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Silhouette Facial Threads

Non-surgical threading treatment for lifting facial and neck areas

US. FDA and EC approved lifting procedure – Silhouette Lifting Threads result in an instant natural looking lift and long tern collagen growth to improve skin quality and extended lifting activity



Silhouette threads are indicated for the following areas;

  • Brow area – reduction of forehead lines
  • Mid face – redefining cheek area and nasolabial folds reduction (line between nose and mouth)
  • Jaw line – defining jaw line and lifting around jowl area
  • Neck – reduction of lines and wrinkles across and down the neck area

Background on the Facial Ageing Process

Facial ageing is a multifactor process that affects the different layers of our skin, bone, fat loss and collagen loss.

Bone resorption

As we age we get bone resorption (this is the bone actually diminishing over time) this is common to us all and this changes the look of the outer layers of the skin over our altered/aged bony structure and changes how we look. This can be a much more haggard type appearance, depending upon our age.

Muscle Tone.

Facial muscles also age over time and become increasingly tensed and less flexible, this contributes to facial sagging and loss of skin tone.

Fat Loss

Our facial fat pads diminish under muscular action, this leads to deep creases and contour defects in our facial structure

Collagen and Elastin Loss

As ageing skin loses its structural proteins (i.e. collagen and elastin’s) it becomes looser and begins to sag which contributes to a tired and aged look.

All of the above as we age contribute to how we look today.



What are “Silhouette Soft Threads”?

The Silhouette technology has a double action of immediate lifting and collagen regenerating effect, through the action of re-absorbable sutures that contain bidirectional cones.

Silhouette threads were developed on the back of six years of experience in the use of suspension sutures with cones in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

Silhouette threads component “poly-l-lactic acid” is entirely re-absorbable and has been used for many years in various medical fields such as cardiology and plastic surgery

The product and technique has full approval from US “FDA” and EC authorities as a safe and effective technique for facial rejuvenation.





How does it work?
Two Actions:

  1. A lift action for immediate yet discreet results: As soon as the treatment is carried out, our physician will be able to redefine the focussed area by compressing and lifting the skin and underlying tissue thanks to the bidirectional and re-absorbable cones.
  2. A volume effect for gradual and natural results: Re-absorption of the suture/filament component “poly-l-lactic acid” helps skin boost its natural collagen, thus further redefining your feature being treated. Silhouette Soft Threads is the only thread product on the aesthetic market combining these two actions.

What is the process?

  • Firstly you will have a full consultation with one of our Medical doctors who are experienced in this procedure and other relevant facial aesthetic procedures suitable for you.
  • Our Henley Clinic protocol and standards ensures you will receive full information from the medical team on this, any other relevant treatments what the procedure will entail and answer any questions you may have. Allowing you to be able to achieve what you are looking for and give you sufficient information for you to make your decision.
  • If you plan to proceed, the process will be approximately a 45-60 minutes appointment, depending upon the number of threads to be inserted.
  • Firstly a local anaesthetic is administered in the area/s to be treated.
  • A fine needle is used to make entry and exit points for the thread.
  • The thread is then fed into the entry point through to the exit point.
  • This allows the physician to position the threads accurately for ultimate positioning for your lift
  • After insertion, mild pressure is applied to the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin and to obtain the lifting and desired effect.
  • Depending upon the area and skin quality to be lifted more than one thread maybe required per side, but this would have been agreed by you and doctor prior to the treatment anyway. Average usage is two threads strategically placed per side
  • Silhouette soft can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with dermal fillers, BTX or Ultherapy

What does it mean for you?

  • Treatment takes about 45-60 mins
  • No downtime, you can go back to normal duties immediately
  • It has an immediate but natural lift effect in addition to a progressive collagen generation and volume action
  • The effects last up to 18 months, in a number of clinical studies the effects have been in excess of 2 years
  • Non-invasive procedure – no incisions are made
  • Silhouette threads are completely re-absorbable
  • Flabbiness, lifting and skin quality can all be achieved in the cheek, lower face, jowl area, drooping eyebrows upper face/forehead

Note: Actual treatment results will be variable from patient to patient




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What people say about us and our treatments

“I have been a client of The Henley Clinic for a number of years. The atmosphere at the clinic is friendly and inviting – that in itself wants to make you keeping coming back again and again I have recently had Silhouette soft facial threads, a procedure that takes a little under an hour. The results have been amazing. My mid face lines have been gently softened and my jawline pulled back and is now tighter and firmer. My skin quality has improved 10 fold. The effect of this procedure is immediate and the downtime minimal. I am in my 50's and friends and work colleagues have commented on how well I look. Anyone who is thinking of having this type of procedure look no further than the Henley Clinic.” Lynne *

* Note: Actual treatment results will be variable from patient to patient

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