The Silhouette Soft X-lift, also known as a non-surgical facelift or thread lift, is a minimally invasive treatment that redefines facial contours with immediately visible results. The strategic placement of biodegradable threads beneath the skin not only immediately lift and tighten the skin, but they also promote the production of fresh collagen and elastin.
This non-surgical facelift performed by Dr Bawa offers both immediately visible and subtly developing results in one treatment. The Silhouette Soft X-lift threads also have tiny cones on them that hold the skin in a lifted position, and when they are moved during smiling or talking, cause friction within the skin to stimulate the production of fresh collagen. This means that your results will continue to be maintained and develop subtly over a long period of time, allowing for natural-looking yet extremely effective facial rejuvenation.
Benefits of the Non-Surgical Facelift
The Silhouette Soft lift performed by Dr Bawa is the perfect solution for those who are experiencing sagging or loose skin in their cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck. Performing overall facial rejuvenation, this advanced treatment offers long-term results without the commitment or trauma of surgery. It’s many benefits include:
- Treatment is performed under local anaesthetic.
- Overall facial rejuvenation is achieved in one treatment session.
- Your results are noticed immediately.
- Long-term results continue to develop over the months post-treatment.
- Stimulates the production of natural proteins essential to youthful skin.
- Your results could last up to 18 – 24 months, and even exceed this.
- Nasolabial lines
- Marionette lines
Your Patient Journey
Book a consultation: To book your consultation for the Silhouette Soft X-lift, call now on 020 3795 9063 or complete our booking form. If you require any additional information about this non-surgical facelift, please do not hesitate to ask Dr Bawa any questions that you may have.
Your Consultation: The most important part of your patient journey is the initial consultation, as it allows us to really understand what your concerns are. Using this insight, we strive to address your concerns and exceed your expectations by helping you to achieve fantastic long-term results with this non-surgical facelift.
What is included in the initial consultation?
- A comprehensive assessment of your requirements and concerns.
- Thorough medical assessment.
- Clinical photos to assess before and after treatment (always confidential).
- Bespoke treatment plan including detailed explanation on how we will achieve your goal.
- Dedicated time in which we will answer any questions you may have honestly and clearly.
Pre-Treatment: advise you to refrain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment, as alcohol consumption can increase the risk of mild bleeding or bruising.
Appointment: We’ll welcome you to the clinic and your consent will be taken for the treatment. Any questions are welcome throughout and we’ll keep checking that you’re happy as your non-surgical facelift is performed. When the treatment is complete, we’ll arrange a follow-up appointment, of which is extremely important to ensure that you’re results are developing as expected.
Time taken: The Silhouette Soft X-lift takes around 1 hour to perform.
Downtime: There may be some mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness for up to 5-10 days, and you should avoid animated expressions for 24 – 48 hours, too. The skin might pucker or dimple at the site where the threads were inserted, but this should disappear within a few days, too. You may choose to return to work immediately, though Dr Bawa would usually advise patients take 3-4 days off work to let swelling settle comfortably.
After-care: You should avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, though paracetamol is perfectly fine. To prevent the risk of infection please avoid touching the area with your fingers. Mineral makeup may be worn after 24 hours post-treatment, and you should sleep face-up on elevated pillows for 3-5 nights. When washing your face, pay dry gently and avoid rubbing it for 5 days. Sunbathing, tanning beds, and physical exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks, and swimming pools, saunas, and spas for 3 weeks. If you are concerned about the outcome of your treatment, then don’t hesitate to contact Dr Bawa for support and advice. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled in two weeks from the procedure to review you and the results.
How long will it take to work: You’ll see your results instantly, and they will continue to develop with the activation of the cones beneath the skin. The threads will create friction, causing the skin to react by trying to heal. It does this by producing fresh collagen and elastin, rejuvenating the skin in the long-term after this immediate lifting effect.
This non-surgical facelift can last between 18 – 24 months and sometimes longer. Individual results vary and depend on your skin quality, lifestyle, and age. We recommend returning after 18 months to repeat the treatment to maintain your exemplary results.
*Individual results may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
The Silhouette Soft X-lift uses suture ‘threads’ that are made from poly l-lactic acid, a compound that is absorbed and biodegrades within the body and stimulates the generation of collagen. By placing these threads within the skin, we can lift facial folds and sagging skin while promoting long-term skin improvement. The cones on the threads create friction in the skin tissue, causing the body to produce collagen to heal this minor disruption and develop your results naturally over the following months. The threads then dissolve gradually and naturally.
Is it painful?
This non-surgical facelift is just that: non-surgical. It is performed under local anaesthetic, so you should only feel slight discomfort during the placement of the threads. After your treatment, you’re likely to feel tender and a little sensitive, though this is natural.
Are there any side effects?
There may be some mild swelling, bruising, and tenderness for up to 5-10 days, though this is natural and to be expected. The skin might pucker or dimple at the site where the threads were inserted, but this should disappear within a few days, too. Otherwise, this treatment relatively risk-free and comes with nowhere near the amount of downtime and healing that a surgical facelift would.
When will I see my results?
You’ll notice your results immediately; your skin will be instantly uplifted, tightened, and your facial contours reintroduced. However, your results will continue to develop over the proceeding months with the production of new collagen.
How long will my results last?
Your results could last up to 18 – 24 months, and potentially even longer. Results tend to vary between different patients, so we can provide you with an accurate treatment plan and timeline at your initial consultation.
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