Silhouette InstaLift Threads are a minimally-invasive alternative to traditional facelift procedures. Requiring only local anesthesia and a drastically shorter recovery time than surgery, Silhouette InstaLift Threads are a fast way to reverse the effects of mild to moderate skin laxity, and allow patients to quickly get back to their normal routines. Taking 60-90 minutes in-office, Silhouette InstaLift Threads are perfect for those who want the confidence that comes along with a more youthful appearance and the convenience of immediate results.

Silhouette Instalift

Lateral Lift Treatment in Richmond

All About Silhouette InstaLift Threads

As we get older, many things start to slow down, including our skin’s collagen production. Beginning around age 18, collagen production starts to decline by 1.0%-1.5%.(1) Now using the most modern materials and techniques, the FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift Threads procedure provides an immediate lift that leaves skin looking younger and promotes a more youthful appearance through a sustained increase in collagen production. If you’ve reached your limit on other cosmetic procedures and are ready to take the next step towards looking younger, Silhouette InstaLift Threads may be a great solution for you.


They are temporary and completely absorbable sutures strategically placed in target areas to tighten and lift facial skin. These innovative sutures are threaded with bidirectional cones that help hold and tighten the skin. Then, as they remain and gradually break down over time, collagen production is stimulated. This naturally occurring action means stronger, more hydrated, and younger-looking skin – exactly where you need it. 

The completely resorbable threads will naturally dissolve within the skin and be safely absorbed by the body.(2) There is no cutting involved and a patient can be in and out in the time it takes to go out to lunch. Using only local anesthesia means a patient can drive themselves to and from their appointment and resume normal activities immediately afterwards. Effects from this low-risk procedure can last between 1 and 2 years, although duration and results may vary. Many satisfied patients choose to return for a new set of threads for ongoing improvements.


Wondering if Silhouette InstaLift Threads are for you? Countless people begin to notice the effects of aging in their mid-to-late 30s. Understandably, not everyone who wants to look younger is willing or able to undergo traditional facelift or even mini-lift surgery. Others cannot have surgery due to underlying medical conditions, or they may be restricted by the cost and recovery time. The ideal Silhouette InstaLift Threads candidate will range in age from mid-30s to early-50s and have only mild to moderate signs of aging

Because this low-risk procedure can be done under local anesthesia, it is also a very safe and effective alternative for patients who cannot have surgery. For maximum results without surgery, Instalift threading can be combined with radio-frequency energy and injectable treatments to enhance results. The best way to determine if treatments with Silhouette InstaLift Threads are right for you is to schedule a personal consultation.

Personal Consultation

During your personal consultation, you’ll receive expert recommendations and learn more about what Silhouette InstaLift Threads can do for you. Nothing lasts forever–so your signs of aging don’t have to be permanent! Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin your journey back to a more youthful appearance.


In addition to the immediate lift Silhouette InstaLift Threads provide, results also include documented naturally-occurring youthful skin associated with the healing process. Increased collagen build-up in the area throughout the months following the procedure will hydrate and improve the condition of your skin – for up to 18 months. It is important to note that this procedure is not permanent. Once the threads are completely dissolved most patients opt to repeat the procedure (or a variation of it), typically every 18-24 months. 

How Much Do Silhouette InstaLift Threads Cost?

Your Silhouette InstaLift Threads procedure will be customized to fit your specific needs. As a result, the cost will be as unique as your face! The number of threads and their precise placement depends on each individual patient’s needs. During your personal consultation, you’ll receive an accurate price quote for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Men and women who are looking for minimally-invasive anti-aging solutions are good candidates for Silhouette InstaLift Sutures. Suitable candidates seeking to address sagging will have good skin quality, which should not be too thin or too thick/heavy.

Glycolide/ L-lactide (PLGA) is a polymer which is often used in medical devices and is known to be well-tolerated in the body. The sutures feature bi-directional cones which hold the individual sutures in place for a lifted effect.

Silhouette InstaLift threading is done to improve the contours of the cheeks and the mid-face region.

No. Only local anesthetic is necessary for the Silhouette InstaLift threads to be placed. Patients are able to drive themselves to and from treatment.

You will feel minimal discomfort. The entry and exit areas of skin are numbed with local anesthesia and all incisions are administered with a delicate, specially-designed needle to minimize pain. Afterward, most patients relieve any discomfort with pain relievers and cold packs.

A typical Silhouette InstaLift Threads procedure takes approximately 60-90 minutes.

Yes! Silhouette InstaLift Threads have had FDA approval since 2015. The FDA issued an update in June 2017 increasing the effectiveness and utility of placement recommendations and materials.(2) The Silhouette InstaLift is the only Health Canada approved absorbable suture with bidirectional cones to lift tissue from within. 

Scroll to Top