Silhouette Soft

SILHOUETTE SOFT

Silhouette soft is a technological innovation offering women a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor’s, for a result lasting up to 18 month.

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 enabling two joint actions:

  • A lift effect as soon as SILHOUETTE SOFT is applied for an immediate and discreet result!
  • A regenerative effect, for progressive and natural results!

When women are asked what they consider their two main signs of facial aging, the answer is invariably loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.

This phenomenon, which worsens with age and the menopause, is due to the loss of collagen, the protein found in all structures of the body, especially the skin, and which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissue. With age, collagen diminishes and the skin becomes less firm and saggier. The face also loses fats (becoming more skeletal), becoming hollow on the sides, and heaviness accumulates under the chin, and the lower cheeks.

Solutions exist, but choices have to be made: either to restore volume, using targeted injections, or to tighten the skin, by means of more invasive interventions… SILHOUETTE SOFT is a unique treatment enabling two combined actions:

  • A discreet and immediate lifting effect: as soon as the suture is applied, the doctor reshapes the treated area by means of a double action: compressing and elevating tissue.
  • A gradual and natural regenerating effect: in being absorbed, the component of the suture, polylactic acid allows to restore shapeliness to the face.

HOW DOES SILHOUETTE SOFT WORK?

The Silhouette Soft double action

Combatting the effects of aging above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face. To meet this dual requirement, SILHOUETTE SOFT combines two effects : lifting and regenerating.

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 helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.

SILHOUETTE SOFT is recommended for men and women 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 bio-materials.

If you have severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult your doctor

SILHOUETTE SOFT can be used to treat different parts of the face :

TREATED AREATREATMENT*RESULT
FACIAL CONTOUR2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDEThe facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.
LOWER JAW2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDEThe volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.
CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDEThe cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.

The 30-minute procedure

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.

Silhouette Soft can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and botulinum toxins

After treatment : a few recommendations

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.

Recommendations for good post-treatment follow-up:

  • During the week after treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial and beauty treatments.
  • Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks.
  • Preferably sleep on your back.
  • In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.