Silhouette Soft is an ingenious treatment that offers a reshaped face and restored volume in a simple and short procedure. Sometimes marketed as a ‘non-surgical facelift’, a ‘one-stitch facelift’, or ‘puppet facelift’, the treatment is based on suture suspension with cones that are used in both reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. It opens a new phase in aesthetic medicine as it leaves no scars and can be applied successfully in areas around the face and neck. This results in a rejuvenated, younger look.
Silhouette Soft® from Silhouette Beauty (owned by Sinclair IS Pharma who are the makers of Sculptra) is a patented Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) based suture thread. It is designed to provide both lifting and skin tightening as well as the stimulation of the body’s own collagen, a proven effect of PLLA.
Silhouette Soft is best used on people who are in their mid-to-late-30s to mid-50s, who have a good skin support structure, the early signs of ageing, with some light sagging that does not require a surgical facelift.
How does Silhouette Soft work?
Silhouette Soft is a revolutionary way to look younger with threading. The face is reshaped to look younger without any invasive surgery. All it takes is 30 minutes.
Silhouette Softworks in 2 ways:
- An immediate lifting action with natural discreet results.
- A regenerative action, restoring lost collagen with more natural results.
What’s in the box?
5 packs of 2 units
What are the benefits of Silhouette Soft?
- Volume restoration
- Facial lift redefined
- Collagen boosting
- Instant results
Reported Side Effects
Silhouette Soft is a safe, minimally invasive treatment procedure. However, it may cause slight discomfort during thread placement even with the addition of local anaesthetic, as well as pain, bruising, redness and swelling afterwards. These effects will last for a few days before clearing.
In some cases, you may notice bunching or a slight irregularity or depression at the entry points where the sutures were placed. This should resolve naturally within a week or so.
Other reported side effects are infections and nerve damage. These are however very rare.
After the treatment, it is advisable to refrain from applying make-up, shaving or washing your face for as long as possible for the first day or so and to do so gently for at least five days after that. Avoid overexposure to direct sunlight, as well as the use of tanning beds for a fortnight. It is also advisable to avoid high impact sporting activities and the use of saunas, as well as other beauty treatments such as facials on having dental work done in the first three weeks following treatment. Avoid excessive face and neck movement, rubbing or massaging your face for 2 weeks. Ideally, you should also sleep face up for 3 to 5 nights, with your head in a slightly elevated position, propped up by pillows to avoid flattening your face whilst asleep as the healing process happens.
- You will also be prescribed an antibiotic cream that should be applied at all the entry and exit points of the sutures, twice a day, for about five days. You may also take over the counter pain medication, such as paracetamol, to ease any discomfort in the first few days.
- You should, however, contact your doctors in cases where the swelling and redness persists for more than a few days or in instances where you have an increased pain that does not clear after the use of painkillers. Side effects of antibiotics should also be reported.