Absorbable thread lift – Silhouette Soft
Absorbable thread lift : the subtle answer to the first signs of aging
At 35 or 40, facial ptosis is just emerging and the patient only endures a limited sagging of the tissue. For this reason, absorbable threads bring a gentle and appropriate response: short intervention (1 hour), lack of pain and social restraint, and improved tone of the facial oval.
They are also consistent solution for patients under 30 suffering from sagging due to their original morphology and a particular genetic heritage.
An undeniable effectiveness …
Now the “absorbable” thread lift is able to offer a real and powerful effectiveness against sagging fat on the face. We find a rejuvenating facial appearance of around 3 years. They do not have the repositioning ability of “permanent” thread lift adapted to the older patient but are perfectly suitable for young patients (between 30 and 45), undergoing only a beginning sag.
The person aged of 30 to 45 does not endure yet a massive sagging of the subcutaneous fatty tissue. She is only facing it at the cheekbones level because it is the area with the heaviest fat of the face. In sinking to the bottom third, the fat will reduce the drawing of the cheekbones and create a beggining of nasolabial fold, and even a bitterness fold. It will also loosen the skin and break slightly the patient’s oval.
Thus, the placement of a absorbable tensor thread on each side of the face, in the area of the cheekbone, will reposition sagged tissue and provide an excellent result. A slight injection of hyaluronic acid may also be proposed in order to perfect the result.
… for 9 to 12 months
It is important to understand that the action of the “absorbable” threads will have entirely disappeared between 9 to 12 months after installation. Indeed, the resorption of polylactic acid which they are made of will be too advanced. The cones of the thread used to hold the subcutaneous tissue will be too depreciated.
It is therefore a medically perfectly coherent and effective solution but we need to be aware of its limitations in terms of durability. The patient, however, may use it again and as many times as desired.
The tensor thread is made of a material called “polylactic acid”. This component, obviously without risk to the patient, is said “absorbable”. This means that we know that the body will gradually try to make it disappear until achieving it. This is the desired effect to ensure a limited life of the thread within the patient’s face.
It is a process that we can separate in 2 steps :
- 6 first months : From the 1st day of presence of the thread in the patient’s face, the human body will begin the long process of resorption. Nevertheless, during these first months the thread will remain sufficiently intact, especially its cones used to rise up the sagged tissues, to be effective. This phenomenon of absorption is accompanied by the occurrence of a 1/10th millimeter fibrosis around the thread, primarily composed of collagen fibers.
- 6 to 12 months : (Pour parer à cette durée limitée, il est possible d’effectuer des rajouts de nouveaux fils résorbables au fur et à mesure, selon la volonté du patient.) La fibrose entourant le fil va logiquement elle aussi se réduire jusqu’à disparaître quelques mois après lui.From 6 months, the body will be able to sufficiently reduce the threads and the cones for them to lose a very large part of their ability to maintain the tissue. So they start to regain their level of natural loosening, as before installation. The earnings perceived by the patient will decrease significantly, until it disappears between the 9th and the 12th month. (To counter this limited period, it is possible to make additions of new absorbable threads, according to the patient’s will.) Fibrosis surrounding the wire will logically also be reduced until disappearing a few months afterward.
Full discretion :
The thread lift set up ensures a full discretion to the patient
The procedure does not induce any mark on the face, neither bruise nor oedema.
Those threads are invisible and insensitive under the skin. Furthermore they do not induce any bump.
The procedure is performed within 1 hour and does not imply any work stoppage or social withdrawal.
Safe and painless :
- Threads are bio-compatible and bio-absorbable.
The procedure is non surgical, without incision and cannot produce any scar.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia in the office of Dr. Foumenteze and assumes no hospitalization. The patient leaves just after.
The patient is taking simple analgesics (ibuprofen) for 1 to 2 days, allowing him to feel no postoperative pain. Note that sun exposure is not a problem, even right after.
Thanks to Silhouette Soft extended thread :
Doctor Foumenteze uses an absorbable thread with cones named SILHOUETTE SOFT and produced by SILHOUETTE BEAUTY laboratory. It is the extended version of the thread measuring around 16 cm (16 cones).
This length, combined with the intrinsic qualities of the thread, gives good support capability on youth and little heavy skins for almost a year.