Silhouette Soft - suture lift, is a revolutionary new treatment to tackle prominent signs of ageing that results in a double lift and regenerating collagen effect.
Actress Gillian Taylforth, who is best known for her role as Kathy Beale on EastEnders, had Silhouette Soft - a 'non-surgical face lift' that uses a dissolvable thread to remove wrinkles ahead of her 60th birthday.
“I am keen to age appropriately, but I want to look good for my age too.” Says Gillian Taylforth regarding Silhouette Soft’s treatment.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: The Thread Lift is a non-surgical facelift treatment 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 Threads are considered to be a discreet approach to achieving a fresher, younger-looking appearance, probably used by many Hollywood stars who deny having surgery but look to have defied age and remain still naturally good looking without a "done" plastic appearance.
SILHOUETTE SOFT comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones.
It is made in the United States and its development is based on many years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Silhouette Soft is considered to be a technological innovation offering men and women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment for a result lasting up to 2-3 years.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, As we age, a loss of collagen and elastin in our skin can lead to looser facial tone and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases.
As a result of losing this protein and a natural thinning of the face through loss of fat. This can create hollowed upper cheeks and heaviness above the jaw line (jowl) and around the chin (marionette lines).
Silhouette Soft can be used to treat various parts of the face:
• Lower jaw
• Cheeks and cheekbones
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi - Silhouette Soft suture is made of a clear absorbable material of Poly Lactic Acid and eight absorbable cones. The length of the suture is 30 cm.
The eight absorbable 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.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi,The treatment aims to obtain a volumisation, lifting and skin tightening in any area the sutures are placed.
A local anaesthesia is required only at the entry and exit points of the sutures.
Silhouette Soft is recommended for men and women who are trying to effectively combat the signs of ageing and who want to achieve natural results and it is suitable for all skin types.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: Downtime after a Thread Lift treatment is minimal, however patients may experience some very slight bruising or swelling in the days following the procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, During the week after treatment patients should not undergo any dental surgery, and they must avoid facial and beauty treatments.
It is also recommended to avoid any excessive exercise for two weeks after the treatment.
It is also advisable for patients to sleep on their back and slightly elevated (using 2 pillows) during recovery and they must be gentle when cleansing their face.
The suture gently lifts and repositions tissues that have fallen into the hands of gravity, resulting in a shapelier, younger looking face.
Hollow cheeks are given a more full appearance, while sagginess is lifted and wrinkles are eased.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture.
After inserting the suture, the Surgeon applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the Surgeon reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, Due to the principal component of Silhouette Soft - polylactic acid (PLA) the regenerative effect of Silhouette Soft is gradual and natural.
Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi - Silhouette Soft is ideal to restore facial contours and correct facial laxity and improve the jaw line and other areas and patients can achieve full face lifting without the need for aggressive surgery with the results lasting up to 2-3 years.
Silhouette Soft is approved by MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA for restoration and/or correction of skin facial laxity.
Poly-L-lactic acid, the main ingredient of Silhouette Soft Threads has been used successfully in surgical procedures for more than 40 years, among others for bioresorbable sutures, in bone plates and screws, and as a medium for medication.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi has developed his own advanced techniques combining Silhouette Soft facial Threads Treatment with Collagen Stimulation for treating facial asymmetry, facial atrophy and non-surgical full face lifting.
Also combining combining Silhouette Soft with SmartSkin CO2 laser resurfacing to create the optimal and most natural-looking results.
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