Facial Thread Lifts
In our Facial thread lift treatment Silhouette Soft is used. This offers a reshaped face and restored volume in a simple and short procedure.
Often known as a‘non-surgical face lift’, a ‘one-stitch face lift’ or ‘puppet face lift’, the treatment is based on suture suspension with cones which are used in both reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. It opens a new phase in aesthetic medicine as it leaves no scars and can be applied successfully in areas around the face and neck. This results in a rejuvenated, younger look.
Silhouette Soft® from Silhouette Beauty (owned by Sinclair IS Pharma who are the makers of Sculptra) is a patented Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) based suture thread. It is designed to provide both lifting and skin tightening as well as the stimulation of the body’s own collagen, a proven effect of PLLA.
How does it work?
Silhouette Soft is a medical procedure that involves the insertion of suture threads under the skin, to a depth of above five millimetres. This is done after the administration of a small amount of local anaesthetic.
The threads are inserted into the skin using a fine needle, (into the subcutaneous layer), through an entry point which is in the middle of the line that the thread is intended to lay upon. This enables the insertion of the thread in each half, appropriate to the orientation of the cones. The threads can then be compressed and massaged into an elevated place to obtain the lifting effect. The thread is secured in place by the bi-directional cones. Placement patterns can include straight lines, and V or U shaped angles. The ends of the suture threads that are not fully inserted are cut off.
Therefore, no incision or cuts are necessary. You will simply have two or three entry/exit points for the needle on each side of your face, depending on what lifting technique is being used to achieve your desired result.
The procedure may include the use of more than one suture depending on the treatment area, as well as the expected result that you and the doctor are looking to achieve.
The threads work by stimulating your own collagen into production, a process called neocollagenesis, which is achieved by way of fibrosis formation around the sutures, a foreign body reaction.
What do they treat?
Silhouette Soft treats different skin areas of the face and body. These areas include:
• Contours of the face
• Cheeks and cheekbones
• Midface areas
A full consultation with our Doctor is required before this treatment.
Facial Thread Lift