What is a thread lift?
The Silhouette Soft thread lift, sometimes referred to as the “one-stitch facelift” or the “lunchtime lift” is a unique treatment for lifting and tightening the ageing face, producing often astonishing results.
Silhouette Soft ® is an aesthetic innovation that offers patients what no other nonsurgical treatment has ever provided: natural lifting and revolumisation, tightening and collagen induction, reduced wrinkles and redefinition. All this by means of a simple, office-based, scarless 60-minute procedure.
What are Silhouette Soft Threads?
Silhouette Soft ® comes in the form of a thread, containing bidirectional absorbable cones. These cones will travel in one direction only, so once the thread is pulled and the face is tightened, it locks itself into place without slipping. SIilhouette Soft is manufactured in the United States where each thread is produced by hand. It is fully approved and accredited by FDA.
How does the thread lift work?
Silhouette Soft ® is the only product on the beauty market enabling two joint actions:
• A lift effect as soon as Silhouette Soft ® is applied for an immediate and discreet result!
• A regenerative effect for progressive and natural results!
Our team of plastic surgeons at Skin & Follicle are experts in nonsurgical and surgical face lifting techniques. Skin & Follicle is a specialist centre of excellence for Silhouette Soft in Birmingham.
The Silhouette Soft ® double action
Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more youthful face. To meet this dual requirement, Silhouette Soft ® combines two effects : lifting and regenerating.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the skin is pulled and tightened in the right direction to reshape the face, tighten the skin and return the sagging volume back to its natural position.
The regenerative effect is gradual and natural : polylactic acid (PLA), which is a naturally occurring material, is the principal component of Silhouette Soft ®. Once the Silhouette Soft thread lift is applied, the PLA acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring youthful definition to the face gradually and perfectly naturally. Over time, the thread is absorbed and replaced by the body’s own collagen.
What areas can thread lifts be used?
Silhouette Soft threads can be used anywhere on the face and neck to achieve a lifting, tightening and volumising effect.
Brow lift – Silhouette-Soft threads can be used to gently elevate the eyebrows to a more aesthetic brow lift and natural position.
Midface and cheeks – Silhouette-Soft threads are used to recontour the cheeks, to give a youthful high cheekbone look and rebalance the face
Lower face and jawline – Silhouette-Soft is used to gently elevate the sagging lower face, without adding unwanted volume. The sagging corners of the mouth are upturned and the lower face is tightened.
The jawline and jowls – a very exciting area to treat. The otherwise difficult-to-treat jawline can be gently pulled and lifted to naturally smoothen and redefine the sagging jawline and diminish the jowl.
Neck – Silhouette-Soft can be extremely effective at treating looseness in the neck. The threads are used to tighten the skin and reduce the visible lines and bands
To find out how Silhouette Soft might benefit you, please get in touch through our website or come in for a consultation with one of our experts.