Are you are searching for an alternative to the traditional surgical facelift? Would you like to reverse the signs of ageing in the mid or lower part of your face? If so, a Silhouette Soft® thread lift may well be the best possible option for you.
This innovative treatment is an extremely popular procedure that uses bidirectional absorbable thread cones to lift and rejuvenate your facial skin. The result is a fresher, more youthful appearance. Most importantly, it produces an extremely natural looking result and leaves the face completely mobile.
Face Lift (Non-Surgical) Summary
Back to Work:
Up to 7 days
Duration of Results:
Up to 18 months
Common Side Effects:
Bruising, soreness, temporary puckering of skin
What is Silhouette Soft®?
Silhouette Soft® is a revolutionary thread lift treatment that represents a safe and highly effective alternative to surgical face lifts and neck lifts. The threads used in this treatment are designed with special “cones” and are made of PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid), a biodegradable polymer that is also used for sutures, orthopaedic pins, and bone fracture treatments. The thread dissolves completely after 18 months and provides an immediate lift and lasting regenerative effect.
Who will benefit from Silhouette Soft®?
This treatment is ideal for people who have sagging cheeks and jowls. It is not the treatment of choice for everyone and careful selection criteria are used before proceeding with the treatment. It can be used in conjunction with Dermal Fillers in the face, in selective patients.
How does a thread lift work?
This fully absorbable thread is placed into the certain areas of the face to lift sagging skin, creating a firmer, younger look. Silhouette Soft® has a dual action:
- Face Lift: The cones fixed onto the threads will anchor themselves to your tissue and provide an immediate lift.
- Facial Rejuvenation: In the longer term, the PLLA (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) will help stimulate the body’s collagen production in the area of the thread, thereby creating a smooth, and naturally shapely appearance.
Which areas of my face can be treated?
This non-surgical face lift treatment can be used to treat the following:
- Sagging Cheeks
- Sagging Neck
Does the treatment hurt?
Although you may feel some pushing and pulling sensations, the procedure is rendered painless with carefully placed local anaesthetic.
How long does the procedure last?
The procedure may last between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the number of threads used.
When can I resume normal activities?
Patients can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure.
When will I see results?
Results are seen immediately following treatment but will continue to improve with time as the Poly-L-Lactic Acid in the Thread stimulates Collagen production.
How long will the results last?
The effects of the treatment are long lasting but not permanent as the Silhouette Soft® Thread is naturally absorbed by the body over time. Generally speaking, the effects of the thread lift may last up to 18 months and sometimes longer.
What are some of the side effects of the non-surgical thread lift?
As with any cosmetic medical treatment, occasional side effects may occur. In the first few hours following treatment, the area treated may feel sore and puffy. Over the next 24-48 hours, you may experience further tenderness, bruising and swelling but this should subside over the coming week
Is the Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift safe?
Silhouette Soft® is made of a biocompatible and fully absorbable substance known as PLA or Poly-Lactic Acid. PLA has been in use for many years in other areas of medicine.
Cautions and Contraindications
You should not have this treatment if:
- There is any type of infection on the face (Herpes, Bacterial)
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Who performs the Non-Surgical Face Lift with Silhouette Soft®?
At The Sculpture Clinic, this treatment is performed exclusively by Dr Peter Paraskevas (Cosmetic Surgeon ). Dr Paraskevas has undergone advanced training and has performed hundreds of procedures. He is a local and national trainer and helps other cosmetic doctors and dermatologists master the skills of the non-surgical thread lift.
Can the Treatment be combined with other products or procedures?
Non-Surgical Thread Lifts can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. These three treatments can supplement each other quite effectively. A very careful assessment at your initial consultation will determine which combination of treatment is most suitable for optimal facial contouring and rejuvenation. Patients are always reminded that treatment is highly individualised and will vary from person to person.
- Avoid dental surgery, contact sport, facial massages, and all other beauty treatments for 1 week after your thread lift procedure.
- We recommend that you sleep on your back during the immediate post-treatment period.
- Mild Pain relief may be required for up to 24-48 hours. You will need to consult your treating Surgeon should the pain persist beyond this time.