A technological innovation serving rejuvenation
When women are asked what they consider their two main signs of facial ageing, the answer is invariably loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.
This phenomenon, which worsens with age and the menopause, is due to the loss of collagen, the protein found in all structures of the body, especially the skin, and which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissue.
With age, collagen diminishes and the skin becomes less firm and saggier. The face also loses fats (becoming more skeletal), becoming hollow on the sides, and heaviness accumulates under the chin, and the lower cheeks.
Solutions exist, but choices have to be made: either to restore volume, using targeted injections, or to tighten the skin, by means of more invasive interventions…
THE FACE IS REDEFINED, VOLUME RESTORED, AND THE EFFECTS OF AGEING SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED.
FROM NOW ON, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR WOMEN TO RECOVER A REGULAR AND NATURAL FACIAL OUTLINE THANKS TO SILHOUETTE SOFT
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a unique treatment enabling two combined actions:
- A discreet and immediate lifting effect: as soon as the suture is applied, the doctor reshapes the treated area by means of a double action: compressing and elevating tissue.
- A gradual and natural regenerating effect: in being absorbed, the component of the suture, polylactic acid allows to restore shapeliness to the face.
HOW DOES SILHOUETTE SOFT® WORK?
The Silhouette Soft® double action
Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face. To meet this dual requirement, SILHOUETTE SOFT® combines two effects; lifting & regenerating.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerative effect is gradual and natural: polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a polymer known in the medical field for many years (suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures are all made from PLA). It is because this polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a unique product combining two actions: “lifting and regenerating.
THE SILHOUETTE SOFT® TREATMENT
What to do before treatment?
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment.
However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
Applying Silhouette Soft® takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes (depending on how many threads are used) in a doctor’s surgery.
After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimeters.
No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect.
The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off.
One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.
Silhouette Soft® can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers.
After the treatment:
After Silhouette Soft© treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.
There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimization of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.
Recommendations for good post-treatment follow-up:
- During the week after treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid Skincare treatments
- Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks.
- Preferably sleep on your back.
- In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.
In what cases is Silhouette Soft® indicated?
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural results.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.
If you have severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult your doctor
|FACIAL CONTOUR||2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE||
The facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.
|LOWER JAW||2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE||
The volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.
|CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES||2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE||
The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.
|EYEBROWS||1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW||
The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised, the eyes are more open.
|NECK||2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE||
The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.
(*) The number of sutures to be applied is given here for guidance only. Depending on the desired result and your doctor’s instructions, some variation may occur.
Silhouette Soft© is safe
SILHOUETTE SOFT® IS CE MARKED (CE 0499) FOR THE EUROPEAN MARKET AND COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ISO 13485 IN ACCORDANCE WITH EUROPE DIRECTIVE 93/42.
- Several years of use in the USA and Asia: The development of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). SILHOUETTE SOFT® has been used since 2010 on the Asian market, where it met with great success.
- Strict sanitary controls: Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.
- A natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The natural substance of SILHOUETTE SOFT® – polylactic acid ( or PLA ) – has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.
- Trained doctors: Application of SILHOUETTE SOFT® must be carried out by a doctor who has been trained in the Silhouette Beauty® laboratory. Find a trained doctor near you here.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the components of Silhouette Soft®?
Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable. Polylactic acid, or PLA, has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications, such as suture thread, orthopedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.
Can Silhouette Soft® be used in complete safety?
The development of Silhouette Soft®is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft®received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.
How long do the results last?
The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® treatment can last between 18 to 36 months.
Which areas can be treated?
- Lower jaw
- Cheeks and cheekbones
New applications for various parts of the body are currently being developed.
What must be done before Silhouette Soft® treatment?
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette. Soft® treatment. However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
Who can provide Silhouette Soft® treatment?
Only doctors thoroughly trained in Silhouette Soft® sutures are authorized to implement the treatment.
What happens immediately after Silhouette Soft® treatment?
After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days. There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimization of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.
Are there any contraindications to Silhouette Soft® treatment?
You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Is Silhouette Soft® treatment painful?
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.