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Suppose you're looking for a non-surgical way to lift and restore your mid-facial skin. In that case, there are two popular options: Silhouette Instalift vs. PDO Thread Lift. These procedures are minimally invasive and can provide long-lasting results. Still, they work slightly differently and have different potential side effects. So let's look at each option to help you decide which is correct.
Silhouette Instalift vs. PDO Thread Lift Procedure
Silhouette Instalift Procedure
Silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive, surgical in-office procedure that uses Micro-Suspension Technology™ to lift and restore mid-facial skin. This technology involves placing micro cones in the deepest layer of the skin to deliver an immediate lift and gradually restore lost facial volume over time by activating your natural collagen production.
The sutures and cones used in Silhouette Instalift are made from poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA). This well-known biomedical copolymer is biocompatible and biodegradable, which means it will dissolve over time, leaving no permanent residue in your body.
One of the most significant advantages of Silhouette Instalift is that it has minimal downtime, with most signs of treatment (such as bruising, swelling, and tenderness) dissipating within 24–48 hours. As a result, patients can return to normal activities and enjoy the instant lift in the cheeks while adding volume over time for long-lasting results.
It's important to note that there are some potential side effects of Silhouette Instalift, including a small risk of acute inflammatory tissue reaction, pain, and infection. In addition, patients with known allergies to PLGA or its components should not undergo this procedure. As with any medical procedure, it's essential to consult product information and your doctor before deciding.
PDO Thread Lift Procedure
PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive, surgical in-office procedure that uses absorbable sutures placed under the skin to lift and contour facial features. These sutures stimulate collagen production, which can provide long-term lifting effects.
The sutures used in PDO Thread Lift are made from polydioxanone, a biocompatible and biodegradable material. Like Silhouette Instalift, PDO Thread Lift has minimal downtime and can provide long-lasting results.
However, there are some potential side effects of PDO Thread Lift to consider. These include transient hematoma or bruising and inflammatory tissue reactions, which can cause pain or discomfort. As with Silhouette Instalift, it's essential to consult product information and your doctor before deciding whether this procedure is proper for you.
Comparing Silhouette Instalift vs. PDO Thread Lift
There are key similarities and differences when comparing Silhouette Instalift and PDO Thread Lift.
Both procedures are minimally invasive, surgical in-office procedures that provide long-term results by stimulating collagen production. They also have minimal downtime and are generally safe for most patients.
However, there are some differences between the two procedures. Silhouette Instalift uses micro cones to lift and restore mid-facial skin. In contrast, PDO Thread Lift uses absorbable sutures to lift and contour facial features. Silhouette Instalift also uses PLGA sutures, while PDO Thread Lift uses polydioxanone sutures.
Another difference between Silhouette InstaLift and PDO Thread Lift is the type of collagen they promote. Silhouette InstaLift's Micro-Suspension Technology™ activates the production of both type one and three collagen, which can improve the overall texture and quality of the skin.
PDO Thread Lift, on the other hand, primarily promotes type one collagen production. Therefore, while both treatments can provide a lifting effect, Silhouette InstaLift may offer additional benefits by addressing both collagen types.
The potential side effects of the two procedures are also slightly different, with Silhouette Instalift carrying a small risk of acute inflammatory tissue reaction. At the same time, PDO Thread Lift can cause hematoma or bruising and inflammatory tissue reactions.
Ultimately, the best choice between Silhouette Instalift and PDO Thread Lift depends on your individual needs and preferences. Therefore, it's essential to consult a qualified medical professional and review product information before deciding.
In conclusion, Silhouette InstaLift and PDO Thread Lift are excellent alternatives to traditional mid-face suspension surgery. Both treatments offer a minimally invasive option for patients looking to restore lost facial volume and achieve a youthful appearance. While each treatment has unique benefits, it's essential to consult a qualified medical professional to determine which option is best for you.
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