Each of us is different, and that sentiment is also true when it comes to our skin. Depending on your genetics, you could start to see tell-tale signs such as loose, sagging skin sooner rather than later. If you’re more aware of fine lines and wrinkles, there are options outside of a facelift, such as a Silhouette InstaLiftTM that could potentially help you look and feel your best.
What Is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a noninvasive procedure that creates a visible lift in the skin via dissolvable threads. This provides a tightening effect in the face and stimulates the production of collagen for smoother, more youthful-looking results. Thread lifts are performed under local anesthesia, which means that you can drive yourself home after your appointment, making this a welcome alternative to surgery.
How Does the Silhouette InstaLiftTM Work?
[pullquote]Thread lifts are a low-risk alternative to facelifts with effective results and minimal downtime.[/pullquote]
A thread lift like the Silhouette InstaLiftTM works by physically lifting your skin using absorbable threads that contain tiny bi-directional cones. These cones are placed under the skin to lift and suspend the layers of skin beneath the surface. Though you may experience minor discomfort or bruising, you should be able to resume your usual activities following the treatment. The threads used will dissolve in about 6 months after your InstaLift procedure.
The Difference between a Thread Lift and a Facelift
A big reason why people elect to have a thread lift instead of a facelift is the difference between the invasiveness of each procedure. Recovery from a thread lift is easier because there is no surgery involved. Since a facelift surgery requires much more downtime to heal and recover, many people opt for a Silhouette InstaLiftTM instead and are very happy with their outcome.