Non surgical facelift
Silhouette Soft is a technological innovation offering women and men what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple and minimally invasive way: a reshaped face and restored volume by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor’s.
Silhouette Soft represents the state of the art suspension suture and an extraordinary true technological innovation that opens up a new era in aesthetic medicine.
This technique leaves no scars and can be successfully used for all areas of the face and neck resulting in a fresher and younger look. Recovery time is minimal and patient can quickly go back to their full social life.
Silhouette Soft comes in the form of resorbable suture with resorbable bidirectional cones. It is made in the United States and its development was based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
In 3 years, more than 130 000 treatments have been carried out all over the world.
One Treatment Two Actions
1. A lifting action as soon as Silhouette Soft is applied for an immediate and discreet result.
2. A regenerative action, as Silhouette Soft promotes the restoration of lost collagen, providing thus gradual and natural looking results.
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 and who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural looking results. Dr Zipp will confirm you have the right characteristics for a Silhouette Soft treatment.
Silhouette Soft can be used to treat
different parts of the face:
Contours of the face,
Cheeks and mid face areas,
Before The Treatment
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft treatment.
However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations with Dr Zipp and ask any questions you have before starting treatment.
The 30-Minute Treatment
Applying Silhouette Soft takes around 30 minutes in a doctor’s practice. You will thus be able to get back to your full social life with minimal recovery time. Silhouette Soft is a tailor-made treatment, so it will be adapted to your needs and preferences and can be complemented with other aesthetic treatments.
After a small local anesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about five millimeters.
No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with resorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
Once the suture has 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.
Post Treatment Recommendations
After the treatment, a slight oedema or bruising may occur. Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points. These inconveniences disappear a few days after treatment.
The doctor will prescribe an antibiotic cream to apply on the entry and exit points of the sutures twice a day (in the morning and in the evening, for a duration of 5 days):
Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required (Cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point)
Take analgesia e.g. paracetamol in case of pain (2-3 days)
Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours)
Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows (3-5 nights)
Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging (5 days)
Avoid excessive face and neck movements (2 weeks)
Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
Avoid sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
Do not use saunas or jacuzzis (3 weeks)
Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
Avoid face and neck massages and face and neck aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)
Social and professional life can be resumed quickly!