Many people find it difficult to deal with loose and sagging skin. These ageing signs occur naturally, and often people ignore them.
Did you know that ignoring your ageing skin can hurt your appearance? Paying no attention to your ageing signs will make them worse and make you look older than you are.
Fortunately, with the advancement of beauty treatment technology, anyone who wishes to rejuvenate their skin can undergo Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatments. Ultimately, this treatment can repair ageing signs with minimal injuries.
Do you want to learn more about Silhouette Soft Thread Lift? Please keep reading to know more about it and decide whether or not to get it!
What is Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a non-surgical facial lifting procedure that entails using poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) sutures. It is also FDA-approved, safe, and will dissolve naturally within 12 months.
In terms of the texture, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift uses a bi-directional barbed suture. Once your medical aesthetics doctor inserts it into your skin, it will hold and keep your skin in the desired position.
The inserted poly-l-lactic acid or PLLA-based threads will then remain in place for 12 months before your body dissolves them. However, the tiny cones from the threads will anchor deep into your skin, stimulating collagen production in your skin.
As a result, you can maintain the lifting effects even after the threads dissolve. Ultimately, your skin will appear revitalised with the natural lifting effects.
The procedure of Soft Silhouette Thread Lift
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift belongs to the medical aesthetics procedure. It also entails several stages that your physician will perform to ensure its safety and efficacy.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor will sanitise your skin using antiseptic solutions, ensuring that it is free of germs and bacteria that can cause infections.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor will apply numbing cream, decreasing any painful sensations you may experience during the procedure.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor will create tiny punctures on your skin where he will insert the poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) threads.
- Your medical aesthetics doctor will insert the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift through the tiny punctures. He may also use a cannula to guide the suture placement better
- After inserting the threads, your medical aesthetics doctor will pull the threads while pinching your skin to ensure proper placement.
- The number of threads inserted will depend on the patient’s conditions and treatment goals. Patients should have a clinical consultation first to understand better what they will receive.
Areas that Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can treat
Just like thread lifting treatments in general, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can treat several areas of your skin as it effectively revitalises your whole face and neck skin. This treatment, however, is more common for correcting skin laxity around the mid-face, jawline, and eyebrows areas.
You can naturally correct your ageing signs by having your medical aesthetics doctor place medical-grade sutures from Silhouette Soft Threads. Ultimately, you will have your fat pads repositioned, which tend to move downwards as you age.
Furthermore, Silhouette Soft Threads also contain tiny cones that anchor into your skin tissues. As a result, the threads will tighten your sagging skin, making your skin appear lifted and rejuvenated.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
Typically, you will make a suitable candidate for this treatment if you are in your mid-30s to early 50s. On the other hand, this treatment will also suit you if you have several medical conditions that disallow you to undergo surgical facelifts.
Although Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is an excellent choice for repairing skin laxity in general, there are a few precautions to be aware of. If you fall into one of the following categories, you should think twice about getting thread lifts:
- Has active skin inflammation around the treatment area
- Has autoimmune disease
- Shows allergic reactions to poly-l-lactic acid
The price ranges depending on where you get the treatment.
The expected result of Soft Silhouette Thread Lift
After understanding what a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is and how it works, it’s time to learn about the advantages this procedure has to offer. Below are the advantages of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift that we will elaborate on.
In general, the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift provides benefits in two stages.
First, after your medical aesthetics doctor inserts biocompatible sutures beneath your skin, you will notice immediate lifting effects. Although the results are still a little rough, you can see a significant reduction in sagging skin.
Second, since the medical-grade suture is bidirectional, it will reach deeper into your skin tissues and connect them more tightly. Furthermore, since bi-directional sutures have anchors, the anchors will stimulate collagen production in your skin.
As a result, your skin will also gradually repair itself as collagen production increases. Thus even after your body has completely dissolved the sutures, you can maintain the lifting and rejuvenating effects for a longer time.
How long will the result last?
When discussing the longevity of Soft Thread Lifts, we will look at it from two angles. We will talk about the resistance of the threads and the results of the procedure itself.
For starters, the medical sutures from Soft Thread Lift will remain beneath your skin for approximately 6 – 9 months. Since the treatment employs biocompatible and dissolvable threads, your body will naturally absorb the threads.
Your skin will retain the results for about two years after your body absorbs the threads. As a result, you can enjoy your youthful appearance for a longer time without having to repeat the treatment frequently.
Side effects and restrictions after Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment
Since Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a face-thread lifting treatment, it has the same side effects as other thread lift procedures. Thread lift has several side effects, according to WebMD, including:
- Changes in skin texture, such as lumps and dumplings, may occur around the treated area.
- Skin irritation that happens as a result of poly-l-lactic threads allergy.
- Stiffness, some people are more prone to experiencing stiffness in their face after thread lifts.
- Since this procedure involves direct contact with the skin, infection can occur due to improper sanitation.
Meanwhile, the restrictions that you have to stick to after thread lift treatments include the following activities:
- Using makeup for 24 hours after receiving treatment.
- You must not engage in a strenuous activity two weeks after the treatment. Strenuous activities will enlarge blood vessels and increase the chance of bleeding.
- Refrain from drinking alcohol 24 hours after the procedure is complete. Alcohol has the same effect as doing strenuous activities and will increase the chance of bleeding.
- Rubbing your face harshly can cause dislocation of the sutures.
- Sleeping on your side as it can put pressure on the facial area and alter the shape of your thread lift.
Combining Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with other treatments
A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment alone can do wonders for your skin’s natural radiance and youthfulness, especially with its several functions that enable patients to revitalise different regions of their face.
Even though the results of this treatment are outstanding, some patients prefer more dramatic changes in the appearance of their skin. It could be that they feel dissatisfied with their facial aesthetics and wish to improve their appearance without undergoing surgical procedures.
In that case, they may want to combine Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with other treatments. Below is the list of procedures that we recommend for you to combine with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift:
- HIKO Nose Thread Lift
Combining Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with HIKO Nose Thread Lift is beneficial for patients who wish to revitalise their ageing skin while enhancing their nose shapes. By combining these two treatments, patients can get a more defined facial appearance.
Furthermore, HIKO Nose Thread Lift entails using Polydioxanone (PDO) or Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads that will lift your nose bridge and make it more pointy. Besides, this procedure can also reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that are present on the nose.
Ultimately, you can achieve your dreams’ natural radiance and youthful appearance by combining Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with HIKO Nose Thread Lift. You will also experience minimal discomfort as these two procedures use non-surgical methods.
- Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers, also known as liquid facelifts, involve injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin. Patients who typically have this treatment experience a loss of skin volume and wish to replenish it.
Combining dermal fillers with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift may be appropriate for patients with severe ageing and who want to revise the signs without undergoing surgery.
Medical aesthetics doctors may use Silhouette Soft Thread Lift to lift sagging skin and dermal fillers to replace volume loss.
As a result, the patient’s face appears more rejuvenated, with less hollowness and sagging skin. Furthermore, because the ingredients are both natural and biocompatible to the human body, these two treatments typically have a short downtime.
Sculptra, like dermal fillers, is a liquid facelift treatment. On the other hand, Sculptra involves injecting poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) instead of hyaluronic acid (HA).
The poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) concentration in Sculptra is comparable to the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift ingredient, making it possible to combine them. Combining these two treatments is typically appropriate for patients with excessive skin laxity and want to rejuvenate their skin without going under the knife.
- Laser treatment
As there are several ageing signs other than sagging skin, such as dark spots, pigmentation disorder, and skin tags, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift alone may not be enough to achieve the ideal ageing revisions results.
Therefore, patients can enhance the appearance of their ageing skin by combining Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with laser treatment. Below is the list of laser resurfacing that we recommend patients to get along with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift:
The difference between Soft Silhouette Soft Thread Lift & PDO threads
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift employs poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) threads rather than polydioxanone (PDO) threads.
Another thing is, a recent technique developed than polydioxanone (PDO) threads formed the Poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) threads.
Because PLLA threads use cutting-edge technology, they stimulate collagen production more effectively than PDO threads. Not only that, but PLLA threads can also stay beneath the skin for a longer time than PDO threads.
Although PLLA threads are superior to PDO threads, this will depend on the patient’s skin condition and treatment goals. As a result, it is best to consult with our medical aesthetics doctor to understand better whether to use Silhouette Soft Thread Lift or PDO threads.
Finally, as you have reached this point, we hope you better understand Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, how it works, and its benefits in revising ageing signs.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your appointment today with our medical aesthetics doctor, Dr Dylan Chau, and get your natural radiance and youthful-looking skin!