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  1. WHAT IS SILHOUETTE THREAD?
  2. HOW DOES IT WORK?
  3. HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
  4. WHAT MAKES THEM HOLD FOR SO LONG?
  5. WHAT AREAS CAN BE DONE?
  6. CAN I GET A REACTION TO THE NYLON THREADS?
  7. IS THERE ANY SCARRING?
  8. WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME AND WILL THERE BE SIGNIFICANT BRUISING?
  9. WHAT IS THE COST COMPARED TO STANDARD FACELIFTING?
  10. WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS?

WHAT IS SILHOUETTE THREAD?
Silhouette Thread is a new face-lifting procedure that uses Proline suture material with small barbs in them to raise the fat pads of the face.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tiny nylon threads have minute barbs cut into them with a laser. When the threads are passed through the fat pads they are “locked” up by hundreds of these tiny barbs.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
As of this time it has been used extensively for five years and about 80% of the face lifts are holding tightly.

WHAT MAKES THEM HOLD FOR SO LONG?
Because there are hundreds of tiny barbs per thread, collagen grows inside each one of them locking them into position.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE DONE?
There are four areas that are usually done. The eyebrows can be elevated, the cheeks are lifted up and out, the “jowls” are elevated and reduced and the neckline and jawline are tightened.

CAN I GET A REACTION TO THE NYLON THREADS?
While anyone can react to anything it is highly unlikely that you will react to the threads. This material is known as Proline which is the exact same material that we have been sewing you up with for the past 40 years. It has been used routinely in surgery worldwide for decades without significant problems.

IS THERE ANY SCARRING?
There is absolutely no cutting what-so-ever. it is strictly performed with needles only, which leaves no visible scars.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME AND WILL THERE BE SIGNIFICANT BRUISING?
Because we use local anesthesia there is a lot of swelling immediately after the procedure. About 70% of this swelling is usually gone by the next morning. We ask all of our patients to take Arnica Montana and Kiwi fruit for one week prior to the procedure and one week afterwards. This minimizes bruising to the point that in one week almost all of the bruising is gone.

WHAT IS THE COST COMPARED TO STANDARD FACELIFTING?
The cost is substantially less than the usual surgical facelift. it varies depending on how many areas you wish to have treated. It generally runs about half as much as standard surgery.

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS?
These are extremely rare. Infection and swelling can also occur rarely. Unevenness can also occur rarely. If multiple cogs break by sleeping on your side the suture material will make its way to the surface where it can easily be pulled out.

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