Threading, also called Thread Lift, is a minimally invasive technique used to lift and tighten sagging tissue in the mid to lower face, nose and eyebrows. This is a non-surgical alternative to the traditional facelist and is now a preferred method used around the world.
What Is a Thread Lift (Silhouette Soft®)?
Thread Lift (Silhouette Soft®) also known as Threading is a revolutionary procedure for patients who seeking a significant lift without invasive surgery. This is a one-time procedure which only takes one hour to perform, it is FDA cleared and is a minimally invasive technique used to for correcting signs of aging.
Silhouette Soft® is a restorable suture with bidirectional cones that is used to redefine facial features, by elevation. The suture is made of Polylactic Acid and the cones are made of Lactic acid(82%) and Glycolic Copolymer (18%). These components are totally restorable in 8-12 months for the cones and 18-24 months for the suture. Compared to other materials frequently used in the production of sutures, Polylactic acid degradation ratio is much slower, consistently; its benefits are much longer lasting.
One Treatment – Two Actions
Silhouette Soft®is a technoligical innovation offering both men and woman a simple and minmally invasive way to reshape the face and restore volume. The state of the art suspension suture and an extraordinary true technological innovation that opens a new area i aesthetic medicine. Threading with Silhouette Soft® is the only product that enables two joint actions:
- Lifting Action – As soon as the Silhouette Soft® treatment is carried out, the Specialist is able to redefine the area and lift the skin thanks to the bi-directional cones. Offering instant results!
- Regeneration Action – By resorbing, the Polylactic acid in the layers of the tissue, stimulates and activates collagen production which restores shapeliness to the face.
Jaw line Ptosis
Treatment: Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift
Lines and wrinkles mouth, eyes and forehead. Jaw line and Brow Ptosis
Treatment: Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift
DISCLAIMER: BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES
Suitability, effectiveness of certain treatment and aesthetic results will vary from patients to patients. All photos of before and after are actual patients of The Melrose Aesthetic Centre unless stated otherwise. We do not give indication, promises or guarantees to all our readers or website and social media visitors that they could reasonably expect for themselves identical or equivalent or similar results to those portrayed in the “Before and After” photographs. Suitability, Effectiveness and aesthetic results may and can vary from one patients to another.
When Do We Advise Against It?
Silhouette Soft® should be used with some caution in those using any blood thinning medications, if you fall in that category, please advise the Specialist before treatment. If you have any serious Medical problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, skin infections, are using immuno-suppressant drugs, suffer from anemia, or are pregnant or lactating, please advise your Specialist before commencing any treatment, as a precaution.
Patient’s who have excessively thin skin with lack of fat tissue due to advanced aging and thin skin are advised against treatment. Our Specialist at The Melrose Aesthetic Centre will be able to advise you of this during consultation.
What Is The Typical Course Of Treatment?
After an examination and discussion of the desired outcome, the Silhouette Soft® procedure can be performed immediately. The procedure aims to obtain volume augmentation or skin tightening in any area where the bidirectional Silhouette Soft® sutures are placed. Topical anesthetic is applied to the entry and exit points of the sutures. The sutures are inserted under sterile conditions through the skin in the subcutaneous tissue.
The procedure is performed by a qualified Practitioner in a sterile environment and does not require any incisions or stitches. The treatment is relatively pain-free and takes roughly an hour depending on the treatment areas and you will be able to resume normal activities within two days. Our Specialist will advise you in consultation of the post-procedure guidelines.
Silhouette Soft ® is typically a once off treatment where the threads will naturally dissolve over a period of approximately 12 – 24 months. Thereafter we suggest visiting our Specialist to access the area and advise on the treatment plan. Our Specialist may suggest a combination of treatments such as DermaPen®, Carboxy Therapy and Chemical Peels to further enhance your treatment results.
What Can You / Can’t You Expect From The Treatment?
Results are visible immediately after treatment giving you an instant lifting. After the treatment, a slight bruising may occur. Sometime, a slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points, these will disappear a few days after treatment. Our Specialist will advise on post-treatment recommendations in your consultation. The longevity of the results is dependent on many factors, including your age, the area treated as well as your overall health and lifestyle.
What Are The Unwanted Effects / Risks Of The Treatment?
It is important that you notify your specialist of all and any pre-existing medical conditions before treatment. We suggest you stop any blood thinning medication a few days before and after the procedure. The most common side effects are slight swelling and bruising, which will disappear within a few hours to days. However, do not hesitate to contact your specialist should you have any other side effects as all skin injection procedures carry a risk of infection, even in the most stringently clean environments.
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