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Silhouette InstaLift® in Santa Monica, CA

There are several nonsurgical facelift options available for patients noticing early signs of aging but who are not ready for a facelift. One of the most advanced options is a minimally invasive Silhouette InstaLift®.

The Silhouette InstaLift® is not designed to replace a facelift entirely and cannot correct severe skin sagging; however, it can be used to delay the need for a more invasive procedure. An InstaLift® can also refresh the appearance of a previous facelift patient.


What Is a Silhouette InstaLift®?

The Silhouette thread lift is a revolutionary approach for patients just beginning to have noticeable facial sagging. It uses absorbable sutures studded with micro-cones to stimulate collagen growth, restore facial volume, and lift sagging skin around the mouth and cheeks.

What Can a Silhouette InstaLift® Correct?


Sagging Skin

An InstaLift® can tighten sagging tissues and skin and raise your cheeks. This restores a more youthful appearance without surgical intervention. The skin is secured using sutures and should remain lifted long after the threads dissolve.



Deepening of the  nasolabial folds between the lips and cheeks can be addressed with a Silhouette InstaLift®. The thread lift tightens the skin and tissues, reducing the depth of these folds. The promoted collagen growth helps maintain the effect, and it can have some benefit for creases.


Volume Loss

The Silhouette InstaLift® helps create the appearance of facial volume because it lifts the pads and the skin. This is especially beneficial in the cheek region.

Additional treatments (like dermal fillers) can be combined with a thread lift for greater volume.

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How Is a Silhouette InstaLift® Done?


The first step in your treatment is a consultation with Dr. Butler. He will examine your condition and determine if an InstaLift® will adequately address your concerns.

Dr. Butler will answer any of your questions about the procedure and provide you with preoperative instructions.


Dr. Butler will use local anesthesia to numb your face,preventing you from feeling pain during your treatment.

Once your face is numbed, Dr. Butler will carefully insert the Silhouette InstaLift® sutures into your mid-face. This is done using a fine needle. He will position them for maximum effectiveness and secure them to your tissues.

Combination Procedures

An InstaLift® can be combined with other cosmetic treatments. The most common are other nonsurgical options like injectable fillers or laser skin resurfacing.

What to Expect After Silhouette InstaLift® Treatment


Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment

How much does Silhouette InstaLift® cost in Santa Monica?

The cost of Silhouette InstaLift® varies depending on the extent of correction desired and the number of specialized threads necessary. Dr. Butler’s staff will explain the pricing of all cosmetic treatments during your consultation.

Am I a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift®?

Anyone concerned with the effects of aging on their face is a potential InstaLift® candidate. Ideal candidates are in good health and want to correct mild to moderate facial sagging, volume loss, and midfacial folds.

What makes the Silhouette InstaLift® unique?

Silhouette InstaLift® uses patented Micro-Suspension Technology™ to create a lifting effect that lasts longer than injectables or other nonsurgical options. It is a faster and less invasive option than a facelift. The Silhouette InstaLift® is often more effective and longer lasting than other nonsurgical alternatives, including other thread lifts.

Unlike other thread lift options, Silhouette InstaLift® threads dissolve within weeks, having stimulated collagen production and tightening, with residual benefits.

What are Silhouette InstaLift® threads made from?

The threads are made from a series of biodegradable sugar molecules that stimulate collagen growth as they degrade, giving them several advantages over older non-dissolving threads.

  1. They do not have barbs to hold on to the skin layers, making them less likely to damage the skin.
  2. They dissolve within weeks and will not create unnatural creasing that can occur with facial movements (associated with older thread lift technology).
  3. The collagen proteins grow to reinforce the shape of the face that the Silhouette InstaLift® threads create.

Is Silhouette InstaLift® safe?

Complications are rare and usually minor.

Risks are unusual, but may include:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Facial asymmetry

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