Aging can cause more than an increase in the number of candles on your birthday cake — it can result in changes to your face and neck including sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and more. The good news is InstaLift™ can help turn back the clock and provide a natural looking refresh to your appearance.

At the Ventura Institute for Dermatologic Arts in Ventura and Camarillo, California, Dr. Peter Karlsberg and Michele Ayans, his physician’s assistant, provide high quality care that meets all your dermatological needs. We use an innovative approach that combines both art and science to create a personalized treatment plan, whether you’re looking for facial rejuvenation with InstaLift or another treatment or seeking to address a different concern such as hair loss or stubborn body fat

Sagging skin

Sagging skin can occur due to a number of reasons. For one thing, as we age we experience a loss of elastin and collagen, which are two important proteins for firm, taut skin. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds and environmental pollutants can also decrease these important elements, as can unhealthy lifestyle choices like making poor food decisions and drinking too much alcohol.

As the amount of elastin and collagen diminish, it’s common to experience wrinkles, sagging skin on the face, jowls, and neck, and the development of deep nasolabial folds.


Traditional facelifts are invasive surgeries and require a recovery period that can be painful and significantly long. InstaLift, on the other hand, is not only minimally invasive, but it can lift and tighten skin on almost any area of the face. It is also quick to perform and very successful.

How it works

Treatment begins with a consultation to discuss which areas you’d like lifted and tightened. Dr. Karlsberg then creates a customized treatment plan designed to target these particular trouble spots.

The procedure itself takes only about 30 minutes, during which time specialized InstaLift threads are inserted under the skin. Local anesthetic is used to prevent any discomfort.

The thread is self-anchoring and shaped like a cone, which allows it to lift the skin and hold it in place. Over time it will dissolve and be absorbed by the body, similar to surgical sutures. Before that happens, however, it encourages new collagen production in the skin, which helps maintain its tightness even after the thread is gone. Recovery is typically uneventful and requires almost no downtime.

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a reflection that looks older than you feel, InstaLift may be a good option to help rejuvenate your appearance. Call us today at (805) 677-1600 to make an appointment.

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