Jowls That Stay Up.
Are you aware of how jowls develop as we age? At The Edge For Men in St Louis, we can lift the jowls to give the jawline a more sculpted look. This pioneering, FDA–approved non-surgical treatment is a great alternative to fillers and surgery.
InstaLift is a kind of treatment that is not like any other. Its Micro–Suspension Technology is made up of tiny cones that are inserted in the deepest layer of mid-facial skin.
It immediately lifts the skin and gradually restores the midface’s lost facial volume by activating the body’s natural collagen production for a younger-looking appearance that keeps getting better. InstaLift is a revolutionary advancement in safety and efficacy because it uses an absorbable material.
The cones that are attached to the threads grip onto the tissue and keep it in place until the thread dissolves and the body’s scar tissue takes over and maintains the lift for a longer period of time.
What it Treats
Enhances facial features in the mid-face, cheeks, and some areas in the neck to restore their shape.
Cost varies according to each patient's needs and the number of sutures required.
Typically only one session is needed for desired results.
The procedure usually takes approximately one hour to complete.
There is no downtime with this procedure. Patients may experience some mild bruising and tenderness.
Immediately, patients can experience a noticeable lift in the cheeks and there will be an increase in volume over time for long-lasting results.
The micro-cones in InstaLift energize cells in the middle part of the face, which encourages the growth of collagen, resulting in firmer, plumper skin and a more youthful appearance.
Enhances Skin Quality
InstaLift utilizes the micro-suspension technique (MST) to create a quick lifting result to the cheeks, jawline, jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds. Over time, this treatment stimulates collagen to enhance its texture, volume, and thickness.
We invite you to come to our easily accessible St. Louis location for a complimentary consultation. We will review your objectives and evaluate if InstaLift is the best option for you.
During the InstaLift process, the practitioner will mark the locations for thread placement on the skin. The areas where the threads will enter and exit are then numbed with a local anesthetic.
Tiny bidirectional polylactic acid and glycolic acid sutures are placed on each side of the face to lift and reposition targeted areas.
After the sutures have been carefully placed, they are tightened and secured with rotating knots, creating an immediate lifting effect that creates a refined, softer, more youthful appearance.
The procedure typically only requires sixty minutes and has minimal downtime; most signs of treatment (like slight bruising, swelling, and soreness in the area being treated) will dissipate within 24 to 48 hours.
Patients can quickly return to their normal activities and experience a sudden lift to their cheeks, as well as lasting outcomes from an increase in volume over time.
How it Works
InstiLift is designed to lift the skin and promote collagen production in the area where the sutures are situated. These threads are made up of Polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has a long history of being a safe and absorbable suture.
The Silhouette InstaLift threads are outfitted with small, dissolvable knots and ultra-small dissolvable “cones” that help to lift and anchor the skin. This enables the threads to be securely pulled up, holding the skin in place and providing a visible lift to the facial region. Eventually, the threads will gradually dissolve.
What it Treats
The InstaLift procedure helps to address the effects of aging on the mid-face area. Cheeks are full and round, but as we age, these areas can become sunken or even hollow. This can cause the mid-face to look gaunt and cause sagging and jowls to form along the jawline. InstaLift can help restore youthful contours. It also treats the neck and nasolabial folds.
The Silhouette InstaLift threads are constructed from Polyglycolide/L-lactide (PLGA), which has been employed safely in the past as a degradable suture. Different from other coarse or plain threads, these InstaLift threads incorporate numerous micro-dissolvable knots accompanied by extraordinarily tiny dissolvable cones which can lift and attach to the skin tissue. These threads gradually dissolve over time.
How is InstaLift different from Thread Lifts?
The thread lifts of the past were situated in various areas of the face and used non-degradable sutures with barbs to keep the skin taut. This would often result in unnatural pulling and noticeable lines in the skin. The InstaLift sutures are composed of sugar molecules distinctive from the sutures from earlier times.
These sutures are biodegradable, which implies that they deteriorate over time. Nevertheless, they have the benefit of triggering new collagen production in the area where they are placed, enhancing the delicate but clear lifting results of InstaLift.
What procedures can be combined with InstaLift?
At The Edge For Men In St Louis, InstaLift can be used in conjunction with other treatments for optimal results. It can be used with the Aerolase Laser to resolve laxity, scarring, acne, and unwanted hair with a single procedure. Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau are applicable for smoothening moderate to severe frown lines, glabellar lines, and crow’s feet.
Dermal Fillers can be utilized to restore lost volume for a more sculpted look. Agnes Radio Frequency Microneedling is beneficial for blemishes and eyebags, and Scarlet SRF Microneedling can treat acne, enlarged pores, loose skin, and wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Those who are distressed by drooping facial skin and a tired appearance that want to have a more youthful appearance are ideal candidates for this procedure. People who are interested in a non-surgical approach and would like to restore facial shape and bulk in their mid-face, as well as their cheeks, are ideal candidates.
The results typically last an average of at least 18 months.
InstaLift has been FDA-approved since April 2015.
When having the InstaLift procedure, any discomfort is kept to a minimum. In order to achieve this, both the entry and exit points of the suture are numbed with lidocaine anesthetic. Additionally, the sutures are placed in the fatty tissue plane of the face which has very little feeling and nerve endings, so there should be no pain.
The patient may experience a slight tugging sensation while the sutures are being put in, but no actual pain.
InstaLift is non-invasive. Side effects are mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness for a few days.
InstaLift treats the mid-face, cheeks, and some parts of the neck to restore contours and add volume.
You will be given detailed instructions on how to prepare for your InstaLift procedure. You should cease taking any blood-thinning medications such as Ibuprofen or supplements such as Vitamin E, garlic, ginger, and turmeric, for seven days prior to your thread-lift procedure.
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