It is make up of a bio-degradable material called polylactic acid, PLA in short. On the tread is the knotting that can be used to hold the tissue in place. However, the newer generation of Silhouette Soft thread is utilizing a bio-degradable cone to hold the tissue in place. This give a stronger hold due to the cone structure which has a larger area and secondly, due to its geometric structure arrangement it can stand up to a higher tension force.
The material can last up to 12-18 months.
Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat various parts of the face including:
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment. However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask Dr David Ling any questions you have before starting treatment. As with all procedures it is important to inform Dr of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
Only doctors who has been trained in Silhouette Soft® sutures are authorized to implement the treatment.
After the Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these effects will disappear within a few 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, contact the clinic and Dr will be able to respond to your questions.
You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, the polylactic acid. Do get in touch if you’d like to discuss this.
During the week following treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial massages or any beauty treatment