This procedure recreates a smooth and taut appearance, without complicated and invasive surgery. The procedure is safe, quick and relatively simple and has the benefit of providing excellent results with a much shorter healing time than traditional forms of facelift surgery.
Silhouette Soft® is our chosen brand of threads which are made of a Poly L-Lacitc Acid monofilament with molded cones made of Lactide/Glycolide. It was developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise.
The suture acts as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place, and in time stimulates the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.
- Immediate lifting effect
- Progressive restoration of the body’s own lost collagen
- Entirely re-absorbable material
- Non-surgical technique
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Minimal recovery time
- Natural looking effect
How does Silhouette Soft® work?
One Treatment, two actions:
A lifting action for immediate effect.
A regenerative action for gradual and natural looking results.
Over time Silhouette Soft stimulates the regeneration of lost collagen to recapture youthful definition and restore volume. The result is a nuanced, soft and natural looking face.
What is the process?
Local anaesthetic is applied to the face and a specially trained doctor inserts the Silhouette Soft thread under the skin using a fine needle.
After inserting the thread, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and achieve the immediate lift.
Treatment with Silhouette Soft can only be performed by a specially trained doctor.
Silhouette Soft is a unique treatment which can be carried out on a variety of areas of the face with long lasting results
Thread Lift FAQ’s
How long does it take before the effect of a Silhouette Soft thread lift treatment becomes visible?
In principle, the effect of a treatment will be instantaneous, although initially tightening of the threads may cause a certain amount of wrinkling that will disappear within a couple of days.
Is one treatment enough?
A Silhouette Soft treatment is always temporary since, over time, the threads will be broken down by the body. How long the effect remains visible may vary, because not everyone has the same metabolism. However, on average, the effect remains for 12 to 18 months.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is almost unanimously experienced as not painful, because the skin is numbed with a small quantity, local anaesthetic in those areas where the threads are inserted.
Is a Silhouette Soft treatment safe?
Yes. Because the treatment is non-surgical, it does not even require a general anaesthetic. This thread lift procedure is minimally invasive and thus extremely safe.
Are there any recommendations to be followed after Silhouette Soft® treatment?
- During the week following treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial massages or any beauty treatment.
- For the first few weeks, avoid any contact sport.
- Preferably sleep on your back.
- In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.
Do I need a consultation first?
Yes a consultation with Dr Rajapara will be required, in the consultation the doctor will explain in detail how the treatment works and will assess your suitability for the treatment, he will also discuss preparation for treatment and post treatment care. A consultation costs £147, 50% of the consultation is deducted from the cost of treatment.
Treatment prices start from £1000 - £3500 depending on the number of threads required.