked up for alignment, natural lift, and ultimate contouring. You will be given local anesthetic injections for your comfort.We also offer an oral anesthetic, Penthrox if you are pain-sensitive. Next, the threads will be inserted and positioned carefully to achieve your desired lift. This will take approximately an hour, and your treatment will be complete!
After the Treatment
InstaLift has minimal downtime. You may likely experience some busing, swelling, and general tenderness in the treatment area. These effects resolve within a few days up to 2 weeks. You will be invited to return to review your results one month later. You’ll notice an immediate lift in your cheeks and mid-face thanks to InstaLift’s Micro-Suspension Technology™. The midface remains elevated due to its bi-directional cones that maintain the lifting effects. Your body's own collagen production keeps your face elevated and with time you will naturally enjoy your own collagen production and a more youthful appearance. We will provide you with post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare program to follow to ensure the best possible result.
How Much is Silhouette InstaLift?
The cost of Silhouette Instalift varies from $1,495 – $5,995, depending on your treatment goals.
Silhouette Thread Lift costs start at $1,495 for one thread, with 8 threads costing $5,995.
You should not get Silhouette InstaLift if you:
- Have a known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or if an infection is present.
- Situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated (e.g. infection)
- Your face has very soft tissues and the implant may be visible
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.
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.
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.
Silhouette InstaLift® is made from a well-known polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.
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®.
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 to 60 minutes.
Silhouette InstaLift® is a quick, minimally invasive way to restore your youthful appearance with minimal discomfort. A local anesthetic is provided.
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.
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.
No. A local anesthetic is all that is required.
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.
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.
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.
Silhouette InstaLift® is a cosmetic treatment so insurance does not cover the procedure.
After your Silhouette Instalift treatment, you should:
- Apply cold packs immediately after procedure if required (should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion points).
- Acetaminophen may be taken in case of pain (2-3 days).
- Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible. Make-up may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours.
- Sleep face-up, elevated on pillows for 3-5 nights.
- Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving, and drying face for 5 days; be gentle.
- Avoid excessive neck and facial movements for 2 weeks.
- Avoid participating in high impact sports (example: running) for 2 weeks.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks.
- Do not use saunas for 3 weeks.
- Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
- Avoid facial or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks.