Why Silhouette Soft thread lifting is both complementary and an alternative to BotoxWhy Silhouette Soft thread lifting is both complementary and an alternative to Botox

Why Silhouette Soft thread lifting is both complementary and an alternative to Botox

Silhouette Soft thread lifting was once referred to as the 'Botox killer' and is often referred to as the new Botox. In a competitive world of aesthetic treatments that freeze muscles, stimulate the body's natural production of collagen and mould and shape certain areas of the face with dermal fillers, praise for one product is always welcome. However, as Silhouette Soft continues to grow in both existing and emerging markets, we use thread lifts to serve as both complementary treatments as well as an alternative to Botox.

Botox treatments have been used since the late 70s to induce a paralysis of targeted muscles that would reduce frown lines around the eyes. Less movement of the muscles would cause less sagging of the skin, thereby giving a tighter and more youthful appearance. In recent years, lower doses of Botox have been used as a preventive method against wrinkles and sagging for people who want to ease their way into full treatments, giving rise to the term 'Baby Botox.'

Silhouette Soft's rise in popularity has been meteoric, but completely understandable. Thanks to the strength of the effect of poly-l-lactic acid on the body's natural stimulation of collagen—something we lose as we age—and the dissolvability of the threads used in the process, patients and physicians alike have found a treatment that is minimally invasive with maximum effect. The other massive benefit of the treatment is minimal downtime and immediate results that continue to improve as more collagen is produced over the subsequent months.

Weddings, birthdays and anniversaries often serve as important milestones for patients to receive a Silhouette Soft treatment for the first time, and it is often combined with a filler product or Botox itself. Around the eyes, physicians and aestheticians often weigh up the advantages of a thread lift or Botox treatment depending on the desires of the patient and the details of the case at hand. A few months after the initial treatment, a 'top-up' could be required using either one of our filler products such as MaiLi or a collagen stimulator treatment such as Ellansé to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay.

While many patients may seek one aesthetic treatment over another, physicians are always on hand to provide valuable insight into the pros and cons of different treatments, as well as how different products can be combined for longer lasting results. We at Sinclair College offer expert training that helps physicians and aestheticians gain an in-depth understanding of different patient cases and the treatments that can be provided.

If you find yourself providing treatments using products that are not in our portfolio, talk to us to find out how our products can be combined effectively and how using complimentary products can lead to higher patient satisfaction and longer-lasting results.