SILHOUETTE SOFT® a Face-Lift No Knife
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 as 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. Botox can then be used to augment the procedure for the perfect all round result.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is the only product on the beauty market enabling two joint actions:
• A lift effect as soon as SILHOUETTE SOFT® is applied for an immediate and discreet result!
• A regenerative effect, by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the months that follow, for progressive and natural results!
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 known 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 particularly 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 perfectly naturally.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is recommended for men of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural results.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
The Application of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is always carried out by Dr Berry who has been trained in the Silhouette Beauty® laboratory.
Silhouette Soft® can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and Botox ® type products
Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable. 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 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® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft® received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.
The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® treatment can last up to 18 months.
Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat various parts of the face:
• Lower jaw
• Cheeks and cheekbones
New applications for various parts of the body are currently being developed.
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment.
However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
Only doctors thoroughly trained in Silhouette Soft® sutures are authorised to implement the treatment.
After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.
There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.
• 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.