SILHOUETTE SOFT®… THREAD LIFT.
When women are asked what they consider their two main signs of facial ageing, the answer is invariably loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.
This phenomenon, which worsens with age and the menopause, is due to the loss of collagen, the protein found in all structures of the body, especially the skin, and which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissue. With age, collagen diminishes and the skin becomes less firm and saggier. The face also loses fats (becoming more skeletal), becoming hollow on the sides, and heaviness accumulates under the chin, and the lower cheeks.
Solutions exist, but choices have to be made: either to restore volume, using targeted injections, or to tighten the skin, by means of more invasive intervention.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a unique treatment enabling two combined actions:
• A discreet and immediate lifting effect : as soon as the suture is applied, the doctor reshapes the treated area by means of a double action: compressing and elevating tissue.
• A gradual and natural regenerating effect : in being absorbed, the component of the suture, polylactic acid allows to restore shapeliness to the face.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a technological innovation offering women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 60 minute treatment at their doctor’s, for a result lasting up to 18 month.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Frequently asked questions
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:
Cheeks and cheekbones
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. To find a doctor who has undergone specific training Silhouette Soft®, click here.
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 a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.