What are Silhouette Soft Threads?
Silhouette Soft Threads are a medical aesthetic product consisting of a suture with special cones, made of Poly-L-Lactic Acic (PLLA) threads and Lactide Glycolide cones. Depending on the product selected, there are a different number of free-floating cones on each side of the suture’s center, separated by knots and pointing toward the nearest end of the suture. Health Supplies Plus offers three varieties: 8 cones, 12 cones, and 16 cones.
This product is sometimes referred to as Instalift or Lift. Doctors have used medical devices made of PLLA for many years as a suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws, and even bone fracture nails, and these threads are similar to polydiaxanone (PDO) threads.
Where can I buy them?
Silhouette Soft is a medical suture designed to provide a non-surgical facelift, and you can purchase it online with Health Supplies Plus. Buy Silhouette Soft threads from Health Supplies Plus to help treat patients’ skin by lifting and tightening skin affected by sagging and wrinkles.
What are they used for?
Doctors use Silhouette Soft threads as a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, often called a suture lift or a thread lift. They can be used on areas of the face or neck to correct sagging wrinkles, lifting and tightening skin to appear smoother and more youthful. This includes areas such as the cheeks and cheekbones, the midface, facial contours, jawline, eyebrows, or neck. The instalift suture is most suitable for patients in their thirties to fifties whose skin still has a good support structure with minimal sagging and only early signs of aging.
How do they work?
When you insert these threads beneath the skin, the suture helps physically lift and tighten the skin, and the cones help to keep the suture in place. Also, the Poly-L-Lactic Acid in the suture also helps to stimulate the growth of new collagen in the area. This collagen then gives the skin structure and support, helping prevent the skin from sagging and wrinkling. The sutures and cones then gradually break naturally down within the body.
How long do they last?
As you insert the sutures, the results will be visible immediately as the threads lift the skin – patients are big fans of these instant results. And as the PLLA gradually dissolves within the skin, the new collagen growth remains, so the results usually last about eighteen months to two years. Exactly how long the results of this non-surgical facelift last depends on factors such as the patient’s lifestyle and rate of aging.
How do I use them?
First off, only trained medical professionals should use this medical device. To use this product, mark the location where you will be placing the sutures, use a local anesthetic at the entry and exit points of the sutures, and then remove the sutures from their sterile pouch. Using a fine needle, insert the suture into the subcutaneous layer, starting at the middle of the suture and the middle of the treated area. Advance the thread through to the exit location so that the first set of cones is in place within the tissue, then cut the needle so that only a small piece of suture is still exposed. Insert the second half of the suture using the same technique. Then, apply tension to the sutures and compress the soft tissue until you get the amount of lift needed to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Next, attach and secure a permanent monofilament suture to the proximal end of the suture. Trim the ends of the sutures, burying the ends under the soft tissue and closing off the incision. These sutures are for single use only, so dispose of any unused sutures from an open package. If you need to adjust the implant, carefully extract the suture, using a small incision to release the anchor if necessary.
What precautions should I take when using them?
You should not use these threads to treat patients who are allergic to plastic biomaterial or who have foreign-body sensitivities, skin areas with an infection, or areas with thin facial tissue. If the patient experiences discomfort, reaction, or infection, you may have to remove the sutures before they dissolve.
For the first day or so after treatment, your patients should avoid washing their face, shaving, or applying makeup to the treated area, and do these things gently for the next five days or longer. For the two weeks after treatment, your patients should also avoid tanning beds, exposure to direct sunlight, excessive face and neck movement, and directly rubbing or massaging the treated area. For three weeks after treatment, your patients should avoid saunas, high impact sports, facials or other face-targeted beauty treatments, and even dental work. And for the first three to five nights after treatment, your patients should prop up their head with pillows to keep their face slightly elevated, avoiding flattening their face as the treated area heals. You should also prescribe an antibiotic cream for your patients to use twice a day for the first five days, applying the antibiotic to the suture entry and exit points. If needed, your patients can also take over-the-counter pain medication for the first few days to reduce their discomfort.
What are the side effects?
Side effects can include:
- Discomfort during thread placement
- Temporary bunching, depression, or irregularity at entry points
More rare side effects can include:
- Allergic reaction
- Sensory nerve injury
Licensed medical professionals can buy Silhouette Soft Threads online at Health Supplies Plus. We offer low, wholesale pricing even on single unit orders, on aesthetic products ranging from threads to dermal fillers and much more.