SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a technological innovation that offers women and men a simple yet effective facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery.
When asked about the signs of facial ageing, people usually cite the loss of skin tone causing sagging of facial contours and the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and creases. This is caused by the loss of collagen in the skin and also the loss of fat, leading to hollows on the sides and a heaviness on the chin and lower cheeks.
Silhouette Soft is the only product on the aesthetic market combining two key rejuvenation actions to tackle these problems:
This delivers a comprehensive, effective yet natural looking rejuvenation.
The SILHOUETTE SOFT® procedure is done using special bidirectional absorbable thread cones. The cones themselves are made of polylactic acid ( or PLA ) – a natural substance that has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications such as suture threads (internal, dissolvable sutures – also known as stitches).
The sutures are carefully inserted about 3-5mm below the surface of the skin using a fine needle and are held in place using the absorbable cones, which are situated according to the area being treated. Once in place, the sutures are compressed and massaged to create the lifting effect.
The cones are manufactured in the USA where they are subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft® is CE marked (CE 0499) for the European market and complies with the requirements of the international standards ISO13485 in accordance with Europe Directive 93/42.
Silhouette Soft® must be carried out by a doctor who has been trained in the procedure. Dr Barbara Kubicka offers Silhouette Soft at Clinicbe based in the Knightsbridge area in Central/West London.
The procedure is carried out using a local anaesthetic.
Treatments at Clinicbe® are made as comfortable as possible according to the treatment and the individual’s personal requirements. Ice is used as a topical anaesthetic. If necessary, a dental block anaesthetic may also be used. Painkillers are also available on request.
There are not normally any special preparations before Silhouette Soft®. The procedure will be fully discussed in your consultation before any treatment commences.
As with any cosmetic treatment, there might be some temporary swelling, redness or bruising. This usually passes within a couple of days.
The skin might appear wrinkled at first – this is part of the lifting effect, but settles quite quickly.
Silhouette Soft is perfect for patients who are looking to regain facial freshness, but not quite ready for a full facelift. These are typically from the age of 30 or around their 40’s who are looking to fight the signs of ageing with natural looking results and without invasive treatment or surgery. It can help with mild to moderate sagging in the mid to lower face and is very quick and effective, giving the opportunity to turn back the signs of ageing with a shorter recovery time and without the need for general anaesthetic.
There are a number of advantages vs surgery:
The treatment is suitable for all skin types and is suitable for both women and men.
Those with significant amounts of excess, loose skin may consider other treatments.