Non-Surgical Facelift with Silhouette InstaLift
Over time, the skin loses some of its elasticity. This is where many of the most common signs of age come from: Wrinkles, fine lines, creases, crow’s feet, and even loose, saggy skin under the neck. For men and women who wish to look and feel more youthful, the best option has historically been to get a facelift. This surgical procedure lifts and tightens the facial skin, smoothing out wrinkles, eliminating sag, and restoring a more confident countenance.
These days, though, not every patient has time for a surgical procedure, nor for the resulting recovery time. That’s why H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to provide non-surgical facelift options via Silhouette Instalift. This unique, minimally-invasive procedure offers the anti-aging effects you desire without the need to go under the knife.
Ready to learn more about getting a non-surgical facelift in Charlotte, NC? We welcome you to schedule an appointment for a consultation at H/K/B.
Getting Instalift in Charlotte, NC: Overview
The Silhouette Instalift procedure is recommended for any patient who wishes to achieve a tighter, firmer, smoother facial appearance, but does not have the time or inclination toward surgical intervention.
The Instalift procedure is done entirely non-surgically, right here in our office. It works by lifting and repositioning sagging skin with dissolvable sutures. Advanced micro-suspension technology (MST) provides an immediate effect, lifting the skin in your cheeks, jowls, jawline, neck, and/or nasolabial folds. In addition to this lifting effect, the non-surgical facelift also triggers new collagen production, which can improve the health and quality of your skin.
Understanding the Process
As with any of our treatment options, the non-surgical facelift always begins with a consultation. During this one-on-one appointment with one of our providers, you can share your needs, expectations, and aesthetic goals. Your provider will verify that you are a good candidate to receive an Instalift in Charlotte, NC, and also take note of the specific areas where treatment is needed.
The non-surgical facelift itself involves the skillful positioning of dissolvable sutures, just underneath the skin. These sutures will then lift deeper layers of skin, including skin layers in the midface and neck areas. Though the specific number of sutures can vary from one patient to the next, the typical patient requires somewhere between two and four sutures on each side of their face.
Within four to six months, those sutures will dissolve all on their own. The dissolving process stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to maintain this lifting effect. In other words, Instalift can create results that are both immediate and long-lasting.
If you have any additional questions about getting a non-surgical facelift in Charlotte, NC, we welcome you to contact H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery at any time. We would love to tell you more about how this advanced treatment works, and to help you determine whether it’s the right approach for achieving your aesthetic goals.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical Facelift in Charlotte, NC?
When you join us at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll start with a consultation, where your provider will ensure that you are a good candidate for a safe and successful treatment. Generally speaking, the best candidates for a non-surgical facelift are those who are in good health overall, and who have realistic expectations about the process and the results.
Specifically, an Instalift procedure is recommended for those who wish to address sagging in the mid-facial area, or visible “marionette lines” (nasolabial folds); and, who hope to avoid the need for surgical intervention and/or anesthesia.
To find out more about your eligibility for this treatment, we welcome you to contact H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC.
What Should I Expect from My Non-Surgical Facelift?
Those who are considering an Instalift procedure will naturally have some questions about the procedure itself. Here are some quick responses to some of the most common patient inquiries.
Does the procedure hurt?
We’ll typically begin the procedure by administering a numbing agent, which will temporarily prevent you from feeling anything in the treatment area. This numbing agent is administered in the form of an injection, and should hurt no more than getting a bee sting. From there, our patients typically report very little or no discomfort whatsoever.
So I won’t need any anesthesia?
No; there’s no sedation required for this procedure, which means you’re free to drive home afterward, and shouldn’t experience any grogginess or sustained after-effects. The absence of anesthesia is one of the main benefits of choosing a non-surgical facelift over a traditional one.
How long does the whole procedure take?
While the timeframe can vary from one patient to the next, most patients are in and out of our office in 45 minutes or less.
Will I experience any scarring from my Instalift?
Because there are no surgical incisions made, there is never any scarring to worry about.
What about down time?
An Instalift procedure means no anesthesia, no scarring… and also no down time. In fact, most of our patients who get a non-surgical facelift feel perfectly normal afterward, enough to immediately head back to work or to school.
Now, that doesn’t mean you’ll feel completely fine. Your face may be a little tender or sore for a couple of days. We also recommend that patients abstain from strenuous chewing for a couple of days after their non-surgical facelift. Stick with liquids and soft foods when you can, and steer clear of anything hard or chewy.
Also be aware that some mild bruising may occur. This is normal, and for most patients the bruising resolves within three or four days.
How long do the results last?
Depending on the patient, results may last anywhere from six months to two full years. Some of our patients choose to join us for “maintenance” procedures once a year or so, ensuring their results endure.
Get More Information About Instalift in Charlotte, NC
If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of a non-surgical facelift in Charlotte, NC, we welcome you to contact H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery at your next opportunity.