Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts
The XXIst century lift without surgery
Silhouette Soft is a technological innovation offering women and men what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple and minimally invasive way: a reshaped face and restored volume by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor’s.
Silhouette Soft represents the state of the art suspension suture and an extraordinary true technological innovation that opens up a new era in aesthetic medicine.
This technique leaves no scars and can be successfully used for all areas of the face and neck resulting in a fresher and younger look. Recovery time is minimal and patient can quickly go back to their full social life.
Silhouette Soft comes in the form of resorbable suture with resorbable bidirectional cones. It is made in the United States and its development was based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
In 3 years, more than 130 000 treatments have been carried out all over the world.
The Silhouette Soft Double Action
Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more youthful shape to the 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 the tissue and elevating the skin at the time of implanting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerating effect is gradual: Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), the principal component of Silhouette Soft is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications: suture thread, orthopedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures. It is because this polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed.
By resorbing, the poly L-lactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen. This action, which continues over time, helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restores shapeliness to the face.
3D pictures in “clay” mode showing a patient face before and immediately after Silhouette Soft treatment. The volume map is a fusion of the 3D before and after pictures showing the loss (blue) and gain (yellow) of volume in the patient’s face thanks to the Silhouette Soft treatment.
These images are Sinclair own images from internal investigations.
In What Cases Is Silhouette Soft Indicated?
Silhouette Soft is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing and who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural looking results.
You physician will confirm you have the right characteristics for a Silhouette Soft treatment.
Silhouette Soft can be used to treat different parts of the face:
- Contours of the face,
- jaw line,
- cheeks and mid face areas,
Is Silhouette Soft Safe?
Made in the USA- Silhouette Soft is made in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.
Several years of use worldwide:
Silhouette Soft has been developed after 6 years of research in permanent suspension sutures with cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Three years after its launch in 2013, more than 130 000 treatments have been performed in over 60 countries, where it met with great success.
It is EC approved for the European market under CE 0499 and the manufacturing site complies with the requirements of international standards ISO 13485.
A fully re-absorbable and biocompatible component, which has proven its worth in various medical fields
The main component of Silhouette Soft – Poly L- lactic acid (or PLLA) – 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.
Application of Silhouette Soft must be carried out only by doctors who have been trained.
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.
Application of Silhouette Soft must be performed by a doctor who has undergone specific training.
Applying Silhouette Soft takes around 30 minutes in a doctor’s practice. You will thus be able to get back to your full social life with minimal recovery time.
Silhouette Soft is a tailor-made treatment, so it will be adapted to your needs and preferences and can be complemented with other aesthetic treatments.
After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about five millimetres.
No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with resorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
Once the suture has been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.
After the treatment, a slight oedema or bruising may occur. Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points. These inconveniences disappear a few days after treatment.
- The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic cream to apply on the entry and exit points of the sutures twice a day (in the morning and in the evening, during 5 days):
- Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
- Take analgesia e.g. paracetamol in case of pain (2-3 days)
- Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours)
- Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows (3-5 nights)
- Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging (5 days)
- Avoid excessive face and neck movements (2 weeks)
- Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
- Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
- Do not use saunas or hammams (3 weeks)
- Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
- Avoid face and neck massages and face and neck aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)
- Social and professional life can be resumed quickly!