Volume Loss Treatments
Silhouette InstaLift is the best in thread face-lifting technology, and FDA approved.
We lovingly refer to them as PDO threads on steroids in our clinic. We want everyone to do the Instalift that want natural facial lifting and collagen regeneration.
Why? Because they lift better and have more collagen regeneration than other PDO lifting threads. Resulting in better results and happier clients.
How? The Silhouette InstaLift is a bidirectional suture that has cones on in made out of the suture material. It is placed in the fat layer of the skin in the best vectors for lifting the desired area. Local anesthesia is used and there is minimal pain and discomfort. The sutures are anchored for the best lifting then cut.
Best results are with 3-5 sutures placed in the face. An immediate lift can be seen, in one month the collagen regeneration is able to be seen and even better at 2 months. The beauty of this procedure is not only its effectiveness but also the continued improvement and antiaging effect.
Other treatments that maximize InstaLift:
Skin tightening with Venus Viva and diamond polar
Replacing volume loss with fillers or microfat transfer (BioFiller)
High Dose Beauty IVs to promote collagen regeneration
B12 shots at home for skin health
Moringa Facial Oil at home
No recent dental surgery or dental infection
Avoid NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, advil) 5 days before and 3 days after, you may take Tylenol after for pain.
Avoid Fish Oil 5 days before and 3 days after.
Do not come on an empty stomach
You do not need a driver
You may experience pain, inflammation, and/or swelling for a few days to a week
Avoid facials X 1 month to allow InstaLift threads to acquire their placement.
Suitable candidates have good skin quality, with moderate sagging of the skin in t
PDO Lifting Threads
The newest technology in facial rejuvenation from Europe. Lifts and fills and also triggers your body to make new collagen so it improves over time.
Introducing Ultra V Thread Lifts using PDO Threads with Dr. Melanie Icard. A revolutionary, non-surgical cosmetic solution that tightens, lifts, and defines. Immediate effects. Minimal pain and downtime.
PDO Threading: Non-surgical. Latest cosmetic enhancement from Europe & Asia. Safe, natural, and biocompatible materials. Immediate effects that continually improve over time. Results last 2-3 years
Can be used for:
Cheek lifts, Jowl lifts, Neck definition, Smooth lip Lines/Defining lips, Removing lines between eyebrows, Breast lift, Cleavage rejuvenation, Treatment for acne scars and large pores
Facial Fat Transfer
A very natural long lasting filler treatment. In an outpatient procedure we do a mini-liposuction and then use your micronized fat with PRP and a free HA to provide all over facial, re-volumizing.
We love facial fat transfer because it is natural and long lasting, but is also more economical than all other volumizing treatments on the market. We are able to add much more volume for a fixed price than a per syringe price of dermal fillers. Because of the stem cells in the fat the skin always gets more beautiful over time as well. We use the newer Asian and European micronized fat technique, which is basically a smaller particular than traditional fat transfer. Micronized fat fills nicer and has less down time (facial swelling) than the traditional technique.
Are you a good candidate for Micronized Facial Fat Transfer:
- You want to restore lost volume
- You desire a more durable option for volume replacement
- You desire a natural filler
- You are comfortable with a minimally invasive procedure
- Have previously used temporary fillers
- Have minimal skin laxity
- Overall Health
**We have treatments to tighten the skin in cases of laxity and recommend these beforehand.
**Avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin etc) and Omegas 7 days before procedure and 3 days after.
PDO Mono Threads for Collagen Induction
In areas of skin laxity we can tighten by place a mesh of straight or mon PDO threads in a tic-tac-toe to star pattern depending on the area. This will give an initial tightening due to thread placement but the real results come in the following months with the collagen regeneration stimulated but he PDO thread placement .
“Barcode” (Lines above lips)
PDO Thread Lip Enhancement
A great natural and regenerative lip enhancement treatment:
- Cupids bow
- Vermillion Border
- Body of the lips
Our favorite under eye filler that lasts 12 months and lightens dark under circles as well as replaces lost volume in under eye hollows.
Under eye hollows or “bags” make us look tired and un-refreshed. A simple filler procedure done with a cannula can takes years off your appearance. We love Redensity 2 as it also lightens the darkness under the eyes because in addition to HA it also contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that we use in the production of new skin and collagen.
An HA Filler that lasts 1-2 years, excellent for lifting nasolabial folds or jowlsand and defining the outer cheekbones. We love the elegant outer cheekbone lift that gives a “Russian Princess” cheek enhancement. Injected deep in the dermis or on the bone, gives a more of what you see is what you get result with minimal downtime.
We recommend annual touchups for Voluma, often more than 1 syringe is required
Volbella Lip Filler
An HA filler that last 18 months, excellent for lip enhancement that is natural and soft and never hard. Volbella is excellent for lines around the mouth as well, especially the “barcode”.
Upon patient consent we prefer to perform lip enhancement after a dental block for the most patient comfort.
We recommend to repeat this filler once a year.
PRP Gel Lip Filler
PRP, the growth factors from your own blog are isolated and turned into a gel for thicker filling using a Spanish protocol.
This is excellent to build up your own collagen in your lips, heal scar tissue in the lips, and is more natural than lip filler. This is also a nice option for those considering a lip filler but feel unsure.
We recommend a series of 3, one month apart initially and then every 6 months for touch up.
The only FDA approved 5 year filler. Excellent for acne scarring and natural long lasting facial volume replacement.
Bellafill is different from other fillers because it provides volume that is both instant and long lasting. Bellafill is not a hyaluronic acid filler which typically last 6 months to a year. Bellafill creates lasting improvement for 5 years in your skin. Bellafill is composed of 80% collagen gel and 20% PMMA microspheres. The collagen adds immediate volume and lift for instant results. The PMMA microspheres provide a scaffold that supports your own natural collagen production over time.
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