So, you’ve undergone the minimally invasive Silhouette InstaLift® that redefines your facial appearance for a younger, more contoured look. Now what? Of course there are certain things that you should and shouldn’t do that will alter the effects of your Silhouette InstaLift® as well as things that will help your results last longer. Let’s dive in and take a look into things you should avoid after your Silhouette InstaLift® treatment.
General Recovery Info
After your Silhouette InstaLift® treatment, you will typically experience minor tenderness and discomfort in the treated areas, but this will gradually reduce over time. There is minimal to no downtime; however, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind to avoid while recovering from your Silhouette InstaLift®.
1. Avoid Sleeping On Your Stomach or Side
It is very important that you sleep upright or on your back after your procedure. Excessive pressure on your face after your Silhouette InstaLift® is one of the worst things that you can do for your newly contoured face. If you sleep on your stomach or side, you may experience swelling, discomfort, bruising, or you may even alter your final results. Avoid pressure on the face for at least five days after your treatment. If you need to, practice sleeping on your back or in an upright position a few weeks before your Silhouette InstaLift® so that it is a bit easier when the true time comes.
2. Avoid Wearing Makeup & Getting Facials
Although this treatment is minimally invasive, your skin still experiences some intense handling. It needs time to breathe after the treatment, so keeping a fresh face is ideal for immediate healing. Sometimes women put on and take off makeup with too much pressure, which can be bad for your Silhouette InstaLift® results. Avoiding wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after your treatment is recommended.
Facials should be avoided for 10 days after your treatment. Again, too much pressure on the face can cause swelling or bruising to the treated area. In some cases, too much pressure from a facial massage may detach or move the sutures to a different location on the face, which may cause your results to be changed accidentally.
3. Avoid Strenuous Activity & Overheating
Maintaining your blood pressure is crucial. Avoiding strenuous activity and being in too much heat can raise your blood pressure and cause strain on your body. A light walk through the park or a relaxing swim are ok to do but running and other high-intensity activities should be avoided for three weeks or until cleared by Dr. Tchelebi.
Following all of Dr. Tchelebi’s after-care recommendations will only benefit you in the long run. Going to all post-op appointments, avoiding things that should be avoided, and enjoying your new look will result in a long-lasting facial transformation that you can be proud to show off!