Healthy collagen is the cornerstone of a firm and tight skin that helps to keep one’s facial contours youthful. As collagen is lost with aging, the face develops apparent laxity and jowls making it appears square and not aesthetically appealing. Restoring collagen is the aim of many non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, including Silhouette Soft.
Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive, lifting procedure that immediately lifts sagging skin to a certain degree using specifically designed threads. The effect improves within a couple of months when collagen stimulation becomes more apparent thereby giving longer lasting results.*
What are the benefits of the Silhouette Soft procedure?
Silhouette Soft procedure is a non-surgical alternative to the more invasive anti-aging procedures, such as a facelift. The threads used in the procedure are the only sutures that are reabsorbed in time. It is done under local anesthetic (which makes it painless) within 30 -40 min.*
What is the technology behind the procedure?
Polylactic acid is the main ingredient in these threads. It is a polymer used in various medical fields that are fully absorbable and biocompatible with human tissues. It is also well tolerated by all patients and does not require allergy testing. Once inserted, it stimulates the activation of fibroblasts and collagen production. This action continues over time and assists to increase the volume as well as to restore the face’s shape slowly and naturally.*
Silhouette Soft sutures are the only sutures with absorbable hollow cones. The entire surface of the cones is smooth, so patients will not experience any “prickling” sensations. They are responsible for enhancing collagen production.*
This procedure delivers a double action within one treatment:
Lift action: Immediate yet discreet results from pulling the thread in one direction are achieved at the end of the procedure.*
Regenerating long lasting action: Gradual and natural results are achieved due to collagen production. The lifting and tightening effect improves over a few months, and the effect lasts 18-24 months.*
Is Silhouette Soft safe?
They are created in Michigan, USA and are subject to several sanitary controls such as the FDA and CE in Europe. It has been developed on the back of six years of experience in suspension sutures with cones. Due to its precise cone technology, the Silhouette Soft suture remains in position thereby preventing any risks of movement or extrusion.
What is the objective of the procedure?
This process aims to achieve skin tightening and moderate volume augmentation in any area where the threads are inserted. It delivers natural results over a period of time.*
Who is a suitable candidate?
- Moderate skin sagging in jawline area
- Loss of mid-face volume
- Eyebrow ptosis (sagging)
- Moderate sagging in neck area
Patients with excessive skin and advanced aging are not good candidates.
How does SILHOUETTE SOFT fit with other aesthetic procedures?
This is not a facelift, nor can it be used in areas in which we typically use neuromodulators to smooth wrinkles. It also can not substitute fillers. In fact, it is used in combination with fillers.To explain it in simple terms: Silhouette Soft is used for collagen enhancement in a similar way to the other procedures that are dedicated to collagen production such as Thermage RF, Titan, Tripollar, etc.
How long is the downtime?
Patients can experience minor swelling and sometimes minimal bruising at the entry point with some pulling of the skin which is visible for 2 days. Total recovery usually takes 10 days. The majority of patients will resume their duties immediately.*
There are however certain post-procedure requirements which can cause limitations such as: Avoiding excessive facial movements for 3 weeks, avoiding sport for 3 weeks, avoiding sauna, sunbed and direct sunlight for 2-3 weeks, etc. A post-procedure recommendation list will be given to the patient to achieve stability of the threads and good results.
Book your appointment with Dr. Nedic at 011 884 6418.
*Disclaimer: Treatment results will vary on a patient to patient basis. No guarantees can be made