Silhouette InstaLift - Marlene J. Mash, MD

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Silhouette InstaLift

Cosmetic Dermatology

The results of injections of the Silhouette INSTALIFT™ vary from patient to patient due to age, skin tone, and volume loss.  The best way to determine if this non-surgical procedure is right for you is to request a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.  Our Patient Care Coordinator will help you create a cosmetic plan and will assist you in making the correct choices.

Cosmetic medical techniques have advanced greatly in recent years.  Many aspects of facial aging can be addressed with safe and effective procedures that offer little downtime and natural-looking results.  While wrinkles, brown spots and lost volume can be treated with existing procedures, until now there has been no minimally invasive way to lift the deeper layers of mid-facial skin, one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance.

Silhouette InstaLift is a simple procedure to re-contour your face, lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance.  
Dr. Mash will discuss whether this technique is suitable for you and will create a treatment plan to ensure you achieve the results you desire.  During the procedure Dr. Mash will use sutures with bidirectional cones to reposition and elevate the skin on your face.  

The in-office procedure typically takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.  You will see immediate results and have minimal recovery time after the procedure. Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while stimulating production of collagen.

Nova Threads vs. Silhouette Instalift
Both been approved by the FDA for the purpose of lifting facial tissue. However, while these procedures rely on a similar mechanism of action and both produce excellent results, there are some key differences between them that patients need to be aware of.

Nova threads are sutures that are made from a biocompatible material called PDO, which has been specially designed for safe re-absorption by the body. Nova threads remain in place for about four to six months, after which point they slowly dissolve. Patients can, however, expect to keep seeing the results of their Nova thread lift for a year or more after their treatment. This long-lasting effect arises from the lingering improvement in skin condition that results from collagen infusion.

Silhouette Instalift relies on the use of biocompatible temporary sutures to lift the face. The Silhouette Instalift is more focused on lifting the skin than stimulating collagen production (though it will accomplish both objectives, of course), so the threads used during this procedure are designed somewhat differently. Rather than being smooth or barbed, they contain a number of sutures interspersed with tiny “cones” that are adept at grabbing tissue. This allows the threads to gather more skin, producing a more noticeable lift to the cheeks and jowls. Silhouette Instalift threads are designed to create fairly long-lasting results as well; patients can expect to enjoy the impact of their Silhouette Instalift for one to three years.

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