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Tel : 92 51 8733552
92 51 8733553

 

Non Surgical Face Lift

 

 

In a few words

 

SILHOUETTE SOFT  is a technological innovation offering women what no treatment has ever provided in such 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 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 Silhouette Soft double action

 

Combatting the effects of ageing 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.

 

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SILHOUETTE SOFT is a unique product combining two actions: “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.

 

  • 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.

 

In what cases is Silhouette Soft indicated?

 

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 biomaterials.

 

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

 

Treated areas

 

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

 

 

TREATED AREA TREATMENT* RESULT
FACIAL CONTOUR 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE facial-contour

The facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.

LOWER JAW 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE lower-jaw

The volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.

CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE cheeks

The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.

EYEBROWS 1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW eyebrows

The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised, the eyes are more open.

NECK 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE neck

The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.

 

(*) The number of sutures to be applied is given here for guidance only. Depending on the desired result and your doctor’s instructions, some variation may occur.

 

Why Silhouette Soft is safe?

 

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SILHOUETTE SOFT IS CE MARKED (CE 0499) FOR THE EUROPEAN MARKET AND COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ISO 13485 IN ACCORDANCE WITH EUROPE DIRECTIVE 93/42.

 

    • Several years of use in the USA and Asia: 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 has been used since 2010 on the Asian market, where it met with great success.

 

    • Strict sanitary controls : Silhouette Soft is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.

 

    • A natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The natural substance of SILHOUETTE SOFT – 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.

 

  • Trained doctors: Application of SILHOUETTE SOFT must be carried out by a doctor who has been trained in the Silhouette Beauty laboratory. Find a trained doctor near you here.

 

What to do before treatment ?

 

No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft treatment.SB-fitness-girl

 

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.

 

Application of Silhouette Soft must be performed by a doctor who has undergone specific training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 30-minute procedure

Insertion of the suture by means of a fine needle

Insertion of the suture by means of a fine needle

 

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).

 

 

 

 

 

Suture applied under the skin and held in place by the bidirectional cones

Suture applied under the skin and held in place by the bidirectional cone

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compression of the tissue

Compression of the tissue

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

The results in photo

 

Because we all need to see it to believe it, here are some pictures of patients before and after Silhouette Soft treatment:

 

These photos have been published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo.

 

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Patient aged 52 – 15 days after, and 4 months after Silhouette Soft treatment

 

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Patient aged 56 – Before and one month after Silhouette Soft treatment

 

Frequently asked questions

 

✓ What are the components of Silhouette Soft?

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.

 

✓ Can Silhouette Soft be used in complete safety?

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.

 

✓  How long do the results last?

The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft treatment can last up to 18 months.

 

✓ Which areas can be treated?

Silhouette Soft can be used to treat various parts of the face:

 

  • Contour
  • Lower jaw
  • Cheeks and cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck

New applications for various parts of the body are currently being developed.

 

✓ What must be done before Silhouette Soft treatment?

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.

 

✓  Who can provide Silhouette Soft treatment ?

Only doctors thoroughly trained in Silhouette Soft sutures are authorized to implement the treatment. To find a doctor who has undergone specific training Silhouette Soft, click here.

 

✓  What happens immediately after Silhouette Soft 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.

 

✓  Are there any contraindications to Silhouette Soft treatment?

You must not use Silhouette Soft if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

 

✓  Is Silhouette Soft treatment painful?

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.

 

✓  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.