What is a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
As the face ages, skin can start to sag downwards and forwards. This can create a sad or tired or older appearance. Nose to mouth hollows can start to deepen as the skin hangs over them and the corners of the mouth can turn downwards as the cheeks begin to drop. Jowls can become apparent as the fat along the jawline starts to droop down and definition along the jaw is lost.
A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a minimally invasive non surgical procedure to lift the skin back up and out again. Safe sterile threads with cones are placed under the skin to support, lift and suspend the skin and fat underneath back towards where it used to be. These threads dissolve after twelve months and whilst present, can stimulate collagen formation to extend the length of effect.
The volume and curves of the face are brought up again to restore the inverted triangle of youth.
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Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedure explained
Watch this video to see how a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift works and how the procedure is carried out.
Improve the contours of your face, enhance your cheekbones and cheeks,
and reshape the profile of your jaw by lifting your skin with Silhouette
This non surgical procedure takes only a short time to perform. No stitches or cuts are required. Results are subtler that a surgical facelift but lifting effect is still seen. These sutures lift the skin immediately and also stimulate collagen production. Volume is restored and results are long lasting.
The skin is marked up and local anaesthetic is applied to the entry and exit points of the sutures. The sutures are placed with thin needles under the skin. Normal life can continue soon after treatment is completed. High impact sports, high temperatures, extreme sunlight, dental surgery and facial treatments should be avoided for some weeks afterwards. These threads can be placed in combination with other modalities such as facial fillers for optimal results.
Silhouette Soft Thread Safety
Silhouette Soft has been developed after 6 years of research in
permanent suspension sutures with cones used in plastic and
reconstructive surgery. With more than 150 000 treatments carried out so far, Silhouette Soft has proven it’s safety and efficacy all over the world.
Silhouette Soft suspension sutures are made from PLLA and PLGA (Poly L Lactic acid & Poly Lactic-co-Glycolic acid), that has been utilised safely in medicine for decades. Silhouette Soft is CE marked for the European market and the manufacturing site complies with the requirements of international standards ISO 13485.
Unlike many suspension sutures on the market today which originate from
Asia, Silhouette Soft, is made in the USA and is subject to numerous
sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft® is made of a resorbable and biocompatible
components, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The
main component of Silhouette Soft® has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and
medical applications such as suture thread, orthopedic pins, screws and
nails for bone fractures etc.
How Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts Work
Silhouette Soft involves a minimally invasive procedure, also known as a non-surgical facelift. By inserting a fine and resorbable suspension suture into the fat layer of the skin, the suture and cones structure repositions fat and tissues. Fat and tissue in the face naturally drops during the ageing process, causing ptosis (drooping) and folding of the skin. The procedure results in a natural and rejuvenated look, giving a more fresh and youthful appearance.
Prior to the treatment, your physician will mark where the needles will enter and where the suspension sutures will be positioned. Thereafter, your skin will be disinfected to reduce the risk of infection.
A typical Silhouette Soft treatment will take approximately 45-60
minutes, depending on the quantity of sutures needed for the desired
Silhouette Soft Effects, Side Effects and Afterwards
Through the repositioning of the fat deposits and elevation of the skin, Silhouette Soft restores the face and neck shape and redefines specifically cheek and jawline contours. The suspension suture and cones technology repositions the skin and fat, particularly around the cheeks and jaw line, to give definition and providing immediate effects.
Long-term effects come from the body’s foreign body reaction, which
stimulates collagen synthesis from the activation of the fibroblasts
present in the skin. This stimulation occurs in the tissue area
surrounding the suture and cones. Collagen production is naturally
reduced with ageing and therefore this ‘re-stimulation’ is pivotal to
providing long-term improvement of the face and neck contours.
Silhouette Soft can cause a minimal inflammatory reaction, due to the insertion of a foreign body into the skin. This is a well-known reaction and common to all minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. In some cases, patients can experience minor pain, as well swelling and bruising can also occur.
The recovery period for Silhouette Soft can vary depending on a variety of factors, and can be anywhere between a few days and up to two weeks.
There are a variety of post-treatment recommendations to aid in recovery and to minimise any potential negative effects on the Silhouette Soft® suspension sutures.
- Apply a cold pack immediately after the procedure if required
- Follow your physician’s recommendations if they prescribe any analgesic drug or painkillers
- No makeup to be worn for 24 hours
- Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3-5 nights)
- Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing (5 days)
- Avoid over exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
- Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
- Avoid excessive facial movements (2 weeks)
- Do not use Turkish baths or saunas (3 weeks)
- Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
- Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)
Cost of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Treatment
Treatment areas for Thread Lifting are:
Nasolabial folds, Corners of the mouth downturn/Marionette folds, Jowls
Treatment can take 1 to 2 sessions
1 area - price ranges from £720 to £1180
2 areas - price ranges from £1070 to £1680
3 areas - price ranges from £1420 to £2230
This type of thread lift is available in Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland and thread lifts are being provided for patients from Belfast, Bangor, Holywood and throughout North Down and beyond.
We are one of a very few clinics who provide Silhouette Soft in Northern Ireland.
Before and After Pictures
Click on these pictures to see before and after Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Results