Volume loss, sagging skin, and elasticity loss are common signs of aging. At our Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center locations in Noblesville, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Danville, IL, Healdsburg, CA, and Ukiah, CA, we offer an anti-aging treatment called the Silhouette Instalift that lifts, tightens, and contours the skin without surgery. This treatment will help you look and feel more like your younger self again.
The Silhouette Instalift
The Silhouette Instalift is a revolutionary treatment similar to a PDO Thread Lift that we offer at Zormeier Cosmetic Surgery & Longevity Center, including our Northern CA locations. The clear threads used during the treatment are inserted just below the skin’s surface to lift and tighten the area while promoting increased collagen and elastin production. This non-surgical treatment uses Micro-Expansion technology with micro cones to lift the skin and increase collagen production.
Unlike PDO threads, which are made of polydioxanone, the threads used in this treatment are clear and have tiny cones at the edges made of poly L lactic acid, which is the active ingredient in Sculptura products. Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating cosmetic injectable that many patients use to combat the signs of aging in place of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. It delivers immediate results but also helps the body produce increased collagen in the treatment area.
What Does It Treat?
This treatment can address and correct some of the most common signs of aging. It subtly and naturally lifts the skin and helps tighten the treatment area. It can also address facial drooping, folds, loose skin, jowls, and smile lines. It’s a skin-lifting and skin-tightening treatment that delivers natural yet noticeable results that will help you turn back the clock on the aging process.
While these threads work similarly to other thread lifts, the primary difference is that once inserted, they create a foundation of collagen in the treatment area, and they will slowly dissolve over time. Post-treatment, you’ll have increased collagen production, which is your body’s natural dermal filler.
When Will I See Results?
After your treatment, you will see some initial results. Still, they will continue to improve for approximately six months as your body responds to the treatment and increases collagen and elastin production.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Patients who undergo this treatment typically experience results that last anywhere from 18 to 24 months. For some, results last longer. It depends on how your body continues to age after the treatment and how well you care for your skin. Using high-quality skin care products, living a healthy lifestyle, and avoiding things that accelerate the aging process like smoking, extreme stress, an unhealthy diet, and inactivity will all help you maintain your youthful results.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients only need one treatment to achieve their desired results. Since the Silhouette Instalift delivers long-lasting results, you’ll be able to enjoy youthful skin for up to two years post-treatment. If you begin to notice changes in your results, since you cannot stop the aging process, you can schedule another treatment when your results fade to maintain youthful-looking skin over time.
Is There Any Downtime?
Post-treatment, you won’t have to worry about planning around significant downtime, but you will have five to six days during which you’ll have to focus on recovery and caring for your skin. We will provide you with details regarding what to expect after your treatment and what topical products or activities to avoid until the treatment site has healed.
Caring for the Treatment Areas
Typically, you will want to focus on keeping your face in a rested position, during which you will avoid making extreme facial expressions. Doing so will help you benefit from increased collagen production without negatively impacting your results.
You’ll also be asked to avoid sleeping on your face as well as extreme exercise for a set period of time. Using care when washing your face, applying products, or applying makeup will ensure that you don’t irritate the injection sites and help your body recover as quickly as possible.
Is the Treatment Painful?
The Silhouette Instalift is a virtually pain-free treatment because, before beginning, we will apply a topical numbing solution to enhance comfort. The treatment is a comfortable experience, and once it’s over, you can resume your normal daily activities.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Since this treatment doesn’t involve surgical techniques or the injections of synthetic dermal fillers, you can expect the results to look completely natural. The treatment aims to stimulate collagen production, not inject a synthetic substance into your face. When you schedule this treatment at our office, you can rest assured that we will help address your specific areas of concern and ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome and the most natural-looking results.
Am I a Treatment Candidate?
The best candidates are healthy individuals who want to reverse the aging process but don’t want to undergo surgery. Patients with generally healthy skin and good elasticity make good candidates.
However, those who have very thin or thick skin may not qualify for treatment. Additionally, those who have certain allergies to the active ingredient will not qualify as candidates. The best candidates understand the treatment, have realistic expectations about the outcome and are willing to take steps to maintain the results long-term.
If you live in the NorCal area and are looking for a non-invasive treatment to lift and tighten your skin, the first step is an initial consultation so we can determine if the Silhouette Instalift is right for you. We will review your medical history, evaluate the state of your skin in the desired treatment area, and then confirm whether this treatment is right for you.
Lift, Tighten, and Contour Your Skin
The Silhouette Instalift is an incredible and natural treatment that can help you achieve dramatic results. If you live in the Northern California area and are interested in this treatment, we can give you more information, confirm your candidacy, and then schedule your appointment to experience youthful skin as soon as possible.