Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Category: InstaLift

How Long Do InstaLift Results Last?

Have you ever wished you could turn back the clock and look more like your younger self? While cosmetic surgeries like a facelift, brow lift, and eyelid lift are excellent options, not everyone is ready for surgery to help smooth away wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. If this sounds like you, you may wish to consider Silhouette InstaLift.

In this post, we’ll answer the most frequently asked questions about this non-surgical option.

How Does Instalift Work?

The InstaLift procedure involves biodegradable, surgical-grade threads and small, absorbable cones that anchor them into place. While the threads provide the lift, the cones create fixation points for your newly elevated skin, which helps restore youthful contours to your face.


Silhouette InstaLift acts in the subcutaneous level of the skin to stimulate collagen, which is a protein that serves as a “scaffolding” for skin.


During your procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat will inject the threads and cones into the subcutaneous fat layer beneath your skin to create the desired effect. InstaLift can reposition your tissues to reveal a firmer, tighter jaw, cheeks, and neckline.


For up to a year and a half after your InstaLift procedure, your body will naturally absorb the cones and stimulate new collagen growth to retain your youthful appearance.


How Long Do Silhouette InstaLift Results Last?

Expect continued improvements in lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin over the next three to six months after your InstaLift treatment. These results typically last a year to 18 months, as new collagen forms and continues supporting your skin.

Some patients choose follow-up InstaLift sessions when their results start fading to maintain their benefits. In addition, it pairs well with other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments.

How Long Does an InstaLift Session Take?

After you consult Dr. Mussat and agree that InstaLift is right for you, she will schedule your treatment. Including prep time, the average InstaLift session takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Dr. Mussat will begin by marking the treatment area to determine where to place the threads. Next, she will apply a local numbing cream or injection to ensure your comfort. Then, she will gently thread the InstaLift threads under the skin surface for a tight hold.

What Does InstaLift Feel Like?

You could notice an instant lifting effect after your session, but results will continue to improve over the following weeks.

InstaLift is a relatively painless procedure. Most patients compare the sensation to getting an injection or dermal filler treatments.

Dr. Mussat carefully places the threads in the fatty tissue under your skin to avoid sensitive nerves. Though you’ll feel the threads pass under your skin, it shouldn’t be painful.

Is There Downtime After InstaLift?

InstaLift doesn’t require any recovery time. However, you may experience bruising and swelling for the first few days after treatment. If you want to look your best for an upcoming event, schedule your appointment far enough ahead to allow swelling and bruising to diminish.

Avoid strenuous workouts or other activities for about a week after your InstaLift appointment. You can resume your normal daily activities afterward.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat and learn more about how InstaLift can lift sagging facial skin and restore facial beauty, contact us or call (312) 751-9000.