What is Silhouette Soft?

The Silhouette Soft suture is made of non-allergenic polylactic acid. On each suture, there are two series of cones. These cones face in opposite direction and are called bidirectional. This gives better hold and tension when holding the skin on the face. The cones made of a lactide-glycolic mix.

These products are completely compatible with the human body.

Common names

Thread lift, non-surgical facelift, non-surgical thread lift

Targeted areas

Improving overall facial contour, jawline, eyebrow, neck, cheeks and cheekbones (mid-face)

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Non Surgical


from $2000


Full results will take between 6 weeks and 6 months and last up to 18 months

Recovery Time

No downtime, however, patients may experience some swelling and bruising

Treatable Area's

Face and neck

How is the procedure performed?

The procedure is performed as an outpatient treatment and no incisions are needed. The threads are placed under the skin via needles. Local anesthetic or emla can be applied prior to this. Usually, the recovery is immediate. If you bruise easily you may notice some bruising.

What happens after the procedure?

You’ll need to ice the area, but make sure the cold packs are not placed directly on the skin. Take Panadol 2-4 hourly for the next 2 hours. Don’t apply makeup for 24 hours.

Sleep with an extra pillow on at least a 30-degree angle for 3-5 nights. Be very gentle in washing and shaving your face.

For the first 2 weeks, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, contact sports, dentists, saunas and over-expression.

Avoid significant massaging of your face for 4 weeks.

Important: If you have any concerns don’t hesitate to contact your doctor.

What results can you expect?

Immediate results can be seen once the threads have been inserted, however, this will improve over the next 3-6 months. Results are expected to last 12-18 months.

Immediately after the lifting and placements, there will be a series of needle marks on each side of the face. These will remain visible for the rest of the day, although most people are able to cover them up the next day with makeup. Excess pulling will also be noted.

You may experience some bruising and swelling around the sutures, although this tends to be minor and short-lived. For up to a week after the procedure, it may feel tender around the sutures.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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