Years of sun exposure and the natural aging process can result in the appearance of sagging, wrinkled skin, which may cause you to look much older than you feel. While a surgical facelift can offer excellent results to restore your younger-looking appearance, many people want to avoid surgery or feel that they aren’t quite ready to commit to a more extensive procedure. When this is the case, nonsurgical Silhouette InstaLift™ may be the perfect solution.
If you’re considering InstaLift™ as a nonsurgical facelift alternative, request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph Castellano and discuss your need and goals in more detail. Dr. Castellano and his team at Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tampa, Florida offer a number of cosmetic treatments and services to help men and women look and feel their absolute best.
When InstaLift™ Is Right
The best candidates for InstaLift™ might see noticeable signs of facial aging, but may not be ready to commit to a surgical procedure like a facelift. InstaLift™ can be a great solution to help improve the appearance of jowls, sagging skin, wrinkles and loss of facial volume to achieve a smoother and more youthful look and feel to your complexion.
Because many people who opt for a surgical facelift are in their 40s, 50s or 60s, men and women who notice premature signs of aging that occur earlier in life could be excellent candidates for InstaLift™, as well as those who choose to hold off on surgery for any number of reasons.
What to Expect
Silhouette InstaLift™ is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete in-office. One of the many benefits of InstaLift™ is that it doesn’t require any downtime following your treatment session, so you can expect to return to work and normal daily activities as soon as you leave our office.
The procedure itself involves the use of suspension sutures with small bidirectional cones that can be safely absorbed by your body and therefore do not need to be removed. Dr. Castellano will use a needle to carefully place the sutures under the skin in key points along the contours of your face. These sutures provide a subtle, natural-looking lifting effect, resulting smoother, tighter skin without requiring surgery.
As an added bonus, InstaLift™ can stimulate the production of the natural collagen fibers in your skin, which will gradually begin to perform the work of the sutures on their own, providing long-lasting results.
Recovery and Results
Most people enjoy immediate results after their InstaLift™ procedure, although you may experience some bruising or swelling directly afterwards. These symptoms should diminish within the next 2 or 3 days, however, fully revealing your youthful new look.
Although InstaLift™ does have the ability to help stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production, thus giving you long-lasting results, no type of cosmetic surgery can stop the aging process altogether. For this reason, you may need an additional procedure or touch-ups down the road to maintain your results long-term.
With Other Procedures
Depending on your specific needs and goals, Dr. Castellano might recommend combining your Silhouette InstaLift™ procedure with another treatment. In some cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help to enhance the smoothing effect of InstaLift™. If sun damage or other discoloration concerns are bothering you, InstaLift™ can also be combined with laser skin resurfacing for more complete results.