Silhouette Soft®

silhouette softSILHOUETTE 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:

  • Immediate lifting effect
  • Gradual regenerating from within

This delivers  a comprehensive, effective yet natural looking rejuvenation.

Areas that can be treated:

  • Eyebrow lift
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls or jawline
  • Neck
  • Double chin
  • Stomach
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Arms

Benefits of Silhouette Soft®:

  • Redefined facial structure
  • Restored volume
  • Reduction in lines and wrinkles
  • Immediately visible results with natural lifting effect
  • Stimulates production of natural collagen for progressive benefits
  • Flabbiness in the mandible area, neck, malar area and droopy eyebrows can be improved
  • Results that last up to 18 months

Silhouette Soft® procedure

silhouette soft procedureThe 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.

Key Facts

  • Treatment time: 75 minutes
  • Number of treatments: 1, best results visible in 2 – 4 weeks
  • How often: every 12 – 18 months
  • Downtime: up to 1 week
  • Post treatment: swelling, mild bruising, tenderness, puckering and folding in the place of the lift
  • Anaesthesia: application of topical cream, local anaesthetic injection
  • Exercise: avoid for 1 week post treatment, gentle exercise during the second week is safe
  • Other treatments: Silhouette Soft® may be combined with other treatments. The timing of any combination of treatments will be agreed upon during consultation.

Silhouette Soft® FAQ

Is Silhouette Soft® safe?

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.

Who can do Silhouette Soft®?

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.

Does Silhouette Soft® hurt?

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.

What do I need to do before treatment?

There are not normally any special preparations before Silhouette Soft®. The procedure will be fully discussed in your consultation before any treatment commences.

What should I expect after treatment?

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.

Any special aftercare requirements?

We recommend:

  • avoid other facial/beauty treatments for a week
  • sleep on your back
  • avoid dental work for a week
  • avoid contact sports for the first few weeks
What is the difference between Silhouette Soft and a face lift?

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:

  • Takes around an hour
  • Uses only a local anaesthetic (no general anaesthetic)
  • No incisions
  • No recovery issues – immediate return to work/home/social life
  • No need for bandages/facial support garments
  • Components are entirely and naturally absorbed by the body – no removal procedure required
  • Significantly cheaper than 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.