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Saturday 9 September 2017

WHAT IS SILHOUETTE SOFT®?

A technological innovation serving rejuvenation

When women are asked what they consider their two main signs of facial ageing, the answer is invariably loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases.

This phenomenon, which worsens with age and the menopause, is due to the loss of collagen, the protein found in all structures of the body, especially the skin, and which ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of tissue. With age, collagen diminishes and the skin becomes less firm and saggier. The face also loses fats (becoming more skeletal), becoming hollow on the sides, and heaviness accumulates under the chin, and the lower cheeks.

Solutions exist, but choices have to be made: either to restore volume, using targeted injections, or to tighten the skin, by means of more invasive interventions…

THE FACE IS REDEFINED, VOLUME RESTORED, AND THE EFFECTS OF AGEING SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED.

HOW DOES SILHOUETTE SOFT® WORK?

The Silhouette Soft® double actionCombating 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?

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.

Applying Silhouette Soft®

After a small local anesthetic, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimeters. no incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. it is held in place with absorb able cones oriented in opposite directions. once the suture has 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 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.

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