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Silhouette Soft – The lateast generation thread lift secures its place as a revolution in facial aesthetic interventions.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: As a Facial Plastic Surgeon I am a big advocate of thread lifts and have been using them in my practice for some time – they are a viable option for men and women experiencing loss of jawline and cheek bone definition who seeks a less invasive solution than traditional face let surgery.

The Silhouette soft offers predictable and natural results with minimal intervention- without the needs of surgical removal of loose skin. Silhouette Soft is the latest generation of thread lifts with results last around 18 – 36 months.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads represent a new technology with a double fold-over effect of lifting and regeneration by the activity of bidirectional resorbable threads.  Silhouette Soft Manufactured in the USA and was developed on the basis of a six-year experience in the use of suspension threads in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a revolutionary non-surgical facelift treatment offering men and women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles and tackles prominent signs of ageing that results in a double lift and regenerating collagen effect with results lasting up to 2-3 years.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a new treatment which will give a natural full face leftting effect without the use of any incisions or sedation. Anchoring sutures are inserted under the skin using a fine needle to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas.

SILHOUETTE SOFT comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Silhouette Soft component (poly-l-lactic acid) is entirely reabsorbable and has been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology and has developed on the back of six years of experience in the use of Silhouette Lift in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. 

Silhouette Soft aims are to obtain a volume augmentation and skin tightening in any area the bidirectional Silhouette Soft sutures is placed, therefore, regenerating and repositioning the facial tissues and increase volume of the various facial areas.

Having been successfully performed over 22000 in 55 countries Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift with two actions:

• Immediate lift action with discreet effect.
• Gradual and natural results through the process of reabsorbtion of the component of Silhouette Soft and regeneration of collagen tissues to restore your lost collagen to give definition to your features and maintaining volume over time.

Therefore, Silhouette Soft is a unique treatment combining these two actions in a way never before achieved.

After the Silhouette Soft procedure, it is necessary to adhere to a couple of practical instructions and modes of care in order to avoid influence of threads and their move from a place deep in the skin of the face and neck where they were placed.

For example, patients should avoid facial cleansing movements and powerful blows on the face, as well as the excessive opening of the mouth, and it is recommended to sleep on the back for the following two days.

One week after the treatment, there are no more restrictions, while normal activities like walking and sitting at a computer can already be performed within an hour after the procedure. Patients who underwent this treatment should approximately five days avoid vigorous exercise or activity.

Recommendations for faster recovery after procedure:

  • Put ice or cold compresses immediately after treatment, and hold them for 5 to 10 minutes
  • In the case of pain, you can use analgesics
  • Clean and dry the face gently, without any rough movement five days after the procedure
  • Gently wash your hair and gently apply make-up five days after the procedure
  • If you shave your face do it with gentle movements two days after the procedure
  • Avoid sunbathing and tanning bed two weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid treatments and facial massages three weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid sports, especially contact sports two weeks after the procedure
  • Avoid saunas and baths three weeks after the procedure
  • Do not undergo dental surgery two weeks after the procedure

Silhouette Soft is a simple treatment for performing. Complications are rare, and are less likely when the procedure is performed by experienced and trained facial plastic surgeon.

Silhouette Soft has been approved by the FDA in the USA and has been cleared for the European Market with CE 0499 Certification.

Who can benefit from Silhouette Soft?

SILHOUETTE SOFT is recommended for men and women who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural results.

The best candidates for Silhouette Soft face lift threads are people in good physical condition, with a reasonably normal thickness of the skin.

Also, a good candidate for Soft Silhouette someone who already have undergone surgical face lifting, but sagging skin reappeared.

Excellent candidates are people who want subtle changes on the forehead or cheeks, relaxed skin of jaw or neck, or those who want to delay the signs of aging.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads is a great and simple proucdure addressing and treating sagging skin in the middle part of the face, sagging jaw, sagging eyebrows and sagging of neck skin.

SILHOUETTE SOFT treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of SILHOUETTE SOFT is not recommended if someone is allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.

If someone is seeking a subtle, instant rejuvenating lift with no downtime then they would be very happy with Silhouette Soft treatment.  However like any other cosmetic procedure, Patient selection is very important and a thorough consultation is very essential.
Many people notice a slight sagging of their face and they want to lift it up at least a little. Silhouette Soft face lift threads offer those patients the opportunity to return the smile and the natural freshness that they wish, without general anaesthesia or hospital stay.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads combine two effects: lifting and regeneration.

The lifting effect is immediate and unobtrusive and is the result of lifting the tissue during the setting of threads. After inserting threads, the surgeon gently presses the treated area and thus forms the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoothed.

The effect of regeneration is gradual and natural: polylactic acid (PLA), a basic ingredient of thread, is polymer known in the medical field for years (threads, orthopaedic rods, screws and pins for bone fractures are made from PLA). The reason is that the polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings and also biodegradable.

After inserting threads, polylactic acid affects the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This action, which continues through time, helps to increase the volume of sagging skin areas and gradually restores the natural shape of your face.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads is a revolutionary treatment for patients who are looking for a significant lifting without invasive surgery. This treatment is suitable for both men and women who want to achieve a younger look without the limitations of a traditional face lift.

Where can Silhouette Soft be used?

Silhouette Soft can be used on any part of the body but its main use is on:

  • Jowls (mandible line)
  • Cheeks and malar area
  • Neck
  • Eyebrow

Silhouette Soft can be used to treat different parts of the face.

FACIAL CONTOUR – 

cheeks and cheekbones:

2 or 3 threads on each side

  • The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller.
  • The facial contour is redefined
  • The nasolabial fold is diminished
  • The skin regains its firmness.

LOWER JAW :

2 or 3 threads on each side

  • The volume of the cheek is redefined.
  • The facial contour regains a defined shape.

NECK

2 OR 3 threads on each side

  • The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother

Silhouette Soft face lift threads combine two effects: lifting and regeneration.

The lifting effect is immediate and unobtrusive and is the result of lifting the tissue during the setting of threads. After inserting threads, the surgeon gently presses the treated area and thus forms the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoothed.

The effect of regeneration is gradual and natural: polylactic acid (PLA), a basic ingredient of thread, is polymer known in the medical field for years (threads, orthopaedic rods, screws and pins for bone fractures are made from PLA). The reason is that the polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings and also biodegradable.

How does Silhouette Soft work?

The suture is made of a clear resorbable material Poly Lactic Acid and eight absorbable cones. The length of the suture is 30 cm. The eight resorbable cones are made of Lactide Glicolide 82-18: they are positioned on the suture and separated by knots. There are four cones on each side of the suture.

The insertion of the suture in the adipose tissue occurs through an entry point in the middle of the suture pattern. The entry point enables the insertion of each half of the suture respecting the appropriate orientation of the cones.

After the insertion of all the sutures in the treated area, a manual compression of the adipose tissue towards the centre of the cheek is performed to obtain the result.

The procedure aims to obtain a volume augmentation or skin tightening in any area the Bidirectional Silhouette Soft Sutures are placed. A local anaesthesia is required only at the entry and exit points of the sutures. The sutures are inserted under sterile conditions through the skin in the subcutaneous tissue.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads combine two effects: lifting and regeneration.

The lifting effect is immediate and unobtrusive and is the result of lifting the tissue during the setting of threads. After inserting threads, the surgeon gently presses the treated area and thus forms the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoothed.

The effect of regeneration is gradual and natural: polylactic acid (PLA), a basic ingredient of thread, is polymer known in the medical field for years (threads, orthopaedic rods, screws and pins for bone fractures are made from PLA). The reason is that the polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings and also biodegradable.

After inserting threads, polylactic acid affects the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This action, which continues through time, helps to increase the volume of sagging skin areas and gradually restores the natural shape of your face.

Silhouette Soft face lift threads is a revolutionary treatment for patients who are looking for a significant lifting without invasive surgery. This treatment is suitable for both men and women who want to achieve a younger look without the limitations of a traditional face lift.

Silhouette Soft Procedure

Treatment alone takes about 30-60 minutes in the clinic. Local anaesthesia is used only in places where threads are inserted and where the same end.

After application of local anaesthesia, the surgeon inserts threads under the skin at a depth of 3 to 5 millimetres. There is no need for cuts because threads are gently inserted with a needle. At the point resorbable pins retain them facing in opposite directions (bidirectional).

After applying threads, the surgeon performs a slight compression of tissue in order to form it with the hands and achieve the desired lifting effect. The ends of threads that are not inserted into the skin are cut off.

One or more threads can be applied, depending on the wishes of the patient, and the treated area. Silhouette Soft treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with Sculptra, dermal fillers and Botox.

Silhouette Soft Recovery Time

After the Silhouette Soft procedure, it is necessary to adhere to a couple of practical instructions and modes of care in order to avoid influence of threads and their move from a place deep in the skin of the face and neck where they were placed.

For example, patients should avoid facial cleansing movements and powerful blows on the face, as well as the excessive opening of the mouth, and it is recommended to sleep on the back for the following two days.

One week after the treatment, there are no more restrictions, while normal activities like walking and sitting at a computer can already be performed within an hour after the procedure. Patients who underwent this treatment should approximately five days avoid vigorous exercise or activity.

Possible side effects

In capable hands, with the right training and experience, this is a very safe and effective procedure. Over time the technique has evolved to optimise the effects and reduce problems.

Immediate side effects may include injection-related events at the site of injection, such as minimum redness, slight tenderness or discomfort, some bruising and rarely swelling.

There may also be some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated.

All of these side effects usually last only for a day or two.

Silhouette Soft component (poly-l-lactic acid) is entirely reabsorbable and has been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology and has developed on the back of six years of experience in the use of Silhouette Lift in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

Silhouette Soft has been approved by the FDA in the USA and has been cleared for the European Market with CE 0499 Certification.

After the Silhouette Soft procedure, it is necessary to adhere to a couple of practical instructions and modes of care in order to avoid influence of threads and their move from a place deep in the skin of the face and neck where they were placed.

For example, patients should avoid facial cleansing movements and powerful blows on the face, as well as the excessive opening of the mouth, and it is recommended to sleep on the back for the following two days.

One week after the treatment, there are no more restrictions, while normal activities like walking and sitting at a computer can already be performed within an hour after the procedure. Patients who underwent this treatment should approximately five days avoid vigorous exercise or activity.

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