Silhouette Soft thread lift is an alternative option for those looking for a less invasive facelift alternative. It’s effective for treating sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck, offering a youthful, refreshed look without the rigors of a traditional surgical facelift.
Silhouette Soft leverages the use of absorbable sutures, fitted with bidirectional cones. These unique threads are inserted under the skin to elevate sagging tissues while also triggering a healing response.
Silhouette Soft employs threads composed of poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable polymer widely used in the medical field, especially in dissolvable sutures and facial fillers. The cones attached to the thread are made from lactide/glycolide (PLGA).
The procedure is minimally invasive, with threads inserted into the skin through a fine needle, requiring only local anesthesia. The cones then lift and reposition the skin, helping restore the face’s natural contours. Over time, the threads and cones are harmlessly absorbed by the body.
Silhouette Soft threads come with varying numbers of cones. These varying types primarily serve to cater to different treatment areas and degrees of lift and tightening required.
What areas can be treated with Silhouette Soft?
Silhouette Soft is primarily used to treat sagging cheeks, jowls, eyebrow, and neck. The degree of lift required and the size of the treatment area determine the choice of threads used.
What is the procedure?
Though Silhouette Soft is minimally invasive with a shorter recovery time compared to traditional facelifts, some downtime and side effects are expected. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment areas and number of threads used.
What are the potential risks and side effects?
Common side effects include swelling and bruising, tenderness, and discomfort, which usually subside within a few days to a week. In some cases, skin irregularities like small bumps or dimples might occur, resolving on their own as the threads get absorbed. Asymmetry and wrinkling may be more evident in the few two weeks and will gradually subside. In rare cases, complications like infection, nerve damage, thread migration or extrusion can occur.
Are there any special aftercare instructions?
Most patients can return to normal activities within a week. Post-procedure care includes avoiding strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks, keeping the face clean to prevent infection, and avoiding excessive facial movements to allow the threads to settle. Your doctor will provide detailed aftercare instructions.
How long do the results last?
Silhouette Soft provides an immediate lift, with results typically lasting between 18 months to two years. This longevity is due in part to the stimulation of collagen production as the threads and cones are absorbed by the body.
How much is Silhouette Soft Treatment?
The cost of Silhouette Soft varies depending on the number of threads used and the treatment areas. A detailed consultation with a practitioner will provide a personalized estimate.