The Silhouette Instalift is a little different from the Novathreads technique. It is also done by using absorbable threads. However, the threads are different in that they contain absorbable sutures along with absorbable trumpet-shaped cones that are configured to grab and engage tissue, allowing the sutures to create a lifting and volumizing effect. Their ability to hold tissue is greater and they’re probably much more reliable to maintain the duration of effect for over two years.
The Silhouette threads can be placed in various areas, but they’re excellent for facial lifting and creating volumizing effects primarily in the cheeks, corner of the mouth, the jaw line, the brow, and the neck. It can also be used in different areas of the body to improve skin laxity or crepiness, including the arms and the knees. There’s no real significant recovery. It’s a 45-minute office procedure that only requires a small amount of local anesthesia. Generally, little or no pain medication is required after the procedure.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Patients can return to normal activities immediately, apart from requiring them to be a little bit gentle with the area treated. There is little to no downtime!
Both are excellent micro-invasive methods for lifting and rejuvenating. Both work well alone and in conjunction with other therapies, such as neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport, Fillers
and other skin treatments such as peels or laser treatments.
If you are interested in a thread lift procedure, please contact Dr. Humble at her office in San Francisco or in Hermosa Beach.