THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: WHAT IS SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®?

Thread lift is a popular cosmetic procedure in Vancouver for collagen stimulation and providing deep-plane tissue lift. The appearance of sagging skin, particularly on the face and neck, can be subtly but noticeably improved with Silhouette Instalift®, often known as a non-surgical facelift. They are the only thread lifts currently approved by Health Canada. The Silhouette Instalift® threads are sutures that are made of poly (lactic-co-glycolic) acid. Our board-certified expert physicians will place the threads beneath the skin using needles.

These PLLA threads have been shown to both promote collagen production and tighten skin over time.  It delivers an immediate lift and gradually restores lost facial volume of the mid-face by stimulating your natural collagen production. It has a proprietary design, which consists of several tiny cones pointed in opposing directions. The skin and subcutaneous fat can be stretched over the cones thanks to this design, which suspends and lifts the skin. This repositioning by the threads gives the appearance of renewed youth. In addition to being less invasive and more affordable than surgery, thread lifts are safe and require very little recovery time.

THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

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The best candidates for thread lifts are patients who are undergoing early facial aging. If you prefer to not undergo a surgical facelift which requires general anesthesia or downtime, thread lifts may be a suitable option for you. If you are looking to improve the quality of the skin, especially on both sides of the cheeks, or to improve mild to moderate jowls in the lower area of your face, Silhouette Instalift® may be a great option.

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THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: TREATMENT BENEFITS

Thread lift methods in Vancouver provide several treatment benefits for those looking for a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation.

  • Thread lifts boost collagen production, which over time can improve the skin's firmness and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Thread lifts usually produce natural and long-term results lasting for 3-4 years.
  • Due to their ability to promote the generation of new collagen, threads help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Another advantage of thread lifts is their limited downtime, which means that patients can resume their regular activitiesquickly after the treatment.
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THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: HOW LONG DO THREAD LIFTS LAST?

Depending on personal characteristics including age, lifestyle, and skin condition, the duration of thread lift results may vary. Generally speaking, a thread lift in Vancouver might have effects that last between three to four years. This duration results from the body absorbing the threads gradually and from continuous stimulation of collagen formation, which keeps the skin elastic and firm.

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THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: WHAT TO EXPECT SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT®

You may expect some little bruising, pain, or swelling following the thread lift procedure in Vancouver. Nevertheless, these side effects are typically transient and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. Results should be visible as soon as the threads are implanted, but as the swelling and bruises start to go down, you can notice more in the days and weeks that follow.

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SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT® VANCOUVER: RECOVERY AND HEALING

Patients in Vancouver should normally anticipate some slight swelling, bruising, or soreness in the treated region following a Silhouette InstaLift®. This is normal and usually goes away in a few days. For the best possible healing, you must adhere to the post-procedure instructions that our doctors provide.

These instructions might include avoiding physically demanding tasks, avoiding touching or massaging the area that has been treated, and applying cold compresses to minimize swelling. To reduce swelling, our patients are typically advised to sleep with their heads raised for the first few nights. Additionally, follow-up sessions will be planned regularly to track your progress.

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THREAD LIFT VANCOUVER: PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT

You will first be evaluated by Dr. Zhai or Dr. Van Dewark and the team at Sparrow MD to see if you are a suitable candidate for thread lifts. Following your candidacy, we will plan a treatment date. Before your procedure, we may advise you to stop taking certain prescriptions and refrain from using over-the-counter blood thinners like aspirin or herbal supplements. We always advise our patients to plan for a few days of social downtime and a well-thought-out aftercare strategy to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery.

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ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS TO THREAD LIFT

Botox® Nefertiti Jawline Lift

The Nefertiti lift utilizes lift employs neuromodulators like Botox®, precisely administered to targeted muscles in the lower face, jaw, and neck. This procedure aims to achieve a refreshed lower face appearance and a more sculpted jawline by relaxing specific muscles. It is designed to provide a non-invasive option.

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Microneedling

A less invasive cosmetic technique called microneedling encourages the skin's creation of collagen and leads to skin firmness and reduction of wrinkles. Microneedling, a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, stimulates collagen production, fostering skin firmness and reducing wrinkles.

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Dermal Filler Treatment

Dermal fillers are injected into specific facial areas to alleviate wrinkles, uplift sagging skin, and restore volume. This non-surgical procedure typically takes 30-60 minutes. By strategically placing fillers, a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance can be achieved, enhancing facial contours and addressing signs of aging effectively.

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Exosomes

Exosome therapy harnesses a diverse array of growth factors and chemicals to stimulate collagen synthesis, leading to visibly firmer, tighter, and more youthful skin. This innovative approach utilizes exosomes to promote skin rejuvenation, enhancing its overall appearance and texture.

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Ultherapy®

Our Ultherapy treatment is a non-invasive method for neck, chin, and brow skin tightening and lifting. This gold-standard technology penetrates deep into the skin to the structural layers using ultrasonic energy. Ultherapy can target the tissue at a depth that is comparable to that of a surgical facelift. The procedure may last 1-2 hours.

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Combination Treatment

Microneedling combined with topical exosomes leads to skin rejuvenation and firmness. Exosomes enter the skin deeply and deliver their powerful ingredients to skin cells through the microchannels that microneedling creates. They are an incredible booster to elevate your microneedling results.

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ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS TO THREAD LIFT

Botox Nefertiti Jawline Lift

To achieve a lower face refresh and a more scultped jawline, the Nefertiti lift uses neuromodulators like Botox® administered at specific target muscles throughout the lower half of the face, jaw, and neck.

Dermal Filler Treatment

Dermal fillers can be injected into desired facial areas to smooth out wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and restore volume. The procedure lasts for 30-60 minutes.

Microneedling

A less invasive cosmetic technique called microneedling encourages the skin's creation of collagen and leads to skin firmness and reduction of wrinkles. It involves the use of tiny microneedles that initiate the skin’s natural repair process.

EXOSOMES

Exosomes are a type of stem cell therapy. It has become a therapeutic choice for treating aging. Exosomes contain a concentrated regenerative complex. It functions as an intercellular messenger to your skin.

ULTHERAPY®

It is the gold standard skin-tightening treatment. The treatment targets both the SMAS and dermal layers of the skin. The micro-focused ultrasound waves deliver energy to the skin layers with precision.

Combination Treatment

Microneedling combined with topical exosomes leads to skin rejuvenation and firmness. Exosomes enter the skin deeply and deliver their powerful ingredients to skin cells through the microchannels that microneedling creates. They are an incredible booster to elevate your microneedling results.

YOUR THREAD LIFT CONSULTATION WITH OUR DOCTORS

Our clinic offers our clients an intimate clinical setting with the dependability of highly trained medical doctors. Thread lifts are one of several minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that our team of highly skilled medical professionals specialize in. At our clinic, a consultation with one of our medical professionals will always take place before your procedure. To address any worries and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment, our specialist physicians will consult with you and customize the best treatment plan for your aesthetic goals.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many patients are concerned about the discomfort associated with thread lifts. However, it's important to note that thread lifts are generally not considered painful. The procedure is designed to be minimally invasive and is typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the treatment area, significantly reducing any pain.

Silhouette Instalift® ranges in price from $1,500 to $6,000. It depends on the number of threads required for your specific needs. Our physicians can determine this after a facial assessment.

The results of a Silhouette Instalift are not permanent, but they are long-lasting. The results typically last around 3 to 4 years. The longevity of the results can vary based on factors like individual skin type, the degree of skin laxity, and the body's natural aging process. While the sutures themselves are absorbed by the body over time, the collagen stimulation they induce contributes to more enduring results. However, it's important to note that the Silhouette Instalift does not stop the aging process, and additional treatments may be necessary in the future to maintain the desired look.

Research has demonstrated that when it comes to inducing collagen formation in the skin, PLLA threads outperform PDO threads. Moreover, PLLA takes 14–18 months to biodegrade, whereas PDO threads take 6–8 months. In other words, the body absorbs PLLA threads more slowly.

Whether thread lifts are 'better' than dermal fillers depends on the individual's specific aesthetic goals and the condition of their skin. Both treatments offer different benefits and are often used to target various signs of aging. Thread lifts provide a lifting effect, which is ideal for sagging skin. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are excellent for restoring lost volume and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. These two treatments can complement each other to deliver the best cosmetic results.

Yes. Definitely. Our doctors often combine the two to enhance your aesthetic results.

Thread lifts are most commonly done for the face. But they can also be done on other areas like neck and arms.

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