Silhouette Soft® is an innovative thread-lift technology which combines an immediate repositioning of facial tissue with gradual collagen regeneration to restore shape and definition to the face – without the need for surgery. This double effect is achieved by small cones on the thread, which provide fixing points, allowing the skin to be compressed and elevated, delivering immediate, yet discreet smoothing. Silhouette Soft® is ideal for people who want to address sagging skin or reduced volume in their face, but want a minimally invasive treatment.
Which parts of the face can Silhouette Soft® treat?
Silhouette Soft® (also known as ‘the one-stitch facelift’) is best for re-contouring the jawline and neck, and lifting jowls, cheeks and brows. It gently but firmly elevates the skin, providing instant reshaping, and over time the skin’s own collagen production is stimulated, brightening the complexion and smoothing out lines and wrinkles. The threads and cones gradually dissolve and are absorbed and eliminated over 6 months, with the rejuvenating effects of the lift and the collagen production lasting for around 12-15 months.
What is Silhouette Soft® made from, and is it safe?
Silhouette Soft® is fully certified, and its main component is Poly L-lactic acid (PPLA), a well-known polymer which has been used for many years in suture thread, orthopaedic pins, and rods, screws and nails for bone fractures. All its components are re-absorbable and biocompatible, and it is made in the USA, and therefore subject to stringent sanitary and safety controls. Clinical tests to assess the likelihood of allergic reactions have been consistently negative, (although, as with any treatment, you should disclose any allergies during the initial consultation with our medical doctor, Dr Tailor).
There are no cuts made, so no stitches are needed – just an injection entry and exit point. So there is minimal pain and risk of infection, and very little downtime. The extremely fine threads, with their tiny two-directional cones, are inserted with a needle, and go through the sub-cutaneous tissue, so there is minimal discomfort during or after the procedure. The only anaesthetic needed is local anaesthetic at the entry and exit points.
Over the following weeks, the cones stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production as the PPLA is absorbed, adding to the effect by gradually plumping out the skin. There is no restriction in facial movement and expression, just natural-looking, long-lasting results.
To arrange a consultation to find out more about how Silhouette Soft® could lift your look, contact Health & Aesthetics today.