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.
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.
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:
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:
Our London, Devonshire Place 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.
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.