Two of the key areas affected by the ageing process are the brows and the neck; with both prone to sagging due to ageing, skin changes, gravity and lifestyle related factors. The brow area can droop and can form a hooded appearance which is not only ageing but can mask and disguise the eye area. The neck area can be prone to jowling and sagging, meaning the jawline loses youthful definition and can affect the harmony of your facial profile.
For those who are worried about these areas, the innovative technology of The Silhouette Soft thread lift can be utilised; a non-surgical procedure with minimal to no downtime. At Revivify london, the procedure is undertaken with our Clinical Director, Dr Samizadeh, who has attended World Expert Meetings on this procedure and can advise on all your treatment options, their risks and benefits and Silhouette soft threads. Typically, the procedure takes just 30 minutes, with results lasting up to 18 months.
Silhouette soft® is a fully absorbable suture and cone technology, originally developed in the USA from SilhouetteLift® permanent suture and cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Carefully placed sutures, or “threads” work by repositioning the tissue and volumes of the various areas of the face affected in the ageing process such as the lower jaw and jowls, sagging eyebrows, and cheeks affected by loss of volume and sagging. Silhouette soft also has a regenerative effect, by initiating increased collagen production.
Before and after pictures showing a brow lift and a neck lift shared with our client’s permission and taken immediately after procedure. The small marks are points of thread insertion and an immediate lifting effect can be noticed. Over time further rejuvenation will occur with increased collagen production
How does Silhouette Soft® boost natural collagen production?
As we get older, collagen production decreases, and this causes hallmark signs of ageing to the skin and the skin’s structural integrity. The innovative sutures are made from poly-lactic acid which causes the body to boost fibroblast production. Poly-lactic acid is derived from corn starch or sugar cane and is broken down gradually by the body into lactic acid, a naturally occuring substance. This technology makes the sutures resorbable. As the resorption process is gradual, this allows collagen production over time, supporting and restoring the skin structure for the regenerative effect over 6-18 months.
Who is suitable for the Silhouette Soft® procedure?
Men and women aged 30 and over, who want to combat the signs of ageing with a minimally invasive procedure. Allergy tests have suggested that the procedure is suitable for all skin types, but if you have sensitivity to biomaterials e.g PLA made medical implants, Silhouette Soft® should be avoided.
Is there any pain, discomfort or side effects?
The procedure is performed under local anesthetic, so there should typically only be minimal pain or discomfort. However, there are some post procedural recommendations:
• During the week after treatment, dental surgery, facial massages and beauty treatments are to be avoided.
• Contact sport for the first few weeks should be avoided
• Sleeping preferably on the back is advised.
• In the event of pain, oral painkillers are recommended.
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