If you have just heard about Silhouette Soft thread lift or are considering getting the procedure done, this article will guide you about the important things you should know about the procedure. It is one of the most popular skin tightening procedures in Malaysia. This technique is a middle ground between the complicated and invasive surgical facelift and non-invasive anti-aging procedures.
While skin tightening surgery gives a long-term solution to the sagging skin and wrinkles, many people are hesitant to undergo the risks, pain, and complications related to surgery. However, the non-surgical rejuvenation treatment options do not produce as pronounced and long-lasting results. Until recently, surgical skin tightening or facelift was the only option for men and women with sagging skin.
Recent advancement in techniques has offered an overlap of non-surgical options with the benefits similar to surgical facelift are less invasive “one-stitch surgical thread lifts”. This includes the silhouette soft thread lift and the Korean thread lift.
Silhouette Soft thread lift is a technique developed in America and now used worldwide to tighten saggy facial skin. The three most important things to learn about this technique are its benefits, how it works, and who is the right candidate for this procedure.
1. What are the benefits of Silhouette Soft thread lift?
The procedure is minimally invasive so there are less complications involved and quicker healing is possible. The downtime is two days which is comparatively less than 4 weeks downtime of surgical facelift. With the right doctor and proper after-care, you should not face any post-surgical complications. The results are immediately visible and reach the peak in 3 months’ time period. The immediate uplift is more pronounced than non-invasive procedures such as HIFU facelift. The results will also depend upon the experience and expertise of the doctor performing the procedure. The results are not permanent but will last for 2 to 3 years.
2. How does it work?
In this procedure, FDA-approved surgical suture, Poly-l-lactic threads with cones are inserted under the skin using fine needles. The cones are essential to anchor the sagging skin to lift the skin to its new, lifted position. At the same time, the cones stimulate the body’s production of collagen to replace loss volume which diminishes with age. This thread is biodegradable and remains in the body for a year but the results of the procedure can easily last from 2 – 3 years.
3. , Who is the suitable candidate for the procedure?
While anyone above the age of 18 can benefit from the procedure, people with mild to moderate laxity in facial skin will benefit most from the procedure. Clients between the age of 35- to 55 are generally the ideal candidate for this procedure. While surgical facelift will remove the sagging skin and tighten the skin around facial structures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, the Silhouette Soft thread lift will only lift the skin to a few millimeters. Thus it will not produce satisfactory results for clients in the 60s or with extreme sagging and laxity.
It is extremely important that you should opt for a certified and experienced doctor to perform the procedure for the safe procedure and best results. Dr. Terence Teoh is a certified practitioner with his training and practice in Singapore. He has worked with international clients.