What is Silhouette Soft Lift
Facial skin laxity is inevitable after a certain age. Fortunately, a surgical facelift is no longer the only way to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. Thread lifts are the perfect complement to cosmetic injections and laser resurfacing treatments. It’s also a good alternative to surgery.
Silhouette Soft Lift uses biocompatible sutures to temporarily lift the face. At the same time, the threads stimulate collagen production, which creates long-lasting effects. The sutures are attached and dispersed underneath the skin using small cones that grab onto the tissue. It’s these cones that help create a noticeable lift, particularly around the cheeks and jaw area.
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete and doesn’t require any downtime. These are just two of the reasons why it’s become a popular anti-ageing treatment option.
What to Expect
Prior to your treatment, a consultation will be required. During this time, we can evaluate your skin as well as your medical history to determine whether you would benefit.
Thereafter, a local anaesthetic will be administered to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. A specialised needle is then used to insert the threads under the skin. The number and location of the threads depends on the areas that require treatment. The severity of the skin laxity will also play a role.
Patients are free to return to their normal activities directly after treatment. However, there will be some mild discomfort and swelling for several days. This can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Soft foods and liquids are recommended during the first week and any strenuous exercise should also be avoided for at least two weeks. Patients should be careful not to rub or pull on the face for the first three weeks. This will give the threads time to settle.
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Thread lifts are the perfect complement
to cosmetic injections and
laser resurfacing treatments
About the treatment
What Can Be Treated with a Silhouette Soft Lift?
The areas that will benefit from a Silhouette Soft Lift include:
- Eyelids and area around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Nasolabial folds
- Vermillion border of the lip
- Marionette lines
- Upper cheeks
- Jaw (jowls)
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete and doesn’t require any downtime
Ideal Candidates for Silhouette Soft Lift
Both men and women are ideal candidates for a Silhouette Soft Lift. Patients who want a more dramatic lift and results that last longer than those provided by cosmetic injections can benefit. Naturally, this is also the ideal option for patients who would prefer not to undergo surgery. Patients will need to be physically healthy and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved. We will take you through what you can expect at every stage of your procedure during your consultation.
Silhouette Soft Lift Results
Patients can expect to see an instant lift directly after their Silhouette Soft Lift but the results will be the most prominent three months after treatment. The threads will gradually dissolve over the course of six months but the effects can last up to two years. This will be different for everyone and depends on several factors, including skincare, lifestyle and environmental factors. A top-up treatment will be required every one to two years to maintain results.