Facial changes occur gradually due to aging, gravitational effects, sun exposure, illness and heredity factors. Common signs of facial aging include wrinkles, fine lines, and creases around the mouth, nose and eyes.
But as the skin loses its natural collagen and elastin fibers with age, the mid-face skin begins to sag, creating more conspicuous facial aging.
Although facelift surgery is a safe, proven and effective way to counter the effects of aging, many people are unwilling to choose this aggressive cosmetic approach. In some cases, the patient’s health may not permit them to undergo a facelift surgery, while many busy moms and working people avoid it because they cannot afford to go through the downtime and risk of complications involved in a facelift surgery.
These candidates can explore some of the innovative and cutting edge non-surgical techniques to reverse facial aging. People who anyway prefer subtle enhancements to the face and do not want a dramatic change can also be ideal candidates for a non-surgical facelift.
All such people can benefit from Silhouette InstaLift, which is a unique non-surgical facelift being offered by the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS). Led by remarkable, golden, and board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin, the practice provides Silhouette InstaLift aesthetic treatment to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations in The Old Dominion State.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Silhouette InstaLift can serve as a safe and convenient minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery. The procedure is designed to create a subtle lift in the mid-face by securing the underlying facial tissue. At the same time, it improves facial volume from inside over time as the stimulation of new collagen occurs in the deeper tissue layers.
This non-surgical facelift is ideally suited for people who want to rejuvenate the facial appearance and take several years off their face without having to undergo a surgical facelift. Silhouette InstaLift technique is based on a re-absorbable suture and bi-directional cones that are manipulated to provide a gentle lift and stability to the mid-face tissue, and enhance overall facial contours.
Patients can expect to achieve a more youthful, fuller and aesthetically desirable facial look without experiencing the discomfort, risk and downtime of a traditional surgery.
How does it Work?
The Silhouette InstaLift technology makes use of a small suture threaded by bi-directional cones. A bio-medical co-polymer called Polyglycolide and L-lactide is used in this procedure, which gets naturally absorbed in the body over time. The key is to accurately place the smooth cones at a depth of about 5 mm within the subcutaneous tissue of the facial skin.
This enables the provider to gently lift, position and stabilize the sagging mid-face tissue, while the bi-directional placement of the cones enables further stabilization by squeezing and holding the tissue in place.
Initial results with Silhouette InstaLift can be seen immediately in terms of lifted facial contours. The final results will continue to improve as the patient leaves the provider’s office. Accomplished and profound plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and other cities and neighborhoods in this region of the northeast for Silhouette InstaLift.
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland, Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.