Aleksandra Bielawiec DNP is a recognized InstaLift non-surgical facelift expert and Trainer in Barrington, Illinois.
InstaLift is a non-surgical FDA approved in-office procedure using threads composed of absorbable (dissolving) suture material to uniquely lift sagging skin of face including the jawline and cheek.
InstaLift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure using threads composed of absorbable (dissolving) suture material to uniquely lift sagging skin of face including the jawline and cheek.
There is an appreciable lifting effect immediately following placement of InstaLift sutures, however results continue to improve for approximately three to six months following treatment. The duration of skin tightening results following the InstaLift non-surgical facelift vary by patient, but typically last around 12-18 months.
Each InstaLift suture is composed of two degradable sugar materials, 1) a glycolic polymer called polyglycolic acid (PGA), and 2) poly-L-lactic acid (PLA or PLLA). The long suture is made up of only PLLA, while the specially designed absorbable tiny cones are a combination of 82% PLLA and 18% PGA . Both sugars are routinely used in dermatology – PLLA is the main ingredient in some absorbable sutures as well as the volumizing injectable Sculptra. Glycolic acids are commonly used for skin renewal in skin care products and peels.
In most patients, no. More conservative, less dramatic results are achieved with Silhouette InstaLift than a traditional facelift or neck lift. However, for those patients that have only mild to moderate facial laxity (skin sagging), or for those that do not want a surgical intervention, InstaLift may be part of a treatment plan to achieve proper restoration of facial proportions and balance.
In Aleksandra's experience, there is minimal to no downtime associated with InstaLift. While individual results may vary, most patients experience minimal to mild soreness for a day or two. Most patients can resume daily social activities within 24-48 hours, if not the same day.