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The Silhouette Instalift is a ground-breaking treatment that allows Dr. Schultz to lift and reposition sagging skin in a quick in-office procedure. Using dissolvable natural lactic threads, Dr. Schultz is able to precisely position, lift and move sagging skin to create a natural-looking repositioning in all the right areas. Since this procedure can be performed with so much control, Dr. Schultz works with each patient's natural anatomy and bone structure to create beautiful, youthful symmetrical results.

Following the procedure, patients will notice an immediate lift to their face, which is exactly why this procedure is known as the "Instalift." Over time, as the natural lactic threads dissolve, collagen production is stimulated to further improve your skin's firmness, texture, fullness, and appearance. The Silhouette Instalift threads are never visible or detectable. Only the stunning results are visible!

The Silhouette Instalift is designed to give you a non-surgical "facelift" after just one quick, in-office appointment. Areas prone to sagging and volume loss are targeted specifically to create the most aesthetically pleasing and youthful results.

Areas like the jawline, which tends to soften and actually sag as we age, can be targeted and lifted to create a sharper and more youthful facial silhouette. Marionette lines and deep nasolabial lines are softened to complement the jawline and lower face lifting. For both men and women, the Silhouette Instalift rejuvenates their face's shape and age related undesireable contours by both immediate lifting and gradual collagen formation which further firms the skin.

The Silhouette Instalift is a great option for many people looking to reverse aging signs on their face and neck. This treatment is best for individuals who have experienced noticeable volume-loss, laxity or sagging all of which are strictly caused by aging and other causes for volume loss.

While most people book a Silhouette Instalift appointment to combat age-related changes, individuals who have undergone a successful weight loss journey may also be great candidates. Since weight loss changes the volume of fat on the face, sagging will develop as a result. For this reason, Silhouette Instalift can be used in younger individuals who want to feel just as confident about the appearance of their face as their body after weight-loss.

The Silhouette Instalift is a true non-surgical facelift. Unlike some fillers and other injectables that just restore volume to the face, the Silhouette Instalift works by physically lifting and repositioning the skin from within.

During this procedure, Dr. Schultz will carefully examine and map your face to determine the right areas and angles to place the threads. Each Silhouette Instalift thread is designed to grasp the lower levels of skin to create a strong lift and hold. Instalift threads are safe and biodegradable, so adverse reactions are uncommon. Once the thread is placed, there will be no visible sign that it is there beneath the skin. Unlike surgical facelifts, there are no stitches or scars secondary to this procedure.

Silhouette Instalift results last 1 ½ to 2 years The Silhouette Instalift threads promote collagen formation that can continue to keep your face and neck looking lifted and youthful even beyond 2 years.

The Silhouette Instalift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure. While some patients experience mild swelling and bruising, these symptoms usually dissipate within a week. As this procedure is non-invasive, patients can safely return to work within a few days of their procedure.

If exercise is an important part of your lifestyle, the Silhouette Instalift will not require long downtimes. Though Dr. Schultz will discuss exercise restrictions with you during your appointment, most patients can return to their routine within 14 days to allow time for healing.

As one of New York City's premier dermatologist, Dr. Schultz understands the importance of taking the time to carefully examine you and plan your treatment to create the best and most natural looking results. While the Silhouette Instalift is a non-invasive procedure, Dr. Schultz skillfully creates aesthetically pleasing results that lift and restore youthful volume to the face.

The Silhouette Instalift is performed in the office. In just one quick appointment, patients will leave with significant improvements in the appearance of their face, jawline, and neck. Before inserting the threads, Dr. Schultz will walk through each step of the procedure to help make you comfortable and also what to expect afterward so that you leave feeling informed and confident.

This is a non-surgical procedure and you need not worry about going through pain or long recovery times

Once the patient is numbed, Dr. Schultz will place the Silhouette Instalift threads to create the desired lifted look. Following the procedure, some patients experience minor inflammation, swelling or bruising. However, these side effects typically dissipate within one week and patients can return to work and other normal activities within 3-4 days.

Patient Reviews

I've been seeing Dr. Schultz for the last 8 years and during that time, I've recommended him to countless friends for both cosmetic and medical dermatologic help. I trust him completely both diagnostically and aesthetically. When I had shingles, he was wonderful, incredibly supportive and kind. And when I eased into doing more cosmetic dermatology, he was– and continues to be– patient, careful and cautious. He listens to concerns and really hears what your goal outcome is and works with you to make it happen. I wanted to maintain a natural look while keeping my skin looking fresh and that's just what he's done for me. I always leave his office feeling prettier and well-cared for! If you have a medical concern or something about your skin you want to upgrade, you can't do better than Dr. Schultz and his wonderful team. And the products are amazing as well!

- Laura B.

Dr. Schultz is the most thorough and good natured dermatologist I have ever seen. I have been a patient of his for more than 20 years. He has taught me everything I know about the value of taking care of my skin, a gift that keeps on giving. He also takes the time to listen to me, to see me as an individual and doesn't treat my needs as a one size fits all doctor. I really appreciate his kindness, patience and expertise. I absolutely love his product line and have definitely reaped the rewards from using it, especially his glycolic peel pads and moisturizer, which I can't live without. My skin feels softer, smoother, appears more translucent and actually looks younger! Dr. Schultz helped me to see beyond the lines and wrinkles, although he so good at helping to keep those at bay while maintaining a very natural appearance. His staff is outstanding. They make you feel welcome, like family, from the moment you walk through the door. Angela, Monika, Deborah and all of the support staff are extraordinary at what they do. Thank you Dr. Schultz and everyone at Park Ave Skincare. You're the best!

- Laura M.

Dr. Schultz has truly transformed my skin, so much so that I can confidently leave the house without wearing makeup now. During my first meeting with Dr. Schultz, he intently listened to my skin concerns, we discussed what my goals were, and he explained pragmatically what treatments and products he recommended for me. I truly appreciate his fantastic bedside manner and conservative approach. I am a perfectionist in every aspect of my life, including my skin, and Dr. Schultz understood this and was committed to helping me achieve every skin goal I had. The entire staff is just so fantastic and friendly, from reception to the PAs. They make you feel welcome and extremely comfortable, which to me is very important when visiting any doctor’s office. As someone who works too much and never gets enough sleep, my skin was looking very dull and lifeless. My skin is now full of life again and has an incredible glow to it which I have never had before. And I owe it all to the incredible Dr. Schultz.

- Kelly D.

My partnership with Dr Schultz began more than 30 years ago. As a generous friend, advisor, skilled surgeon, and superb cosmetic diagnostician, he has enabled me to look my best. He has kept me abreast of the most sophisticated procedures and in so doing, has maximized my appearance, always guided by what will be most beneficial for me. He is someone I go to for advice and care and his staff is another manifestation of this care. I don’t know many patients who can say this, and I feel fortunate to be among them.

- Ellen R.

In the four years that I've been a patient of Dr. Schultz, my acne-prone skin has gone from constant breakouts to smooth and clear. These days, I feel confident and comfortable enough in my skin to wear minimal makeup, if any—which I never would have done in years past. Dr. Schultz and his warm, friendly staff always go above and beyond; he takes the time to listen, talk with me, and create the best plan for my skin. It's clear he has my best interests in mind, and I trust him wholeheartedly. I would highly recommend him to friends, family, and frankly, anyone who asks.

- Deanna P.

Each session with Dr. Schultz is a mini education in skin care. He approaches each patient as a unique individual with different needs. I’m Asian and he’s explained to me how that impacts treatment in a clear manner that a layperson can understand. At each examination, Dr. Schultz recites detailed notes to his staff which he then refers back to at each future appointment, adjusting and tweaking treatment plans when necessary. Over the past two years I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in my blemishes and overall complexion and wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Schultz to anyone looking to enhance their appearance.

- Sherry G.

I have been a patient of Dr. Schultz for many years, and I continue to be amazed at his medical approach, patience, and professionalism. He takes the time to listen to my health concerns, explains how and why he would like to issue a treatment in a way that I understand , answers all of my questions, and all of his procedures and painless and thorough. Dr. Schultz is very attentive, results-oriented, and extremely knowledgeable. He follows up and is committed to my health and satisfaction. The Park Avenue Skincare is a calm environment and the staff are all very friendly, warm, and respectful. It's easy to get appointments at a time that works for me and they are always on time and considerate. I think so highly of Dr. Schultz and his practice that I sent my mom to him, and continue to go to his office even though my life is based in midtown west! I have great confidence in the care that Dr. Schultz gives.

- Katrina A.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Do the Results from Silhouette Instalift Last?

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  • Is the Silhouette Instalift Painful?

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  • How Much Time Do I Need to Take off Work for This Procedure?

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