Silhouette Soft Threadlift
Silhouette Soft is a type of threadlift that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while also stimulating collagen production for a plumper, younger appearance to the face.
Silhouette Soft Threadlift
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About the Procedure
A threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure that gives patients a moderate lift and volumizing effect to the face, cheeks, neck, and jawline. The Silhouette Soft threadlift is a type of threadlift that has additional cones along the thread to further lift the facial tissue for more noticeable improvement. Silhouette Soft is manufactured by the same company that makes Silhouette Instalift. The difference between the two products are the materials used to create the thread and cone structures. The Silhouette Soft thread is made from Polylactic Acid (PLLA) while the cones are made of poly (L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA). Silhouette Instalift sutures and cones are both made from PLGA. Prior to treatment, the patient's face and neck area will be marked to indicate insertion and exist point for the threads. Each thread will require one central insertion point and two exit points. All marks will be infiltrated with a local anesthetic. Once thoroughly anesthetized, a small incision will be made in the center of each central insertion point so that the needle can easily be guided beneath the skin. Each Silhouette Soft thread is inserted in two parts. The needle will be inserted into the center insertion mark and guided linearly to the previously marked exit point. The needle will be forced through the skin and pulled outwards, pulling half of the thread through the face. The second half of the thread will be inserted through the same center point and again, threaded linearly though the skin and out the pre-determined exit point. Excess thread will be trimmed. This process will be repeated for every thread. Once all threads have been placed, the provider will massage the face so that the cones are able to properly attach and lift the tissue. Results are noticeable immediately after treatment, however, final results will be more apparent after several months. Stimulated collagen production will gradually improve facial volume, firming the skin, and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. Inserted threads will eventually dissolve with effects lasting for as long as 18-24 months depending on lifestyle.
The goal of a Silhouette Soft threadlift is to reposition facial and neck tissues to firm, tighten, and plump the skin for a more rejuvenated, younger appearance.
What to Expect
Silhouette Soft is a type of threadlift that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production for a plumper, younger appearance. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Silhouette Soft threadlift.
- Avoid blood thinning medications
- No alcohol for 1 week prior
- No smoking 1 week before
- Local anesthesia
- Needles are inserted into the area to be lifted
- Threads are inserted through the needles
- Barbs along the thread act as cogs to grasp, lift and suspend the skin
- Needle is withdrawn and tissue is 'gathered' over the thread
- Excess thread is cut
Recovery after a threadlift is minimal. It is common for patients to experience minor inflammation and bruising which typically resolves within 1 week. Normal activity can be resumed after 1 day, however strenuous exercise should be avoided.
The ideal candidate for a Silhouette Soft threadlift has minor signs of aging in the face, jawline, cheeks, brows, or neck. Patients desire a minimally invasive procedure to temporarily improve fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in the face.
Not Recommended For
Silhouette Soft is not recommended for patients with an active infection, autoimmune disease, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are under the age of 18.
Side effects from Silhouette Soft may include soreness, swelling, bruising, and minor puckering of the skin.