This innovative, minimally invasive anti-aging treatment can help you look years younger in about one hour. The treatment will immediately lift the mid-face, with the added benefit of triggering a gradual replenishment of the skin’s natural collagen. As the weeks pass, your facial skin and tissue continues to plump and firm, for a fresh, healthy look.
While several types of “thread lift” treatments are promoted to potential patients, the Silhouette Instalift system produces superior results. It does not lead to some of the problems that arose from other earlier-generation systems. This lifting system gives you instant results, with the secondary benefit of triggering regeneration of natural collagen in your facial skin.
The procedure involves the insertion of specialized sutures and bi-directional cones to lift the skin to hold it in the higher, more youthful position it had before it began to droop and sag. The innovative bi-directional cones hold the lifted skin in place, restoring a more shapely and fresh look within minutes. The absorbable sutures are made from a polymer often used in medical devices known for being well-tolerated.
This thread lift technique offers many benefits to those who are ready to look younger:
Takes about 45 minutes to complete
Ongoing improvement in skin quality and texture
No need for large incisions leaving scars
Creates a very natural look
The first step in this groundbreaking lifting technique is to mark your face where the specialized sutures will be placed. Before inserting them, the area will be numbed with local anesthetic, so you are comfortable. Once they are inserted, Dr. Kotis carefully readjusts drooping skin to create the lift that suits your facial structure. The number of sutures inserted can vary, based upon the degree of laxity of your facial skin, and the result you want to achieve.
The recovery from a thread lift in Chicago with Dr. Kotis is not difficult, with minor pain, swelling or bruising occurring for some patients. The beauty of the treatment is that your skin quality continues to improve in the weeks ahead, restoring a more youthful, supple quality for the fresh and healthy look only natural collagen can produce.
The procedure does not involve weeks of recovery as is necessary after a surgical facelift. We will assist you to plan for the procedure to help reduce the risk of swelling and bruising for a smooth, fast recovery. For swelling, sleeping with the head elevated on extra pillows and the application of ice packs can speed recovery. Any redness or bruising can be easily covered with makeup, so you can get right back to your daily activities.
As the years pass, the body stops producing collagen at the rate it did in your younger years. Collagen provides strength, structure, and volume to the skin. As it reduces, the skin gets thinner and less flexible, leading to wrinkles, lines, and creases. The specialized sutures used in the Silhouette Instalift procedure work to stimulate natural collagen production, and in the weeks and months following treatment, your facial skin will look younger, firmer, plumper, and healthier.
A thread lift with this system works with the natural regenerative processes of the body for a superior outcome. In a surgical facelift, only the skin is tightened. While this may be the appropriate treatment for many patients, it does not have the added benefit of triggering natural collagen production.
We invite you to find out more about this groundbreaking, non-surgical facelift by connecting with us – we are committed to patient safety and producing excellent results in our range of surgical and non-surgical treatments.