Silhouette Soft Threads

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 is Silhouette Soft Threads?

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 appear square and not aesthetically appealing. Restoring collagen is the aim of many non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, including Silhouette Soft Threads.

The Benefits of Silouette Soft Threads

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.

Who is a suitable candidate?

Patients with:

  • 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.
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The Technology Behind The Procedure

This process aims to deliver results naturally, over a period of time

Polylactic acid
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.

Cone technology
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.

Double action
This procedure delivers a double-action within one treatment:

  1. Lift action: Immediate yet discreet results from pulling the thread in one direction are achieved at the end of the procedure.
  2. 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.

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.

*Disclaimer: Treatment results will vary on a patient to patient basis. No guarantees can be made.