Here we answer patients’ most common questions relating to this procedure:
Through the repositioning of the fat deposits and elevation of the skin, Silhouette Soft restores the face and neck shape and redefines specifically cheek and jawline contours. The suspension suture and cones technology repositions the skin and fat, particularly around the cheeks and jaw line, to give definition and providing immediate effects.
Long-term effects come from the body’s foreign body reaction, which stimulates collagen synthesis from the activation of the fibroblasts present in the skin. This stimulation occurs in the tissue area surrounding the suture and cones. Collagen production is naturally reduced with ageing and therefore this ‘re-stimulation’ is pivotal to providing long-term improvement of the face and neck contours.
Silhouette Soft suspension sutures are made from PLLA and PLGA (Poly L Lactic acid & Poly Lactic-co-Glycolic acid), that has been utilised safely in medicine for decades.
Silhouette Soft can cause a minimal inflammatory reaction, due to the insertion of a foreign body into the skin. This is a well-known reaction and common to all minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. In some cases, patients can experience minor pain, as well swelling and bruising can also occur.
Silhouette Soft involves a minimally invasive procedure, also known as a non-surgical facelift. By inserting a fine and resorbable suspension suture into the fat layer of the skin, the suture and cones structure repositions fat and tissues. Fat and tissue in the face naturally drops during the ageing process, causing ptosis (drooping) and folding of the skin. The procedure results in a natural and rejuvenated look, giving a more fresh and youthful appearance
The Silhouette Soft treatment is considered a minimally invasive, non-surgical rejuvenation option. Prior to the treatment, the physician will mark where the needles will enter and where the suspension sutures will be positioned. Thereafter, your skin will be disinfected to reduce the risk of infection.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PERIOD FOR SILHOUETTE SOFT?
The recovery period for Silhouette Soft can vary depending on a variety of factors, and can be anywhere between a few days and up to two weeks.
Typically, after a few days you will be ready to go back to work and your daily routine. There are some aftercare recommendations to take into considerations, to acquire the best results.
WHAT AFTERCARE IS NEEDED FOR SILHOUETTE SOFT THREAD LIFTS?
There are a variety of post-treatment recommendations to aid in recovery and to minimise any potential negative effects on the Silhouette Soft® suspension sutures.
- Apply a cold pack immediately after the procedure if required
- Follow your physician’s recommendations if they prescribe any analgesic drug or painkillers
- No makeup to be worn for 24 hours
- Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3-5 nights)
- Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing (5 days)
- Avoid over exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
- Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
- Avoid excessive facial movements (2 weeks)
- Do not use Turkish baths or saunas (3 weeks)
- Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
- Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)