Silhouette Soft Thread Lift
Silhouette Soft® uses a double action effect to restore smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face.
To meet this requirement, Silhouette Soft® combines two effects: An immediate repositioning of the tissue and a gradual regeneration of collagen.
The repositioning effect is immediate and discreet. It is the result of tissue compression and skin elevation at the time of implanting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the contours of your face and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerating effect is gradual: Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), the principal component of Silhouette Soft® is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications: suture thread, orthopedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures. It is because this polymer shows excellent biocompatability and is biodegradable that such applications have been developed.
The small cones on the Silhouette Soft® Suture provide traction and fixation points, a natural foreign body reaction then reinforces this, by the build-up of new collagen formation. This action is what helps restore shapeliness to the face and neck.
How Does it Work?
Under local anaesthetic, this procedure takes between 30-60 minutes, is virtually pain-free and has very little downtime. A needle will insert very fine SILHOUETTE SOFT® threads beneath the subcutaneous layer of fat in your face. The threads, which are dotted with bi-directional cones, are pulled tight to further lift the sagging skin.
The cones help to make the skin more taught and also stimulate the natural production of collagen, which will gradually plump out the skin. SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a thread lift treatment with a double lifting and regenerating collagen effect.
Which parts of the body does it treat?
This procedure is particularly effective for contouring the lower part of your face and neck. It can be used to tighten your jaw line, reduce jowls, reduce wrinkles, plump sunken and sagging cheeks and it has a lifting effect on the neck.
How quickly will I see results?
You will see a lifting action immediately. The targeted area can be redefined by compressing and lifting the tissue for the desired look. Over the next few weeks and months you will see further improvements in the treated area because the poly-lactic acid will be re-absorbed into the skin which will boost its natural collagen.
Is it safe?
SILHOUETTE SOFT® was developed following six years of success in using this material in the use of suspension sutures with cones in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Poly-lactic acid has also been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology and bone fracture treatments.
Does it hurt?
Most patients say this procedure is relatively pain-free. Certain areas are slightly more uncomfortable than others. A local anesthetic is applied beforehand to minimise any discomfort. This is a 30-60 minute procedure whereby a needle is used to insert the SILHOUETTE SOFT® threads.