Sillhouette InstaLift Specialist

Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

Dermatologists located in Los Gatos, CA

Gravity may keep you grounded, but it isn’t a friend to your aging skin. If you’re starting to see jowls, wrinkles, and other drooping facial features with age, dermatologist Iris Gin, MD, and her team at Kaila Dermatology & Laser Center in Lost Gatos California, can lift your skin and rejuvenate your whole appearance with a Silhouette InstaLift™ face-lift. To consult with Dr. Gin about the Silhouette InstaLift and decide if it’s right for you, call Kaila Dermatology & Laser Center or request an appointment online today.

Sillhouette InstaLift Q & A

Who will benefit from the Silhouette InstaLift procedure?

Patients who don't want to have a surgical face-lift procedure can enjoy many of the same benefits from a Silhouette InstaLift. The procedure is minimally invasive and doesn't require heavy anesthesia. Patients who have a difficult time with anesthesia can rely on this technique to provide positive results without forcing them to endure a lengthier, more traumatic procedure.

Many patients choose Silhouette InstaLift over traditional face-lifts because they can be performed in Dr. Gin's office, and the recovery time is minimal. During a Silhouette InstaLift, Dr. Gin places biomaterial sutures beneath your skin to suspend your facial tissues and promote collagen growth. 

Patients who want immediate results from their facial rejuvenation procedure and fewer side effects are the best candidates for the Silhouette InstaLift procedure. 


When should a Silhouette InstaLift procedure be avoided?

A Silhouette Instalift procedure is beneficial for many patients but may pose difficulties for others. Diabetics who have difficulty healing after certain types of procedures should discuss all of their options before undergoing a Silhouette Instalift procedure. This is also true for patients who have problems with local anesthetics or other medications that may be used during the procedure.

The Silhouette InstaLift procedure is designed to lift the middle area of the face. If a patient desires a full face-lift that includes the forehead, around the eyes, and the neck, the Silhouette InstaLift will not provide the desired results. Dr. Gin thoroughly evaluates the patient's health and goals and helps them make an informed choice about whether or not to have the procedure. 


What is the recovery time for a Silhouette InstaLift procedure?

The recovery time for a Silhouette InstaLift procedure is minimal in comparison to surgical face-lift procedures. The procedure itself takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes to perform, and you’re able to resume your day-to-day activities within 1-2 days. 

Dr. Gin recommends that once you visit her office, you should go home and rest for the remainder of the day. She also stresses to avoid speaking or chewing for several days after the procedure.

The procedure may produce minimal swelling and discomfort for the first few days of recovery. Dr. Gin recommends that patients who have a Silhouette InstaLift avoid opening their mouth widely for at least two weeks. This allows the threads time to settle and the healing process to begin.

To discuss the Silhouette InstaLift with Dr. Gin and decide if it’s right for you, call Kaila Dermatology & Laser Center or request an appointment online today.