Silhouette threads are an innovative procedure that uses resorbable sutures to reposition and tighten tissue laxity in the facial and neck area. This treatment is often described as the ‘lunchtime facelift’ due to the short amount of time it takes to perform and very minimal recovery time involved, with most clients going back to their usual activities the same day.
Silhouette soft threads are recommended for men and women with mild to moderate laxity to the lower or mid face, primarily the cheeks or nasolabial folds – ‘laugh’ or ‘smile’ lines.
The procedure uses fine threads, made of a special dissolvable suture material, to lift certain areas of the face and jawline to give a refreshed and youthful look.
Made in the USA, silhouette soft threads have a firm track record of efficacy and safety and is currently used widely by physicians and surgeons around Australia. The procedure is minimally invasive and the insertion of the thread is performed with medical grade, sterilised equipment. It uses dissolvable thread cones placed under the skin with a fine needle – no incision required.
The treatment takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and can be used for facial contour around the jaw and cheeks.
Treatment areas will see an immediate improvement and will improve over time, with final results being seen at six weeks and effects lasting between 12 and 24 months.
A typical treatment takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes and can be used to contour the face, jaw line and cheeks. Entry points are gently created after a local anaesthetic has been administered to the skin superficially. Using a fine needle, the thread with cones attached is inserted into the subcutaneous area. A soft tugging sensation may be felt as the threads lift the sagging tissue while the cones hold the thread in place.