Ever looked in the mirror and pulled your skin back from the temples and muttered the words…”If only you could..”? Well now you can. The name is slightly inaccurate as this is not a facelift and there is no trying of stitches or use of general anaesthetic. It is a 30minute painless procedure that involves inserting some absorbable threads just under the skin to pull it back improving nose to mouth lines and jowls. The results are subtle and instant and last around 18 months. The threads also stimulate collagen production helping to provide a natural filling effect. It has recently been popularised in the media through articles on the Daily Mail website and this morning show.
Price- from £99/session
What are the components of Silhouette Soft®?
Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable. Polylactic acid, or PLA, has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications, such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.
Can Silhouette Soft® be used in complete safety?
The development of Silhouette Soft®is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft®received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.
How long do the results last?
The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft®treatment can last up to 18 months.
Which areas can be treated?
Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat various parts of the face:
- Lower jaw
- Cheeks and cheekbones
New applications for various parts of the body are currently being developed.
What must be done before Silhouette Soft® treatment?
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment.
However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
Who can provide Silhouette Soft® treatment ?
Only doctors thoroughly trained in Silhouette Soft® sutures are authorized to implement the treatment.
What happens immediately after Silhouette Soft® treatment?
After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days. There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
Are there any contraindications to Silhouette Soft® treatment?
You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Is Silhouette Soft® treatment painful?
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.
Are there any recommendations to be followed after Silhouette Soft®treatment?
- During the week following treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial massages or any beauty treatment.
- For the first few weeks, avoid any contact sport.
- Preferably sleep on your back.
In the event of pain, take pain relief according to your doctor’s prescription.
How much does Silhouette soft cost?
This depends on how many threads are used and starts from £600. For full pricing please see the aesthetics price list.