This is a new procedure designed to treat facial aging. The procedure itself has a similar but less drastic effect to a traditional surgical face lift, however It is much less invasive and produces a very natural, subtle look.
It is a relatively quick procedure, performed under a local anaesthetic and is often referred to as a “weekend” or “lunchtime” facelift.
Silhouette Soft® uses a double action effect to restore smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face, by combining two effects: An immediate repositioning of the tissue and a gradual regeneration of collagen.
The repositioning effect is immediate and discreet. It is the result of tissue compression and skin elevation at the time of implanting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the contours of your face and makes it visibly smoother.
The regenerating effect is gradual: Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), the principal component of Silhouette Soft® is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications: suture thread, orthopedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures. It is because this polymer shows excellent biocompatability and is biodegradable that such applications have been developed.
The small cones on the Silhouette Soft® Suture provide traction and fixation points, a natural foreign body reaction then reinforces this, by the build-up of new collagen formation. This action is what helps restore shapeliness to the face and neck.
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