Thread lifting is the latest technology to help with facial re-tightening and collagen regeneration. This treatment helps to create facial contouring by naturally lifting and shaping your skin. Dr. Amjad Alkadri is specialized in performing and reshaping the surface of the skin to achieve an immediate lift.
Thread lifts can be carried out on a variety of areas of the face and gives patients just like you long-lasting results. Yes, it REALLY works and here’s how.
A Simplified Facelift
The Silhouette thread lift, also known as the Silhouette InstaLift, is commonly being referred to as the “30-minute lunchtime facelift” because of its minimally invasive approach. The treatment uses absorbable sutures with tiny bi-directional cones to lift and suspend the deeper layers of the skin. The suture and cone material are both made of glycolide and L-lactide. The process consists of small cones that slowly dissolve over time, heal the tissue around them, and stimulate collagen production. Your skin will become firmer and thicker with instant results – as well as long term changes.
How Silhouette Thread Lifts Work
The thread lift procedure is tailored to each patient to address skin laxity in the cheek, jawline, and jowls. Typically, 2-4 thread lift sutures are placed on each side of the face to create a lifting effect instantly. The suture materials are placed underneath the surface of the skin in the fat layer, and the cones lock and lift the suture in place, allowing the skin to lift. Once the cones are in place, the needles are snipped off the sutures, and the procedure is complete. The tightening effect both occurs immediately and improves further over about a 3-6 month period.
Immediate Lifting Effect
You will notice an immediate lifting effect following placement of thread lift sutures; however, results continue to improve for approximately three to six months following treatment. The duration of skin tightening results following the Silhouette thread lift non-surgical facelift vary by patient. The level of lift following the procedure will be determined by your level of skin laxity, and the number and location of sutures placed. You can expect for your results to last 12-18 months on average.
Long-Term Gradual Regeneration of Collagen
Silhouette InstaLift acts in the subcutaneous tissue and stimulates fibroblast activation and the gradual production of both Type I and Type III Collagen. The unique sutures are made from a material that is well known and has been used for more than 30 years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications.
Your body will naturally absorb the unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures. While your body is absorbing the sutures, production of collagen is naturally created to aid in healthy skin renewal. This entire process gives you completely natural-looking and long-lasting results.
This unique solution can be carried out on many different areas to give your skin a lift where you need it most including:
- Malar area
Is Silhouette InstaLift Right For You?
Ideal candidates for the thread lift procedure have good skin elasticity and mild to moderate skin laxity, particularly of the jowls, jawline, and cheeks. Extremely thin patients with decreased skin thickness may not be ideal candidates, as the sutures reside in the fat layer and placing the sutures may be more challenging.
Thread lifts may also be used in conjunction with other laser or energy-based devices, or as a complement to facial injectables for a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. If you are in the Hinsdale area and would like to learn more about how Silhouette InstaLift can tighten and tone your sagging facial skin, call Hinsdale Vein & Laser today to schedule a consultation.