How Does It Work?
Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face. To help meet this dual requirement, SILHOUETTE SOFT® combines two effects : lifting and regenerating.
The lifting effect may be 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 helps make it visibly smoother.
The regenerative effect is usually 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.
What Areas May Be Treated?
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 muscle relaxants.
Because we all need to see it to believe it, here are some pictures of patients before and after Silhouette Soft® treatments (Photo’s are of best results achieved courtesy of Genop. Results may vary per individual):
Please contact Lightsculpt Clinic for more information on Silhouette Soft, booking a consultation and pricing on 011 616 1436.