What Is Silhouette Soft?
Silhouette Soft is a revolutionary treatment in the field of non-surgical aesthetics, offering patients the results of a surgical facelift without the recovery time and risks associated with traditional cosmetic surgery. From our purpose built clinic in Greenhithe, Kent, our expert team carries out the so-called ‘one stitch facelift’, or ‘puppet facelift’ for a variety of clients across the South East, including Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sidcup, Orpington, Dartford, Kings Hill, Kings Cross and the surrounding area.
From the age of around 25, Collagen production in the skin slows down, and continues to decrease as we age. Collagen is the substance that exists in the skin and gives it elasticity, strength and bounce, creating a youthful complexion. As the collagen in our skin decreases, the skin loses some of its elasticity, which leads to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and drooping of the skin.
The mid to lower face is often heavily impacted by the signs of ageing, as not only do we lose collagen as we age, but also the subcutaneous fat pockets under the skin, which give the cheeks lift, contours and definition. This fat loss can lead to a thinner, more angular appearance, and can contribute to a sagging or drooping appearance around the jawline as well.
The Silhouette Soft thread lift is a fantastic anti-ageing treatment that uses bi-directional absorbable thread cones, to help give lift to the face, and reduce these signs of ageing. Silhouette Soft is such a revolutionary treatment, as it is the only product currently available in the aesthetics industry that combines two anti-ageing actions for highly effective results:
- A lifting effect can be seen as soon as Silhouette Soft is applied, to create a smooth, youthful appearance with immediate and discreet results.
- You will also experience a regenerative effect after the treatment, as collagen production in the area is triggered by the Silhouette Soft treatment for progressive and natural-looking improvements over time.
During treatment, the ‘threads’ are inserted under the surface of the skin into the subdermis to act as a foundation or scaffolding for the tissues. On these threads are tiny bi-directional cones, less than 3mm long and 1.3mm wide. This cone technology, unique to Silhouette Soft treatments, helps to anchor the skin, keeping it in place as the threads are lifted, to create a smoother and tighter appearance. The cones are made primarily of polylactic acid (PLA), which helps to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production processes, giving the skin back its strength and elasticity, and also increasing the longevity of the cones themselves.
The technological developments that make the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment possible come from six years of research and development in the United States in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. PLA has been used in the medical field for many years, including uses as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, and screws and nails for bone fractures. PLA is also highly compatible with the human body, and completely biodegradable to ensures an excellent safety profile for Silhouette Soft thread lift procedures when carried out by a trained professional, such as our practice leader and medical director, Dr. Shirin Lakhani.
What Can Silhouette Soft Treat?
The Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is one of the most effective treatments for instantly treating the visible signs of ageing, and helping to improve them over time as well. Silhouette Soft is the perfect treatment for:
- Improving facial contours.
- Lifting the cheeks.
- Lifting the jowls.
- Smoothing the jawline.
- Smoothing the neck.
- Improving the appearance of wrinkles and deeper lines on the lower face, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
- Smoothing and tightening loose skin.
At Elite Aesthetics, we precede all of our treatments with a full consultation process to ensure that Silhouette Soft treatment is right for you. As a medical doctor and advocate for ethical practice in the aesthetics industry, Dr. Shirin - who carries out all of our Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatments - takes the consultation process very seriously, to ensure the safety and comfort of all of our patients.
During your consultation, Dr. Shirin will work with you to understand your background, concerns and the results you’d like to see from your treatment. The consultation process also gives you an opportunity to get to know Dr. Shirin and the rest of the team at Elite Aesthetics, and to make sure that we’re right for you too.
On the day of your treatment, Dr. Shirin will mark the areas to be treated and apply a local anaesthetic for your comfort. The thread is then inserted into the skin and gently put into place. After inserting the suture, Dr. Shirin will then apply slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin, smoothing and tightening it for instant, visible results. The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the suture. She will then cut off the end of the thread to make sure it remains in place properly.
The treatment usually takes around an hour, so can easily fit into busy schedules, and after treatment you can resume normal activities very quickly. However, you should avoid makeup for 1-2 days, sleep on your back where possible for up to a week and avoid high impact sports, saunas and hammams, dental treatments and facial or beauty treatments for several weeks after the treatment. Other than that, you can get back to your day as soon as you leave the clinic. You may experience slight bruising or discomfort for a few days after the treatment, but this is usually very mild and dissipates very quickly.
Over time, you will also see a regenerative effect from Silhouette Soft treatment. The polylactic acid in Silhouette Soft acts on the deeper layers of the skin, increasing collagen production in the area and restoring volume and shape to the face gradually, with youthful, natural-looking results.
The results of Silhouette Soft improve over the three to six months after treatment, and generally last around 18 months. However, this varies from person to person, and may be longer or shorter in each different case.
The Benefits of Silhouette Soft
Silhouette Soft is a revolutionary treatment, as it offers multiple benefits in a safe, quick, non-surgical procedure. The results of Silhouette Soft are comparable to that of a traditional surgical facelift, but without many of the risks of traditional plastic and cosmetic surgery.
As a state of the art technology, Silhouette Soft is one of the most exciting and innovative treatments available in the aesthetics industry today. The treatment takes less than an hour and you can get back to your day as soon as you leave the clinic.
Silhouette Soft is the only treatment on the market that offers both immediate and regenerative benefits, to give you long-lasting, natural-looking results that turn back the clock and make you feel like yourself again.
As an advanced, regenerative treatment, safety is paramount during a thread lift procedure. For this reason, thread lifts can now only be carried out at Care Quality Commission approved clinics, of which Elite Aesthetics is one. We are proud to be able to offer our expertise in thread lift procedures in a safe, comfortable environment to ensure the safety of our patients, and make sure their experience with us is a positive one.
Why Choose Elite Aesthetics?
Elite Aesthetic’s private, purpose-built clinic is located within 20 acres of the beautiful Kent countryside. Our state of the art technology, combined with our peaceful surroundings make for a comfortable, relaxing treatment process. Our friendly staff are always here to help and ensure that you feel comfortable throughout every step of your treatment process with us, from your initial consultation, to your treatment, and beyond into the aftercare process.
At Elite Aesthetics, we are dedicated to achieving beautiful, natural-looking results that genuinely improve the lives of our clients, while also keeping patient safety at the forefront of what we do. Our practice leader, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, is committed to the development of ethical aesthetic practice, and always puts the welfare of our patients first and foremost.
Dr. Shirin carries out all of our Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatments, and is passionate about the potential it has to help men and women reverse the signs of ageing and get their confidence back.
Dr. Shirin is one of the foremost figures in the field of non-surgical aesthetics nationally, and has a wealth of experience. After graduating from St. Guy’s and Thomas’ Hospitals in 1999, and worked as an NHS doctor for the next 14 years. During this time, she carried out a variety of postgraduate qualifications, including certificates in minor surgery and aesthetics. She also worked on a sub-speciality in anaesthetics and did terms in medicine, surgery and A&E care, as well as working as GP for several years.
In 2013, Dr. Shirin left the NHS to pursue her passion of working in aesthetic medicine, a field that has always fascinated her. She brings her expertise to her clients all over Kent and the South East, as well as further afield.
As a clinic, we make a commitment to ethical practice, that is a part of everything we do. Dr. Shirin’s background and extensive experience in the medical field means we have a strong dedication to the safety of our patients, and make this a priority in all of the work we do. We are firmly committed to never overtreating our patients, and we pride ourselves in finding the most effective solutions, tailored to each individual client. We know that aesthetics isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ industry, and so tailor your treatment plan and experience to you personally.
It’s an integral part of our treatment process to make sure that our clients are receiving the most medically appropriate course of action for them, and believe it is our ethical responsibility to refuse treatment if a certain procedure isn’t right for you. Instead, we prefer to work together with our clients to create a more fitting treatment plan. At your consultation with Dr. Shirin, she will always make sure you’re getting the best possible treatment for you.
Dr. Shirin and the rest of the staff at Elite Aesthetics’ rich expertise and excellent reputations in the aesthetics industry are what makes our clinic special. We are a close-knit team, with a dedication to getting the highest-quality results and making a real difference to the lives of our clients.
Our staff and the clinic have received multiple awards recognising the high-quality work they produce every day, their commitment to safe aesthetic practice and the warm, welcoming service felt by all of our clients. Elite Aesthetics was honoured to be recognised as an Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetic Practitioner by the My Face My Body Awards, one of the largest and most reputable awarding bodies in the aesthetics industry. We have been accoladed as one of the best aesthetic clinics in Kent by Kent Health and Beauty Awards, where Dr. Shirin was also awarded Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year.
Elite Aesthetics is also accredited by both the CQC and Save Face as part of our dedication to safety and ethics in our practice. The CQC and Save Face are two independent and highly-regarded regulatory bodies that are recognised by a variety of national and government agencies, including the Department Of Health, the Professional Standards Authority and NHS England. These accreditations show that as a clinic, we ensure we are adhering to rigorous safety standards and work every day to ensure the safety, security and comfort of our clients.
If you’re interested in Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment, and want to see how it can help you feel refreshed, youthful and confident in Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling or the surrounding areas, or if you want to learn more about Elite Aesthetics and the services we offer, contact us today to arrange your consultation, and let us help make you feel like yourself again.