During the process of aging, many men and women experience sagging skin in midface areas. They may want to address this skin laxity in a non-surgical manner. Using the Silhouette Instalift procedure, patients in the community of Brooklyn, NY can achieve a more youthful appearance and address fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Dr. Tatiana Khrom describes the Silhouette Instalift as a non-surgical facelift alternative. This method of treatment uses Instalift threads with small bidirectional cones to lift the skin and help naturally stimulate the production of collagen. This provides tightening in the midface area that can turn back the hands of time. Essentially, the Silhouette Instalift is a type of suspension suture that eliminates the need for plastic surgeries.
There are many advantages to patients who choose to fight aging skin using the Silhouette Instalift procedure. They include:
The Silhouette Instalift procedure is an advanced and unique treatment performed in the office to achieve improvement in the midface area. The treatment is performed within an hour as an outpatient procedure to improve skin and facial appearance.
First, patients schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Tatiana Khrom of Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics in Brooklyn, NY. During this time, the doctor will ask about one’s medical history. Additionally, Dr. Khrom will assess the skin and determine if the patient is a proper candidate for this or other cosmetic enhancements. Our team discusses the expectations patients have and work to tailor the treatment to one’s aesthetic desires.
Once the patient has been determined as an appropriate candidate for this procedure, they will schedule their appointment for treatment. The doctor will mark the areas where the Instalift sutures will be placed so patients know what to expect during their visit. The skin is anesthetized with a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort. The Instalift sutures are placed into the subcutaneous tissues of the midfacial area and will be used to pull and reposition the skin for the desired lift. Once achieved, the sutures are trimmed. The number of stitches used during a patient’s treatment will vary depending on the severity of skin laxity and the skin’s response to the Instalift sutures.
After the procedure has been performed, most patients experience minimal inflammatory reactions to the procedure, which may include swelling, bruising, and minor discomfort. Patients who are uncomfortable from their procedure may take over-the-counter pain medications if advised by Dr. Khrom. The results are seen immediately, with the skin staying in the elevated position and with lifting being noticeable as soon as they leave the practice. Over time, the production of collagen will also improve the appearance of the area and restore the facial contours. If necessary, the doctor will provide patients with post-treatment care and recommendations to ensure the best results.
Dr. Tatiana Khrom of Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics understands how important it is for patients to look and feel their best. When men and women of Brooklyn, NY are experiencing the effects of aging – including sagging skin and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles on the face – they are encouraged to ask about the benefits of the PDO thread lift.
PDO thread lift is the use of polydioxanone threads to improve skin texture and achieve improved skin tightening without plastic surgery. This non-surgical facelift alternative uses soluble PDO threads to lift sagging skin. While thread lifts used to involve surgical intervention and often resulted in thread breakage and infections, the newer, more advanced treatments have radically changed. With the use of polydioxanone threads, patients achieve a more youthful appearance that can last for many months.
The PDO thread lift procedure is used to provide:
All three of these enhancements are noticeable and long-lasting, allowing patients to invest in looking their best every day!
Many patients who are interested in the PDO thread lift procedure at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics are excited to learn more about how the entire process works. First, patients consult with Dr. Tatiana Khrom to determine if they are a candidate. The best candidates are adult men and women who are experiencing the natural signs of aging in the facial area. This includes the formation of fine lines and wrinkles and the development of sagging skin.
When patients are ready to move forward with their procedure, they will schedule their visit. This minimally invasive procedure is performed as an in-office treatment. The doctor starts by numbing the skin using local anesthetics to ensure comfort. Then, specialized tip needles known as cannulas are inserted into the various layers of the skin and the PDO threads are then inserted to anchor the skin, ultimately lifting it upwards. Any excess thread is then clipped, and the procedure is complete.
Patients can expect their procedure to take less than an hour from start to finish. While there is mild discomfort during the process, most patients find the discomfort to be minimal and well-tolerated. After the treatment, patients receive post-treatment instructions to follow during the recovery period. Over-the-counter pain medications may be used to help with any discomfort patients may experience following the thread lift procedure.
The treatment of the skin using PDO threads is very safe. Many of the side effects that are associated with older thread lift procedures, including infection and thread breakage, are minimized with the newer threading treatments. The PDO threads are inserted through special needles and without surgery and are absorbed by the skin over time. However, some of the common aftereffects of thread lifts using PDO threads may include:
Rare, more severe side effects may still occur and are discussed with patients considering the PDO thread lift procedure. This may include the formation of nodules in the skin, damage to the salivary ducts, nerve damage, and risk of infection. By utilizing a knowledgeable and experienced professional, many of these risks are greatly reduced. Most of the minor side effects are easily managed by patients and can be resolved soon after the procedure.
Most patients quickly and easily recover from their thread lift procedure. Patients should avoid alcohol, specific supplements such as Omega fish oils and Vitamin E, and certain Chinese medications during the recovery period. Additionally, patients should avoid certain activities, including High-Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT), saunas, and steam rooms. Dental treatments should be avoided for approximately two weeks following the procedure to reduce pulling of the threads from extended time with the mouth in the opened position. One way in which patients can reduce swelling and pressure is to sleep on their back instead of their side or stomach.
At Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, Brooklyn, NY area patients have access to advanced solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. Whether you are seeking cosmetic enhancement or medical dermatology, Dr. Tatiana Khrom can assist. Call 718-615-4002 today and learn more about what you can do to combat poor skin texture and tone, paired with age-related skin laxity. We are always accepting new patients at our facility, conveniently located at 2797 Ocean Parkway.