RAAC / TreatmentsInstalift®

About Instalift® Thread Lift

Instalift®, also known as The Silhouette InstaLift, is a form of a non-surgical face lift that provides a quick and less invasive alternative to a traditional surgical face lift. This thread lift procedure utilizes threads specifically designed with micro-cones to lift and reposition the sagging skin on the face. The treatment facilitates the elevation of the mid-face, cheek lift, and jowl lift without the need for surgery. The unique Instalift® threads are inserted beneath the skin to mechanically lift and hold the facial tissues in place, providing an immediate lift. Furthermore, the presence of these threads stimulates collagen production, aiding in facial rejuvenation and providing a natural face lift effect over time. Unlike a surgical face lift, Instalift® procedure requires no general anesthesia and has a quicker recovery time, making it a preferred choice for those seeking facial rejuvenation with less downtime.

Immediate lifting and tightening of the facial skin.

Encourages long-term collagen production for ongoing facial rejuvenation.

Minimally invasive procedure as compared to a traditional surgical face lift.

No general anesthesia required, lowering the risks associated with surgery.

Quick procedure time, usually completed within an hour.

Minimal downtime, typically 24-48 hours post-procedure, unlike a surgical face lift which may require a longer recovery period.

Sagging jowls, suitable for a jowl lift

Nasolabial folds

Aging effects on facial skin, providing facial rejuvenation

Loss of volume in the mid-face region, suitable for a mid-face lift

Procedure Time

45 – 60 minutes

Results Lasts

Up to 2 years




1 Session


24 – 48 hours


Local Anesthetic


Ideal candidates for InstaLift are individuals aged between 35 and 65 with a moderate degree of sagging skin in the mid-face, cheeks, and jawline areas. Those seeking a non-surgical face lift to address early signs of facial aging may find InstaLift to be a suitable option. However, certain contraindications may exclude some individuals from being suitable candidates. These contraindications include known allergies or foreign body sensitivities to plastic biomaterial, presence of an infection, or situations where internal fixation is otherwise contraindicated. Additionally, individuals with very soft facial tissues might not be ideal candidates as the implant may be visible post-procedure. It’s imperative to note that the Silhouette InstaLift® is technique-sensitive, hence, it’s advisable to consult with an experienced physician who understands the utilization of the device. The right physician would be able to identify the best-suited candidates for the treatment based on factors such as skin type, age, facial structure, and medical history.

InstaLift operates by inserting biocompatible sutures with micro-cones beneath the skin to mechanically lift and hold facial tissues, providing an immediate lift. Over time, these threads also foster collagen production, aiding in ongoing facial rejuvenation and a natural lift effect.

Typically, downtime post-InstaLift is minimal, ranging from 24 to 48 hours, allowing for a swift return to daily activities as compared to a surgical face lift, which may require a longer recovery period.

No, general anesthesia is not required for InstaLift. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, making it a safer and quicker alternative to surgical face lift procedures.

InstaLift delivers immediate lifting effects post-procedure, with full benefits including collagen stimulation and facial rejuvenation continuing to improve over the ensuing months.

The results of InstaLift can endure anywhere from 18 months to up to 3 years, depending on individual factors like skin type, age, and lifestyle.

InstaLift stands out from traditional thread lifts thanks to its bi-directional cones on PDO threads that provide immediate lift and stimulate collagen production for long-term facial rejuvenation. This innovative thread lift technology allows for a less invasive procedure with minimized downtime compared to older thread lift methods.




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