Our neck often betrays our age, as the delicate skin of the neck is highly susceptible to the damages caused by sun exposure, smoking, and the passage of time. Our neck muscles begin to weaken; combined with naturally-reduced collagen and elastin production that causes skin drooping, our neck may appear loose and aged before the rest of our bodies. This can even happen in patients who have firm, young looking skin.
Until recently, patients who wanted to be proactive about the appearance of their neck had only one option: a surgical neck lift. However, there is a new technology available that is minimally invasive and requires virtually no downtime. Silhouette InstaLift™ can be applied to the face or neck, and it effectively erases years from your appearance. It may be the right alternative to neck lift surgery that will enable you to have a lean, smooth contour to your neck without the challenges of surgery.
What is Silhouette InstaLift™?
The Silhouette InstaLift™ was approved by the FDA as a non-surgical lift procedure just a few years ago. Since then, it has become a highly sought-after “lunchtime” facelift and neck lift procedure. Silhouette InstaLift™ is a dissolvable, state-of-the-art suspension suture that has small cones along the main structure. When placed under the skin, the sutures create a pulling effect, lifting and tightening the tissue. The sutures are gradually reabsorbed by the body over the next 18 months, but they have a secondary effect of stimulating new collagen production during this time. You can rest assured that your skin will be in better shape than it was before the procedure, and it is perfectly safe to repeat once the sutures have dissolved.
Silhouette InstaLift™ can easily be applied to the skin of the face and neck. For a full lifting effect, a couple of sutures are placed along the back of the neck. These sutures pull the neck skin gently, creating a smooth, youthful shape.
What Should I Expect from My InstaLift™ Neck Lift?
We strive to make sure each patient is completely comfortable during the procedure and delighted with their results. When you come in for your InstaLift™ procedure, we will make markings on your neck to ensure precise placement of the suspension sutures. Your skin will be thoroughly numbed using a local anesthetic, so you will not experience any pain during the procedure. Once you are numb, your expertly-trained clinician will place the sutures across the back of your neck. The ends of the sutures will then be trimmed, and you will be able to see your results immediately. The entire procedure will take less than an hour! Best of all, as collagen production is stimulated, your results will continue to improve over the next several weeks.
Because the InstaLift™ neck lift is minimally invasive and does not require incisions or major tissue removal or manipulation, your recovery from the procedure will be minimal. While you may experience some minor redness or swelling in the areas where the sutures were placed, this should resolve very quickly. In fact, we advise our patients that they don’t need to make any changes to their schedule to accommodate the recovery process, as no downtime is required. We may ask that you refrain from vigorous exercise for a few days, but you can return to work and other regular daily activities on the same day as your procedure.
You can erase years from your neck without surgery! Call 603.294.4526 to schedule your personal consultation and discover how we can give you a youthful neck without incisions using Silhouette InstaLift™!