FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®.

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Models are real patients treated with Silhouette InstaLift. Individual technique and results may vary.

It’s natural to have questions when you’re considering a cosmetic treatment or procedure. That’s why we’ve put together the following answers to some common questions about InstaLift:

What sets InstaLift apart from other facial rejuvenation treatments?

InstaLift takes an innovative approach to mid-facial skin rejuvenation — addressing sagging mid-facial skin on the outside and volume loss on the inside. It’s the only non-surgical treatment with advanced Micro-Suspension Technology™ that uses micro-cones to provide an immediate lift and a gradual boost in natural collagen production.

Is InstaLift cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

Yes. Since April 2015, InstaLift has been the only absorbable suture that has FDA clearance for cosmetic facial procedures.

How long will my cheeks stay up with InstaLift?

You may notice a youthful-looking appearance that continues to improve over 6 months following treatment with long-term results lasting up to 2 years.

Who is a good candidate for treatment with InstaLift?

As with all treatments, be sure to ask your physician if InstaLift is right for you. InstaLift is most often recommended for women (mid-30s to age 50) seeking a rejuvenated, yet natural-looking appearance, as well as experiencing a loss of elasticity/sagging skin and loss of volume in the mid-face. They look in the mirror and lift their cheeks, wishing they could revert to where they once were and envision the youthful appearance they once had.

These women are looking for an immediate lift while adding volume over time. In fact, they may have previously received cosmetic injectables. However, they don’t feel ready for surgery. While they have good skin quality, they also notice their nasolabial folds and/or sagging in their cheeks.

How should I prepare for treatment?

Talk to your physician about your expectations and ask any questions before starting treatment. Also, be sure to tell your physician about any treatments you’ve already had and any medicines you’re currently taking.

Is the InstaLift procedure done in an office?

Yes. The treatment is performed in a physician’s office and takes less than an hour to complete. Downtime is minimal, similar to injections, there can be bruising, swelling, pain or tenderness at the treatment site. Most signs of treatment dissipate within 24-48 hours.

InstaLift is only performed by qualified physicians who have had special, comprehensive training and are familiar with the techniques required.

Will I need general anesthesia?

No. Your physician will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before treatment.

What should I do after treatment?

  • Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required
  • (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
  • Acetaminophen may be taken in case of pain
  • Makeup may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours
  • Sleep face-up, in an elevated position on pillows for 3-5 nights
  • Do not rub face aggressively when washing, shaving and drying face for 5 days. Be gentle
  • Avoid excessive face and neck movements for 2 weeks
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks
  • Avoid participating in high impact sports (e.g. running) for 2 weeks
  • Do not use saunas for 3 weeks
  • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks
  • Avoid facials or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks

Always consult your physician should you experience any side effects.

Who should not get treatment with InstaLift?

InstaLift should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial or in situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated, (e.g. infection). The device should also not be used in patients appearing to have very thin soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be palpable or in patients with excessive heavy skin. due to advanced aging. InstaLift is also not for people who aren't willing to undertake the after-treatment considerations.

How much does InstaLift cost?

Cost of the procedure varies by physician and is based on each patient’s individual needs.

KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING.

If you have more questions about InstaLift, be sure to reach out to a physician in your area. Knowing what to expect and getting the answers to your questions is key to achieving the results you want.

Indication

Silhouette lnstaLift® is indicated for use in mid-face suspension surgery to temporarily fixate the cheek sub-dermis in an elevated position.

Important Safety Considerations

The Silhouette InstaLift device should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic/ biomaterial or in situations where internal...

Indication

Silhouette lnstaLift® is indicated for use in mid-face suspension surgery to temporarily fixate the cheek sub-dermis in an elevated position.

Important Safety Considerations

The Silhouette InstaLift device should not be used in patients with any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic/ biomaterial or in situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated, (e.g. infection.) The device should also not be used in patients appearing to have very thin soft tissue of the face in which the implant may be visible or palpable.

Like all procedures of this type there is a possibility of adverse events, although not everybody experiences them. These adverse events include but are not limited to infection, minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction, pain (which may be temporary or persistent in nature), swelling and edema, transient hematoma or bruising and transient rippling or dimple formation. For further safety or product information, please consult your physician.

To report a side effect with Silhouette InstaLift, please send the details to quality@sinclairpharma.com. Click here for complete Instructions For Use.

The Silhouette InstaLift device is available only through a licensed practitioner.

REFERENCE

Few JW, Vachon G, Pintas S, Smith JR. Nonsurgical tissue repositioning: analysis of long-term results and patient satisfaction from 100 absorbable suture suspension cases. Aesthet Surg J Open Forum. 2019;2(1):