Silhouette Soft® in Manchester is a minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift procedure that is designed to lift and firm up the face.
With ageing, our skin gradually loses its firmness and elasticity. Together with volume loss in the subcutaneous fat, this gives rise to a saggy appearance. Silhouette Soft® uses a unique, patented resorbable suture with cones along its length, to lift the surface of the skin to reduce skin sagging. This also stimulates the production of collagen to restore firmness in the face, without having a full surgical face lift.*
The thread lift in Manchester is most effective for improving saggy cheeks, nasolabial lines, and the contour of jawline and neck.
*Individual results may vary
Silhouette Soft® is a sterile resorbable suture with cones along its length. The cones are what hold the suture in place, a bit like scaffolding. The suture is made of Poly-L-lactic acid which is a common resorbable suture material used in surgery.
Those with mild sagging of cheeks, jawline and nasolabial lines are most suitable for this treatment. Those with moderate to severe sagging may need a combination of treatments to achieve best results. The quality of skin will be assessed during consultation, and those with very thin or thick skin may not be appropriate for this treatment.
Like all procedures, there is a possibility of side effects, although not everybody experiences them. There can be some swelling, redness, bruising, slight depression or skin irregularity at the entry points. These usually take a few days to a week to settle down. Other side effects such as infections and allergic reactions are rare.
Silhouette Soft® is contraindicated in those who have known allergic reactions or sensitivities to suture materials or biomaterials. Pregnant or breast-feeding women, those aged less than 18 years, or those who have an active infection or an active or history of autoimmune disease are also contraindicated.
– Avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point
– Take analgesia e.g. paracetamol in case of pain (2 to3 days)
– Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours)
– Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows (3 to 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 hammams (3 weeks)
– Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
– Avoid face and neck massages and face and neck aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)
Silhouette Soft® was developed after 6 years of research in sutures with cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery. More than 150,000 treatments have been carried out with excellent safety and efficacy records all over the world. It is an approved CE marked device for the European market.
*Individual results may vary.
“Dr Nicole Chiang is not only very knowledgable and professional, but is also genuinely caring and approachable.
I have had the pleasure of working alongside her in the medical aesthetic field and she is highly skilled in injectable treatments, delivering results that look beautiful and natural.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone in need of a dermatologist or aesthetic clinician. You won’t be disappointed, she’s BRILLIANT!”
Sharan Uppal, Patient
Threadlift treatment, before
Threadlift treatment, after
*Individual results may vary.