Silhouette Soft

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a unique treatment enabling two combined actions:

  • A discreet and immediate lifting effect : as soon as the suture is applied, the doctor reshapes the treated area by means of a double action: compressing and elevating tissue.
  • A gradual and natural regenerating effect : in being absorbed, the component of the suture, polylactic acid allows to restore shapeliness to the face.

How Does Silhouette Soft work?

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 helps increase the volume of saggy areas, restoring shapeliness to the face gradually and perfectly naturally.

What to do before treatment ?

No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft® treatment.

However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask your doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform the doctor of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.

Application of Silhouette Soft® must be performed by a doctor who has undergone specific training.

Applying Silhouette Soft® takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes (depending on how many threads are used) 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.

After treatment: a few recommendations

After Silhouette Soft© treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.

Recommendations for good post-treatment follow-up:

  • During the week after treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial and beauty treatments.
  • Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks.
  • Preferably sleep on your back.
  • In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.

Results

Because we all need to see it to believe it, here are some pictures of patients before and after Silhouette Soft® treatment:
These photos have been published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo.

Patient aged 52 – 15 days after, and 4 months after Silhouette Soft® treatment

Patient aged 56 – Before and one month after Silhouette Soft® treatment

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.

If you have severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult your doctor

Frequently asked questions

What are the components of Silhouette Soft®?

Silhouette Soft® components are natural and fully absorbable. 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.

Can Silhouette Soft® be used in complete safety?

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® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft®received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.

How long do the results last?

The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft® treatment can last between 18 to 36 months.

Which areas can be treated?

Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat various parts of the face:

  • Contour
  • Lower jaw
  • Cheeks and cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck
  • New applications for various parts of the body are currently being developed.

What happens immediately after Silhouette Soft® treatment?

After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to your doctor.

Are there any contraindications to Silhouette Soft® treatment?

You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Is Silhouette Soft® treatment painful?

No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.

Are there any recommendations to be followed after Silhouette Soft® treatment?

  • During the week following treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial massages or any beauty treatment.
  • For the first few weeks, avoid any contact sport.
  • Preferably sleep on your back.
  • In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription.