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What is Silhouette Soft®?

What is Silhouette Soft®?

See how Silhouette Soft® works

Polylactic acid (PLA), the main component of Silhouette Soft® is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It has a long history of use as resorbable suture, a drug delivery system and in surgery1. It is also a key material in the development of tissue engineering2.

See how Silhouette Soft works

Silhouette Soft® is made of a Poly L-Lacitc Acid monofilament with molded cones made of Lactide/ Glycolide. It was developed by scientists in the USA using reconstructive and aesthetic surgical expertise.

The suture acts as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place, and in time, stimulates the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.

Why Silhouette Soft?

  • Immediate lifting effect
  • Progressive restoration of the body’s own lost collagen
  • Entirely re-absorbable material
  • Non-surgical technique
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Natural looking effect

1Athanasiou KA – Sterilization, toxicity, biocompatibilty and clinical applications of polylactic acid / polyglycolic acid copolymers Biomaterials 1996; 17: 93-102

2Gentile P – An overview of Poly (Lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) – based biomaterials for bone tissue engineering – Int J Mol Sci 2014; 15: 3640-3659

How does Silhouette Soft® work?

One Treatment, two actions:

  • A lifting action for immediate effect.
  • A regenerative action for gradual and natural looking results. Over time Silhouette Soft stimulates the regeneration of lost collagen to recapture youthful definition and restore volume. The result is a nuanced, soft and natural looking face.

Silhouette Soft® is a new treatment with a dual lift-and-collagen-regenrating effect.

What is the process?

  • Local anaesthetic is applied to the face and a specially trained and accreditedclinican inserts the Silhouette Soft thread under the skin using a fine needle.
  • After inserting the thread, the clinican applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and achieve the immediate lift.
  • Treatment with Silhouette Soft can only be performed by a specially trained clinician.
  • Silhouette Soft is a unique treatment which can be carried out on a variety of areas of the face with long lasting results

How do I know I am suitable?

As we age, skin loses its structural proteins (collagen and elastin), becoming lax and beginning to sag, which contributes to a tired and aged look. If you can lift your skin upwards by one centimetre with your fingers you may be suitable for Silhouette Soft treatment.

Silhouette Soft® is recommend for men and women who are trying to combat sagging skin or loss of volume but don’t want heavy and invasive treatment.

A specially trained Silhouette Soft clinician will be able to tell you if you are suitable for treatment.

150,000 treatments worldwide:

Silhouette Soft® has been developed after 6 years of research in permanent suspension sutures with cones used in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

With more than 150 000 treatments carried out so far, Silhouette Soft has proven it’s safety and efficacy all over the world

It is CE marked for the European market and the manufacturing site complies with the requirements of international standards ISO 13485.

Silhouette Soft Physicians

It is recommended that all Healthcare Professionals attend a Sinclair training workshop where they are trained on the recommended insertion techniques in detail.

Are you Suitable for Silhouette Soft?

Silhouette Soft® is recommend for men and women who are trying to combat sagging skin or loss of volume but don’t want heavy and invasive treatment.

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