Mini Facelift vs. InstaLift

Want to tighten facial skin that is starting to show signs of aging and achieve a younger, refreshed look? Looking for a non-surgical alternative to a mini facelift? Board certified Dr. Weishar and her team of licensed skin care experts are pleased to offer our patients the InstaLift procedure at our Philadelphia office. It is a non-invasive and effective way to lift skin around the jowls and face to make the area look revived and rejuvenated without incisions or surgery.


Through the InstaLift procedure, Dr. Weishar will reverse early signs of aging in a painless and easy way. The procedure serves a two-for-one benefit, lifting and reshaping saggy facial skin around the mid-face, while also regenerating the skin’s natural production of collagen. Using very thin absorbable sutures that are strategically placed for the best, personalized results, Dr. Weishar will essentially “lift” skin that has become aged and tired. Because there are no incisions or surgery involved, the procedure leaves no scarring and imposes very little, if any, recovery time.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift involves the use of incisions, through which facial skin is tightened and lifted. It is designed to address facial sagging prevalent around the full face, including the forehead and neck. Though the mini facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, it is still surgery. This means that unlike the InstaLift procedure, a mini face lift involves specific pre-surgery and aftercare instructions, as well as a longer recovery period.

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Procedure Type: Surgical Non-Surgical
Procedure Time:
  • A mini facelift involves the administration of either local anesthesia or general sedation.
  • Although it is considered to be relatively more invasive, even though it is “mini” in comparison to an actual facelift, the procedure requires a 3-4 hour office visit.
  • Your InstaLift can be completed at our office in under 45 minutes, about the time you have for your lunch break.
  • Our patients report minimal discomfort and little, if any, pain throughout the entire procedure.
Best For:
  • Candidates who lack skin elasticity and experience sagging skin around the whole face.
  • Candidates who want slightly more dramatic results.
  • Candidates with mild to moderate facial sagging that are looking for natural results.
  • Candidates who want to restore balance and structure to the face by addressing facial sagging in the middle of the face.
Recovery Process:
  • Typical recovery is 7-10 days.
  • Patients will notice more swelling and numbness.
  • May need to take time off from work and normal routine.
  • Little to no downtime.
  • Mild swelling that should subside within two days.
  • No need to take off from work or other important obligations.

InstaLift in Philadelphia

Dr. Weishar is celebrated throughout Philadelphia as being among the top physicians in skin care and dermatology. She is known for her holistic approach, taking the time to understand each patient’s needs before recommending any procedure. As with any treatment we offer at Springhouse Dermatology, we fully believe that the InstaLift is a safe and effective solution to lifting and tightening skin around the jowls, providing excellent results we stand behind. We encourage you to schedule an appointment to see how an InstaLift procedure can help restore youthfulness to your skin without the implications of surgery.

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Dr. Margo Weishar
Board Certified Dermatologist, Montgomery County

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