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Threadlifting

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Threadlifting

Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive treatment, designed to treat the signs of aging and give you a naturally refreshed appearance. It is suitable for men and women and offers a unique dual effect – the immediate lift and the long-term collagen regeneration.

Silhouette Soft can be used to lift and regenerate the mid-face, jowls and neck.

 

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Threadlifting – Visibly lift skin from within

Threadlifting is becoming one of the most popular treatments for reversing the signs of aging. Men and women alike are having it done, improving the appearance of the face, jawline and necks, which lose volume and sag over time. Threadlifting is not surgery, but instead involves inserting threads underneath the surface of the skin, and then gently pulling them and lifting the skin. The difference between silhouette soft threads and others is the presence of revolutionary “cones “which allow us to suspend the skin on these bidirectional cones delivering wonderful results. Not only do the threads help to tighten the skin, but they slowly dissolve over time, triggering the production of organised type 1 collagen. Patients see results immediately, but the skin improves with texture and tone over the next few months with results improving steadily over the next 6-9 months. If you are interested or if you have any questions, come see us. Our Dr. Josephs is a Regional Master Trainer for ‘Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting,’ and he can discuss the entire procedure and your desired results. At Fresh Faces Cosmetic Medicine, we listen to your needs, and desires ensuring we produce results specifically tailored to you, and only you. Book a free consultation with us, and see if the Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting is right for you.

What is Threadlifting?

Silhouette Soft is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to effectively lift and tighten the skin around the face and neck. It is suitable for men and women and offers a unique dual effect. First, there is the immediate lift of the skin, which is followed by the long-term collagen regeneration. As we get older, our skin slows down the production of collagen, leading to loose skin, wrinkles and fine lines. With threadlifting, threads are inserted under the skin to elevate the sagging tissue in problem areas. This is done using a needle, with no incisions necessary. Threadlifting is replacing the traditional face lifts, since the procedure is non-surgical and requires less downtime.

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What to expect

Your Fresh Faces Cosmetic Medicine ‘Silhouette Soft’ Threadlifting experience.

Free consultation. How do you know if threadlifting is right for you? Come and see us for a free consultation, and Dr. Josephs who is the regional trainer for silhouette soft threadlifting will discuss threadlifting. Like all Cosmetic Treatments, we will firstly establish what your concerns, needs and desires are, and establish whether Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting is for you. At Fresh Faces Cosmetic Medicine, we hear you. We listen to your concerns, ensuring we completely understand your needs and desires, and address these to give you your desired outcome, not ours.

During the consultation this is the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. We will walk you through the procedure and what you can expect for pain and downtime, and any aftercare instructions. Some of our clients choose to go straight ahead with treatment after their consultation, but for most they will arrange to come in at a future date.

Your Silhouette Soft Threadlifting treatment.

On the day of your appointment we ask that you come to the practice with no makeup on and freshly washed hair.

Once you are settled, we begin the process with a careful measuring and marking of the face before Dr Josephs will inject small amounts of local anaesthetic in key areas ensuring the procedure can go ahead with minimal discomfort for you, our patient.

Silhouette Soft is made from resorbable polylactic acid sutures, and these threads are inserted under the skin into a layer of which has no blood vessels or nerve endings. The threads allow us to gently reshape and elevate the tissues of the face or neck.

Silhouette Soft threads work in two ways, firstly the mechanical reshaping of the tissues of the face, but more importantly triggering the tissues to start making their own organized type 1 collagen which helps deliver the true anti-aging part of the procedure. The threads slowly dissolve over the next 12-18 months. Studies have shown that there is still evidence of new collagen production at 3 years.

Expected Results

Thread lift recovery time and possible side effects.

The downtime following a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal, especially when compared to traditional surgeries. Your skin may feel a bit tight or sore for a few days after the treatment. You may also experience some mild bruising or swelling on your face, or skin depressions or puckering, these will all be gone within a few days. Most patients can return to work within a day or so depending on the workplace and other patient factors.

How long does a thread lifting last?

Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, since your skin is lifted with the thread, but the real rejuvenation effects become more noticeable after 3 months. We are often asked how long does a treatment last? This, like most treatments in the field is affected by multiple different factors largely related to the aging process of the patient themselves. As a rough guide we suggest 24 months, however it may be more or less than this as individual results vary.

Expected Results

Thread lift recovery time and possible side effects.

The downtime following a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal, especially when compared to traditional surgeries. Your skin may feel a bit tight or sore for a few days after the treatment. You may also experience some mild bruising or swelling on your face, or skin depressions or puckering, these will all be gone within a few days. Most patients can return to work within a day or so depending on the workplace and other patient factors.

How long does a thread lifting last?

Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, since your skin is lifted with the thread, but the real rejuvenation effects become more noticeable after 3 months. We are often asked how long does a treatment last? This, like most treatments in the field is affected by multiple different factors largely related to the aging process of the patient themselves. As a rough guide we suggest 24 months, however it may be more or less than this as individual results vary.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does threadlifting work?
Silhouette Soft is made from resorbable polylactic acid sutures, which dissolve to help stimulate your skin’s own collagen production. The threads are inserted under the skin using a needle (without any incisions), to elevate the sagging tissue in problem areas.
Local anesthetic is used at the entry and exits points. Once they have been inserted the skin can be compressed and reshaped to obtain the desired lifting effect
How long does threadlifting last?
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, and the rejuvenation effects will begin to be seen after 3 months.
The results last over 1 year, driven by the collagen stimulation around the suture and cone structures.
Are there any threadlifting side effects?
Patients can experience minor pain, swelling and bruising, common side effects with any aesthetic treatment.
Slight skin depressions or tightness can occur for a few days following the treatment, but these are typically short lived.
Is threadlifting safe?
The risks with threadlifting treatments are extremely low. Silhouette Soft is a safe, minimally invasive treatment, but should only be administered by a trained practitioner, such as Dr Josephs who is a Regional Master Trainer for the procedure. Since the threadlifting does not involve incisions or surgery, there is very little risk of scarring, bleeding, severe bruising or infections after the treatment.
What is the recovery period?
The downtime for a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, you may experience some mild bruising or swelling, and are back to work within 2-3 days.
Some patients may experience some side effects slightly after this period, but generally full recovery occurs by 2 weeks.
What are the threadlifting risks?

In rare cases, patients may experience thread lift complications such as irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin. If this occurs, however, there is no need to worry. This is extremely rare and as threads dissolve over time, it rarely is an issue.

To help with healing and to minimise any risks of infection, we recommend the following:

  • For pain or swelling, you can apply a cold pack if needed
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  • Do not apply makeup or foundation for at least 24 hours
  • Sleep face up and elevated on pillows for 3-5 nights
  • Be very gentle when applying moisturizer or washing your face
  • Avoid hot baths or hot showers for 48 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and anything that causes excessive straining or sweating for 48 hours to a week depending on the individual

If you do notice any side effects not mentioned above please call our office right away.

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