Silhouette Soft suspension sutures provide an *immediate lift to sagging tissues in the face, cheeks, jowls and neck. These sutures are inserted into the space in-between the skin and the underlying tissues (the subdermal space), which does not contain any nervous tissue and therefore allows for a very comfortable procedure.
*Silhouette Soft threads offer resorbable bi-directional cones on resorbable polylactic acid threads. *This offers a double benefit of a Lifting Action as well as a Regenerating Action.
The Lifting Action provides *immediate, discreet effects.* The threads are inserted by means of a minimally invasive technique under local anaesthetic injections. The skin and tissue manipulation is performed whilst you are upright and therefore you, together with your practitioner are both in complete control of the face-lifting procedure. Tissues are tightened and compressed until the desired effect has been reached. *Effects are immediately visible, with minimal downtime.
The Regenerating Action offers gradual, improved effects.* The polylactic acid stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen production. This provides an ongoing improvement in skin plumping and lifting for up to 4 months after the procedure.
*The duration of effects depends on the number of threads inserted, skin integrity and lifestyle, but effects can last approximately 2 years. Most people achieve the desired effect with 2 sets of sutures, but in older patients more sutures may be necessary. Multiple sutures can be inserted during one treatment, or alternatively, effects can be optimised* by adding sutures during follow-up appointments until the desired effect has been reached.
The following corrections can be achieved:
- Mid-face sagging can be corrected
- The irregular jaw line/bulging jowls can be re-defined
- Volume loss under the cheekbones (cheek concavities) can be re-volumised
- Sagging skin in the neck can be lifted
Treatment duration can vary between 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of threads inserted.
The thread facelift can be performed from as early as 40 years of age due to the non-surgical nature of the procedure and the fact that outcome* can vary between a subtle, refreshed appearance for younger men and women and a more pronounced lifting effect for mature adults, depending on the number of threads used and the degree of traction applied.
In older people, those with severe photo damaged skin and those with extensive volume loss, filler treatments can improve the effects* obtained with Silhouette Soft threads. In cases where extensive fatty deposits are present under the chin or in the areas of the jowls, lipolytic (fat-dissolving) injections should be performed prior to the Silhouette Soft suture treatment. At the time of the consultation, advice will be offered regarding the need for a filler or a lipolytic treatment in combination with a Silhouette Soft thread face lift treatment.