Silhouette Soft is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to lift the skin through suspension suture. It opens up new possibilities in anti-aging treatments option for men and women.
The main component of Silhouette Soft is Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, especially as resorbable suture, a drug delivery system and in surgery (used for orthopaedic fixation devices such as pins, rods and screws).
Developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise, Silhouette Soft is composed of PLLA monofilament with moulded cones made of Lactide/ Glycolide.
The suture serves as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift soft tissues that are sagging. The cones play dual roles – to hold the threads in place and stimulate the body’s production of collagen. In time, the fresh collagen will help to replace depleted facial volume due to aging.
Silhouette Soft thread lift helps restore the skin on the face to a smoother and more toned appearance through a double-action effect – an immediate repositioning of the tissue and a gradual regeneration of collagen.
The effect from the repositioning of the tissue is instant. This is because of tissue compression and skin elevation at the time of implanting the suture. After the suture is inserted, the doctor will apply slight pressure on the treatment area in order to adjust the contours of your face and smoothen it, resulting in its facelift effect.
The main component of Silhouette Soft thread lift is Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), a well-known polymer with excellent biocompatibility and is biodegradable. It has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. These include suture thread, orthopaedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures.
In addition, the Silhouette Soft lift suture has small cones that provide traction and fixation points. They cause a natural foreign body reaction that leads to the formation of new collagen. This will help to restore shapeliness to the face and neck.
Silhouette Soft lift is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive treatment suitable for both men and women. It gives a re-tightening effect that yields immediate results. The treatment will also stimulate the body to produce collagen, giving a long-lasting natural-looking youthful appearance.
The Silhouette Soft thread lift treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical. Therefore, the downtime is minimal. It provides an immediate facelift effect, and triggers the body to produce new collagen. The Silhouette Soft suture is made from safe and entirely re-absorbable material.
Collagen and elastin are proteins naturally produced by the body – it binds skin together, keeping it elastic and smooth. As you get older, the production of these two proteins decreases, resulting in skin that is less plump and elastic. This means that skin loses its ability to snap back into place, thus the effects of gravity will be more noticeable to the naked eye as the skin structure is not as strong as it once was. Excessive sun damage is also a factor that contributes to saggy skin, destroying the connective tissue that gives skin its youthful appearance.
Silhouette Soft treatments work by repositioning, providing volume and stimulating lost collagen underneath the skin surface. The thread that attaches with the 3D shape of cones will provide re-tightening and anchoring effects of face lifting, leaving simplicity and natural-looking effect.
Some skin irregularities and tightness can occur for a few days after the Silhouette Soft Lift treatment. Patient may experience minor pain, swelling, bruising and tenderness at the suture injection area. All these side effects will disappear and recover within 2 weeks. Use ice-cold pack at treated area to ease the pain and swelling.
Patients are advised to avoid any dental surgery, facial massages and facial aesthetic procedure within 4 weeks after procedure to allow the recovery process and also to minimise any potential negative effects on the Silhouette Soft treatment.
Silhouette Soft treatment may cause a minimal inflammatory reaction due to the insertion of a foreign body into the skin. However, it is a well-known reaction and common to all minimally invasive aesthetic procedure, which will subside within a week.
Resorbable and biocompatible, Silhouette Soft sutures are made in the USA, and because of that, they are subject to numerous sanitary controls, ensuring that they are safe to use. They are made from Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), which has been safely used for many years in the pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures.
Silhouette Soft thread lift was developed from 6 years of R&D in permanent suspension sutures with cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Since then, 150,000 treatments have been carried out so far.
For the European market, it is marked CE. Furthermore, the manufacturing site complies with the requirements of the ISO 13485 international standard.
After the procedure, the recovery period is usually 1-3 days, occasionally longer for some patients.
Most patients are able to resume their daily activities in 1-3 days. However, patients are advised to refrain from engaging in vigorous sporting activity in the first 2 weeks after the procedure
This FDA approved treatment typically cost range of RM 2,700 to RM 13,600 per treatment. The total cost for each treatment may vary depending on the amount of thread used for each treatment and also severity of the targeted area.
Here in Premier Clinic, the cost for Silhouette Soft treatment is around RM 4,500 per pair. Our doctor who has been performed hundreds of procedure that involve similar cases and treatment will ensure it being administered perfectly, with minimal discomfort and downtime. You may regain back your younger and fresher looking through this non-invasive thread-lift trend without having incision or surgery into your face.
For those who are concerned about their skin imperfections and want to find out the best solution available, do visit our doctors for a consultation. Doctors will help you to understand your skin problem and recommend the best solution on how to treat it.
If you would like to schedule a consultation session to discuss Silhouette Soft Thread lift or other skin lifting treatment, do call us. Alternatively, you may visit us at our Bangsar, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Puchong and KL City branch to make an appointment.
Silhouette Soft can treat different parts of the face, which is:
· Lower Jaw
Patient may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. However, the treatment will be performed under local anaesthetic in a certain area to ease the pain and discomfort during the insertion of suture.
The visible result of Silhouette Soft lift treatment can last at least 18 months, and up to 36 months depending on the patient’s skin condition.
The area treated will determine how long it will take to completely done. For face area, the treatment will take up to 45 minutes while for neck, it can be done less than 25 minutes. Moreover, the result are instantaneous.