Hi friends! Ever since a friend DM’d me saying she thought a certain housewife whose name rhymes with “Smile” got a PDO thread lift, I’ve been FASCINATED by the procedure. Today I have a guest post in collaboration with aesthetics-dentistry.com all about a different kind of thread lift – Silhouette Soft. Enjoy! xo Lindsay
Thread lifts are the latest revolutionary development in non-invasive facial aesthetic treatments for the reduction of sagging facial skin.
What are Silhouette Soft and PDO thread lifting?
Both Silhouette Soft and PDO are cutting edge thread lifting techniques that can help you shed years from your appearance in as little as one natural and non-invasive treatment.
The original concept for thread lift treatment was inspired by the ancient practice of acupuncture, which works to improve tissue health by stimulating the body’s own natural healing processes.
However, unlike traditional treatments, the threads used in Silhouette Soft and PDO thread lifting consist of absorbable sutures that are composed of natural, collagen production-inducing materials.
These sutures are strategically placed by your clinician to elevate and redefine sagging skin instantly, but also over time. The sutures induce a continual rejuvenation process by stimulating your body’s healing capabilities and the production of collagen to plump and revitalise the skin.
Which areas can be treated?
Thread lifts are typically used to treat the loose skin of the lower and mid-face regions but can also be utilised in other areas of the body for their lifting effects. This includes:
- Upper and lower cheeks
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Upper arm
What happens during treatment?
The non-surgical treatment takes place under local anaesthesia, and you will remain awake, yet comfortable throughout. With local anaesthesia, patients undergo facial rejuvenation at complete ease and can still drive home immediately following their procedure.
Though it depends on your specific treatment plan and facial aesthetic goals, treatment will typically take no more than one hour. During this time, your clinician will administer the sutures to achieve your desired lift according to strict sterilisation measures.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Unlike a traditional facelift, thread lift treatments require no downtime. You may notice some soreness and tenderness in the treated area, but this will subside within two weeks.
What are PDO threads and Silhouette Soft made of?
Both PDO and Silhouette Soft threads are composed of 100% biocompatible, natural materials.
PDO thread lifts get their name from the polydioxanone material that they are made of. Polydioxanone has been used in surgical treatment for decades as an absorbable suture to streamline the healing process and typically dissolve in the body within six months.
Silhouette Soft, on the other hand, utilises threads composed of poly-l-lactic acid, or PLLA. Also used as a surgical suture, PLLA threads demonstrate greater longevity than PDO threads and typically last up to twelve months before dissolving.
How much does it cost?
The cost of thread treatment varies according to the size and complexity of the treatment area.
Contact your clinician about beauty treatments in Stevenage for more information about the pricing of comprehensive, non-invasive facial treatments to improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Key Differences and Timelines of PDO vs. Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts
Because of the material they use, PDO and Silhouette Soft thread lifts can be used to treat different issues.
PDO thread lifts are a better choice for those looking to optimise soft tissue areas, as they afford a tighter lift. PDO is also typically a better choice for nose lifting, as it is the primary material used in the HIKO nose lift.
Conversely, Silhouette Soft affords better volumisation, as the cone structure of the mirofibres compresses tissue more adequately than PDO materials.
With both PDO and Silhouette Soft, you will see noticeable results immediately following your thread lift procedure, as the natural sutures work to elevate your skin.
Over the two to six months following treatment, you will begin to see the results of the continual rejuvenation process. During this time, collagen production in the skin increases, working to further lift and tighten your skin and give you a youthful fullness.
Because of this collagen-boosting process, noticeable results remain even after the threads have been fully absorbed, though light touch-ups are recommended every six months for results that can last up to two years.
Who are suitable candidates for Silhouette Soft and PDO threadlifting procedures?
Any patient over the age of 18 with mild to moderate issues with sagging or loose skin is an ideal candidate for PDO threads lift procedure.
PDO threads lift is generally effective for patients with heavier skin, a greater level of drooping, and moderate to advanced laxity.
Whereas Silhouette soft offers fabulous, natural looking and instant result for patient with mild to moderate skin laxity. It is recommended for people from mid 30’s – late 50’s for better results.
As a non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift procedures, thread lifting has become world-renown as the go-to treatment to naturally enhance the look, feel, and health of your skin.
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