Thread Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Silhouette Soft

Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive treatment, designed to treat the signs of aging and give you a naturally refreshed appearance. It is suitable for men and women and offers a unique dual effect – the immediate lift and the long-term collagen regeneration.

Silhouette Soft can be used to lift and regenerate the mid-face, jowls and neck.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?
Silhouette Soft is made from resorbable polylactic acid sutures, which dissolve to help stimulate your skin’s own collagen production. The threads are inserted under the skin using a needle (without any incisions), to elevate the sagging tissue in problem areas.

Local anaesthetic is used at the entry and exits points. Once they have been inserted the skin can be compressed and reshaped to obtain the desired lifting effect.

How long does it last?

Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, and the rejuvenation effects will begin to be seen after 3 months. The results last over 1 year, driven by the collagen stimulation around the suture and cone structures.

Is it safe?

Silhouette Soft is a safe, minimally invasive treatment to be used by a trained practitioner.

Are there any side effects?

Patients can experience minor pain, swelling and bruising, common side effects with any aesthetic treatment.

Slight skin depressions or tightness can occur for a few days following the treatment, but these are typically short lived.

What is the recovery period?

The downtime for a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, you may experiencing some mild bruising or swelling, and are back to work within 2-3 days. Some patients may experience some side effects slightly after this period, but generally full recovery occurs by 2 weeks.

What aftercare is required?

There are a variety of post-treatment recommendations to aid in recovery and improve results;

  • Apply a cold pack immediately after procedure if required
  • No make-up should be worn for the first 24 hours
  • Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3-5 nights)
  • Your physician will provide a more extensive guide during the consultations.