As our bodies age, the skin loses its elasticity. This can sometimes result in wrinkles as well as loose, sagging skin along the face and neck. All of this conspires to make you look older than you are; and, while getting a facelift can reverse these aging effects, many men simply do not have the time for surgical intervention.

At Schoemann Plastic Surgery, we have a solution called InstaLift®. This is a non-surgical way to reposition skin along the cheeks, neck, and jowls, helping to reinvigorate your appearance without the need for extensive downtime.

InstaLift Explained

With InstaLift, dissolvable sutures are placed just below the skin where they physically elevate the deeper layers of the midface and the neck. These innovative sutures can reposition the skin along key areas of concern, including the cheeks, the jawline, and beyond.

Generally speaking, two to four sutures are placed on either side of the effect. However, each procedure is individualized to address the patient’s specific needs and aesthetic goals.

This is a simple procedure that we can perform in-office, providing many of the benefits of surgery without all of the complications. Dr. Schoemann is pleased to provide InstaLift procedures to men throughout Encinitas, California.


The Benefits of Getting an InstaLift

There are plenty of reasons why men in the Encinitas area might wish to consider an InstaLift procedure.

  • While the procedure provides benefits similar to a facelift, it does not require surgery and thus does not require a lengthy recovery time.
  • An InstaLift procedure can be performed very quickly; often, the entire procedure takes under an hour.
  • There is no anesthesia involved, and most patients say they feel little or no discomfort as the sutures are placed.
  • An InstaLift procedure allows you to address parts of your face that have troubled you, leading to a younger and fitter facial appearance.

Should I Really Get an InstaLift? Is it Right for Me?

The best way to determine whether an InstaLift is right for you is to come meet with Dr. Schoemann, where you can discuss your goals and also learn more about the procedure. Generally, Dr. Schoemann recommends InstaLift for men who are concerned with any of these issues:

  • Sagging skin in the mid-face area
  • Visible nasolabial folds
  • Preference for treatments that are non-surgical in nature
  • Desire to avoid anesthesia or extended downtime

If you fit these categories and wish to learn more about gaining a more youthful facial appearance, we welcome you to contact our office in Encinitas, California at your convenience.

How Can We Help You?

How Does Silhouette InstaLift® Work?

The sutures used in an InstaLift are made of poly-glycolic acid (PGA) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLA), which are essentially degradable sugars. These are commonly used in many skincare products. They also include a micro-suspension technology that helps lift sagging skin, repositioning the tissue before the sutures safely and naturally dissolve.


The InstaLift Treatment Process

As you consider your options for InstaLift, it is only natural to have some questions about the process. Here is roughly what you can expect.

How Long Does the InstaLift Treatment Session Take?

The amount of time required for your InstaLift can vary depending on the areas you are seeking to address. Remember that these treatments are always tailored to the patient’s specific goals. However, for the vast majority of patients, an InstaLift will take under an hour, sometimes as little as 35-45 minutes.

How Many InstaLift Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

InstaLift is a great option for men who wish to alter their facial appearance, but simply do not have the time for surgery and recovery. One of the major upsides is that you can get results with just a single session. However, some men choose to return for additional “touch-up” procedures every 18 months or so, ensuring they maintain their results.

What Does an InstaLift Treatment Feel Like?

InstaLift is designed to be a comfortable procedure. Most men report having extraordinarily little, if any, pain. General anesthesia is never used, but a more localized numbing agent will be injected into the treatment area. This helps keep the procedure comfortable. The injection itself is no more painful than a bee sting.

What Should I Expect After My InstaLift Procedure? Any Down Time?

Many men prefer the InstaLift because it does not have the arduous recovery requirements associated with a full facelift. You can resume your normal activities in just 24 hours or so and expect all of your soreness to dissipate within two or three days. You may wish to avoid strenuous chewing for about a week.

When Should I See Results and How Long Will the Results Last?

You may begin to notice results almost immediately, though the effects of your InstaLift will continue deepening for up to six months. Many men find that their results begin to fade after a couple of years, at which time you can return for another InstaLift treatment with Dr. Schoemann.


Other Things to Consider Before Getting an InstaLift

As you decide whether an InstaLift is the best procedure for you, here are a few additional factors that you may wish to keep in mind.

How Much Does an InstaLift Cost in the Encinitas and North San Diego County Area?

It is only natural to have questions about the cost of an InstaLift. The specific cost of an InstaLift can vary, depending on the facial area you are seeking to address and the total number of sutures required. To get an individualized estimate, we invite you to join us at Schoemann Plastic Surgery for a consultation.

Does the InstaLift Procedure Require Anesthesia?

There is no anesthesia involved with the InstaLift, which also means there is not much recovery time required. Most patients feel back to normal within a day or so, plus or minus some facial soreness. Localized numbing agents are used in place of anesthesia, ensuring your comfort during the procedure.

Will the Procedure Leave Any Scars?

There are no scars associated with InstaLift. Crucially, this procedure does not use any scalpels or require any incisions. Only a small, needle-sized opening is needed for the sutures to be placed. This opening will heal within a day or two and will not leave any kind of permanent scarring.

Are There Any Other Alternatives to Achieve the Results I Am Looking For?

Men who want significant facial changes, or who wish for more permanent results, may want to consult with Dr. Schoemann about getting a full facelift. This is a more intensive surgical procedure, but can produce results that last a lifetime, and may also encompass more extreme changes to the facial anatomy.

Reverse Signs of Aging with InstaLift at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

For men who want to look and feel younger, without the need for surgery, InstaLift may be the way to go. Reach out to Schoemann Plastic Surgery to make an appointment at (760) 487-2520.