Silhouette InsaLift/Threadlift

InstaLift® Nonsurgical Facelift available at 413 Medical Aesthetics in Barrie.

What is a Silhouette InstaLift®?

A Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure using threads composed of absorbable (dissolving) suture material to uniquely lift sagging skin.

The effects of the treatment can last between 1-3 years. It is performed in our office and can result in some bruising and skin changes that may last for several days. It is best to schedule this procedure with that in mind

This procedure uses sutures (threads) to lift and reposition drooping tissue in the mid and lower face. This sharpens, contours, and defines the areas around the mouth and jawline. These sutures eventually dissolve and stimulate collagen production which enhances your result and helps the skin to retain a youthful appearance over time.

This nonsurgical procedure mostly benefits those with early signs of skin sagging or drooping. Often, depending on skin concerns and or genetics, this procedure may be applied to younger and older demographics, and typically lasts between one to three years post-treatment.
This in-office procedure can result in some immediate bruising and skin changes that may be noticeable for a few days. It is best to schedule this procedure with that in mind.

To see if you would be candidate for this non-surgical facelift, visit 413 Medical Aesthetics for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This procedure allows our highly-trained practitioners to achieve harmony and balance in the face where fillers and neuromodulators cannot by lifting and “re-draping” the cheeks and jowls non-surgically. The results help to achieve and recreate the youthful curves of the face, particularly along the cheeks and jawline.

In most patients, no. More conservative, less dramatic results are achieved with Silhouette InstaLift® than a traditional facelift or necklift. However, for those patients that have only mild to moderate facial laxity (skin sagging), or for those that do not want a surgery, InstaLift® may be part of a treatment plan to achieve proper restoration of facial proportions and natural balance.

No. There is minimal discomfort associated with the Silhouette InstaLift® procedure. Both the entry and exit points of the suture are numbed with lidocaine anesthetic. Furthermore, the sutures are placed in the fat, a soft tissue plane of the face that has a lack of pain nerves and therefore very little sensation to discomfort. The patient may feel a slight pulling sensation during suture placement, but pain should not be felt.

The most ideal candidates for the Silhouette InstaLift® 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 great candidates, as the sutures reside in the fat layer and safe placement in this case may be more challenging.