Silhouette Thread facelifts – an FAQ

Silhouette facelift FAQsHere at Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Milton Keynes facelift clinic, we’ve been getting a lot of enquiries about the Silhouette Thread facelift. To give you a general idea of whether or not this is the procedure for you, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked question:

How does a Silhouette Thread facelift work?

It’s a minimally-invasive procedure which immediately acts as a lifting action, and gradually regenerates lost collagen to reverse the ageing process and restore volume to the skin.

What does the procedure involve?

Local anaesthetic is applied to the face by your practitioner, who then inserts the thread under the skin with a fine needle. Then slight pressure is applied to the treated area, in order to reshape the surface of the skin. This procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform, with zero recovery time.

What is the thread made of?

A polymer known as Polylactic acid, or PLA. It’s been used by surgeons for decades for a wide range of procedures – from surgical procedures such as attaching pins, rods and screws to the body to a way of delivering medicine – and is totally safe. The thread is dotted with tiny bi-directional ‘cones’, which are used to create a framework which allows the surgeon to reshape the treated area.

An extra benefit is that the thread contains an active ingredient which delivers a collagen-stimulating boost directly to the treated area

What areas can be treated?

The brow area, the area around the cheekbones, the jaw line and the neck.

What are the side-effects?

Although you won’t have to undergo a recovery period after a Silhouette Thread treatment, there is a chance of slight bruising afterwards. An antibiotic cream will be prescribed, for application on the entry and exit points.

How long do the benefits of Silhouette Thread procedures last?

The visual effects of a procedure last for a period of 12 to 18 months, although the collagen-stimulating benefits continue to work long afterwards. And yes – you can have the treatment re-done, should you require it?

Who is best suited for a Silhouette Thread procedure?

We find that the typical Silhouette Thread candidate is someone who is interested in the benefits of facial cosmetic surgery, but not yet mentally prepared for a standard facelift – making it the perfect entry-level procedure for people wanting instant results without having surgery.

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