SILHOUETTE SOFT® 8 CONES
SILHOUETTE SOFT® 12 CONES
SILHOUETTE SOFT® 16 CONES
What is Silhouette Soft®?
Silhouette Soft are surgical sutures made of poly-L-lactic acid with attached molded cones. Use these sutures on the face to lift and tighten aging skin. Only authorized personnel in accordance with local regulations should use Silhouette Soft sutures.
Where can I buy this product?
You can order Silhouette Soft instalift device online from MedicaDepot.com or you can phone our friendly customer service associates to order this and other medical supplies. When you order Silhouette Soft sutures from Medica Depot, you can give your patients a non-surgical facelift to correct the appearance of sagging skin for a more youthful look.
What does this product come with?
- 5 packs x 2 sutures (with 8 cones, 12 cones, or 16 cones on 26.8cm, 27.5cm, or 30cm long sutures)
- 2 attached 12cm straight needles
- 5 traceability labels
- Packaging insert
What are the benefits of this product?
Silhouette Soft instalift device is a special suture that can you can use to perform a non-surgical facelift. The suture is made of polylactic acid which gradually dissolves, leaving behind natural collagen growth, with bi-directional cones made of poly(lactide-co-glycolic acid), which is a mixture of lactic and glycolic acids. These cones help to keep the threads in place. Silhouette Soft comes in sutures that are 26.8cm, 27.5cm, and 30cm long and with 8, 12, or 16 cones on each suture, and they come in packages of 2 sutures. A Silhouette Soft procedure is sometimes called a "puppet face lift", "one-stitch face lift", or a "non-surgical face lift." In some locations, Silhouette Soft is called Silhouette Lift® or Silhouette Instalift™. It is similar to PDO threads (polydioxanone threads).
How does this product work?
The Silhouette Soft sutures work by physically lifting sagging skin, with the bi-directional cones to hold the sutures in place after insertion. The materials used to make these sutures are biodegradable so they gradually break down within the skin, leaving no trace. In the meantime, the sutures provide structure for collagen growth, encouraging the growth of collagen so that when the sutures dissolve, a network of collagen remains to give the skin structure. Studies show collagen begins to encapsulate the sutures at about 30 days after insertion. The suture may begin to absorb around 181 days after implantation, and after a year, the sutures may show degradation.
What are the ingredients?
Surgical strands of poly-L-lactic acid with molded cones.
How to administer this product
Only trained medical professionals should administer Silhouette Soft. To use Silhouette Soft, first use a ruler to draw a pattern on your patient's skin. An angle pattern can allow skin traction in a particular location while a straight pattern can correct sagging skin while repositioning the volume. Be sure to disinfect the area you will be treating then twist the plastic clip to remove Silhouette Soft from its pouch, slightly tightening the knots to prepare the thread. Inject a local anesthetic into the entry and exit points you are targeting. To insert the Silhouette Soft suture, first create an entry hole with an 18G needle then insert the suture to a depth of 5mm beneath the skin, in subcutaneous tissue, indicated by the black line at the end of the needle tip. Thicker skin may need deeper suture insertion to reach the subcutaneous level. Once you have inserted the needle, turn it horizontally and push it through the subcutaneous tissue and out the first exit point, gently pulling until the first series of cones is inside the adipose tissue. Then, insert the second half of the suture. Once the entire suture is within the skin, cut the thread but leave the free ends long. Repeat this procedure for each suture. Next, gently apply pressure while pinching the tissue with all the fingers of one hand, while pulling the exposed ends of the sutures, for the cones to connect with the tissue and maintain their position. Finally, trim the ends of the sutures.
When should I use this product?
The procedure is a quick single outpatient treatment session with immediate results that are long-lasting. To maintain their treatment results, your patients should return every year and a half to two years.
What areas can I treat with this product?
Silhouette Soft can be used to correct aesthetic concerns of various facial areas including the mid-face, cheeks or cheekbones, facial contours, jaw line, eyebrows, or neck.
How long do results last?
Although the Silhouette Soft sutures gradually dissolve, because of the collagen growth the effects of a treatment may last about 18 months to 24 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is an ideal candidate for this product?
Silhouette Soft is most suitable for patients in their mid-30s to mid-50s who still have a good support structure for their skin.
Why should I purchase this product?
Doctors such as plastic surgeons and dermatologists use Silhouette Soft to correct early signs of aging such as light sagging. Some doctors prefer using Silhouette Soft because it is a 30-minute outpatient treatment that they can combine with other aesthetic treatments or use on its own, and some patients prefer this treatment because it requires only local anesthetic, it has minimum downtime, and the results are long-lasting. The procedure is sometimes called a thread lift or a suture lift.
Are there any side effects?
Even with an anesthetic, your patients may experience slight discomfort as you place the thread. Other Silhouette Soft side effects may include pain, redness, swelling, and bruising at the treated site, lasting for a few days before resolving on their own. Rarely, your patient could experience an infection or nerve damage after a Silhouette Soft treatment. Your patient should let you know if their swelling or redness persists for more than a few days or if pain increases. These may not be all the possible Silhouette Soft side effects.
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