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Thread Lift

Silhouette Soft ®
What is a 4D PDO threadlift?
It is a technological innovation offering a simple minimally invasive method to redefine the face, restore volume and reduce wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment, for a result lasting up to 18 month.4D PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive facial lift using threads. It is a delicate procedure to gently lift sagging facial skin to produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. If gravity has started to take its toll on your face, a thread lift may be a less invasive alternative to a full face lift to gently rejuvenate the face without the risks and downtime associated with surgery. The thread-lift procedure involves very fine thread being inserted via a needle prick and then placed under the skin to lift and support sagging areas. It is a technological innovation offering a simple no scalpel method to redefine the face, restore volume and reduce wrinkles by means of a 30-minute treatment, for a result lasting up to 18 months.

4D PDOS consists of multidirectional barbed Polydioxanone absorbable threads

 Which areas may be treated?

It may be used to treat different parts of the face.

  • Lower Jaw
  • Cheeks and Cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck

Silhouette Soft ®After a small local anaesthetic, we insert the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable barbs oriented in multiple directions. Once the suture has been applied, slight compression of the tissue is placed 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 individual and treated area. 4D PDOs may be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and anti wrinkle injections.

No hospitalisation is needed.

Advantages of 4D PDO Thread Lifts

Silhouette Soft ®
This procedure is ideally suited for younger to middle aged patients that have a skin tone that has become damaged from the sun, skin that has become dull or people who are unable to have or do not want a traditional face lift.

  • No visible scarring.
  • Minimally invasive.
  • Safe, fast and effective.
  • Generally only local anaesthetic.
  • Standard procedure (4-8 threads) takes 30-45 minutes.
  • Achieve youthful looking beauty.
  • Results last approximately 12 to 18 months.

Possible Side Effects of 4D PDO threads®

With any kind of medical procedure, there is always a possibility of side effects and it is recommended to consider this, but the doctor will be able to go over this with you more extensively upon your consultation. Many of the risks and side effects are often rare.

  • Swelling, bruising, discomfort, pain or a feeling of pulling or tightness.
  • Short term Puckering or dimpling of the skin.
  • Scarring, bleeding, infection, numbness (usually temporary if at all).
  • Asymmetry, on a rare occurrence the patient may experience nerve damage or thread breakage.

FAQs

What should I do after the treatment?

✓ For 1 week post treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial and beauty treatments.

✓ Avoid all contact sports for the first few weeks.

✓ Sleep on your back.

✓ In the event of discomfort, take some over the counter analgesia.

Are there any precautions after the treatment?

After the treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but with a few days these disappear.

There may be some wrinkling of the skin that disappears very quickly.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes.

After a small local anaesthetic, we insert the suture under the skin to a depth of about three to five millimetres. No incision is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).

Once the suture has been applied, slight compression of the tissue is placed 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 individual and treated area.

4D PDO Threads may be used as a single treatment or in combination with fillers and botulinum toxin.

How do i prepare myself for the procedure?

Do not take any aspirin for 2 weeks prior to the procedure.

Avoid Vitamin E supplements for 30 days prior to the procedure.

Who does it work on?

It is recommended for men and women of 30 and over who are trying to combat effectively the signs of ageing, who do not want any surgical intervention, but are looking for a natural result.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types – testing for allergic reactions proved negative in clinical studies. Nevertheless, the use of 4D PDO threads is not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials.

During your consultation we will consult we will examine you to look for severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, as this may be too excessive to benefit from this technique.

How does it work?

It has a dual function requirement: 1. Lift and 2. Regeneration

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. 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.

Are the threads permanent?

No, they are biodegradable and designed to be absorbed over time.

Which areas may be treated?

It may be used to treat different parts of the face.

  • Lower Jaw
  • Cheeks and Cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck

What are the possible Side Effects?

With any kind of medical procedure, there is always a possibility of side effects and it is recommended to consider this, but the doctor will be able to go over this with you more extensively upon your consultation.

Many of the risks and side effects are often rare.

  • Swelling, bruising, discomfort, pain or a feeling of pulling or tightness.
  • Short term Puckering or dimpling of the skin.
  • Scarring, bleeding, infection, numbness (usually temporary if at all).
  • Asymmetry, on a rare occurrence the patient may experience nerve damage or thread breakage.

Case Studies

Patient before and after photographs

These photos have been provided by Silhouette Soft ® and have been published with the kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo.

Patient aged 52 – 15 days after, and 4 months after Silhouette Soft ® treatment

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Patient aged 56 – Before and one month after Silhouette Soft ® treatment

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