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Silhouette Soft® Sutures

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Silhouette Soft 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). This polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed.

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.

How does it work?

Combatting the effect 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 and regenerating.

There is an instant lift action for discreet and immediate results: as soon as the suture is applied, Dr Mel reshapes the treated area by means of double action: compressing the tissue and lifting the skin due to the bio-directional cones.

There is a regenerating action for gradual and natural results: by resorbing, the polylactic acid acts in the subcutaneous tissue and stimulates fibroblasts activation and collagen production, thus resorting in shapeliness to the face.

Is Silhouette Soft safe?

Silhouette Soft has been used for several years in the USA and Asia. It 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.

Silhouette Soft is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. It is a natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable.

Application of Silhouette Soft must be carried out by a Doctor who has been trained and certified in the technique. Dr Mel has undergone intensive training with Genop healthcare, the importer of Silhouette Soft.

Who is Silhouette Soft ideally for?

Silhouette soft is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the sign of ageing, who do not want 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 ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult the doctor.

 

TREATED AREA          TREATMENT                                                          RESULT
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 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE   THE CHEEKS/CHEEKBONES LOOK FULLER. THE NASOLABIAL FOLD IS DIMINISHED
EYEBROWS 1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW   THE OUTER EDGE OF THE BROW 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 & the Doctor's instructions, some variation may occur.


What do I do before a treatment?

No special preparation is required prior to silhouette Soft treatment.
However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask Dr Mel any questions you have before starting the treatment.
Inform Dr Mel of any treatment you have already received or any medication you are currently taking.

It is advisable to stop all anti-inflammatories and aspirin a few days before your treatment, and not to drink alcoholic beverages the night before the treatment. This will aid in minimising the risk of bruising.

Ask Dr Mel if you have any specific concerns or questions.

The 30 minute procedure

Applying Silhouette Soft takes around 60 minutes in the doctor's surgery.

After a small local anaesthetic, Dr Mel inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. 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 (Bi-directional).

Once the suture has been applied, Dr Mel performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted end of the suture are then cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.

After the treatment: A few recommendations

After Silhouette Soft treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed but disappear within days.
There is sometimes slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.
Recommendations for good post-treatment follow-up:

  • During the week after the treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery and avoid facial and beauty treatments.
  • Avoid all contact sports and gym for the first few weeks.
  • Preferably sleep on your back.
  • In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to the Doctor's prescription.

 

Silhouette Soft results (Before & After)

JOWLS

 

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AFTER

NECK

 

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AFTER

Patient aged 52 (Published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo)

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AFTER 4 MONTHS

Patient aged 56 (Published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo)

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AFTER 1 MONTH

 

 

Silhouette Soft® is a unique product combing two actions: Lifting & regenerating.

Non-invasive and natural, it is the next level in rejuvenation!

 

 

 

 

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