What is a thread lift?
Using literal threads we are able to tighten and lift areas of the face and neck for up to two years. Much like dermal fillers the results are instant and have little to no downtime.
The Silhouette Soft® suture lift is a radical new treatment for classic signs of ageing such as the double chin, nose-mouth lines, and general sagging of the face. It offers men and women what no treatment has ever supplied: a simply-executed facelift that requires no downtime. A 30-minute treatment redefines the face, restores volume, and reduces wrinkles for as long as three years. At Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading clinics in Europe and North America to offer this pioneering procedure.
Dr. Sharma’s Thread Lift Technique
An international expert in using Silhouette Soft® and Sculptra, Dr. Sharma is a leading cosmetic Doctor in the United Kingdom and a member of the esteemed British Association of Cosmetic Medicine who now focuses his practice mainly in Canada. Patients often travel from across the country and around the city to have him perform The Silhouette Soft® facelift at Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery. Book online for a consultation.
A non-surgical treatment that requires no noticeable incisions or sedation
First, the areas of skin laxity are identified. Backed by solid understanding of the anatomical face, Dr. Anil Sharma maps out vectors to pinpoint exactly where the lifting action should occur. Anchoring sutures and the first insertion point are inserted under the skin using a fine needle. A blunt cannula is then passed along the mapped vector, underneath the dermis, sometimes guided by real-time ultrasound. The tip of the cannula is pulled out from the adjacent site and removed; the thread that runs within the cannula is pulled into position to elevate the sagging skin. To avoid discomfort, a small amount of local anesthetic is administered only at the exit and entry points of the sutures. The treatment lifts, volumizes, and tightens the skin in any area the sutures are inserted.
Silhouette Soft® Face Lift
MHRA-approved in the United Kingdom, FDA-approved in the United States – Silhouette Soft® is working its way through the regulatory process in Canada. It is a straightforward treatment and complications are uncommon, particularly in the hands of an experienced physician such as Dr. Sharma. Silhouette Soft® treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with Sculptra® or other dermal fillers.
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Thread Lift treatments now available in Canada
Thread Lift treatments are finally Health Canada approved. That means we can now offer thread lift treatments at The Sharma Clinic! This treatment allows you…
Thread Lift FAQ
We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common questions asked during our initial consultation
Silhouette Soft® is comprised of a transparent, absorbable substance known as polylactic acid that is made into a bidirectional, cone-like thread or suture approximately 30 cm long. Absorbable cones consisting of lactide glycolide 82-18 separated by knots are placed on the sutures. Made in the United States, Silhouette Soft® is based on several years of expertise in using sutures suspended in cones for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Sutures implanted under the skin gradually lift tissue that has fallen due to gravity and ageing, leading to a more youthful and well-defined jawline. Hollow cheeks appear round and rejuvenated, with deeper folds softened and sometimes even reversed. The lifting effect is unobtrusive and immediate, caused by compressing and elevating the area around the lifting thread. The polylactic acid in the suture acts on the deeper layers of the skin and helps increase the volume of sagging skin by stimulating the body to produce natural collagen, restoring a round, youthful look to the face gradually and naturally.
Rest and downtime after a Silhouette thread lift are minimal. However, some patients may experience light bruising or swelling in the days following the procedure. Patients should refrain from any dental surgery, facials, and beauty treatments for one week. It is also advisable for patients to lie on their back and sleep slightly elevated (using two pillows) during the recovery period.
The results will continue to improve, peaking at around 6 months and lasting for up to 2 years as your own body produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Silhouette Soft® is excellent for men and women who would like to combat the signs of ageing and desire to achieve natural results. It is usually appropriate for all skin types.