Jowl lifting with Silhouette Soft Threads
Using the latest training and technology, it is now possible to have a non surgical lift which physically holds up the jowls and nose to mouth lies, tightening the jaw line like no other treatments. This is an amazing and safe procedure compared to fillers and surgical facelifts. The downtime is minimal and the effects are fantastic. the threads hold the facial skin in place and the start to stimulate a powerful collagen stimulation which further lifts and gives radiant string skin. Effects last up to 18 months and look natural.
The invisible thread holding up time…
Amazing lift for jowls, nose to mouth lines, jaw line and neck. Ideally suited to those aged 35 – 55 with good skin condition and health.
Here are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if this may be the treatment you are looking for.
For each treatment, I will be assisted by my lovely husband Dr Mark Pearce for your added comfort and reassurance.
If you are contemplating this procedure this Summer, please contact the clinic for an appointment for your full assessment appointment and to book you in to the GP surgery list (I need a surgical clinical room for the treatments). A deposit of £200 will be required prior to treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Silhouette Soft Threads Hurt?
Local anaesthetic is used throughout the procedure and you should not feel any pain from the procedure although some of it may feel uncomfortable for a very short time. The whole procedure takes about 45 – 60 minutes.
Taking paracetamol prior to the procedure will also help (avoid Ibuprofen as this thins the blood)
Am I suitable?
Most people are suitable although there are some limitations. Ideally, age range 35 – 55 is best. Alison will specifically assess your suitability for the best outcome of the Silhouette procedure and discuss all the aspects with you. The main criteria will be volume loss and skin condition so that results are the best. Heavy tissue weight, poor skin condition and health issues may affect the appropriateness of this treatment.
Will It Be Uneven?
After the procedure, there may be some swelling. This can sometimes be uneven. There may also be temporary puckering of the skin that has been pulled up near the ears. This may be uneven for a week or so but will settle down. Any asymmetries can be dealt with in the aftercare period where Alison will keep a close eye on you.
I have heard that Threads can break?
Silhouette threads very rarely break. However, I have heard of PDO threads breaking shortly after treatment and causing major problems. PDO is designed to be absorbed quickly and specifically to disappear rather than producing collagen. With Silhouette threads, they may ‘pop’ when patients yawn or move quickly in the days following treatment. This is a normal part of the healing process. You will be instructed how to minimise this
What Is A Heavy Tissue Type?
At your consultation, Alison will assess your tissue type and whether you are likely to get good results from the silhouette procedure. Light and heavy tissue types can make a real impact on the success of treatment so it’s important to make sure your practitioner knows the difference!
Will I Need Time Off Work?
It is perfectly possible to return to work the day after the procedure and swelling and bruising can be disguised.
How Long does the Procedure take?
The procedure takes around 60 minutes and you will spend between half an hour or an hour preparing and having your consultation. The total amount of time you are in the clinic is usually between 60-90 minutes. You will see immediate results and the skin condition then starts to tighten and improve as the weeks go by in the second phase of collagen stimulation.
Does Silhouette involve stitches?
No – the term ‘one-stitch face-lift is a misnomer. There are no incisions and there are no stitches – apart from the suture itself that is inserted under the skin.