Not ready for facelift surgery but still want to lift sagging facial tissues? Silhouette InstaLift is a Health Canada-approved, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that uses innovative micro-suspension technology (MST) to instantly lift sagging skin in the mid-face and along the jaw line. It give you an immediate lift and also helps your skin boost volume by renewing your natural collagen. You'll see an improvement of your features immediately, and because collagen production is increased, your skin will just get firmer and more youthful in the weeks and months following your non surgical treatment!
High Satisfaction Rate
A study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal found that a group of 100 patients reported the following:
Just 1 week after their treatment, 79% of patients were satisfied with their results.
At 3 months after their treatment, 83% of patients described InstaLift to be effective in improving age-related change.
At 24 months after their treatment, 71% were still satisfied with their results.
Another study found that patients reported a remarkable change in the quality of their skin and that they still looked several years younger even 12 months after their treatment!
All it takes is 45 minutes, with minimal downtime, for benefits that you'll love for up to 2 full years.
How Does a Thread Lift Work?
The old fashioned thread lift worked by using threads with barbs (which are now off the market). These threads were inserted into the target areas under local anesthesia and attached to the facial skin, gently pulling the skin tighter and upward.
We have done many thread lifts over the years and have found it to be a great way to give a more youthful appearance in the right patients, without removing any tissues or applying extensive surgery techniques. For the right patient, a thread lift may be an option to consider instead of a facelift. However, the old fashioned thread lift did have some issues — which is why we now offer the Silhouette InstaLift in Toronto!
The First Step
Only by choosing a surgeon who has experience with facial procedures can you get a plan that is right for you. At Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic, every Silhouette InstaLift procedure is performed by Dr. Priya Kesarwani, a board certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon who performs all of our facial plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. P Kesarwani has been performing the InstaLift procedure since 2017, far longer than most other doctors in Canada. She is also an official InstaLift trainer who routinely teaches other medical professionals how to perform this advanced type of thread lift. This ensures that your treatment is performed by a facial plastic surgeon who is highly experienced and capable in performing Silhouette InstaLift.
How is the InstaLift Toronto Thread Lift Different?
The answer lies in advanced micro suspension technology.
Silhouette InstaLift is better and safer than the old style of thread lifts because bidirectional micro cones and absorbable (ie non-permanent) materials are used. It uses patented micro-suspension technology (MST) to defy gravity, based on a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer that is commonly used in therapeutic medicine. MST is based on absorbable sutures and bidirectional micro cones that suspend tissues with a reduced risk of migration and extrusion. The threads come in three sizes to accommodate minor to dramatic sagging.
InstaLift boosts natural collagen production.
Patients are always looking for less invasive ways to get lifting results.
This 51 year old patient experienced improvement over the course of 3 weeks.
The unique structure of InstaLift threads grip tissue to achieve a gentle lifting of the cheeks and jawline instantly. At the same time, long-term collagen production is boosted when fibroblasts are stimulated to initiate collagen production because of the glycolide / L-lactide (PLGA) that is in the sutures and cones. InstaLift differs from PDO thread lifts because the latter is constructed from Polydioxanone. These reasons are why InstaLift is different from other thread lifts on the market.
The InstaLift Procedure
InstaLift is a non-surgical procedure that takes about 45 minutes to undergo at our doctor's office. After a thorough discussion about your goals, markings are made to plan your lift in order to achieve your desired results. A small amount of local anesthesia is administered to make you comfortable, and then a needle is used to place the threads and suspension cones underneath your skin. The tissues are then lifted into the ideal rejuvenated position. And you're done! You will notice a lift instantly and increased collagen production over the next few weeks and months.
Side Effects and Risks
Immediately after the thread lift procedure you may have minor discomfort in the location of the treatment area, for which you can take over-the-counter medications. There may be some redness and inflammation, which is actually beneficial as it means collagen is being restored. There may be minimal swelling or bruising for 2-3 days, for which Arnica (available at Cosmedical) can help speed up the recovery. Post treatment recommendations include avoiding vigorous physical activity, facial massages, making strong facial movements and dental surgery. You should also protect the treated area from UV exposure, whether from direct sunlight or tanning beds.
Risks and adverse events include temporary nerve inflammation, infection, bleeding at the needle entry sites, and dimpling. Existing bleeding disorders may increase risks.
Should I Get a Facelift or InstaLift for my sagging skin?
The traditional facelift involves removing and repositioning some of the fat, skin and underlying tissues in the face, as well as tightening some of the underlying muscles. This facial surgery allows for more extensive correction and is suitable for patients with the following:
dramatic sagging, particularly along the jawline and under the chin
deep creases around the nose and mouth, including marionette lines and deeper nasolabial folds
volume loss in the cheeks and sagging cheeks
sagging of skin and muscles in the neck (a facelift can be easily combined with a neck lift)
Although recovering from a full facelift cosmetic surgery can take multiple weeks, the skin firming elements results tend to be worth the wait. Results are permanent but are impacted by subsequent aging.
For patients with moderate age-related facial sagging, drooping, skin laxity and wrinkles, Silhouette InstaLift thread lift may be a less invasive option to rejuvenate mid facial skin, instantly lift aging lower facial contours to a more elevated position and give you good skin tone. A thread lift may be a more suitable option to rejuvenate mid face tissue if you have:
mild to moderate sagging in the mid and lower face
more shallow creases around the nose and mouth
Because the cosmetic injections procedure don't require surgery and involves only local anesthesia, recovery from a thread lift is much faster than a facelift so you can see immediate and lasting results. The less invasive nature of InstaLift makes it a popular facial rejuvenation treatment for a more youthful appearance, even though results aren't permanent.
Frequently Asked Questions About InstaLift Thread Lift Toronto
Is InstaLift surgery?
The InstaLift is an in office procedure that achieves similar results to a surgical face lift, but without the associated complications. It targets the mid and lower face (not the brow area or above).The Silhouette Instalift device is administered by injection and requires only local anaesthetic. It is one of the most popular cosmetic facial procedures we perform to enhance beauty. You don't need general anesthesia, you'll see an immediate lift, there is very minimal downtime, and you won't be left with any signs of scars in facial skin. Yes, that's right - no scarring!
Does InstaLift hurt?
Our facial plastic surgeon applies gentle techniques at the treatment site during the process, which is why our patients typically find the entire threadlift procedure to be quite comfortable and experience little to no pain. To improve your comfort, there is local anesthetic injected during this non surgical rejuvenating procedure. Considered one of the most popular cosmetic injectables offered by our facial plastic surgeon, your comfort and safety are prioritized during this minimally invasive threadlift for the mid facial skin.
How long do the results last?
While some threadlift procedure results are instantly visible, there is a gradual improvement in the quality of your over the next 6 months. Your own natural collagen production is boosted as well, giving you improved skin elasticity and more facial volume, which is particularly beneficial for thin skin. Results last up to two years. A customized skin aftercare program and instructions can be provided to you to maintain your results.
How does this help with building natural collagen volume?
The micro cones and sutures are constructed from glycolide / L-lactide (PLGA), a biocompatible and biodegradable substance that stimulates fibroblasts in building natural collagen volume.
Dr. Priya Kesarwani is the facial plastic surgeon at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr. P. Kesarwani has specialized training in addressing diseases, disorders and aesthetic concerns involving the head and neck.
You'll speak with Dr. Priya Kesarwani directly during your initial consultation. She has a gentle approach and unwavering commitment to achieving the beautiful, natural looking results you want. She takes the time to discuss your goals and assess your situation before providing you with a custom tailored solution. No detail is overlooked. You will appreciate her fastidious and exacting nature — traits that are essential when performing any procedure, particularly those targeting the face!
Dr. P Kesarwani is dedicated to delivering you beautiful results while maintaining excellent patient safety and achieving superior patient satisfaction.