Are sagging skin and deep wrinkles getting you down? While these are normal effects of aging, they can be discouraging when you look in the mirror. The good news is Silhouette InstaLift™ can help.

Here at our offices of the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts located in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and his physician’s assistant Michele Ayans use an art-and-science-based approach to meet all your cosmetic dermatological needs. Whether you’re looking for an injectable or laser treatment, body contouring or a non-surgical facelift we can assist you in looking and feeling your best.

Aging skin

A number of factors can cause our skin to age, including UV damage from sun exposure, poor diet and habits like smoking, and even making repetitive facial expressions. The result can run the gamut from wrinkles to sagging skin and more.

Silhouette InstaLift

Traditionally, facelifts have been the treatment of choice to tighten skin and shave years off one’s appearance, but the procedure comes with significant downsides including a long and frequently painful recovery period. Enter InstaLift, an alternative minimally invasive procedure that can tighten and lift the skin without prolonged downtime.

InstaLift is effective on most any part of the face, so it can be used to address a wide variety of issues from deep wrinkles and nasolabial folds to sagging skin on the face, jowls, and neck.

How it works

We begin treatment with a consultation where you share what parts of your face and/or neck you’d like lifted and tightened, and then we create a customized plan for your care.

We administer a local anesthetic then thread the special InstaLift thread up through the skin under the areas designated for treatment. This thread is cone-shaped and self-anchoring so that it remains in place to give the skin structure. It is made from the same material as absorbable surgical sutures and it eventually dissolves in the body. The thread diffuses over time but not before encouraging new collagen production, which helps keep the skin tight and looking more youthful.

The procedure itself typically takes just 45 minutes or less and doesn’t require time off work or away from your daily activities. Side effects are minimal and usually limited to mild swelling, bruising, or tenderness that decreases within a week. Results can last up to two years.

If you find a facelift too involved and daunting yet want to lift and tighten your skin, call us today at (805) 677-1600 to make an appointment to learn more about InstaLift and how it can restore a more youthful appearance.

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