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.

Why lifting up the tissue ?

Because contrary to popular belief, the face undergoes only a very moderate melting of some adipose (fat) tissue under the skin. There is even an increase in total fat, superficial and deep, under the skin at least until the age of 80 years. Thus, the breaking of the oval, the collapse of the cheekbones, the appearance of jowls, nasolabial folds and marionette lines are in no way due to a phenomenon of disappearance of this fat called “hypodermis”. Rather, they are the result of a slip of that fat from its original location in the middle third of the face to the lower third of it. We must therefore use a technique to effectively and long-lastingly reposition the famous sagging tissues upward. Only thread lift by tensor threads (also called suspension or notched threads) is capable of without surgery.

Dr. Marc Benatar, clinical director at Nice, has appropriately presented in 2013 a final thesis on this subject with the study of 100 patients examined by MRI.

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.

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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.

12 months

The tensor thread is made of a material called polylactic acid”. This component, obviously without risk to the patient, is saidabsorbable”. 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.

It is important to understand that this fibrosis has never any impact on an outcome that is only due to thread cones. The belief of any result extension after disappearance of the thread, with a residual fibrosis is perfectly wrong. Same, it is medically incorrect to speak of regeneratingcapacity of the thread. This term is sometimes used because of the onset of collagen in fibrosis surrounding the thread. However, it primarily involves healing  collagen (type III) and not the original collagen of the human body. It is essential to fight against the development of this marketing meaninglessness.

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.

Before 30, sometimes a very relevant procedure

It can surprise or even cause a disapproving look, nevertheless some physiological situations make medically relevant the use of thread lift before age 30. With very few exceptions, these situations are always genetic.

The patients suffer from their youth of a morphology that does not allow them to enjoy a face in relation to their age. For them, sagging tissues responsible for these shortcomings are not the fruit of time but come from their the physiology of origin. This situation is enhanced by the vision of a mother, aunt or father whose reproduction of the face is not desired by the patient.

These particular physiological characteristics are of two types, sometimes simultaneous:

  1. The prominence of fat pads especially important without the patient shows no overweight. The consequence of this is visible especially on the cheeks and nasolabial folds, too marked for such an early age.
  2. A loss of elasticity of facial tissue earlier than the average patient, ahead of ten years. In this case, the result primarily affects the oval and creates a rupture thereof. The 25 years old patient will suffer to see his oval appears 35.

In both cases, thread lift is the best option to correct them. Logically the first to be considered, absorbable threads will overcome these slight defects during 9-12 months. More effective, long lasting and still reversible, permanent threads fade jowls, folds and highlight the cheekbones for at least a decade. (Medical duration proven in 2016)

Price of absorbable thread lift : from 1 200 to 1 800 €

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