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GUEST EXPERT: TAKE 5 YEARS OFF IN 45 MINUTES

06-26-18 | Posted by


NEW YORK CITY PLASTIC SURGEON ALAN MATARASSO

For anyone who wants to look a little younger but is not quite ready for a surgical facelift, there is another option today that is safe and effective – Silhouette InstaLift.

Injectable fillers and neuromodulators like BOTOX® can help soften wrinkles; peels can improve skin tone and reduce pigment, and lasers or other energy-based therapies can tighten and firm skin texture. Despite these increasingly popular treatments, there has not been an effective way to reverse the effects of gravity without undergoing surgery until recently.

A novel non-surgical lifting option called Silhouette InstaLift is one of the newest facial rejuvenation procedures available. This straightforward procedure is used to lift sagging tissues of the face and restore volume to facial contours for a lasting, natural-looking improvement. Silhouette InstaLift takes about 45 minutes in our office and results can be seen immediately. As it is a minimally-invasive procedure, there are minimal side effects from InstaLift and most patients can resume their normal activities in a few days.

The procedure is very straightforward. We insert a precise number of fine Silhouette InstaLift sutures under your skin to gently lift the midface and cheeks. These patented Polyglycolide/L-lactide sutures have tiny cones that hold them in place in the deeper tissues which then lift sagging skin. Over time, the sutures are absorbed by the body. They then stimulate collagen production in the skin, also resulting in improved facial contour. Collagen is the structural protein that gives skin the supple, elastic properties associated with youthful skin.

AlanMatarassoMDFACS

AlanMatarassoMDFACS

AlanMatarassoMDFACS

AlanMatarassoMDFACS

Silhouette InstaLift is a very attractive choice for anyone who wants to do something more than just creams and injectable treatments without the investment of facial cosmetic surgery. The lifting effect can last for one to two years or longer depending on your age at the time or the procedure and the number of sutures used. Results look extremely natural without any visible scars.

Most people can benefit from Silhouette InstaLift, but ideal candidates are women in their 30s to 50s with mild to moderate skin laxity, whose facial skin around the cheeks and upper face is beginning to sag and look less firm, creating an aging and tired appearance. It can also be effective for men who have minimal skin sagging and early signs of aging skin.

InstaLift does not have the downtime, anesthesia, and expense of a surgical facelift. If you are looking for an alternative or adjunct to ongoing youthful maintenance which can be combined with injectable hyaluronic acid fillers and neurotoxins like BOTOX, Silhouette InstaLift may be a very good choice for you.

Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City and president-elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). For more information visit alanmatarassomd.com

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