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Face Treatment

Silhouette Soft

What is Silhouette Soft?

Our surgeons use Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts by Sinclair Pharma as they generate superior results and are also the safest thread lifts brand on the market. 

Thread Lifts, sometimes known as ‘Puppet Face Lift’, is a non-surgical form of a facelift surgery. As such, it is ideal for patients who are not yet prepared to undergo a surgical face or neck lift, and do not have considerable skin laxity issues.

Silhouette Soft is made from biodegradable materials that dissolve over time. The surgeon positions the thread as anchors which are then used to carefully tighten the skin. As a result, the face or neck will then appear contoured and overall lifted.

Surgery time
30 minutes
3-5 days
1-2 years

Silhouette Soft – Before and After Photos

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What is Silhouette Soft for?

We use Silhouette Soft on the jawline, the mid and lower face, including the cheeks, and in the neck. As a result, we are able to elevate and tighten the skin contours in a minimally invasive alternative procedure. By doing so, we can achieve a significant improvement to facial appearance and amelioration of lax skin and early signs of ageing.

How does it work?

Silhouette Soft Threads contain Poly-L-Lactic Acid or PLLA. In other words, each thread contains small cones made from lactic and glycolic acids, that are separated by knots in the thread.

Depending on the length of the area we will be treating, there are 4, 6 or 8 cones which go in each direction towards the ends of the thread. Once inserted to the skin, these act as the anchoring points for lifting the skin. Consequently, the relevant area will is then pulled and tightened.

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How much does it cost?

The exact cost of a thread lift procedure cost will depend on the area you are treating, and the type of thread and technique required to achieve the desired result. You will discuss your bespoke price with your chosen doctor, but, in general, prices start from £1,990.

How do I know if I am suitable for treatment?

During a consultation with your doctor, you will discuss whether a non-surgical face or neck lift with Silhouette Soft® is the best option for you based on your skin laxity condition.

Thread lifts are ideal for both men and women, aged between mid to late 30s and mid-50s. To be exact, patients who have a good underlying facial structure, but are starting to show some tissue sagging and skin ageing in the jawline and cheeks.

If you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding, you will not be suitable for thread lift procedures and will need to await the period of weaning your child before we can embark on a treatment plan.

What can I expect to happen during treatment?

A Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. During the procedure, threads are inserted into the skin through an entry and exit point formed with a fine needle. The thread is then pulled and tightened into place so the cones are anchored and secured, in order to maintain the lift.

How many treatments will I need?

A thread lift is performed in a single procedure by a trained, specialist surgeon.

Does it hurt?

A local anaesthetic is used to avoid any discomfort. Our surgeons are experts in pain management and putting their patients at ease, ensuring they are comfortable throughout their treatment.

What are the possible side effects?

With Silhouette Soft® you can expect mild bruising, redness, swelling and minor bleeding from the entry and exit points where the threads were placed. Additionally, small scabs will form around those entry points and heal over the course of a week. These can be easily camouflaged as advised.

A feeling of tightness is common, as the skin has been lifted into a new position. This and all other side effects should subside within approximately 7 days.

What results can I expect from a Silhouette Soft thread lift?

The results from a Silhouette Soft thread lift are immediately visible and improve over time. Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) has a stimulating effect on the skin in addition to the skin tightening and lifting achieved through pulling the thread. As a result, the PLLA helps to increase the production of new collagen around the thread itself for longer-lasting results.

How long will the results last?

Silhouette Soft threads are fully absorbed in the body after approximately one year. However, the presence of PLLA in the threads stimulates natural collagen production in the body, which remains in the natural tissue long after the thread itself has dissolved.

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