Silhouette Instalift

Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that redefines the contours of your mid-face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin around your cheeks, jawline, and nasolabial folds for a more youthful look.

Lift Without Surgery. Volume Without Fillers.

Silhouette InstaLift is a treatment unlike any other for lifting loose skin in the mid-face and jawline area. The procedure uses minimally-invasive, resorbable suspension sutures with bi-directional micro-cones placed in the deepest layer of mid-facial skin to deliver an immediate lift. The treatment also gradually restores lost facial volume by activating your own natural collagen production for a more youthful appearance that continues to improve over time. The sutures lift and reposition the tissue, while the micro-cones hold the suture and facial skin in an elevated position.

Limelight Cincinnati thread lift diagram
Before and after insta thread lift
Before and after insta thread lift
Before and after insta thread lift

Lift, Tighten & Restore

You’ll be numbed before the procedure so that it will be comfortable, and areas where the sutures will be inserted will be marked. During the treatment, Dr. Welden will gently insert a needle to a depth of 5mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue of the mid-face to each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have absorbable cones that hold them in place. The number of sutures used depends on your skin laxity and cosmetic needs. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and has minimal downtime, just some light redness and swelling for a few days. You’ll notice a lift to your cheek area immediately, and over time the threads boost collagen production for added volume.

Instalift’s results look natural, and Dr. Welden can help you achieve harmony and balance in the face where fillers and neuromodulators like Botox cannot, by non-surgically lifting and “re-draping” the cheeks and jowls. The results help to recreate the youthful curves to the face along your jawline and mid-face. The threadlift treatment can also be done on the neck.

Threadlift FAQ

Does a threadlift hurt?
Nope! We’ll numb your face before the procedure so that you’ll be comfortable.

How long does it take? Is there any downtime?
The procedure takes under an hour and has minimal downtime with most signs of treatment (ex: bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site) dissipating within 24–48 hours. You can get right back to your activities and enjoy an instant lift in the cheeks, while adding volume over time for long lasting results.

How many treatments will I need?
Just one!

How long will my results last?
Results usually last between 18 months to 2 years, after which the sutures gradually dissolve. To help prolong your results, wear sunscreen, avoid deliberate tanning, and don’t smoke. Limelight also carries skin products that will help keep your skin rejuvenated!

What are the sutures made of?
Silhouette InstaLift sutures are made from glycolide / L-lactide (PLGA), a polymer that is frequently used in medical devices and is well tolerated and fully resorbable by the body. The sutures lift and add volume while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and cheek sub-dermis in an elevated position.

Who is a good candidate?
InstaLift is most often recommended for women in their mid-30s to 50s with good skin quality 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. The procedure can be done on all skin types, but your skin should not be either too thin or too thick/heavy.