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What is Silhouette Soft®?

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a technological innovation offering women what no treatment has ever provided in such a simple way: a redefined face, restored volume and reduced wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment at their doctor’s, for a result lasting up to 18 month.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® comes in the form of bidirectional absorbable thread cones. It is made in the United States and its development is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is the only product on the beauty market enabling two joint actions:

  • A lift effect as soon as SILHOUETTE SOFT® is applied for an immediate and discreet result!
  • A regenerative effect, by stimulating the natural production of collagen in the months that follow, for progressive and natural results!

HOW DOES SILHOUETTE SOFT® WORK?

The Silhouette Soft® double action

Combatting the effects of ageing above all means restoring smoother and more toned skin, but also a more shapely face. To meet this dual requirement, SILHOUETTE SOFT® combines two effects : lifting and regenerating.

The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area. In this way, the doctor reshapes the surface of the skin and makes it visibly smoother.

The regenerative effect is gradual and natural : polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a polymer known in the medical field for many years (suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures are all made from PLA). It is because this polymer is particularly biocompatible with human beings, and also completely biodegradable, that such applications have been developed. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen. This action, which continues over time, helps increase the volume of saggy areas and restores shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.

IN WHAT CASES IS SILHOUETTE SOFT® INDICATED?

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any heavy and invasive treatment, but are looking for real and natural results.

SILHOUETTE SOFT® treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.

TREATED AREAS

SILHOUETTE SOFT® can be used to treat different parts of the face :

TREATED AREATREATMENT*RESULTFACIAL CONTOUR 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE The facial contour is redefined. The cheeks look fuller. The skin regains its firmness.

LOWER JAW 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE

The volume of the cheek is redefined. The facial contour regains a defined shape.

CHEEKS AND CHEEKBONES 2 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE

The cheeks and cheekbones look fuller. The nasolabial fold is diminished.

EYEBROWS 1 SUTURE ON EACH EYEBROW

The outer edge of the eyebrow is raised, the eyes are more open.

NECK 2 OR 3 SUTURES ON EACH SIDE

The skin of the neck regains its tone and looks smoother.

(*) The number of sutures to be applied is given here for guidance only. Depending on the desired result and your doctor’s instructions, some variation may occur.

WHY SILHOUETTE SOFT® IS SAFE

Several years of use in the USA and Asia: The development of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). SILHOUETTE SOFT® has been used since 2010 on the Asian market, where it met with great success.

Strict sanitary controls: Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.

A natural component, biocompatible and fully absorbable, which has proven its worth in various medical fields: The natural substance of SILHOUETTE SOFT® – polylactic acid ( or PLA ) – has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.

Trained doctors: Application of SILHOUETTE SOFT® must be carried out by a doctor who has been trained in the Silhouette Beauty® laboratory.

THE 30 MINUTE PROCEDURE

Applying Silhouette Soft® takes around 30 minutes in a doctor’s surgery.

After a small local anaesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).

Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off. One or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and treated area.

Silhouette Soft® can be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and botulinum toxin.

Insertion of the suture by means of a fine needle

Suture applied under the skin and held in place by the bidirectional cones

Compression of the tissue

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