Do you feel your face is sagging, the lines from your nose to your mouth are becoming more prominent and you are getting jowls under your chin? Dr Lina Kotecha can provide you with a thread lift procedure, using Silhouette Soft, to safely and effectively reduce this giving you a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.
The Silhouette Soft ® thread face lift is an innovative treatment using bidirectional absorbable thread cones to lift and rejuvenate your facial skin, resulting in a fresher, more revitalised appearance.
Varies, dependent on bruising / swelling estimated
Lifting effect visible immediately; rejuvenating effect gradually becomes visible over time*
Up to 18months*
Bruising, soreness, allergic reactions*
*individual results and reactions may vary
Around the age of 40, the face and cheeks can begin to sag and drop, starting to show the signs of age. The Silhouette Soft ® thread face lift is an innovative treatment using bidirectional absorbable thread cones to lift and rejuvenate your facial skin, resulting in a fresher, more revitalised appearance.
At Glen Dental, Dr Lina Kotecha uses Silhouette Soft® threads made by Sinclair Pharmacy for carrying out the thread lift procedures. Lina uses them for a range of facial rejuvenation treatments including:
Silhouette Soft® thread lifts are a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to lift the skin. They use an innovative technology with a double lifting and regenerating effect, through the action of re-absorbable sutures with bidirectional cones.
Polylactic acid (PLA), the main component of Silhouette Soft® is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It has a long history of use as resorbable suture, a drug delivery system and in surgery – in particular in orthopaedic fixation devices such as pins, rods and screws. It is also a key material in the development of tissue engineering.
The PLA Silhouette Soft® threads are moulded with cones made of Lactide and Glycolide. The components of the threads are totally re-absorbable in 18-24 months.
The threads act as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place, and in time stimulates the body’s production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.
We offer a free consultation for facial aesthetics, so, if you are considering this treatment with Dr. Lina Kotecha and would like to find out more, please call us on 0116 2593386 today to book.
Silhouette Soft® is an innovative technology with a double lifting and regenerating effect, through the action of re-absorbed sutures with bidirectional cones. Made in the USA, Silhouette Soft® was developed on the back of 6 years of experience in the use of suspension sutures with cones in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. It is made of Polylactic and glycolic acid. These components are totally re-absorbable in 18-24 months.
The development of Silhouette Soft ® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the US. Silhouette Soft ® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls. Silhouette Soft ® received CE 0499 approval and the ISO 13485 standards are in accordance with European Directive 93/42.
One Treatment, two actions:
Only Silhouette Soft® combines these dual procedures in a two-stage action never achieved before.
Local anaesthetic is applied to the face and Dr. Lina Kotecha inserts the Silhouette Soft ® thread under the skin using a fine needle.
After inserting the thread, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape
the surface of the skin and achieve the immediate lift.
Silhouette Soft ® can be used to treat various parts of the face:
The visible benefits of Silhouette Soft ® treatment can last up to 18 months.
No special preparation is required prior to Silhouette Soft ® treatment. However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask any questions to Dr Lina Kotecha at your initial consultation and before you have any treatment. Inform Dr Lina Kotecha of any treatment you have already received and of any medicines you are currently taking.
After Silhouette Soft ® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days. There is sometimes some wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly.
No, the treatment is performed under local anaesthetic of certain points of the area to be treated, so avoiding pain during insertion of the suture.
The Silhouette Soft ® thread lift is not suitable for pregnant/breastfeeding women or anyone who suffers from severe allergies.
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your face to face consultation.
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with Dr. Lina Kotecha, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
Glen Dental offers Silhouette Soft thread lifts to patients from Oadby, Wigston, Kibworth, Fleckney, Great Glen, Evington, Hamilton, Knighton, Aylestone, Thurnby, Leicester, Market Harborough, and Oakham
"Lina is very professional, friendly and makes you feel so relaxed! She is also great at her work and makes you feel confident with the results!"
*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Glen Dental cannot guarantee specific results.