What is Silhouette Soft®?
Silhouette Soft® is a technological innovation that offers women what no treatment before has ever accomplished: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor, with results lasting up to 18 months.
Silhouette Soft® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the USA and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
How does Silhouette Soft® work?
The Silhouette Soft® combats the effects of ageing by restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also by providing a shapelier face. To meet this dual requirement, Silhouette Soft® combines two effects: lifting and regenerating. The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerative effect is gradual and natural: polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of Silhouette Soft® is a polymer used widely in the medical field for many years (suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures are all made from PLA). It is because this polymer is biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen. This action, which continues over time, helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restores shapeliness to the face gradually and naturally.
In what cases Silhouette Soft® recommended?
Silhouette Soft® is recommended for men and women over the age of 30 who are trying to effectively combat the signs of ageing, who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, and who are looking for real and natural results.
Silhouette Soft® treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions has proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of Silhouette Soft® is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat different parts of the face, such as:
FACIAL CONTOUR – 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE*
The facial contour is redefined, the cheeks look fuller and the skin regains its firmness.
LOWER JAW – 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE
The volume of the cheek is redefined and the facial contour regains a defined shape.
CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES – 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE
The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller and the nasolabial fold is diminished.
EYEBROWS – 1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW
The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised opening the eyes further.
NECK – 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE
The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.
(*) The number of sutures to be applied is given here for guidance only. Depending on the desired result and your doctor’s instructions, some variation may occur.
Why Silhouette Soft® is safe
Several years of use in the USA and Asia: The development of Silhouette Soft® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). Silhouette Soft® has been used since 2010 in Asian medical centres where it has met with great success.
Strict sanitary controls: Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.
A natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The natural substance of Silhouette Soft® – polylactic acid ( or PLA ) – has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.
The 30-minute procedure
Applying Silhouette Soft® takes around 30 minutes in a doctor’s surgery.
After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
Once the suture has been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area. Find out more about Silhouette Soft®.