|Recovery:||Redness, swelling tenderness after treatment, minor bruising which is resolved within a few days|
|Duration of results:||Immediate lifting of the jawline and midface with improvement over the next few months as new collagen is formed.|
What is Silhouette Soft ® Thread Lift?
Silhouette Soft ® threads are made up of Polyactic Acid (PLA) which is a polymer that has been used for many years as resorbable sutures. These threads when placed underneath the skin are naturally broken down by the body over a period of 12-18 months
Silhouette Soft ® threads contain bidirectional resorbable cones and the cones’ surface area provides immediate anchorage and lifting of the skin tissue. As the cones are naturally resorbed by the body, the polylactic acid stimulates collagen production to provide long-lasting lifting effect.
Where can Silhouette Soft® be used?
Silhouette Soft can be placed in the midface or the jawline
What does the treatment involve?
We advise our clients to book in for a 30-minute consultation appointment with Dr May Marr to assess their suitability for this procedure
7 days prior to the procedure, avoid blood thinning medication prescribed and over the counter supplements (aspirin, anti-inflammatory, fish oil, garlic, ginger, gingko, high dose Vitamin C, glucosamine)
Please advise the clinic if you have had or are planning any major dental surgery
Your skin will be thoroughly cleaned using an antiseptic agent. A local anaesthetic will be administered into selected areas of the skin using a very fine acupuncture needle to promote comfort. The threads will then be inserted under the skin using a cannula and needle. An antiseptic cream will be applied on your skin at the completion of your procedure
Who is not suitable?
Anyone who is:
- Has active or chronic skin infection in the treatment area
- Has active systemic infection, has severe auto immune disease
- Has metal implants in the treatment areas
- Has permanent fillers
- Is allergic to polyactic acid, lidocaine, adrenaline, chlorhexidine
What are the expected outcomes and downtime?
Swelling, redness, discomfort at the treatment area which usually resolves within a few days
Puckering and irregularity of the skin which usually resolves within a few days to a few weeks
What is my post treatment care?
Apply cold packs to reduce swelling and redness
Take analgesics such as paracetamol as required
Refrain from make up for 24 hours
Sleep with your head slightly elevated and refrain from sleeping face down for 3 – 5 nights
No high impact sports for 2 weeks
Avoid dental work, saunas and face massages for 4 weeks
We recommend that you attend a review appointment in 2 weeks
Your next treatment will be due within 12-18 months