The Silhouette Instalift is the newest addition to the market for facial tightening, with results rivaling those of facelifts. This is a procedure that uses sutures that are FDA approved and patented with anchoring cones that work to lift and tighten facial contours. Dr. Papantoniou is one of the few and earliest of Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons to receive expert training on the Silhouette Instalift. Silhouette Instalift is a procedure that is done under local anesthesia and takes only 30 minutes, with a short recovery period. The sutures are reabsorbed into the skin in approximately 18-24 months. They cannot be felt under the skin and are seamless. The amount of lifting cannot be accomplished with external tightening devices or fillers, and is a great option for those who require more of a lift.
The Ulthera is an energy based device that uses focused ultrasound that selectively applies energy to the layers of the skin where your collagen is located. The Ulthera stimulates skin to produce its own collagen, and to reorganize and strengthen the collagen which is already present. This device has revolutionized the way we treat the aging face and neck, it produces results that compete with surgical procedures and if started early may possibly prevent the need for surgical intervention. The results are seen after your treatment starting at 1 month and are at maximal improvement at the 6th month.