How often have you stood in front of the mirror and just lifted your cheeks back a couple of centimeters? “That’s how I would like to look” say many of our patients “but I just can’t afford the time or expense of a surgical facelift”. So now we have the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift which has been called the “lunchtime facelift” because it takes just about that amount of time for the entire procedure.
What is it?
The Silhouette Soft Thread is an absorbable skin suture with a difference. The difference is multiple small cones along the length of the thread. These cones are designed to hold the skin in its new lifted position. As the cones slowly dissolve they are replaced with your own collagen which provides a degree of permanence to the lift and also improves the texture and volume of your skin.
How is it done?
A careful evaluation is first performed as every face is different. Usually it is the jowls that need a lift but other areas such as the neck and brow can also be treated.
Once a plan has been made, a little local anesthetic is injected to numb the skin. The Silhouette Soft suture is then inserted with a fine needle and passed under the skin so that the thread lies in the direction of the intended lift. The skin is then lightly massaged upwards where the cones in the suture hold it in place. The effect is immediate and long lasting. Amazingly, no incisions are required so there is no scarring!
Downtime is minimal as the slight redness and swelling will subside by the following day.
Our patients have been delighted with the results of their Silhouette Soft Thread Lift. There is an immediate and discreet lifting effect, simulating what happens when you lift your cheeks in front of the mirror. The thread is made of polylactic acid, and as it slowly dissolves over several months it naturally stimulates the body to produce its own collagen. This helps to increase the volume and restores shapeliness to the face in a gradual and natural way.
A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift will make you look younger and refreshed rather than different. Depending on your individual response the visible benefits can last up to 18 months.
It is perfectly safe to combine the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with other procedures such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections as well as skin treatments – medi-facials, peels, laser, LED light therapy and more. At Avenue Advanced Skin Care we recommend the use of cosmeceutical skin care to compliment the effects of the Silhouette Soft Threat Lift. Ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid help to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin surface while the Silhouette Soft works best beneath the surface.
Of course, for severe sagging of the skin, face and neck then we would recommend a surgical facelift – which these days can even be done under local anesthetic.
For early signs of ageing however, the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a unique option for the clients of Avenue Advanced Skin Care and Avenue Plastic Surgery.