I have recently returned from a wonderfully inspiring conference in the beautiful city of Barcelona. I had been invited as 1 of only 30 delegates from the UK experienced in Silhouette Soft® thread lifts and Ellansé® / Sculptra® collagen stimulators. It was a truly international melting pot of ideas with 1,019 delegates from 49 countries.
The Americans finally got the regulative permission to use Silhouette Soft® last summer, well behind the rest of the world, but they presented some interesting facts at the conference, which from my own experience I believe:
- 100% patients saw an improvement
- 82% of patients would recommend the procedure to a friend
- Patient satisfaction continued to improve over time up to 12 months
- The procedures were well tolerated with minial swelling and bruising
- The procedures were safe with only 1 adverse event in 5,081 threads placed.
Silhouette Soft® is a unique treatment that creates an instant lift to your face and jowls. Because Silhouette Soft® threads are made from a collagen stimulator they also improve the quality of your skin as they are absorbed by your body. Over the 2 years I have been providing thread lifts, I have seen very good results in the first 2 weeks which have just got better over the next 12 months.
I have found when questioning my patients that, on average, they felt they looked 3.9 years younger!
However, Dr Hong from South Korea and Dr Lim from Malaysia demonstrated at the conference incredible patient transformations using combination treatment plans with Silhouette Soft®, Ellansé® and anti-wrinikle injections that can turn back the clock even further. These new combination treatment plans are now available with me.
From sceptic to fan
I have to admit I was a "thread lift" sceptic before I found Silhouette Soft® as there are many thread lift systems available on the market. Last Easter I sat through numerous presentations at the Aesthetic Medicine World Congress in Monaco watching experts show very poor results after placing 20-40 PDO threads. There is still no evidence that PDO threads stimulate any collagen, just fibrosis, but PDO tread clients do look seriously swollen and bruised immediately afterwards. Do not confuse PDO threads with Silhouette Soft®.
Silhouette Soft® has changed the way that I approach lifting the cheeks, jowls and neck. I recently treated my mother - who had her threads and dermal filler placed on the same day before flying back to London. She looked wonderful at her recent 73rd birthday celebration and I was very proud that I had made her so happy.
Silhouette Soft® is not an option for everyone. If you are thinking about a thread lift then come and talk to me - my 30 minute consultations are a two way discussion, so the clearer you are about what result you want then the better I can advise you. We offer more non-surgical options for treating saggy skin than any other clinic in Scotland, but if a surgical face lift is your best option I can refer you to a professional local Plastic Surgeon.
Fins aviat (as they say in Catalan)