It all started at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Wellness Day earlier this year where Dr. Few performed a Silhouette InstaLift treatment in front of a live audience. Since then it’s been affectionately called the 10-minute facelift (despite being closer to 30 minutes) by a variety of media personalities and magazine outlets. Cathy DeFrancesco, Founder of Gorgie Wellness, got in touch with Dr. Few for a follow-up Q&A.

We’re paraphrasing, but you can read the full interview here: Adventures in Beauty: The 10-Minute Facelift

Q: What is Silhouette Instalift?

Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive technology that uses thread (biodegradable, bi-directional suture) with cones to create a lift to the face without surgery or anesthesia. This technology lifts deeper layers of the skin and works best on those with moderate sagging skin in the mid-face.

Results are immediately visible and continue to improve over time as the sutures stimulate collagen production. Results typically last 18 months or longer.

Q: Is this a fly-by-night treatment or does it have lasting power?

There’s really no other treatment like Silhouette InstaLift that requires no anesthesia and has no scarring or recovery time. It offers results without having to take time off work or break the bank. I believe it will become more popular and widely available as more doctors continue learning and sharing our success.

Q: How long does the treatment take, is there downtime and how much does it cost?

The treatment typically takes 30 minutes. Patients can return to most of their regular activities immediately after the treatment. Where cost is concerned, it varies by geographic region and number of sutures to be used. On average, the fee for Silhouette InstaLift is $3,500. Compare this to the average cost of a facelift which is $12,000.

Click here to read the full Q&A.

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