Aging is inevitable and the march of time is bound to leave its tracks on every face as a gentle reminder that the human body is frail and crumbles with time. But the warriors of our race have long decided they are not going to take it lying down at face value, so a war has been waged.
Aging has been declared a medical disease in the same spirit as we have triumphed over and vanquished many diseases which used to cause much havoc and claim lives in the past the aesthetic medical community is working hard to stop the carnage of time, find a cure and eradicate aging ultimately. As they say “in heavens no one will age and every soul will stay forever young”, here on earth we strive to achieve the ultimate “heaven is a place on earth”.
While the gift of eternal youth might be waiting for us in the future, we are currently busy fighting and preventing the visible signs of aging as they happen. Science has successfully unlocked the senescental algorithm to decode how skin, fat, muscles and bones change with time. In our arsenal against the ravages of time we have one marvel of an intervention that packs a serious anti-aging punch which the medical aesthetic community loves it as Silhouette Soft Non Surgical Lift.
Lets get you up close and personal to this unique mode of face lift which can be achieved without invasive surgery and weeks of swelling, bruising and downtime.
Facial Aging At A Quick Glance
As we age, loss of collagen and elastin in our skin leads to reduced facial tone, sagging of contours and the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. Losing these proteins, combined with a natural thinning of the face through loss of fat and bone tissues, leads to hollowed eyes as well as sagging of upper cheeks and the much dreaded heaviness above the jaw line (jowls) and around the chin (marionette lines), all these changes make any face (supermodel or civilian) look tired and aged.
Silhouette Soft One Stitch Facelift
SILHOUETTE SOFT® which has also been called a technological innovation of the twenty first century, offers women and men what no other anti-aging treatment has ever provided in a very simple way a redefined re-contoured face with restored volume and reduced wrinkles. To top it all, this anti-aging miracle can be performed in less than a 30-minute treatment session with long lasting results up to 18 months.
The Procedure: After a small local anesthetic injection, the doctor inserts the suture under the skin to a depth of about 3-5mm. No incision or cut is required, as the suture is inserted using a fine needle. It is held in place with absorbable cones oriented in opposite directions (bidirectional).
Once the suture as been applied, the doctor performs slight compression of the tissue to reshape it by hand and to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off.
To lift different areas of the face one or more sutures may be applied, depending on the patient and facial sagging.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® Dual Challenge Lifting & Regenerating
Combating the effects of aging, SILHOUETTE SOFT® works hard to restore smoother and more toned skin along with creating a more shapely face.
The lifting effect is immediate and discreet as it is the result of compressing and elevating tissue at the time of adjusting the sutures. After inserting the suture, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated areas, reshaping and recontouring the face making it look visibly toned and lifted.
The regenerative effect is gradual and happens naturally in the next few months post treatment. Polylactic acid (PLA), the principal component of SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a polymer known in the medical field for many years (suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures are all made from PLA). This polymer is particularly biocompatible with human tissue, while being completely biodegradable. Once the suture is applied, the polylactic acid acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces new collagen around the PLA cones. This action, which continues over time (2-3 months), helps increase the volume of sagging areas and restores shapeliness to the face gradually and naturally.
SILHOUETTE SOFT® is developed by Cindy Crawford’s doctor Jean-Louis Sebagh, it is made in the United States and its development is based on years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. It is FDA cleared and CE marked for the European market.
Here’s one of my lovely patients before and after nine days.