A thread lift is suitable for both men and women who are over the age of 30 who wish to improve the moderate signs of ageing. Suitable patients will be seeking a more dramatic difference than wrinkle injections or fillers, but without the potential stress of a full face lift. Both thread lift treatments are suitable for all skin types, but those who are allergic or sensitive to bio-materials are advised to speak to their doctor as the procedure could cause a reaction. Your consultation will give you time to disclose any allergies, and your doctor will be able to advise you if the treatment is safe and effective for your needs.
Thread Lift Before Procedure
Both silhouette soft and PDO thread lifts work perfectly alongside other rejuvenation treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers however you should aim to wait 3-4 weeks after having a thread lift before having aesthetic treatments. Laser treatments however should be avoided for at least 6 months after a thread lift and any aggressive facial treatments that require vigorous movement of the face should also be avoided for at least 1 month.
No, the threads from both Silhouette Soft and PDO Thread lifts are fully absorbable by the body.
The main component of Silhouette Soft® is polylatic acid, which is biocompatible and naturally absorbed by the body. It is used in a range of medical treatments ranging from scews for bone fractures, to new biodegradable stent trials.
PDO Threads are surgical threads which are made from polydioxanone. PDO Threads have been used for decades in various surgical procedures because the material is tolerated well by the body and naturally breaks down to be absorbed by the body over time.
There are no special preparations required for a Silhouette Soft or PDO Thread Lift treatments. However during consultation we will fully discuss any previous treatments you may have undergone, any allergies you have and your medical background to ensure the treatment is suitable for you.