The Silhouette InstaLift™ is often referred to as a nonsurgical facelift, since it can provide many of the same benefits as facial plastic surgery, but is minimally invasive and doesn’t require extensive downtime.
As with any nonsurgical procedure, though, the results may not be quite as dramatic and long-lasting as after a surgical procedure. So how do you know when it might be time to see your Silhouette InstaLift doctor for another treatment?
How Does a Silhouette InstaLift Work?
First, it’s important to understand how InstaLift works. The procedure involves the careful placement of absorbable threads with small bidirectional cones attached, using a needle. These threads create a lifting effect on your skin, resulting in a smoother and more youthful-looking appearance without surgery.
[pullquote]You can get an InstaLift every 18 months or so to maintain your results.[/pullquote]
But that’s only half of it. As the threads slowly dissolve, your skin begins to produce more of its own natural collagen around the cones. This upsurge of collagen helps to maintain the same lifted appearance, even after the threads are gone. So you should continue to see great results for a year or more after your initial treatment.
How Long Do InstaLift Results Last?
On average, Silhouette InstaLift results last around 18 months, but this can depend on a number of factors. To help prolong your results, wear sunscreen, avoid deliberate tanning, don’t smoke and talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the most appropriate skin care products to use for your skin type.