Aesthetic procedures are either aimed at improving facial features or eliminating or correcting the unpleasant signs of ageing. A wide range of wrinkle reduction treatments available in Malaysia both surgical and non-surgical. There is an increased interest toward non-surgical aesthetic procedures as they are non-invasive (or less invasive), subtle and not a long-term commitment. They range from completely non-invasive procedures like HIFU facelift to mildly invasive procedures such as thread lifts sometimes also known as one-stitch surgery.
In this article we will discuss and compare the pros and cons of HIFU and Silhouette soft thread lift in comparison to each other, so you can make an informed decision while choosing one over and other.
Non-Invasive Vs Slightly Invasive
The most obvious difference is that HIFU is a completely non-invasive procedure, while Silhouette Soft thread lift is somewhat invasive but still less invasive as compared to surgery. HIFU uses micro-focused ultrasound layers that penetrate in deeper layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. While Silhouette Soft thread lift uses a biodegradable surgical suture that is inserted under the skin from a tiny incision and is placed in the fatty layers of skin. The bidirectional cones in the suture hook up the fatty layer and when the suture is pulled up and tightened, it creates the uplifting effect. In the long term, the insertion of thread using fine needles also triggers further collagen.
Targeted vs Specific
HIFU can help improve the overall face while Silhouette Soft thread lift will improve the targeted areas.
When the results will be visible?
For HIFU facelift it usually takes two to three months for the results to completely reveal themselves but with Silhouette Soft thread lift results will be visible immediately. It is important to go in with realistic expectations to avoid any disappointments. Ask your doctor to show you pictures of his patients before and immediately after the procedures and for the follow-up visits.
The HIFU is non-invasive and nearly pain-free, while Silhouette Soft thread lift although performed under numbing cream can cause some discomfort during and after the procedure.
Both procedures are safe and FDA approved, but you will need a certified and experienced procedure for best results and avoiding any unwanted unpleasant side-effects.
How long will the results last?
Both treatments will give you results that will last up to one year or more.
Who is a suitable candidate?
A certified practitioner will be better able to guide you which treatment option is better for your specific case, but in general younger candidates are referred to HIFU while thread lift is for slightly severe cases. HIFU is a suitable option for individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity problems to tone up the face and make facial features more defined. If you have sagging skin and wrinkles, Silhouette soft thread lift is definitely a better option for you.
Your doctor can also recommend HIFU followed by a Silhouette Soft thread lift procedure if your case is severe.
HIFU can result in burning or tingling sensation and redness of the skin, but it is temporary and will resolve on its own. Silhouette Soft thread lift can also leave a temporary scar or can result in slight dimpling of the skin and visible threads.