Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is one of the latest thread lift techniques. Thread lifts are an increasingly growing popular alternative to a surgical facelift because they offer immediate results, that last longer than other non-surgical options. This method when compared to a surgical facelift is minimally invasive, relatively less painful, and with little downtime.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is also referred to as a “One stitch facelift” as it requires only a single stitch to lift the saggy skin and tighten the overall facial features including cheeks and jawline.
This technique uses bidirectional absorbable thread offering the maximum support also known as “lift”. As the thread is biodegradable/absorbable, it is consumed by the cells and its effects wear off with time. This is why it is not a permanent procedure like surgery.
A large number of people are now swaying towards non-surgical options for aesthetic procedures as surgery is costly, invassive, and painful. Another factor is the permeance of surgery. If gone wrong, the corrective surgery will also be as costly, invassive, and painful. Not many surgeons will cater to your dissatisfaction with the results and offer a refund or free-of-cost corrective surgery. This is why thread lifts, with biodegradable threads are now growing in demand.
Another reason the thread lifts are preferred over surgery is “the natural look”, it does not compromise the mobility. Furthermore, it triggered the production of collagen which naturally repairs and rejuvenates the skin. Collagen is a structural protein that our body naturally produces to repair and retain the young strong body parts, everything from hair and skin to muscle and bones. The bidirectional thread when inserted under the skin triggers collagen production, which helps regain the youthful plumpness of the facial skin. This helps in achieving a more natural look.
But how long does silhouette soft thread lift last?
Aesthetic procedures are mostly not covered by insurance and people want to know about value for money because clients seeking these treatments are spending out of their pockets. The visible results of the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift will last up to a minimum of 12 months, 18 months, or even 24 months! It is important to note that the longevity of the results greatly depends upon one’s age and lifestyle. Staying hydrated, consuming a healthy balanced diet, regularly using a moisturizer with sunblock, and enjoying a stress-free life can help increase the life of results.
Even after the biodegradable thread is absorbed by the skin, the collagen production helps the results last a little longer, therefore nourishing your skin and keeping a healthy lifestyle helps. However, smoking, stress, exposure to sun or UV lights, and dehydration can compromise the life of results.
It is also recommended to make other minor lifestyle changes such as sleeping on your back, as sleeping on your side or side can accelerate the wear and tear of biodegradable thread. It is also recommended that you avoid any facials or facial messages during the first two weeks after the thread lift. Avoid exposing your face to any pressure, heat, or strain as that can also break or weaken the thread. It is also recommended to avoid any activity (physical or otherwise) that can increase your blood pressure or increase your body temperature as that can too trigger decomposition of the thread.
Taking above given precautions in the account you can get the best value for your money and have the Silhouette thread lift last you longer than you thought.
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach us or book a consultation appointment with Dr. Terence Teoh. You can discuss alternative options such as dermal fillers, or HIFU facelift if you are unsure about the thread lift. Depending upon your condition, you can also consider getting botox, derma fillers, and thread lift as a combination treatment plan after consulting without a specialist.