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The reason why the silhouette soft lift-up effect is high and the downtime




Yoshiro Suzuki
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki

Doctor Spa Clinic

Japanese Society of Aesthetic Surgeons Specialist Specialist of Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Regular member of the International Society of Aesthetic Surgery Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medical Science Specialist Director of Japan Association of Aesthetic Medicine

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A treatment method in which a special thread with a catch is inserted under the skin to lift the slack on the face and neck is called `` thread lift '' and there are multiple types, one of which is Silhouette Soft. there is.

There are two types of threads used in thread lifts: soluble and insoluble threads. Among thread lifts that use soluble threads, silhouette soft can be expected to have a high lift-up effect .

However, in some cases, it may be necessary to combine other treatments to achieve the desired finish. In order to have a treatment without regret, it is necessary to know the characteristics of the treatment effect of Silhouette Soft and the effect obtained by using it in combination with another treatment.

The reason why the silhouette soft lift-up effect is high and the downtime Silhouette soft that pulls up slack three-dimensionally

Illustration image of silhouette software thread SHIHOUETTE SOFT is a product developed by a British medical equipment manufacturer, and it is said that you can feel the lifting effect immediately after inserting it . The effect varies from person to person, but the smile lines and marionette lines become thinner, just like when you lift your cheeks with the palm of your hand, leading to a more youthful impression.

Silhouette Soft, which has been used since 2012, is also called a “3D lift” because of the three-dimensional cone shape called bio-cone attached to the thread and the aim of a naturally plump and three-dimensional lift . The bio-cone firmly hooks on the subcutaneous tissue 360 degrees around the thread and supports it as if scooping it up, so you can expect a high lifting effect on deep sagging such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines .

In addition, after the thread is inserted, the wound healing action promotes the production of collagen around the thread, so silhouette soft treatment can be expected to lift the skin tissue and make the skin firmer.

Firmness of the skin brought about by the process of absorption of silhouette soft threads

Silhouette Soft is a wound-healing action that tries to heal the wounds of the skin tissue pulled up with threads and bio-cones, and promotes the production of collagen, which is the source of skin firmness and elasticity. In addition to the physical lifting effect of the thread, the collagen generated during the process of absorption of the thread and bio-corn into the body tends to keep the skin firm.

The lifting effect of Silhouette Soft lasts for about 18 months

Threads used for thread lifts include insoluble threads and soluble threads like Silhouette Soft. Insoluble threads are mostly made of polypropylene, a type of plastic material, and their effects last longer than dissolvable threads.

Most of the soluble threads are made of PDO (polydioxanone), which is absorbed into the body in about six months. The ingredient is "poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)". Each remains in the body longer than PDO, and biocorn takes about 8 to 10 months, and thread takes about 18 months to be absorbed by the body.

In many cases, 4 to 8 threads are used on the left and right cheeks in one treatment, but the lift-up effect tends to be stronger and last longer as the number of threads increases . The effect of Silhouette Soft is said to be 18 months, and it is recommended to insert it once or twice a year to maintain the effect of lifting slack .

Silhouette soft that does not leave foreign substances in the body

PLGA, the main component of Silhouette Soft's bio-cone, and PLLA, the main component of thread, are said to have high biocompatibility because they do not cause foreign body reactions in the body. Used for screws, etc. Since it is metabolized into substances such as carbon dioxide gas, water, glucose, and lactic acid in the body, there is no concern that it will remain as a foreign substance .

Silhouette software that meets safety and quality standards

In addition to being certified by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), which is equivalent to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Silhouette Soft's thread has also acquired the "CE Mark" certification, which indicates that it meets the safety standards of the EU (European Union). gender is recognized.

Those who are suitable for silhouette software

  • I'm scared of incision surgery, but I want to aim for strong slack improvement
  • I'm worried about the sagging of the whole face
  • Sagging lower jaw and blurred face line
  • Nasolabial folds and marionette lines are getting darker
  • I want to use a dissolvable thread because I'm worried about foreign substances remaining in my body without dissolving.
  • I want to regain firmness and elasticity at the same time
  • I want to receive treatment with less swelling and pain

Compare Silhouette Soft with other thread lifts

Power to pull up after insertion does not decline

The shape of the thread used in the thread lift (thread lift) is not only the one with a bio cone like the silhouette soft thread, but also the cog type with a thorn-like protrusion. There is a characteristic that it is caught in the subcutaneous tissue and pulled up.

In addition, since the bio-cone does not come off from the thread, there is no risk of losing pulling power due to the "banana peel phenomenon" where the cog is removed and the thread is torn like the cog type.

less pain

With a cog-type thread lift that lifts the skin tissue with spike-like projections, the surrounding nerves are stimulated by the spikes when you change your facial expression, and you may feel a prickling pain or unnatural feeling.

On the other hand, Silhouette Soft's cone-shaped bio-cone has a smooth surface, so it is said that pain is less likely to be felt .

In addition, there are three types of silhouette soft depending on the number of bio cones, 8 bio cones have knots at 0.5 cm intervals, 12 and 16 bio cones have knots at 0.8 cm intervals, and bio cones are knotted. and knots. By moving the bio cone, it is reduced that nerves are stimulated even if the facial expression is changed .

Three-dimensional finish with volume

Insert the silhouette soft thread in the direction with a needle. As a result, multiple bio-cones that face each other in the center are caught in the skin tissue in each direction, and the thread tries to return to the center, creating a voluminous, three-dimensional finish.

Things to know before receiving silhouette software

The pain of silhouette soft treatment is reduced with anesthesia

Before the procedure, local anesthesia is given by injection, so it is difficult to feel pain, but if you are worried about the pain of the injection needle of the local anesthesia, you can use a gel or sheet-like surface anesthesia at a medical institution, Some medical institutions perform intravenous injections that complete the treatment while you are sleeping, so please consult the medical institution where you will receive the treatment.

If you are not satisfied with the finished product

In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied with the finish, you can return it to its original state by removing the stitches.

Those who cannot receive silhouette software

  • People with keloid constitution and those prone to allergies
  • Those who bleed easily
  • People with sepsis or infectious diseases in which bacteria enter blood vessels
  • Those with underlying diseases such as diabetes
  • Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding are also not allowed to undergo the procedure because their safety has not been confirmed.

Risks, side effects, and downtime of Silhouette Soft

For 2 to 3 days after the procedure, swelling and swelling due to anesthesia will appear, and there will be dull pain and discomfort. Also, if you open your mouth wide, you may feel a tightness, but it will subside in about a month.

  • In rare cases, there is a risk of infection (if infection occurs, remove the stitches)
  • If you insert a number of threads that exceeds the body's tolerance, it may cause unnaturalness or a feeling of dragging.
  • Some people may experience side effects such as internal bleeding, pain, swelling, and swelling after the procedure.
  • Minor depressions and skin abnormalities may be seen in the entry hole area
  • Raising the skin tissue may cause unevenness on the skin surface

If there is an infection, the sutures will be removed. If other abnormalities appear, they will usually subside within a few days after the treatment, but if symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.

Silhouette Soft is a treatment using medical materials not approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Acquisition route of pharmaceuticals: The acquisition route is personal import from the manufacturer by the doctor of each medical institution.
About medicines to be careful about when importing for personal use (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare page)
Approval in Japan: There is no product that has the same ingredients and effects as Silhouette Soft and has been approved in Japan.
Information on safety in other countries: The ingredients used in Silhouette Soft are certified by the FDA in the United States and the CE mark in Europe. Reported side effects include swelling, edema, redness, itching, pain, and internal bleeding at the treatment site.

Flow of silhouette soft treatment

(1) Counseling

Decide the number of threads to be inserted, mark the insertion points, and adjust the image after treatment. If you have any concerns, consult the doctor and sign the consent form if you are satisfied with the contents of the treatment.

(2) Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is administered by injection while makeup is removed.

(3) Open the entry hole to insert the thread into the skin

A needle is inserted into the skin to make a hole called an entry hole, which is about the same size as a 5mm deep piercing hole (about 1mm). The entry hole serves as a fulcrum for inserting the thread into the skin.

(4) Insert thread in two directions

From the entry hole, insert half of the thread in one direction with a needle. Then insert the other half of the thread through the same entry hole in the opposite direction.

(5) Pull the thread back toward the center

Using the center of the thread as a fulcrum, pull the needle out from both ends. The bio-cone lifts the skin tissue and can be expected to improve three-dimensional sagging.

(6) Finalize the shape

After the insertion, the doctor gently presses the skin with his fingers to create a symmetrical outline and cuts the end of the thread so that the thread is completely embedded in the skin. Depending on the number of threads to be inserted, the treatment time is around 30 minutes. It is said that it will be completed in about 1 hour including counseling. In order to avoid side effects and quickly realize the ideal lifting effect, please pay attention to the following points according to the period after the treatment.

How to spend the day of silhouette soft treatment

On the day of the treatment, apply a cold pack to the affected area as much as possible to reduce inflammation. On the day of the treatment, refrain from wearing makeup and washing your hair, and if you are concerned about headaches or tingling pains, take pain relievers according to the doctor's instructions. Pain usually subsides within 2 to 3 days.

You can shower and wash your face from the same day.

Be gentle when washing your face or shaving so as not to irritate your skin. If you massage it, the fixation of the thread will be disturbed, so it will have the opposite effect.

Unlike incision surgery, there is no need to remove stitches, so there is basically no need to go to the hospital. However, some medical institutions will ask you to see a doctor after one week to one month to check for any abnormalities, so please follow the doctor's instructions.

Silhouette software fee

Silhouette software is a treatment using medical materials that have not been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The price ranges from 40,000 yen to 100,000 yen per bottle. If you want to improve sagging cheeks, it is common to insert 4 to 8 cheeks.

There are 3 types of Silhouette Soft thread with 8, 12, and 16 cones.

To receive effective treatment with Silhouette Soft

Why silhouette soft has a high lift-up effect and downtime

Silhouette Soft can be used in combination with other thread lifts (thread lifts) and sagging treatments by injections such as fat dissolving injections and hyaluronic acid injections .

For example, if you are concerned about sagging due to fat, you may use liposuction or lipolytic injection to clear the face line.

In addition, for sagging due to loss of volume due to bone thinning and fat loss due to aging, silhouette soft can be used to create a three-dimensional finish, and hyaluronic acid injection can be used to supplement the volume. There is also a method that aims to improve the overall skin quality by improving a wide range of sagging with Silhouette Soft and injecting hyaluronic acid into areas with fine wrinkles.

Thread lifts aren't the only way to improve slack. Also, a synergistic effect can be expected by combining multiple thread lift treatments.

When receiving treatment, there is a treatment menu that can be used in combination with Silhouette Soft, and it is safe to choose a medical institution with a doctor who has a lot of treatment experience, such as a large number of cases of sagging treatment .

Dr.Spa Clinic silhouette software

Mr. Yoshiro Suzuki, who supervised the article, taught us about silhouette software.

What are the features of Silhouette Soft?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
Since the hook is a cone, it has a strong traction force, yet it is easy to adapt to the subcutaneous tissue.
Who is Silhouette Soft suitable for?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
I think that it is suitable for all people who want to improve the sagging of the face.
Recommended for those who are not good at full-scale surgery and cannot take downtime.
Is Silhouette Soft a treatment that can be corrected (redoed)?
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
Once the thread is inserted, the modification of removing the thread is not an easy task.
Since the effect is insufficient, it is possible to fix it by adding threads.
Please tell me the treatment fee at Dr. Spa Clinic.
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
At our clinic, we do not set a price for one silhouette soft, but we use various threads depending on the condition, and if it is within 1/3 of the face, it is 440,000 yen (excluding tax). 400,000 yen), 660,000 yen for 2/3 (600,000 yen before tax), and 880,000 yen for the whole (800,000 yen before tax).
Please give a message to those who are wondering whether to take Silhouette Soft from now on.
Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki
Silhouette Soft is a thread that has been used all over the world and has proven its effectiveness.
It is a popular thread lift because there is little discomfort after insertion and there is almost no downtime, so if you are worried about sagging, please consider it.
Thank you, Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki!

Introduction of supervising doctor

Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki is the director of Dr. Spa Clinic and is attracting attention as the first doctor in Japan to perform the cable suture method, which is a midface rejuvenation surgery. We specialize in rejuvenation surgery such as facelifts, and pursue total anti-aging. We also have a wealth of experience and achievements in eye plastic surgery and nose plastic surgery. A leader in aesthetic medicine.

Medical institution with Dr. Yoshiro Suzuki

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Contact: 0120-022-118