Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

Silhouette Soft® thread lifting is a non-surgical (facelift) tissue repositioning treatment with a unique lifting and regenerating effect. They call this “The 21st century lift without surgery”.

The Silhouette Soft Thread lifting concept in facial rejuvenation is a 60-minute procedure that results in a contoured, lifted and natural appearance restoring the ‘triangle of youth’ without resorting to surgery. Silhouette Soft is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that will give you an immediate result by redefining, adding volume, and continuing to restore shapeliness to your skin for 18 -24 months after treatment.

Explore our Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting before and after gallery to see results from real patients. To book a consultation, call our clinics in London, Buckinghamshire and Bournemouth.

Medically reviewed by Dr Victoria Manning, BM DFFP MBCAM Cosmetic Doctor for The Cosmetic Skin Clinic London, Buckinghamshire, and Bournemouth. Last reviewed on 22nd November 2023.

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Silhouette Soft Thread lift: Refine, lift and beautify your skin with this 60-min skin repositioning procedure

Collagen is a natural protein that keeps your skin firmed, toned and youthful. As you get older, collagen loses strength and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. Fat under the chin and lower cheeks results in jowls. Silhouette Soft stimulates type 1 collagen which is the youthful, elastic collagen we all want.

Silhouette Soft is an innovative technology with the unique double effect of lifting and regenerating facial skin to give gradual and natural results.

The thread lift treatment effects on your skin are immediate but improve over 12 weeks

You will achieve:

  • A repositioning effect: as soon as treatment is carried out, your medical practitioner is able to redefine the area treated by compressing and lifting the skin tissue thanks to the bidirectional and re-absorbable cones.
  • A regenerative effect: over the next 18 months, the poly-L-lactic acid suture thread will be naturally absorbed by your skin. The acid is used in many (FDA) approved therapeutic devices because it’s biodegradable and fully compatible with our body. It will act on your deep skin layer to stimulate the body to produce its own collagen – redefining your facial features while maintaining volume.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Treatment Areas

  • Facial Contouring: Your facial contour is redefined, your cheeks look fuller and your skin regains its firmness.
  • Lower Jaw area: Your facial contour regains a defined shape.
  • Cheeks and Cheekbones: Your cheeks look fuller, defined and nasolabial folds are diminished.
  • Eyebrows: Your eyes become more open as the outer edge of your eyebrows are raised.
  • Neck: The skin on your neck regains its tone, looks and becomes smoother.

Contact our Silhouette Soft Thread Lift experts to book a consultation at our clinics in London, Buckinghamshire and Bournemouth.

Thread Lift Benefits

  • Double effect on your skin. This treatment lifts and regenerates your facial skin achieving gradual and natural results.
  • Stimulates natural collagen production. Improves wrinkles, gives you an overall smoother appearance and a youthful looking skin.
  • Quick recovery, immediate and long-lasting results.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Results

With Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting there is an immediate but natural lift effect in addition to a progressive regenerative volumising action over 18 months. See the results achieved for our beautiful patient and explore our thread lift before and after Gallery by clicking the “View Gallery” button below.

Silhouette Facelift Before and After

thread facelift before and after

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is available at our London, Buckinghamshire and Bournemouth clinics. Book a consultation with us today to find out more about this quick and effective skin tightening treatment. Fill in our online enquiry form or give us a call today on 0333 920 8783.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

Before & Afters


Silhouette Soft is an innovative technology from the USA with the unique double effect of lifting and regenerating facial skin to give gradual and natural results. It uses re-absorbable sutures (as with dissolvable stitches in surgery) with tiny, re-absorbable bidirectional cones that hold the suture in place. The suture thread is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) and is gently drawn through the skin with a very fine needle. It is absorbed by the body over 18-24 months.

This treatment is suitable for both women and men. The ideal patient is 30-60 years old, without either excessively loose or severe drooping in the neck, mid face, jowls or brow areas.

We will discuss the treatment for the best results for your age as Silhouette Soft can be combined with fillers including collagen stimulating fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and skin tightening and lifting treatments such as Thermage® CPT and Ultherapy®.

There is an immediate but natural lifting effect in addition to a progressive repositioning and regenerative action over 18 months.

The effect lasts up to 18 months depending on your age, lifestyle and degree of skin laxity.

Silhouette Soft thread lifting takes just 60 minutes with a local anaesthetic.

After administering a small local anaesthetic to the entry points, your skilled practitioner inserts re-absorbable sutures under the skin using a fine needle, without the need for incisions. The bidirectional cones hold the suture in place, with three to five sutures typically used based on the treatment area.

Your practitioner then gently shapes the tissue for a discreet lifting effect, cutting off the non-inserted ends.

We’ll provide detailed explanations to ensure you feel at ease on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in expert hands.

If you experience mild to moderate sagging, you likely qualify as a suitable candidate for this treatment. However, please note that we cannot proceed with the procedure if you are pregnant, currently undergoing dental treatments, have permanent facial implants, or have an underlying autoimmune disease.

Silhouette Soft uses a natural component – poly-L-lactic acid (or (PLLA) – that is biocompatible and fully re-absorbable and successfully proven in a number of medical and pharmaceutical fields, such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, and screws and nails for bone fractures. In three years, more than 400,000 Silhouette Soft treatments have been carried out worldwide.

Silhouette Soft can only be performed by a doctor who has been trained and certified on Silhouette Soft sutures. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we have the most experienced practitioners in the UK, in which they are highly qualified going around the world lecturing and teach other doctors in thread lift procedure.

No, this is a non-invasive treatment and no incision is necessary. Treatment takes up to 60 minutes under local anaesthetic and only one procedure is needed.

The Silhouette Soft Thread lifting treatment is a safe procedure, suitable for all skin types. Some common side effects may include redness, mild swelling, discomfort, and bruising. This will be discussed in detail in your consultation.

Your normal activities will not be affected. Patients usually notice a bit of swelling in the treated area for the remainder of the day after they’ve been treated and by day 3 all other symptoms should subside as the local anaesthetic effects wear off. After 7-10 days from the treatment day, the skin will have fully recovered. 

  • Avoid over exposure to direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds
  • Avoid high impact sports e.g. running for two weeks
  • Avoid excessive facial movements for two weeks
  • Do not use saunas, swimming or Turkish baths for two weeks
  • Avoid dental surgery for three weeks
  • Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetics treatments for four weeks
  • Avoid the Covid vaccination for 3 three weeks

To achieve optimum results, we highly recommend you adhere to our aftercare advice.

After your treatment some slight swelling or bruising may occur and sometimes a very slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points of the threads. Not to worry, as these disappear a few days after treatment.

Our post-care advice recommendations are to:

  • Apply a cold pack immediately after the procedure if required.
  • Take analgesia e.g. paracetamol and all low-dose codeine in case of pain. Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the first 48 hours. In the event of persisting pain, please contact your doctor.
  • You may be given antibiotics as a preventative measure after your procedure.
  • Mineral make-up can be applied gently after 24 hours.
  • Sleep face up elevated on pillows for 3 to 5 nights.
  • Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing for the first five days.
  • Avoid over exposure to direct sunlight and avoid tanning beds.
  • Avoid high impact sports e.g. running for two weeks.
  • Avoid excessive facial movements for two weeks.
  • Do not use saunas or Turkish baths for two weeks.
  • Avoid dental surgery for three weeks.
  • Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetics treatments for four weeks.
  • Attend your follow-up appointment two weeks after your thread lift treatment. This appointment is important as we are dedicated to safely achieving results and like to check at this point to ensure everything is fine. (We also like to review at 3 months to make sure you are experiencing optimal results.)

Your journey will start with a complimentary consultation in our London or Buckinghamshire clinic to assess your facial skin and create a personalised treatment plan. Book your consultation today. 

Our thread lift treatments are performed at our London and Buckinghamshire clinics:

  • London Marylebone – 98 Harley Street, W1G 7HZ
  • Buckinghamshire – 84 Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges, SL2 4LF
  • Bournemouth – Unit 1, The Old Sorting Office, 5 Albert Rd, Bournemouth BH1 1AX

Our London, Harley Street skin clinic is commutable from central London areas and the surrounds including Marylebone, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, West End, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead.

Our Buckinghamshire skin clinic is conveniently situated near a range of towns and villages such as: Hazelmere, Amersham, Windsor, Seer Green, Stokenchurch, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Ascot, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Little Chalfont, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Sunningdale, Woking, Weybridge, Kingston upon Thames, Henley, Cookham, Wembley, Harrow, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Hayes, Thame, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Watlington, Headington, Cowley, Wendover, Wallingford, Aylesbury, Chesham, Haddenham, Great Missenden.

To find out more about Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, or to book an expert consultation, please give our clinics a call on 0333 920 8783 or use our online enquiry form.

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