Signs of aging, like wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss, can seem to emerge almost overnight. In reality, these changes occur gradually and signal some long-term changes in the skin, like reduced elastin and collagen production. By encouraging the body to create more collagen, it is possible to improve the signs of aging without the need for invasive surgery like a facelift. The Silhouette InstaLift in New Jersey at Schrader Facial Plastic Surgery is a great choice for patients who want long-lasting rejuvenation in the face and neck without large incisions or long recovery time.
Nicole Schrader, M.D., F.A.C.S, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers the Silhouette InstaLift and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures to women and men from all over New Jersey who are looking for a fresh new look.
What is the Silhouette InstaLift?
While a surgical facelift involves making large incisions to access the underlying soft tissue and remove excess skin, the Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive procedure that harnesses the rejuvenating power of the body to lift and refresh the mid-face.
The Silhouette InstaLift procedure is an enhanced type of thread lift. Thread lifts use absorbable sutures made from biocompatible materials to stimulate collagen production. The Silhouette InstaLift is an advanced thread lift technique that uses micro-suspension technology (MST) and bi-directional cones to improve the results that can be achieved with traditional thread lifting.
Benefits of Thread Lifts
A thread lift procedure lifts the facial tissues and tightens skin by stimulating collagen production long-term for natural-looking results. The Silhouette InstaLift procedure can address signs of aging for up to two years. The treatment can:
- Tighten skin for reduced skin laxity
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Create a more youthful appearance
- Enhance confidence and self-esteem
Patients can enjoy significant skin-tightening and rejuvenating effects without the need for a surgical procedure. This makes the Silhouette InstaLift a great choice for patients who lead busy lives and cannot accommodate the recovery time involved with a traditional lift procedure. The procedure may also be a good option for patients who are unable to undergo elective surgery.
Ideal Thread Lift Candidates
Proper patient selection helps to ensure good results and patient satisfaction. Good candidates for Silhouette InstaLift in New Jersey include women and men who are concerned about moderate skin laxity, fine lines, and other signs of aging in the mid-face area. Patients should be in good health overall, have good skin quality, and should have realistic expectations for the procedure.
Silhouette InstaLift is a great choice for patients who want long-lasting results without surgery and without using fillers that must be refreshed regularly. However, patients with significant sagging or excess skin may not see many benefits from a thread lift treatment. In these cases, Dr. Schrader may recommend a surgical procedure instead.
The Silhouette InstaLift Consultation in New Jersey
Those who are interested in Silhouette InstaLift should schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicole Schrader at one of her locations in Princeton, Robbinsville, or Voorhees, New Jersey. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals and to learn about the treatment options available to you.
To begin, Dr. Schrader will go over your medical history and ask questions to determine your candidacy. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it is safe for most patients to undergo Silhouette InstaLift. However, certain medical conditions may disqualify some patients from being candidates for the treatment. Safety is the priority.
Once candidacy has been assessed, Dr. Schrader will ask you questions about your cosmetic concerns. She will go over the InstaLift procedure and put together a custom treatment plan for you. If she does not feel that Silhouette InstaLift is the best option for your needs, she will typically suggest an alternative.
The Silhouette InstaLift Procedure
Dr. Schrader performs Silhouette InstaLift in New Jersey as an in-office treatment using local anesthesia to reduce discomfort. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes.
Before the anesthetic is injected, Dr. Schrader will mark areas of the face to indicate suture placement. She will use these markings to guide her during the procedure. The number of sutures that will be placed depends on several factors, including the patient’s skin laxity and goals.
Once the area has been marked and the local anesthetic has been administered, Dr. Schrader will use a needle to carefully insert each dissolvable suture. After she has placed all the sutures, the doctor will reposition the skin to maximize results and snip off the ends of the threads.
The body’s healing responses will begin to kick in immediately, causing an initial lift in the treatment area. Ongoing collagen stimulation will improve the results gradually over time.
Recovering from a Thread Lift in New Jersey
Immediately after Silhouette InstaLift, patients may experience some minor side effects. These potential side effects include swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. However, these should subside quickly. Cold packs and over-the-counter pain medications can be used to help minimize discomfort.
Patients can get back to work and other normal activities almost immediately. Many patients resume their normal schedule right away, while others may want to take 24-48 hours to rest up from the procedure.
After Silhouette InstaLift, patients should make some adjustments to their everyday activities temporarily. To encourage optimal results, Dr. Schrader recommends:
- Sleeping face-up and elevated for 3-5 days
- Avoiding high impact sports and excessive face and neck movements for 2 weeks
- Staying out of saunas for 3 weeks
- Refraining from makeup use for 24 hours
- Avoiding facial treatments and injections for 4 weeks and dental surgery for 3 weeks
- Washing the face gently
Why Choose Dr. Schrader for Facial Rejuvenation Procedures?
Although Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical treatment, the procedure does require a great deal of skill and in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy to optimize safety and results for patients. Nicole Schrader, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an expert, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon known for her skill in performing intricate cosmetic surgery procedures.
Dr. Schrader has over 15 years of experience and is focused on providing custom treatment plans for each patient. She offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments and always suggests the best options for each patient’s individual goals. Patients can look forward to beautiful, natural-looking results and safe, comfortable experience at Schrader Facial Plastic Surgery in Princeton, Voorhees, and Robbinsville, NJ.
Frequently Asked Questions about Silhouette InstaLift
Many people are beginning to choose non-surgical alternatives to the traditional facelift. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelift numbers have barely increased in recent years. However, this does not mean that Silhouette InstaLift is appropriate for all patients.
Some patients may have allergies, an infection, or other conditions that could prevent them from safely undergoing the procedure. Others may have too much excess skin or thin skin/poor skin quality. In these cases, a surgical procedure might be necessary.
The only way to find out if you are a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift in New Jersey is to discuss your goals and health history with Dr. Nicole Schrader during a consultation.
Patients can help extend their InstaLift results by leading a healthy lifestyle, practicing good skincare, and protecting their skin from the sun. Smoking and unprotected sun exposure can hurt long term InstaLift results and should be avoided.
All cosmetic treatments involve some risks, but FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift is considered to be very safe. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schrader to perform the procedure helps to keep rare risks, including asymmetry, sensory nerve injury, and banding, to a minimum.
Silhouette InstaLift offers patients two benefits: immediate lifting results following the treatment, and long-term rejuvenation from collagen stimulation. The immediate lift occurs due to the positioning of the sutures. As they dissolve, the body creates more collagen to reduce signs of aging for up to two years.
The threads or sutures used in Silhouette InstaLift are made from a safe, medical-grade polymer known as Poly (glycolide/L-lactide) (PLGA). The dissolving sutures are equipped with cones that point in two different directions to lift the tissues and stimulate collagen.
As with most cosmetic procedures, the cost of Silhouette InstaLift can vary. Because the procedure is cosmetic, it is not covered by insurance. Our staff can go over payment options with you at the time of your consultation.
A Silhouette InstaLift treatment will always be much cheaper than a facelift but may need to be repeated when the results begin to fade if the patient wishes to refresh their appearance once again.
If you are interested in a thread lift procedure in New Jersey, contact our Voorhees, Robbinsville, or Princeton locations to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nicole Schrader.