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Silhouette Soft Thread Lift – Dr Anthony Rixon’s Approach

Silhoutte Soft Thread Lift: A non-surgical method to reposition and lift sagging jowls, cheeks and neck.
Silhoutte soft is TGA approved for lifting sagging skin on the face and neck.
Silhoutte threads are made of dissolvable suture material (poly-L-Lactic acid) with tiny dissolvable cones made of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid which provides mechanical lift and support An exciting additional effect is the stimulation of the skin’s own collagen as the threads are broken down. This contributes to long lasting lift AND glowing skin.

Threads differ to Dermal Filler (Hyaluronic Acid Filler) in the following way;

  • Threads lift and reposition tissue using traction and subsequent collagen
    stimulation
  • Filler lifts by adding volume. There is Minimal collagen stimulation. This may be an appropriate method if you have significant volume loss
  • Generally threads give better lift than fillers and fillers give better volume than
    threads
  •  Threads last longer than filler
  •  Threads are potentially safer than filler
  •  Threads may or may not have a bit more down time than fillers. Both are office based procedures.

I often combine Silhouette Soft threads with Dermal Fillers to achieve optimal results. This allows me to give most of my lift with threads and “fine tune” with Fillers. I like this approach because it means you won’t look overdone or puffy (which can be an issue if you have too much filler). Additionally, I really like the effect threads have on improving your skin quality. This doesn’t occur with fillers.

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