Silhouette InstaLift®

InstaLift is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that uses Micro-Suspension Technology™ to help you achieve the look you want!
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What is Silhouette InstaLift?

  • A non-surgical facelift procedure using biodegradable threads that instantly lift your:

     

      • Jowls
      • Nasolabial folds
      • Jaw line
      • Upper (double chin) and lower neck
  • Does not require general anaesthesia (topical anaesthesia is applied for your comfort).
  • Immediate results, minimal down time and can last up to 2 years.
  • Only absorbable suture that is FDA approved by Health Canada for facial cosmetics.

    How does Micro-Suspension Technology™ lift and volumize?

    Silhouette InstaLift uses absorbable micro-cones to instantly lift ageing and mid-facial skin, including sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds, on your face. The procedure activates your natural collagen production to boost volume over time for up to 2 years in order to achieve the look you want — without surgery or fillers.

    LIFT WITHOUT SURGERY. VOLUME WITHOUT FILLER

    IN-OFFICE. IN UNDER AN HOUR.

    InstaLift is done on-site at Inovo Medical and the procedure takes less than an hour. The treatment has minimal downtime and can last 2 years or more! You’ll notice an immediate lift in your cheeks and mid-face thanks to InstaLift’s Micro-Suspension Technology™. Its bi-directional cones will keep your mid-facial skin in an elevated position. As time goes by, your body will stimulate its own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

    Please note that procedure time does not include the preparation time.

    Your Journey with InstaLift

    As with all of our treatments, you must first schedule a consultation with a member of our highly qualified staff. Our cosmetic treatments are always 100% personalised. It’s important to be open and honest about your expectations for treatment as this will help Dr. Belanger tailor the treatment to meet your unique needs. 

    During your consultation we’ll work together to set realistic expectations pertaining to your concerns, skin state, relevant medical history, and price estimates. If we decide to move forward, our medical assistant will take some photos of you from various angles. These photos serve as a baseline so that you can review your treatment progress. Then, we will discuss pre and post care instructions, consent and deposit.

    To decrease the risk of bruising, we advise you to avoid taking aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Advil and/or blood thinning medication 2-3 days before your treatment.

    Day of Treatment

    On the day of the treatment, you will get a topical anaesthetic on your face. Dr. Belanger will draw little dots on your skin (where the insertion points will be). Everything will be done in a sterile environment. Once the sutures have been inserted, Dr. Belanger will position them under your skin –  at the optimal depth – where they are not visible to achieve the lift you want. The procedure usually takes less than an hour, depending on the number of threads you need.

    Post Treatment

    InstaLift has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) usually dissipating within 24–48 hours.The threads contain low inflammatory properties, minimising side effects and slowly degrade over time without causing swelling or nodules. 

    You’ll notice an immediate lift in your cheeks and mid-face thanks to InstaLift’s Micro-Suspension Technology™. Its bi-directional cones will keep your mid-facial skin in an elevated position. As time goes by, your body will stimulate its own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

    To ensure the best possible result, Dr. Belanger will give you post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare program to follow.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®.

    InstaLift has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) usually dissipating within 24–48 hours.The threads contain low inflammatory properties, minimising side effects and slowly degrade over time without causing swelling or nodules. 

    You’ll notice an immediate lift in your cheeks and mid-face thanks to InstaLift’s Micro-Suspension Technology™. Its bi-directional cones will keep your mid-facial skin in an elevated position. As time goes by, your body will stimulate its own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance.

    To ensure the best possible result, Dr. Belanger will give you post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare program to follow.

    How long will it last?

    Results are immediate, and you will notice a youthful-looking appearance that continues to improve over 6 months following treatment with long-term results lasting up to 2 years.

    Who is a good candidate?

    As with all treatments, make sure to ask Dr. Belanger if InstaLift is right for you. InstaLift is most often recommended for men and women seeking a rejuvenated, yet natural-looking appearance, as well as experiencing a loss of elasticity/sagging skin and loss of volume in the mid-face. They look in the mirror and lift their cheeks, wishing they could revert to where they once were and envision the youthful appearance they once had.

    These men and women are looking for an immediate lift while adding volume over time. In fact, they may have previously received cosmetic injectables. However, they don’t feel ready for surgery. While they have good skin quality, they also notice their nasolabial folds and/or sagging in their cheeks.

    Who wouldn't be considered a good candidate for InstaLift?

    You may not qualify if you have:

    • Moderate to severe sagging skin and expecting a complete solution from the treatment.
    • Excessive fat under the skin. For example, if the doctor identifies an excess of fat below the chin during a consultation on someone who would like to improve under the chin.
    • An active infection, a recent surgery in the area, a known allergy to the product, or other reactions. 
    • Your face is thin, has very soft tissues which may cause the implants to be visible
    What should I do following the procedure?
    • Apply cold packs immediately after if required. Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point.
    • Acetaminophen may be taken for pain.
    • Makeup may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours.
    • Sleep face-up, in an elevated position on pillows for 3-5 nights.
    • Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving and drying face for 5 days. Be gentle.
    • Avoid excessive face and neck movements for 2 weeks. 
    • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks.
    • Avoid participating in high impact sports (e.g. running) for 2 weeks.
    • Do not use saunas for 3 weeks.
    • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
    • Avoid facials or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks.
    What are Silhouette InstaLift® sutures made of?

    Silhouette InstaLift® is made from a well-known polymerPolyglycolide/L-lactide) that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

    Is the procedure safe?

    Silhouette InstaLift® is the only FDA-cleared dual-action device for cosmetic rejuvenation. It is made from well-known polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated by the body.

    How does it compare with surgery and Ultherapy?

    While surgery will achieve a more dramatic result, it comes with lengthy downtime, a serious risks of infection, scarring and damage to nerves and other tissues. Additionally, it is significantly more expensive. However, while effective, a surgical face lift does not improve the quality of your skin by increasing collagen. By contrast, Ultherapy and InstaLift will.

    While threads only improve collagen and volume locally, Ultherapy will create the lift in your skin by stimulating your own collagen and elastin production. This will improve your skins quality and underlying tissues. While Ultherapy will not lift drastically compared to surgery or threads, it is still considered the only other medical device approved for non-surgical face lift.

    If you do have moderate to severe sagging and are hoping to attain a near-perfect solution, then you should opt for a surgical face lift.

    What about a mini face lift?

    A mini face lift requires local or general anaesthesia and will usually create more lift for a duration of approximately 4-7 years. The cost will be around 6000 to 10 000 $ in Canada. It does not include the neck nor the brows.

    What about a regular face and neck lift?

    A major surgical face and neck lift will require general anaesthesia, and will cost between 15 000 to 30 000$ depending on its extent, techniques and the surgeon’s reputation. It will last 8-15 years.

    During Your Consultation

    • Our cosmetic medical staff will meet with you.
    • We’ll go over your unique situation and your goals.
    • We’ll discuss what to realistically look forward to.
    • We’ll present the various treatment options available.
    • We’ll recommend what we feel meet your needs best.
    • Finally, if you’re ready we’ll book your treatment.