Silhouette Soft is the latest advance in aesthetic treatments aimed at reversing the ageing process. Based on a the tried-and-tested thread lift procedure, Silhouette Soft produces both lifting and rejuvenating results due to its unique design and composition.
Thread lifting has been used in aesthetics since the early 1990s as a non-invasive alternative to the surgical facelift. Threads, either smooth or with small barbs or hooks, are placed underneath the skin and then the skin and tissues are lifted before the threads are secured. Over the years different types of thread have been developed with varying degrees of success and longevity in terms of results.
The Silhouette Soft threads are uniquely designed with small cones that allows Dr Joshua Berkowitz to safely create tension in the tissues as they are lifted into their new position. The threads themselves are composed of polylactic and glycolic acids that have been used for many years in surgical and other aesthetic procedures. They are safe and biodegradable which means the body will naturally reabsorb them over a period of time.
Am I suitable for a Silhouette Soft treatment?Unlike a conventional facelift, the Silhouette Soft treatment does not remove excess skin so it is best suited for men and women who have started to see the signs of ageing but do not yet have an excess of loose skin on the face and neck. Commonly, they will have seen a loss of volume in the mid-face that will be causing folds to appear around the nose and mouth, as well as a softening and sagging of the skin on the jawline and neck.
What can I expect during my Silhouette Soft treatment?The Silhouette Soft procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is carried out under local anaesthetic at our clinic on Wimpole Street in central London. Dr Joshua Berkowitz inserts the threads to a depth of about three to five millimetres under the skin using a fine needle. He then compresses the facial tissues to create the desired lifting effect, before cutting off the ends of the suture.
What results can I expect?Silhouette Soft produces two distinct results: firstly, an immediate, natural and subtle lift of the skin and other tissues in the face. Then, over the following months, there is a stimulation of collagen production that produces a beautiful all-over rejuvenation of the skin. The biodegradable sutures are safely reabsorbed over a period of approximately 18 to 20 months.
Are there any side effects?Complications are unlikely in a Silhouette Soft treatment, but you should expect a small amount of bruising and swelling that may take a week or so to disappear. Most patients at our central London clinic are able to return to normal activities immediately and only suffer from minor discomfort. Infection, numbness or nerve damage are very rare, but all potential side effects will be discussed in full in your consultation with Dr Joshua Berkowitz.
How much will treatment cost?Cost depends on the number of threads that are placed in the face or neck. During your consultation with Dr Joshua Berkowitz he will assess how many threads are needed to achieve the results you desire and this will be discussed thoroughly before you decide to go ahead.
For more information or to book a Silhouette Soft consultation, call 020 7224 2247.