Silhouette Instalift

At SHADe in Issaquah, Silhouette Instalift® is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment among patients who want to achieve a more refreshed and youthful look without undergoing cosmetic surgery. Sherisse Hill, RN, MSN, ARNP, FNP(C) is our renowned provider of Silhouette Instalift® who provides beautiful, natural-looking results with this minimally invasive treatment.

What Is Silhouette Instalift®?

Silhouette Instalift® is a thread lifting treatment that involves the use of biodegradable suture material to lift and refine facial contours. In addition to immediate lifting effects, Silhouette Instalift® works long term to firm and plump the skin by promoting collagen production.

Am I a Candidate?

Candidates for Silhouette Instalift® can be patients of many ages who are concerned about mild to moderate facial aging in the lower face and mid-face. Sherisse can determine if Silhouette Instalift® is the optimal treatment approach for you during your initial consultation.

What to Expect During a Silhouette Instalift® Procedure

Sherisse will perform your Silhouette Instalift® procedure on-site at our state-of-the-art practice in Issaquah. Treatments usually take about 45 minutes.

To begin, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the treatment site. Once the treatment area is numb, a needle is used to place the specialized suture threads just under the surface of the skin. The threads are then gently pulled taut to lift drooping tissue, restoring more youthful contours.

What to Expect After Silhouette Instalift®

Silhouette Instalift® is a minimal downtime treatment. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and/or soreness post-treatment. These symptoms typically subside within a few days.

Sherisse will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you to follow to encourage expedient healing and optimal results. These instructions will include how to cleanse the area, when you can resume your normal skincare routine and apply make-up, and how to manage any post-treatment discomfort. You will also be advised to avoid intense physical activity for about a week after your treatment.

Silhouette Instalift® Results

The lifting effects of Silhouette Instalift® are noticeable right away. Ongoing improvements in skin tone and texture can be expected in the months following your procedure as collagen production increases. Silhouette Instalift® results can last up to two years.

How Much Does Silhouette Instalift® Cost?

The cost of Silhouette Instalift® treatments can vary from patient to patient, based on the specifics of the individual’s needs and goals. The price of your Silhouette Instalift® procedure will be reviewed with you during your consultation after Sherisse has created your customized treatment plan.

Book a Consultation for Silhouette Instalift® in Issaquah

If you are looking for a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment that works both long- and short-term to revitalize your look, contact SHADe today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Sherisse will speak with you about your cosmetic goals, review your medical history, and physically examine your facial structure and tissue, so she can identify the ideal treatment option for accomplishing your desired results.

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How is the Silhouette Instalift procedure performed?

During the in-office procedure, a specially-trained physician will begin by marking the areas of desired lift on the patient. He/she will then gently insert a needle to a depth of 5mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face and extract at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have bi-directional absorbable cones that hold them in place. The treatment is generally well tolerated by patients and takes approximately 45 minutes.

Is general anesthesia required?

No. Your physician will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.

How is Silhouette Instalift different from thread lifts?

Silhouette InstaLift is an entirely new technology and procedure. Rather than just repositioning the skin, Silhouette InstaLift now focuses on the underlying layers of the skin, because that is what causes sagging. Another important advance is that the sutures are not permanent; they are absorbed by the body over time. As they are absorbed, they stimulate collagen renewal, which helps achieve a younger, natural look.

How long does Silhouette InstaLift® last?

You may notice a youthful-looking appearance that continues to improve over 6 months following treatment with long-term results lasting up to 2 years.

Who is a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift®?

As with all treatments, be sure to ask your provider if InstaLift is right for you. InstaLift is most often recommended for women seeking a rejuvenated, yet natural-looking appearance, as well as experiencing a loss of elasticity/sagging skin and loss of volume in the mid-face.

Women looking for an immediate lift while adding volume over time. In fact, they may have previously received cosmetic injectables. However, they don’t feel ready for surgery. While they have good skin quality, they also notice their nasolabial folds and/or sagging in their cheeks.