Silhouette Soft: An Overview
Silhouette Soft is a non-invasive way to improve the look of the face. It is considered to have the same effects as a facelift by using suspension suture. No scars are left as a result of this procedure and it can take as little as 30 minutes to complete the treatment. The procedure can safely be performed in the face and neck with visible results. In addition, after-care is much simpler than with traditional surgeries and patients can quickly return to their regular routines.
Silhouette Soft works by allowing skin specialists to reshape the face after administering a suture. This results in lifting features in the face and allowing for a more youthful appearance. Poly L-lactic Acid is the main ingredient used in the Silhouette Soft treatment. Poly L-lactic Acid is a polymer that has been used in biomedical and surgical applications such as: screws, rods and nails for broken bones, suture thread, and orthopedic pins. This polymer is compatible with humans and biodegradable. Poly L-lactic Acid then encourages the skin to produce collagen. Over a period of time, the increased collagen resulting from Silhouette Soft helps the skin appear firmer and smoother.
This treatment is recommended to women and men who are 30 or more years of age and interested in non-invasive alternatives for younger-looking skin. A qualified physician will determine who is a prospective candidate for Silhouette Soft. The areas treated most often are:
- Contours of the face
Silhouette Soft is considered safe and made widely available to the market after 6 years of research. Poly L-lactic Acid is absorbed by the skin completely and is fully compatible with human tissues. Patients considering Soft Silhouette should speak with a qualified physician who has been trained in the procedure to discuss expectations, medical history, and ask questions.
The treatment takes approximately half an hour and consists of administering a topical anesthetic and the insertion of a suture into the skin by about 5 millimeters. Bidirectional resorbable cones are then inserted into the skin to hold the suture in place. The physician will then compress and shift the skin depending on the desired result. The part of the suture that aren’t inserted are then cut off, though more sutures may be inserted if necessary.
Patients will be able to enjoy most everyday activities after Soft Silhouette has been performed. However, there may be some bruising, irregularities in the skin, or depressions on the areas where a suture was inserted. These problems should go away on their own within a few days of treatment. An antibiotic cream may be prescribed for use on the areas in which the suture was inserted. Patients may also use cold compresses or ice packs on swollen areas if necessary.
Patients should also be careful around the sun after the procedure and refrain from prolonged sun exposure. High-impact sports should also be avoided. It is important to be careful during showers or baths and use warm water as opposed to hot water. Skin should be patted dry and not massaged or rubbed harshly. It helps to sleep face-up, avoid saunas and face/neck massages. Some patients may also need to refrain from scheduling dental appointments for a few days or weeks after the procedure. If necessary, a pain medication may be prescribed.
Results from Silhouette Soft?
Results should last between 12-18 months after the procedure. The results are expected to look and feel natural, giving the affected area a more relaxed appearance. Patients should also discuss their medical history with their physician to ensure they are an eligible candidate for Soft Silhouette.