Published: April 7, 2022
Category: Blog, Thread Lifts

Thread lifts are continuing to increase in popularity as they consistently provide patients with substantial improvement to their appearance. Tighter skin that feels significantly more voluminous used to be something that only surgical procedures could achieve, but with a nonsurgical facelift, patients in Carlsbad and San Diego can now enjoy a more defined facial structure without the need for invasive surgery.

How Does It Work?

At Dermacare, we offer the Silhouette Instalift, which we believe to be the best thread lift option on the market. This treatment uses small threads lined with tiny barbs that help grab hold of the tissue once inserted — this design also helps stimulate collagen production, further improving the appearance of the targeted area.

Instalift is a fairly straightforward procedure that can be completed in about 45 minutes. Here are the five main steps to expect when you come in for treatment:

  1. Your facial structure will be mapped out, and a strategy to address your concerns and achieve your aesthetic goals will be developed.
  2. A local anesthetic is administered to prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
  3. Your medical professional will then insert a needle into your skin that will push the Instalift threads into the perfect point on your face.
  4. The threads are then pulled, creating an immediate lifting effect and a more taut appearance.
  5. A gentle massage is conducted to ensure the threads are safely lodged in your facial tissue.

How Long Do They Last?

Thread lifts, specifically the Silhouette Instalift, can provide results for up to three years. The results that they provide are substantial, and many of our patients find themselves back in our office as soon as possible because of how much they love their results.

Compared to other nonsurgical anti-aging procedures, three years is a significantly longer time.

Thread Lift vs. Facelift

When it comes to initial costs, Instalifts in the San Diego area are significantly more affordable than alternatives like a facelift. But where the comparison can become tricky is when you start to consider how long each treatment lasts and what kind of downtime and recovery you should expect.

Here is some quick info regarding pricing and investment factors:

Procedure Cost Results Cost Per Year Downtime
Instalift $4,000 3 Years $1,333 1 Day, Minor Side Effects
Facelift $12,500+ 10 Years $1,250 2 Weeks, Full Surgical Recovery

Is It a Good Financial Investment?

Ultimately, if you are someone who would prefer not to spend much more than $10,000 on a single treatment, take weeks away from work and other responsibilities or undergo surgical risks, then a Silhouette Instalift is a much better overall investment.

Instant Improvement with Instalift at Dermacare

If you are ready to learn more about how an Instalift can improve your appearance, call or text our Rancho Bernardo office at (858) 487-3376 or our Carlsbad office at 760-448-8100. You can also fill out our online contact form to have a member of our team give you a call at a better time. We are looking forward to helping you through your aesthetic journey!