It is a non-surgical, minimally invasive anti-aging treatment that provides immediate, visible facelifting results with minimal downtime.
The inserted threads have the added benefit of collagen stimulation for firmer, younger-looking, more rejuvenated skin.
Not only do you see immediate lifting results, over time, with more collagen production, results will continue to improve and get better!
The threads are 100% bio-absorbable and made of poly L lactic acid (PLLA) which is the same material used in sutures (stitches) during surgery.
These threads are US FDA approved and have an excellent and well-established safety profile for use in Aesthetics.
The unique selling point of Silhouette threads are the bi-directional cones that improves the “lifting power” by increasing its surface area for anchoring of the skin tissues.
The anchored skin tissues are then lifted to the desired position for visible facelifting results.
The threads are safely reabsorbed and broken down by the body naturally over the next 6 to 9 months.
The lifting results and collagen stimulation from Silhouette Soft Face Threadlift can last up to 18 months.
Results may vary depending on the individual’s skin’s ageing process and response to the threads.
To further prolong and enhance results, the Silhouette Soft Face Threadlift can be combined with other non-surgical face lifting and collagen boosting treatments such as HIFU, Rejuran, Skinboosters and Profhilo.
The common areas that Dr Edwin recommend to be treated are :
Numbing cream is first applied over the treatment area for 30 minutes.
After which, Dr Edwin marks out the vectors for thread insertion to achieve optimal lifting and rejuvenation.
Local anesthesia (numbing injection) is given into the entry and exit points of the threads to further reduce discomfort.
Next, a small needle is inserted at the entry point to create the opening for insertion of the threads.
Each thread has 2 ends which is inserted and guided under the skin in 2 different directions to improve lifting of the skin and facial tissues.
After the ends of the thread exit the skin, the excess portion is removed. This process is repeated until all the threads are inserted. At the end of the treatment, Dr Edwin will "shape" the treatment areas to improve the lifting results.
On average, each person may require 3 to 5 pairs of threads per cheek, totalling 6 to 10 pairs of threads in total.
Depending on the number of threads to be inserted, the treatment duration may range from 30 to 45 minutes.
The Silhouette Soft Face Threadlifting procedure is very safe.
After treatment, there may be mild bruising and swelling at the entry and exit points which may last between 3 to 7 days. Dr Edwin will prescribe a recovery cream to accelerate the healing process.
Infection is rare and Dr Edwin usually prescribes a short course of oral antibiotics after the threadlift procedure to minimise this risk.
Normal activities such as showering, skincare application can be resumed immediately. It is recommended to avoid facials or face massages for the first 2 weeks.
To further enhance the face lifting results, Silhouette Soft Threadlifts can be combined with HIFU and dermal fillers.
Collagen stimulation can be boosted further with procedures like Rejuran, Profhilo and Skinboosters.
Wrinkles and fine lines can be further reduced with neurotoxin injections and fractional laser treatments.
Every clinic offers different face threadlift treatment options for non-surgical face lifting. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that Silhouette Soft face threadlift treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in offering such face threadlifts. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of threadlifts before proceeding.