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Thread Lift Vs. Facelift: Is Silhouette InstaLift Enough?
August 17, 2019

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Are you tired of staring into the mirror only to see a reflection of fine lines, wrinkles, and overall sagging? If so, it’s time to prevent these signs of aging and keep your face looking like the most youthful and energetic version of yourself. Facelifts have provided patients with a refreshed and youthful appearance for years. However, this invasive surgery isn’t for everyone. The Silhouette InstaLift may be the facelift alternative you have been desiring.

Silhouette InstaLift allows patients to achieve a minimally-invasive lift with impressive final results


What is a Thread Lift?

The Silhouette InstaLift also referred to as a thread lift, can improve the appearance of facial sagging and visible signs of aging with the use of dissolvable surgical threads. These threads work to lift the underlying tissues of the facial structure that has been impacted by the loss of collagen and aging. Collagen production is then stimulated once these threads are inserted and securely anchored. Patients can expect roughly 20% of the results of a surgical facelift with a thread lift. The Silhouette InstaLift uses the insertion of threads to mildly lift and tighten the underlying muscles on the cheeks, jawline, and neck. The procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that provides natural-looking and long-lasting results. 


How a Facelift Differs

Facelift surgery removes excess skin on the lower to midface while significantly tightening the muscles. Facelifts will restore a more youthful appearance while noticeably improving sagging jowls, vertical banding on the neck, and loss of volume in the midface. The severity of a facelift depends on your needs, ranging from a mini-lift to focus on early signs of aging to a deep-plane lift that provides extensive rejuvenation. 


Silhouette InstaLift Benefits

Silhouette InstaLift is a unique dual-action treatment that produces two desirable facial outcomes. First, an immediate lifting of the tissue in the mid-face area as a direct result of the inserted sutures. Second, the gradual regeneration of collagen then adds volume and gradually improves over time. 


Immediate Lifting Effects

You can expect for an immediate lifting effect that is noticeable, while also discreet. After the sutures are inserted, your physician will make any necessary adjustments to achieve the desired elevation. Once in place, bi-directional cones on the sutures will actively hold it in place. The immediate results will leave you with a contoured and more youthful appearance. 


Gradual Regeneration of Collagen

Silhouette InstaLift sutures are placed in the subcutaneous tissue and stimulate fibroblast activation to create the continuous production of Type I and Type II collagen. The sutures are made from a material that is well known in the biomedical industry and has been used for pharmaceutical applications for more than 30 years. 


The Advantages of the Silhouette InstaLift are Endless

There are countless benefits to the Silhouette InstaLift, especially when compared to a traditional facelift procedure. In addition to the significant benefits previously mentioned, other advantages include:


  • Results after a single session
  • The treatment is effective for both men and women
  • Lost collagen is restored
  • Efficient procedure, with no hospitalization or extensive downtime required
  • No incisions required
  • Individually tailored to your needs
  • Results that last for up to 18 months


Although a facelift can be a cumbersome and time-intensive procedure, the Silhouette InstaLift is a convenient and effective way to restore your appearance.


Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Both procedures are suited for those in good physical health with realistic expectations. Candidates who have noticeable and significant aging indicators, including excessive sagging, deep creases, jowls, and drooping skin under the chin may be better suited for facelift surgery. The Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal treatment for younger patients experiencing the onset of facial aging and skin laxity. Patients who have already undergone facelift surgery but require a “touch-up” due to further skin laxity can also benefit from the Silhouette InstaLift. 


Are you ready for a convenient and effective way to restore your youth? Call Hinsdale Vein & Laser today to schedule a Silhouette InstaLift consultation. 

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