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Silhouette Soft

We pride ourselves to be the leading clinic in Silhouette Soft treatment in the UK and Europe. Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi is a leading Facial Plastic and Laser Surgeon and he is an internationally recognized expert in the use of Silhouette Soft and Collagen Stimulation procedures.

Silhouette Soft – Non-Surgical Face Lift, is a revolutionary treatment to tackle prominent signs of ageing that results in a double lift and regenerating collagen effect. It is the lateast generation thread lift secures its place as a revolution in facial aesthetic interventions.

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.

Before and After photo gallery.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.

The before and after photos above are just an example of Silhouette Soft. The results are various from one patient to another and there is no guarantee that all patients who will have silhouette soft procedure will have similar results.


Silhouette Soft Use

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). The Silhouette soft offers predictable and natural results with minimal intervention- without the needs of surgical removal of loose skin.

Silhouette Soft can be used to treat various parts of the face:

  • Contour
  • Lower jaw
  • Cheeks and cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck

The 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 12-18: they are positioned on the suture and separated by knots. There are four cones on each side of the suture.

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 treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with Collagen Stimulation, dermal fillers and Anti-Wrinkle Injections.

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 Suitability

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

Silhouette Soft 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. The treatment is suitable for all skin types. 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.

The down time 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.

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 during recovery and they must be gentle when cleansing their face.


The Results

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.

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.

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.

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 gives an immediate lift action with discreet effect, gradual and natural results through the process of reabsorbtion of the component of the thread and regeneration of collagen tissues to restore your lost collagen to give definition to your features and maintaining volume over time. Therefore, it 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.


Silhouette Soft Safety

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

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.

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.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi explains that, Silhouette Soft is a simple procedure and like any other treatment it could have some side effects and complications, including bleeding, haematoma, numbness of treated area for a few days-weeks, temporary lumps under the skin for weeks. Nevertheless, it’s the duty of the surgeon to minimise the side effects, possible risks and complications, even so they cannot be eliminated.


Silhouette Soft at Our Clinic

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, a Facial Plastic Surgeon who is a big advocate of thread lifts and he was the very first surgeon to introduce APTOS Lift, the very original thread lift into the UK in 2004 and since then he has been using them in his practice and he considers the threards as 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.

Dr 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.

Patients travel from all over the UK and from around the world to have Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi perform Silhouette Soft treatment at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, which is one of the leading clinics for Silhouette Soft treatment in the UK and Europe.

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