Silhouette Soft Thread Lift: 5 Things You Need To Knowby Belle Ong Consultant
Just less than a decade ago, ‘facelift treatment’ meant undergoing a surgical facelift treatment with a cosmetic surgeon. In recent years, when people talk about facelift treatment, it would most likely refer to a non-surgical facelift involving threads.
If you are looking for a non-surgical way to rejuvenate your skin and delay the natural aging process, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift could be your answer.
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a convenient way to lift sagging skin and improve your appearance by smoothening wrinkles without going for surgery. “We are getting more people interested people coming forward to find out more about Silhouette Soft Thread Lift.” says Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics. “It seems to be the most popular anti-aging treatment.” he added.
Interested in getting a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment? There are probably some important things you need to note. We have listed down the 5 most important things you want to know before getting a non-surgical thread lift treatment:
Choice of Aesthetic Doctor is Important
Unlike machine-based procedures such as laser treatment, a thread lift treatment requires the doctor’s experience and his technique in shaping and lifting the face using the threads to its new position.
If the doctor’s skills are substandard, the treatment could be painful and traumatic for you. The outcome of the treatment could be less than desirable as both sides of the face could become asymmetrical. However, if performed by an experienced doctor, you will enjoy tighter, smoother skin with lifted contours, erasing years off your face.
Don’t be afraid to ask the doctor questions. Your questions should at least cover the following:
· How many years of experience do you have in performing Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
· Did you have any complaints or complications so far?
· Did you attend any course or possess any certification in performing thread lift?
Always remember: Buy cheap, buy twice. You may want to save a couple of hundred dollars but you may spend more trying to fix a botch job.
Have Realistic Expectations of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Treatment
Manage your expectations. Realistic expectations are important. Although this treatment provides visible lifting result, the maximum amount of lift that this treatment can achieve is about 1 to 1.5cm.
If you have severely sagging facial skin, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift treatment may not be suitable for you. A surgical facelift might be your only option for people who experience severe sagging.
Discuss with your doctor on your expectations and let him know what you hope to achieve. The doctor may recommend a combination therapy which is a staged approach in treating your skin. Other than thread lift, your doctor may recommend dermal filler liquid facelift or Ultherapy Skin Lifting to incorporate into your skin lifting regime.
Results of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift are Not Permanent
Silhouette Soft threads are resorbable sutures made of PolyLactic Acid (PLA). These threads are lined with tiny bidirectional cones. For those unfamiliar with PLA, it is a very common material used to make surgical sutures, medical implants and even drug delivery systems. It is biodegradable and completely safe for use in the human body.
Because of its resorbable nature, the threads do not stay in your face permanently. After 6 to 8 months, the threads will completely dissolve. However, the face will stay in its lifted position for another 12 to 18 months, depending on your lifestyle and how fast your body breaks down the threads.
However, if you repeat the treatment before the effects totally wear off, you can expect the result to last substantially longer than the previous treatment.
Because the result is not permanent, you don’t have to repeat the treatment if you don’t like the result. On the other hand, results of a surgical facelift are almost permanent. There is no way to reverse it if you don’t like the result.
Combination Therapy is Possible
Thread lift is good as a lifting treatment if you are experiencing mild to moderate sagging skin. On the other hand, dermal fillers are good for addressing loss of volume on your face. If both treatments are done, you can expect fantastic skin tightening and lifting result with volume restored to your face.
Do note that if you had dermal filler treatment less than 8 months ago, you should inform your doctor about it so that he will take note of it before the treatment.
Possible Complications and Risks from Silhouette Soft Thread Lift
No medical treatment does not come with risks or complications. As safe as it can be, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift has its risks and complications if not performed well:
ASYMMETRY: Performing a thread lift procedure requires a very delicate pair of hands, an eye for beauty and a wealth of experience in doing so. Without these qualities, you can be assured that you may end up having asymmetrical face.
DIMPLING AND PUCKERING: This occurs even with the most experienced doctors. Dimpling and puckering may occur when the threads are pulled too tight, causing the skin to fold and cause a dent in the face. Do not panic because this can be resolved very easily by going back to the doctor for review and he will release the tension of the threads and massage the face.
INFECTION: Although rare, infection may happen if the clinic’s medical protocols are substandard. The doctor has to ensure that proper surgical techniques are followed to reduce the risk of infection. If there is any inflammation at the treatment site or if you are running a fever, consult the doctor immediately to diagnose the problem.
These risks and complications will be significantly reduced if you choose your doctor wisely.
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