Everyone wants to look young, feel refreshed and lead a happy and confident life. In former times dramatic rejuvenation was only achievable with cosmetic surgery.
Now things have changed and with modern techniques it’s possible to turn back time with a simple 40 minute procedure. Silhouette Soft (also known as a thread lift, puppet facelift and non surgical facelift) is the revolutionary new technique for people who have suffered dramatic volume loss as they’ve aged. This volume loss can create ‘jowls’ or saggy skin around the jawline. Silhouette uses fine threads which are placed carefully under the skin to restore lost collagen and sculpt a feminine, youthful and perfect jawline. Now you can enjoy dramatically reduced risks, a more affordable procedure and the peace of mind that you don’t have to go under the knife to look ten years younger.
For mild volume loss take a look here at Dermal Fillers and to ease deep lines and wrinkles see our Botox® page. For profound skin tightening in the lower face and neck there is an alternative to Silhouette called Morpheus. Take a look at the link here for more information: Morpheus8 Liverpool. Silhouette has, in our clinical opinion been surpassed by the energy device, FaceTite. You can read all about this procedure here: Facetite Liverpool.
Here’s what it’s like getting treatment at Smileworks
Silhouette Soft is a ‘soft surgery’ procedure. This means that you can expect results similar to surgery but without the downtime or considerable risks associated with going under the knife. There are no scalpels or cutting with a non surgical facelift and although it is sometimes referred to as the ‘one stitch facelift’ there are no stitches with the Silhouette thread lift procedure. The threads are made of an advanced material called Poly L-lactic acid (or PLLA). This material has been used for years in a number of surgical applications. The threads are fine wires of PLLA with small cones on them to hold the skin in place. Your master aesthetician, Dr Rowland-Warmann will place the sutures carefully under the skin where they will anchor in the tissue and mechanically pull the skin into place.
The results come in two parts. First there is an immediate lift caused by the cones pulling the skin into place. But over time, the PLLA is absorbed by the body and creates a collagen framework under the skin that creates a long-lasting, youthful regeneration. The results can be compared to a facelift without surgery although it is important that you come along for a consultation and understand that the results will be less dramatic then a surgical facelift. This might be so but patients return time and time again for this procedure because it is extremely effective for certain patients.
Most patients are suitable for a non surgical face lift although it’s important that you come for a consultation to have your skin assessed by a professional. You must have the correct tissue type to get a really dramatic result from your thread lift and you must also have suffered volume loss in the midface that’s causing jowls to form. As we age, fat pads in our cheeks start to disappear. This causes the skin to sag and the jawline begins to take on a shape associated with ageing. For many patients they start to notice this in their 30’s and 40’s.
Patients might have filler to address volume loss that is less severe. When the volume loss is profound, however, filler is sometimes not enough to lift the face and silhouette is required. Silhouette can be used alongside dermal fillers and other treatments to give you a perfect result. This can be discussed with you at your consultation.
Sihouette can be used to treat:
It also has a double effect including both an immediate lifting effect and a more gradual regenerative effect. So you’ll notice the difference as soon as you walk out of our practice and will have months of regeneration to look forward to. Gillian Taylforth of East Enders and Hollyoaks fame is an ambassador of the Silhouette lift and you can read her story in the Liverpool Echo right here.
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Silhouette is a thin biodegradable thread that is carefully placed under the skin and provides a mechanical lift. The procedure is the natural evolution of Dermal Filler and is able to produce a lifting effect that was previously impossible without cosmetic surgery. Your non surgical facelift begins with a consultation with our master Aesthetician, Dr MJ Rowland-Warmann. She will assess your skin, tell you all about the procedure and make sure that you understand what you are getting and the results that you can expect.
You will get an accurate quote for the work that needs doing and this includes any additional work with other products that you want. Our prices here at Smileworks are fully transparent and you will receive an itemised breakdown of the procedure. You can choose to pay for the procedure up front or on finance. Here at Smileworks we have patient finance that will allow you to pay in instalments. You can also join our facial aesthetics membership plan to receive money off your Silhouette procedure.
When you’ve completed our consenting process, you will be treated with local anaesthetic and have your face numbed prior to starting the procedure. The procedure takes around 40 minutes and involves carefully placing the threads under the skin to provide the lifting effects.
Once the procedure is over you’ll want to go home and rest and will probably want to take a few days off any strenuous activities, work or social engagements while the affected area settles down. Downtime with Silhouette Soft is only a few days and many patients will be able to go back to work after a day or so without any problems. The precise downtime depends on the procedure and the particular patient and you will be advised of this prior to the treatment starting. The effects will be noticeable immediately but you may be swollen or slightly bruised. It’s very important to let the threads settle naturally and not to mess with them or rub your face. It’s amore invasive procedure than, for example, Botox treatment, that has virtually no downtime at all.
I am so pleased with the results, thank you so much. I visited Smileworks because I was looking a bit tired, and droopy, and didn’t quite know what to do to about it. Dr MJ gave me a consultation, it was in depth and not at all rushed, she really analysed my face before making her recommendations. I decided to take the plunge right then, and I was fitted in and finished within the hour. I am so glad I did. I had a little filler in my cheeks and under my eyes which has lifted my face and improved by baggy crepey eyes no end, I also had a silhouette lift, which has pulled up my flumpy cheeks. MJ warned me that it would be painful the next day, so I was dreading it, but it wasn’t bad, I didn’t take any painkillers, it was just a little uncomfortable. The result is VERY subtle and natural, no chipmunk cheeks! My friends keep looking but cant quite tell what is different (even my husband!). I must admit though, I am so thrilled I’m thinking of getting a teeny bit more, I am going to discuss this with Dr MJ at my 2 week check up…….
Annette – Silhouette Patient
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