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A thread lift, or InstaLift in NYC, is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that uses advanced absorbable suture material to lift sagging skin, restoring youthful definition to the jawline and cheeks. This treatment increases natural collagen production for long-term facial rejuvenation. 

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift subtly lifts your facial skin and tissue to a more youthful position, with the added benefit of stimulating an increase in collagen production for long-term results. 

NYC Instalift

Who is a good candidate for a thread lift?

Thread lifting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment to lift and firm the facial skin. Thread lift (InstaLift) is best suited for patients who are interested in increasing skin elasticity, smoothing away wrinkles on the face and neck, or contouring sagging skin on the breasts, arms, buttocks, abdomen, or knees.

What can I expect with InstaLift™ in NYC?

  • In preparation for an NYC InstaLift procedure, treatment areas will be marked, and a local anesthetic administered
  • The custom threads are gently inserted beneath the skin to instantly lift the deep layers and firm and contour areas that have been affected by the loss of skin firmness, including cheeks and jawline
  • Thread lifting increases the production of collagen as the sutures are absorbed
  • The entire procedure is done in our office and completed in 45 minutes

What are the benefits of a thread lift?

InstaLift provides dual-action facial and body rejuvenation benefits:

  • It immediately lifts and repositions the tissues
  • It gradually increases volume through collagen induction, as the threads are absorbed by the body

Thread lifting is a groundbreaking, anti-aging, in-office procedure, performed with a local anesthetic, with little downtime. It is an effective facial rejuvenation option for women and men who do not want to undergo traditional facelift surgery but want to achieve a fresher, more youthful look. This advanced anti-aging thread lift can do the following:

This advanced anti-aging thread lift can do the following:

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth marionette lines and crow’s feet
  • Tone and lift lax skin on the face and neck to create a more youthful appearance
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Contour and firm the breasts, arms, abdomen, buttocks, and knees

Why choose Dr. Ostad?

  • Dr. Ariel Ostad is known in NYC and beyond for his clinical expertise and artistry
  • Known as an expert in his field, Dr. Ostad has been listed as a Top Doctor on Castle Connolly and RealSelf and named as a New York Super Doctor
  • He is double board-certified, both as a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon


Can a thread lift help prevent skin laxity from getting worse?

Yes. As we age, our bodies gradually produce decreasing amounts of collagen, which makes the skin thinner, weaker, and less able to support underlying tissues. The skin gets pulled down by gravity and begins to loosen and stretch. Thread lifting produces an infusion of new collagen in the treatment area, restoring more supple, hydrated, youthful skin. It also strengthens the skin for long-term enhancement.

Will I feel the sutures under my skin after a thread lift?

It is unlikely that you will. Most people cannot feel InstaLift sutures at all, once the skin has healed around them.

Is a thread lift right for me?

While fillers and surgical facelift procedures can produce remarkable improvements, a thread lift may be the best option for you if you are not a candidate for fillers or surgery. Contact us at the NYC office of Ariel Ostad MD PC for more information on how InstaLift can help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Will I need any recovery time after a thread lift?

A thread lift is non-invasive, highly effective, and provides natural-looking, immediate results. As it is performed under local anesthesia, it typically has little downtime. However, you may need to take a few days for any post-treatment swelling, and minor bruising to fade.

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Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our Practice is open for essential procedures, however we encourage you to continue using our Telehealth feature.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever you seek care from your primary physician. We have zero reports of any staff member or volunteer who has been in contact with someone with the virus. We consider our practice to be a safe and welcoming space for those who need our dermatological and cosmetic services in this difficult time.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

Please use this time to stay home, help stop the spread of Coronavirus, and tend to your health and your loved ones.

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

We are open for essential procedures only, starting May 18
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