Silhouette-Soft™ is a new and revolutionary natural looking facelift treatment, for men & women. Tightening the lax skin whilst stimulating the production of collagen, it can correct jowls and brow ptosis, resulting in a fresher, younger more rested expression.
Silhouette-Soft™ Treatment Summary
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.
Almost instantly, sagging areas are lifted, and patients notice a rejuvenated appearance
This minimally invasive facelift procedure can be performed in less than an hour, the sutures (containing polylactic acid, a absorbable ingredient used in orthopaedic procedures for years) are weaved 3-5 mm underneath the skin and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the desired areas of the face. Almost instantly, sagging areas are lifted, and patients notice a rejuvenated appearance gradually over 4-6 weeks, due to the bio stimulation effect. Because patients usually remain fully conscious during the procedure, they can interact with Mrs. Shah-Desai and approve the results of their Silhouette-Soft™ facelift.
The Silhouette-Soft™ sutures are completely absorbed within 12-18 months. Results may last longer due to collagen production after the treatment. As with all anti aging treatments, one’s age and lifestyle can have an effect on the longevity of the aesthetic results. However, studies have shown results last between 18-36 months.
How does it 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 anaesthetic 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 it 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.
Is it safe?
Silhouette Soft is a safe, minimally invasive treatment to be used by a trained practitioner. Are there any 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.
What is the recovery period?
The downtime for a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, you may experiencing 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 aftercare is required?
There are a variety of post-treatment recommendations to aid in recovery and improve results; Apply a cold pack immediately after procedure if required. No make-up should be worn for the first 24 hours, Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3-5 nights).
Your physician will provide a more extensive guide during the consultations.
What are the potential risks?
- Bruising in the operated region.
- Rarer complications subside after proper treatment and may include Accumulation of fluid under the skin in the operated region
- Inflammation/ Infection of the scar and tissue under the skin in the operated region
- Uneven skin surface in the operated regions
- Feeling the sutures under the skin
- Face asymmetry
- Prolonged painfulness of the cheeks and temples
Toxin & Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Silhouette-Soft™ facelift is an excellent complement to other cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers and Toxin. The latter can continue to be injected during Silhouette-Soft™facelift – as well as after treatment.
How many threads are used?
This will depend on the extent of the lift desired; usually 2-4 threads are placed on each side to achieve the desired lift in any given region.
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished international oculoplastic surgeon with a 20 year career in researching and developing aesthetic eye rejuvenation techniques. She’s one of London’s foremost eye specialists and has featured on the expert panel for Safety In Beauty in the UK.
Known as “London’s Eye Rejuvenation Expert”, her revolutionary treatments have been covered in Vogue, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine (and more).
Silhouette-Soft Lift Reviews
What beauty experts have to say
“For anyone that’s losing sleep about the state of their eyes, Sabrina Shah-Desai (a powerhouse ocular plastic surgeon) is the person to see to put things right. Her treatments are super refined, undetectable and all done with the lightest touch.”Brides Magazine
“The procedure itself was not uncomfortable. It felt a little warm in some areas but other than that nothing. I had some swelling for about 3 days and had an intermittent stinging sensation. It is now 2 weeks on and I am very happy with the result. I would definitely recommend this treatment.”
“Excellent results from Botox, fillers and Plexr. Would highly recommend Sabrina. I felt very safe in the hands of Sabrina. She is very friendly and explains everything in detail. Her clinic in Harley street is very calming and relaxing and her staff are also excellent. If you’re thinking about having eyelid surgery as I was then try Plexr with Sabrina. Results are brilliant. Worth every penny!”
“Mrs Shah-Desai was utterly professional from our first consultation. I had Plexr for my upper eyelids and thereafter Botox. I'm thrilled by what this gifted consultant has been able to restore to my face. I was terrified of losing my natural expression; Mrs Shah-Desai listened to my concerns and has ensured I look like a much better yet entirely natural version of myself. Sabrina is beautiful and she is not afraid to use her talents to let you be beautiful too.”