Silhouette INSTALIFT™

SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT ™ – The Newest Non Surgical Procedure to Lift Sagging Facial Skin
What does this new minimally-invasive technique mean to you? It means an immediate actual LIFT that does not require surgery.

In one simple, short office procedure of about 45 minutes, you can walk out looking like you did years ago.

InstaLift Simplified

Very fine biodegradable sutures are placed deep into the skin. The suture design allows Dr. Pilest to reposition sagging tissue in the mid-face to a higher, more youthful position. The results are immediate. The treatment is not painful. Your lift should last about 18 months.

At this time, the FDA has approved InstaLift for the mid-face, so you can expect improvements for both cheek area and jowl.

What Are the Sutures Made of and Are They Safe?

Silhouette InstaLift is made from Polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has a long history of use as a well-tolerated, resorbable suture. The suture design was developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise.

What do the Cones do?

The suture acts as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place and in time stimulate the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.

Why Silhouette InstaLift?

  • Immediate lifting effect
  • Progressive restoration of the body’s own lost collagen
  • Entirely re-absorbable material
  • Non-surgical technique
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Natural looking

What Happens During an InstaLift Treatment?

Dr. Pilest will insert the patented Silhouette InstaLift sutures to lift the deeper layers of the skin in your mid-face or cheek area. The treatment does not require general anesthesia or stitches. Localized numbing is all that is needed for a comfortable procedure.



No Cutting?

Only a single needle entry point is required for each thin filament. There is no cutting or stitches. You will see results right away and the recovery time is minimal.

The unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body. There is also a production of collagen to aid in healthy skin renewal for natural-looking, long-lasting results.

View the video below for additional animation. Silhouette InstaLift is branded as Silhouette Soft outside the U.S. where it has been successfully used since 2013.

*Individuals Results May Vary.

Instalift Before & After Irvine, CA
Instalift Before & After Irvine, CA

*Individual results may vary.

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How Long Will the InstaLift Last?*

You can reasonably expect improvements to last about 18 months. The sutures do eventually dissolve and natural aging continues, just as it would if you had no treatment or had a surgical lift.


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*Individual Results May Vary

Is InstaLift the Same as Thread Lift?

No. In the past decade (up until about 2009), suture lifts known as Thread Lift (under additional terms) used barbed permanent sutures. The design of the barbed suture did not provide adequate holding power and would sometimes fail or “snap” since the barbs were essentially cuts into the suture material itself. This older procedure was removed from the market. InstaLift uses biodegradable sutures with soft cones that dissolve over time and also insure the lift power your skin needs.

How Much Lift Can I Expect?

Your level of lift will be determined by your level of skin laxity, and the number and location of sutures placed.

Sagging skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a simple in-office procedure to re-contour your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Pilest has received comprehensive training on this breakthrough anti-aging treatment and can answer all your questions about the procedure during your consultation. Ask for your InstaLift consultation.

Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today by calling (949) 727-3800

*Individual Results May Vary