Silhouette InstaLift(TM) Face ThreadLift
and MINT
(TM) PDO Smooth Threads Procedures

Midface and Jawline Face Threadlift - Save $250 on special

Medical personnel place lifting threads to enhance your facial appearance
Smooth PDO (Polydioxanone) threads to rejuvenate and enhance your skin appearance.

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Silhouette InstaLift Face Thread Lift versus MINT PDO Smooth Threads

The first thing to understand about threads for the face is:  What is the difference between "Face ThreadLift" procedures and applications of "PDO Smooth Threads"?  

Face ThreadLifts procedures require more training and expertise by your nurse.  They use much longer and most robust threads for lifting sagging skin on the face for nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jawlines, brows, cheeks, and neck.  This procedure places from 2 - 8 or so longer "lifting threads" which have mechanisms (barbs or cones) to catch the skin tissue and actually pulls and lifts the tissue upward. 

 

PDO Smooth threads, on the other hand, are tiny threads on tiny needles that are inserted just under your epidermis in a cross-hatch or other pattern typically and work to build collagen over time to tighten, tone and firm that area. 

 

Both types of threads are made of safe dissolvable sutures that naturally re-abosorb in the body over time.  We describe further below, but you can also read this blog:  My Experience with Silhouette Instalift Face Thread Lift blog,  on the subject to learn more and see a video. 

InstaLift Face example Before and after
 

Silhouette(TM) InstaLift Face Thread Lift
Face Threadlift Procedures to restore youth and create a more heart-shaped face.

Before and After Silhouette InstaLift Thread Procedure Face & Jawline

What is the Silhouette InstaLift ThreadLift or MINT PDO Threadlift Procedure? 

Silhouette InstaLift™ threadlift aor the MINT PDO threadlift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that uses completely dissolvable sutures to lift and reposition sagging skin of the face and jawline. There are two different brands of face threadlift threads which we carry (which are priced the same): Silhouette InstaLift and MINT PDO threads are both used at Glosshouz to provide the Face ThreadLift procedure.  Your cometic nurse will be able to recommend the best threads for your aesthetic goals. 

In-office treatment to create lifting in the midface and jowls

The Glosshouz Face ThreadLift procedure is performed in spa (appointment time is 60 mins) by our medical cosmetic nurse personnel.  With their eye for beauty and experience with facial appearance enhancements, our nurses will be able to expertly discuss your concerns and let you know about your options with threads to enhance your appearance.

This procedure is focused on lifting the skin and stimulating collagen. Some threads are barbed to grip the skin and others may have tiny “cones” that are adept at grabbing tissue. All types of threads are made from bio-compatible suture  materials which dissolve within the skin over time and yet allow collagenesis to build structure in the skin over time.  The immediate results are derived from the threads pulling the skin up to produce a noticeable lift to the cheeks, jawline, neck or brows.  While results may vary, most clients can expect to enjoy the impact of their Face Threadlift for 1 - 2 years. 

A Face Threadlift appointment takes about 60 minutes on average. First the insertion areas are numbed with local anesthesia. Then, the threads are inserted into the skin, with minimal guest discomfort.  Some people may experience mild soreness and swelling for a few days after having this procedure, but it can 

usually be managed with over the counter pain relievers. As such, you will probably be able to return to your normal activities within 24 hours.

What to expect for a Face ThreadLift Procedure 

After a consultation with the nurse to determine if you are a good candidate and also the best approach and placement for threads, then you are ready to be treated.  The procedure is not long (only about 60 mins). 

Known side effects are minimal.

Steps taken during a Face ThreadLift Procedure include:

  1. Consult to determine concerns, approach, and procedure design

  2. Sanitize the skin areas to be treated with antiseptic

  3. Numb the areas to be treated with local anesthetic (by Lidocain injection)

  4. Insert the threads

  5. Maniplulate the threads to the desired lifted position

  6. Clean the skin and enjoy the results

  7. Let the healing and rejuvenation process begin​

FACE THREADLIFT PROCEDURES SERVICE MENU

InstaLift Face ThreadLift Procedure Consultation - No Charge

Select this appointment to schedule your complimentary consultation and facial assessment to determine if you are a good candidate to receive great results from an Face ThreadLift Procedure for one or more areas of your face , jawline, neck, or brows.

InstaLift Thread Mid-face and Jawline Lift   $2800 - Now $2,550 (save $250 for a limited time)

This procedure includes the Mid-face Lift described above with additional threads to lift the jaw area or jowls that form over time to create a more youthful appearance.

InstaLift Thread Jawline Lift  $2200 - Now $1,950 (save $250 for a limited time)

For this procedure, threads are inserted in the jawline to create lift and reduce pre-jowls forming. If you have a bit of sagging forming at your jawline, this is a good procedure to improve that area.

InstaLift Thread Mid-face Lift  $2200 - Now $1,950 (save $250 for a limited time)

For this procedure, threads are inserted in the mid-face from the nasolabial folds up towards the temple area. The effect is a smoothing of the "smile lines" and some lift for the marionette lines as well as the cheek area. 

InstLift Thread Brow Lift   $1700 - Now $1,450 (save $250 for a limited time)

This procedure includes using lifting threads above the brows to lift toward the hairline.  Depending on your aesthetic desires a total lift or a cate eye lift can be achieved. 

NOTE: Above pricing is for the typical procedure time, expertise, and number of threads used.  If your custom treatment requires more threads as part of the procedure for optimal results, we will discuss that choice with you prior to beginning your treatment. 

Have lots of questions? See below, our FAQ about InstaLift Face ThreadLift procedures below.

Next up:   MINT PDO Smooth Mono Threads!
MINT PDO Smooth Mono threads are used for the main benefits of skin rejuvenation and collagen induction to firm and plump the skin in various areas of the face and body.  

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Smooth threads can be used to tighten and smooth crepe skin, around the under eye area, the upper lip, the hollows of the cheeks, in the neck, under the chin, around the mouth, above the brows, in the temples or any areas of the body that need it. Smooth MINT PDO threads can be placed under the skin to build collagen and structure. At Glosshouz, you can add-on treatment areas for MINT PDO threads during another nurse appointment or book it separately.

MINT PDO Smooth Threads is priced per thread $20/ea  On special $15/ea

Typically on face you will need 10 threads per each area treated (20 total to include both sides)

Threads can be used to achieve skin plumping and collagen stimulation all over the body.  Ask your Aesthetic Nurse provider!

We recommend a series of 3 - 5 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart, depending on your aesthetic goals.

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Have questions about PDO Smooth Threads? See below, our FAQ about PDO Smooth Threads.

Silhouette InstaLift (TM) Face ThreadLift Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Side Effects and Risks for a Face ThreadLift?

As with any cosmetic procedure like BOTOX, dermal filler injections, and placement of threads like InstaLift, there are potential side effects. Soreness, bruising, and swelling may occur in the treated areas and should dissipate within 3 to 7 days. Immediately following the procedure you may feel an tightness to the skin due to the lifting effect of the threads.  The tightness typically resolves within 2 weeks. After placement, there may be initial skin irregularity or slight depression or dimple that might appear near the entry points. These symptoms should resolve within a few days. Other potential side 

effects include asymmetry and sensory nerve injury. With proper technique and patient selection, the risk of side effects is significantly reduced.

What is Downtime for Silhouette InstaLift Face Thread Lift?  Typically downtime is minimal; you may notice some mild inflammation and redness for the next 24-48 hours. As with any facial procedure where we are breaking the skin barrier and inserting a needle, there are risks of bruising, bleeding, inflamation, and swelling during and a couple of days after the procedure.  Risk also includes infection which should be reported and treated if this occurs.

Face ThreadLift Treatments FAQ

What Is Silhouette Instalift™ Thread Lift Procedure?

Silhouette InstaLift™ is a non-surgical, threading procedure that uses completely dissolvable threads to lift and reposition sagging skin of the face and neck to yield both immediate and long-term results. InstaLift™ uses micro-suspension technology (MST) to provide an immediate lifting effect to the cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, jawline, and neck. Over time, InstaLift™ treatment stimulates collagen production to improve skin quality, volume, and thickness. The Silhouette InstaLift™ is available now at Glosshouz with our trained nurse medical personnel. 

How Does Instalift™ Thread Lift Work?

InstaLift™ treatment involves skillful placement of dissolvable sutures beneath the skin to physically lift deeper layers of the midface and neck. These innovative sutures contain small, bi-directional cones that function to elevate the skin and reposition areas of concern in the cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, jawline, and/or neck. Typically, the treatment will 

involve placing from 2-8 threads on each side of the face to create the lifting effect. At Glosshouz, each guest is given a comprehensive assessment and our trained cosmetic nurse personnel will customize the InstaLift™ procedure to address each guest's individual needs, degree of skin laxity, and aesthetic desires.

What Are the Silhouette InstaLift Threads Made Of?

InstaLift™ threads are made of poly-glycolic acid (PGA) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLA). PGA and PLA are degradable sugar materials that are well-tolerated by the body and commonly used.  The threads will dissolve within 4 to 6 months. While the sutures are dissolving, the body produces its own natural collagen to keep the face and neck nicely lifted.

What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Instalift™ at Glosshouz?

The ideal InstaLift™candidate will have good skin elasticity and mild to moderate skin laxity. At Glosshouz, the typical InstaLift™ client is concerned with:

  • Sagging in the mid-face

  • Sagging in the jawline

  • Visible nasolabial folds and/or marionette lines

  • Visible jowls forming on the jawline

  • Desire to avoid surgery and general anesthesia

  • Prefer nonsurgical treatment options

  • Prefer minimal downtime for a long-lasting result

  • May desire a combination of filler treatments and threadlift treatments for optimal results

During your consultation and facial assessment, our trained cosmetic nurse personnel will determine whether you are a candidate for InstaLift™. Persons with very thin or thick skin may not be good candidates for the InstaLift Threadlift Face Procedure.

Does the Instalift™ Procedure Hurt?

InstaLift™ is a comfortable procedure, with most patients reporting minimal to no discomfort.  The InstaLift™ treatment begins with an initial numbing process, which involves the injection of a local anesthetic to the treatment areas. The local anesthetic acts to minimize any discomfort and ensures that the placement of the sutures is painless. The Lidocaine injection is comparable to a a few seconds of bee sting.

Is Instalift™ a Surgery?

While it may give several benefits of surgery, InstaLift™ is an in-office procedure that does not require anesthesia or any cutting. There is NO scar with InstaLift™. At Glosshouz, the procedure only takes about 45 minutes and patients are able to resume their normal activities shortly after treatment.  A Thread Lift procedure at Glosshouz is a par with a dermal filler treatment. 

Is There a Scar with an InstaLift Thread Lift Procedure?

No. As mentioned above, the InstaLift™ procedure does not involve any scalpels, incisions, or wounds. During your treatment, the nurse will use a small needle to create entrance points in the skin for inserting the InstaLift™ threads. These small entrance points heal within 1-2 days and will not leave a scar.

What’s the Difference Between a Facelift and Instalift™ Thread Lift Procedure?

While both procedures offer fantastic results for lifting sagging skin, a facelift is a surgery that requires anesthesia and has downtime. After facelift surgery, there may be bruising and swelling, with recovery time typically lasting 2 to 4 weeks. At Glosshouz, we only provide minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, so we do not offer facelift surgery.  While a facelift is a definitive procedure with several years of longevity, some people prefer not to go under the knife and select the InstaLift procedure instead. InstaLift™ offers a nonsurgical alternative to a facelift, providing similar results with no surgery, no anesthesia, and minimal downtime. Following InstaLift™ treatment, there may be some swelling and soreness but guests are able to walk out with little to no downtime.

What Is the Downtime for Instalift™ Thread Lift?

Clients may experience soreness for 1-2 days but there is generally very little downtime associated with the InstaLift™ Thread Lift procedure. Guests may resume normal activity within 24 hours of the procedure and should avoid strenuous movement of the face where treated for about a week. The particular downtime for each person will depend on their aesthetic goals and unique anatomy. After the procedure, we will provide you with specific InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedure post-treatment recommendations to ensure the best outcome. We find most clients will be recovered and socially presentable with a possible bruise only remaining by 3 days after the procedure.

Are There Side Effects to Instalift™ Threadlift Procedure?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are potential side effects to InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedure. Soreness, bruising, and swelling may occur in the treated areas and should dissipate within 3 to 7 days. Immediately following the procedure you may feel an uncomfortable tightness to the skin due to the lifting effect of the threads. This tightness typically resolves within 2 weeks. After placement, there may be initial skin irregularity or slight depressions that appear near the entry points. These symptoms should resolve within a few days. Other potential side effects include asymmetry and sensory nerve injury. InstaLift™ is typically a very safe procedure.

What Is the Price for Instalift™ Thread Lift Procedure?

Every procedure is tailored to the patient’s specific needs and anatomy. At Glosshouz, while we provide typical pricing for commonly completed procedures, we will give each guest a full facial assessment to determine the best course of action based on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. Following your consultation and facial assessment, a final price can be determined.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Following InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedure, you can expect to see continued improvement in skin sagging and laxity over the next 6 months as the sutures cause gradual collagen regeneration. The results provided by InstaLift™ typically lasts for 1.5 to 2 years. Some guests may choose to undergo an InstaLift™ Thread Lift Treatment every year or every other year to maintain the results.

Can I Still Have Fillers and Botox® After Instalift™?

Yes. InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedures can be used in conjunction with other minimally invasive treatments to address multiple aesthetic concerns. Together, BOTOX®dermal filler, and InstaLift™ Thread Lift procedures can diminish the signs of aging by improving the appearance of wrinkles, restore volume, and lift the skin. Patients should wait 1 week after receiving BOTOX®, or filler injection to have an InstaLift™ Thread Lift treatment. Additionally, after undergoing the InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedure, patients should wait at least 2 weeks to have any additional facial procedures, including BOTOX® and/or dermal filler injections. This allows for the skin to properly heal and for any bruising and swelling to resolve.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to learn more about InstaLift™ Thread Lift Procedure at Glosshouz and find out if you are a good candidate? Call or text 303-459-4210 to schedule a consultation or book "InstaLift Thread Lift Consultation" under Medical Spa,Thread Lifts category online.  Click BOOK APPOINTMENT.

 
 

MINT(TM) PDO Smooth Thread Treatments FAQ

Does it Hurt to get MINT PDO Smooth Mono Threads Treatment?

As you see, we will insert tiny needles into your skin.  This can be a little spicy where the needle goes into your skin.  However, we typically only ice for the prcedure and most guests believe it is fairly tolerable. 

What are the Side Effects and Risks for MINT PDO Mono Threads Treatment?

As with any cosmetic procedure where you are puncturing the skin, there can be mild irritation and redness, bruising or bleeding.  However, typically patients leave the appointment with no visible signs of having the procedure. 

Typically downtime is minimal; you may notice some mild inflammation and redness for the next 24-48 hours. As with any facial procedure where we are breaking the skin barrier and inserting a needle, there are risks of bruising, bleeding, inflamation, and swelling during and a couple of days after the procedure.  Risk also includes infection which should be reported and treated if this occurs.

What exactly are MINT PDO Mono Threads?

PDO stands for polydioxanone, a synthetic, monofilament, flexible, raw material that is absorbed by the body through hydrolysis.  PDO (Polydioxanone) Mono Threads are fine filament smooth and tiny canulated threads which are inserted in various patterns throughout the subcutaneous or subdermal anatomical layers of the skin.  Usually, PDO MINT Mono Smooth threads are placed in the skin in a mesh like pattern.  However, various patterns can be employed to achieve the desired result by causing a contracting, tightening, shaping and firming effect in the treatment area. 

 

MINT PDO threads are FDA approved since 2013 for tissue augmentation. PDO threads are known to dissolve within the tissue over 6 – 9 mos period, leaving only rejuvenated skin with neocollagenesis behind. 

 

How do MINT PDO Smooth Threads Work?

The summary of histology changes after PDO Mono smooth threads is as follows:

  • Newly developed fibrous connective tissue

  • Merging with existing fibrous connective tissue

  • Tissue contraction by myofibroblast

  • Increased capillary vessel size in the area improves skin

  • Fat cell denaturation (causes tightening, shrinking effect of a sagged fat layer)

The procedure is relatively safe to perform on all skin types and ages of patients.  Side effects are typically minimal to none.  The results are achieved over a series of (3) three sessions typically, spaced 6 weeks apart.  Recommend a series of 3 - 5 sessions spaced about 6 weeks apart, depending on their desires and aesthetic goals.

 

What are the Benefits of MINT PDO Mono Smooth Threads?

Benefits of PDO Mono Threads treatment

PDO Smooth Mono Threads are used for the main benefits of skin rejuvenation and collagen induction to firm and plump the skin in various areas of the face and body. There is no limit to how many and where threads can be used to achieve skin plumping and collagen stimulation all over the body. 

Which Areas can be Treated with MINT PDO Mono Smooth Threads?

Placement of PDO Mono threads with certain patterns within the skin can aesthetically improve various treatment areas.

 Areas to treat include the following:

  • Tighten and smooth crepe skin

  • Around the under eye area

  • The upper lip (smoker’s lines)

  • The hollows of the cheeks

  • For lines or wrinkles in the neck

  • Nasolabial folds (lines nose to mouth)

  • Placed radially to tighten under the chin

  • Use all around the mouth

  • Use above the brows to lift

  • Above the knees for crepe skin

  • On the back of the arms for loose skin

  • In the tummy for loose skin

  • In the cheeks for acne scars

  • Many other areas!

 

Can Smooth Threads be Received on the Same day as BOTOX or Fillers?

Yes! A client can have an add-on treatment area for MINT PDO Mono Smooth threads during another nurse appointment (BOTOX or filler for example, time allowing) or book it separately.

 

Who is a Good Candidate for MINT PDO Mono Smooth Threads?

Most people are are great candidates for MINT PDO Mono Smooth Threads!  The procedure is very safe for most guests.  However, some persons with pre-existing medical conditions may not be eligible.  To minimize any complications guest should:

  • Let us know if they are prone to cold sores on skin, so that we may prescribe an anti-viral oral preventative

  • Not be on any anticoagulants

  • Not be diabetic

  • Not plan to have other aggressive aesthetic treatments in the same skin area while receiving this treatment plan (effects of lasers and RF Microneedling on threads is unknown and best to wait until 4 weeks after)