I have been seeing Dr. Brown for many years (too many to repeat). As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed that my jowls have started to sag, slowly but surely. And while I thought putting in filler would help lift them up, Dr. Brown suggested I try Instalift.
Initially, I was hesitant to try Instalift because it’s considered one of the more invasive treatments (not compared to a facelift of course) that you can have as an in-office procedure.
No worries! Dr. Brown put my mind at ease and when all was said and done, I felt very little pain and had minimal bruising.
So here is what Instalift is and I quote: “It’s a simple procedure to re-contour your face, lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance.”
In my own words…Instalift is - A facelift without going under the knife!
The whole procedure took about an hour (and that included numbing the treated areas). And let me assure you, Dr. Brown and Aundrea are fanatics about hygiene and having a sterile environment. I bring this up because I think it’s critical that doctor’s office takes every precaution no matter how big or how small the procedure is.
After cleaning my face, Dr. Brown took precise measurements of where she wanted the Instalift threads (aka sutures) to be inserted. Next, she injected novocaine into my upper and lower cheek areas. Yes, I couldn’t feel my face, but I’d much rather experience that than a needle.
The strangest sensation was feeling my skin being lifted (yes, that’s what I said). Dr. Brown used the sutures with these tiny cones and inserted them into my skin. Once they were all inserted, she pressed on each area (Dr. Brown said it would make a clicking sound and it did). This is where she was molding the direction of the suture line to make sure I got the best lift possible.
What’s so interesting is that over time, the sutures get absorbed by my body while stimulating collagen for a natural, long-lasting result. Love that!
And here’s the thing, if you think you’re too young to consider a treatment like this, think again. Being proactive when it comes to skincare and treatment is where the true aging process slows down. Don’t wait until your jowls are hanging at your collarbone. By then, I guarantee Dr. Brown will tell you to get a surgical facelift. Consider this preventative maintenance and more specifically putting off when you actually need to see Dr. Knife.
If you’re interested in seeing the before and after pics, please contact Christie or better yet, make a consultation appointment with Dr. Brown. There’s a reason why she gets such great reviews. It’s not only because her work is impeccable, but it’s the fact that she is so honest about what is best for your skin. If you are not a candidate for Instalift, she will be the first person to tell you. It’s worth having the conversation, don’t you think?