Collagen is an abundant protein present throughout the body. People have the ability to generate their own collagen naturally, but their production is diminished by factors including age and lifestyle choices such as smoking and excess sun exposure.
There are a variety of different types of collagen, each with its own function within the body. Some types are related to the health of the bones, our nails and hair and our skin. Collagen in the skin provides structure and strength to skin, for a youthful appearance. From our mid-20s, we gradually begin to produce less collagen and leading to skin sagging, fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear.
Silhouette Soft is a unique thread lift, made from PLLA sutures and PGLA cones, designed to reposition sagging skin in the mid- and lower face. By repositioning sagging skin, Silhouette Soft will help to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and folds and to restore facial shape and definitions.
An added benefit from Silhouette Soft is that it helps the stimulation of collagen production around the suture and cones1. Silhouette Soft sutures stimulate the production of type-I collagen starting at 3 months and continuing through 24 months. Type-I collagen (vs type-III collagen) becomes the predominant collagen type over time, suggesting structured biostimulation rather than just a foreign body response1. This collagen production will provide longer-lasting results that continue to improve over time, even once the Silhouette Soft sutures are resorbed.
1.Russo PR, Vercesi F, Migliorini L, Christen MO (2018) Case Report: Histological findings after insertion of PLLA sutures with bi-dirrectional cones in human: Two years follow-up. Journal of Plastic Dermatologyand Pathology vol 14(2): 121-125
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