Lifting procedures (Silhouette InstaLift)

The Silhouette Instalift procedure (sometimes also referred to as “threadlifting”) is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure which immediately lifts your mid-facial skin, including sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds. Since 2015, InstaLift is the only absorbable suture with FDA clearance for cosmetic facial procedures.

All of our board-certified dermatologists have undergone specialized, comprehensive training with Silhouette InstaLift and are familiar with the techniques required to perform this procedure. We will be happy to see you in consultation to discuss your treatment goals and determine together if Silhouette InstaLift may be a good treatment option for you.

What happens during Silhouette Instalift?

During this procedure, microcones and sutures are placed in the skin which provide an immediate non-surgical facelift. These microcones and sutures are absorbed by the body and activate collagen to production to add volume to your mid-face, creating a more youthful appearance. The procedure is performed in our office and takes around 1 hour to complete. 

How long is the downtime? 

The downtime for this procedure is minimal. You can expect mild pain, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site. Most signs of treatment disappear within 24-48 hours.

What will I need to do prior to treatment? 

We will see you for consultation prior to your treatment to discuss your expectations, prior treatments, and answer any questions you may have.

When will I see results?

You will see an immediate lift following the procedure which can last up to 6 months. The microcones and sutures stimulate your body’s own collagen production which can be longer-lasting, up to 2 years in some patients.

If you want to know if the Silhouette Instalift system is appropriate for your dermatological concerns, it’s time to call Northwest Skin and Laser.  Our team of dermatological experts is available to help you achieve the youthful, vibrant skin you remember from your youth.  Call our offices at 404-513-6372 to reach our helpful staff and become part of our office’s patient family.  They’ll help you prepare for your first visit by informing you of the paperwork you’ll need to fill out, what documentation we require, etc.  Once that call is complete you’ll be ready to visit our clinic at 676 N St Clair St, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611 and start your journey to beautiful skin.