Silhouette Soft®

Only performed by Dr Pradnya Apté, Silhouette Soft® thread lifting is an effective treatment for facial sagging and skin tightening.

Dr Pradnya is an experienced practitioner of Silhouette Soft® with over 5 years experience and keeps up to date with the latest protocols by being invited to annual WORLD EXPERT MEETINGS in Barcelona for Silhouette Soft®.

Renowned for her natural yet subtle results, Dr Pradnya offers the latest “X- Lift” technique and works with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan which will boost both your natural beauty and your confidence. She has also trademarked her own approach to facial rejuvenation with her “Rejuvalift” which utilises a minimum of 4 threads on each side.

The threads dissolve after 6-8 months. During this time they stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, thickening and strengthening the skin from within and improving elasticity so it retains a lifted appearance for up to 1 year post treatment. Silhouette Soft® is the only treatment to combine these dual procedures in an unprecedented two-stage action.

What we love about Silhouette Soft® thread lifting is that it can be carried out on a variety of areas including jowls, cheeks and neck. Silhouette threads can also be used on the brows to maintain a natural arch.

As this is a minimally invasive treatment only performed by skilled medical practitioners, Silhouette Soft® threadlifting at our Clinic is a very comfortable treatment. In addition, local anaesthetic will be applied to the area in advance to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

What causes facial sagging?

Volume loss: As we get older, muscles and fat diminish which can lead to facial sagging.

Loss of Elasticity: As we age, collagen and elastin production slows and skin loses elasticity which can contribute to sagging. In addition, UV damage can also speed up the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

Posture: Looking down frequently at mobiles, tablets and laptops shortens the neck muscles accelerating the formation of jowls.

Treatment benefits

  • No surgery required
  • Improve the appearance of the jowl, cheek and neck area

Silhouette soft thread lift is effective for treating:

  • Cheek enhancement
  • Jowls and jawline lifting/ tightening
  • Neck tightening
  • Eyelid improvement with a brow lift

Frequently Asked Questions

Unlike PDO threads, a Silhouette Soft® jowl lift uses special threads made from polylactic acid. These threads feature cones which attach themselves to the surrounding tissues when inserted into the skin. Like PDO threads, this allows for an instant jowl lift with no surgery.Due to their bidirectional cones, Silhouette Soft® threads also have a biostimulation effect as they encourage collagen to build up around the thread. As the threads dissolve over the next 6 to 8 months, the area will become naturally lifted by the collagen your body has produced. This results in a natural, lifted look with long lasting results.
Anaesthetic is injected to the area before treatment to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.
You may experience some mild bruising and tenderness at the injection sites. However, this will subside.
We suggest you avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that may increase the blood pressure for at least 48 hours.
Results are usually visible immediately and may last up to 18 months and improve over a 3 month period, depending on the individual.
All non-invasive procedures carry a small amount of risk which is why they are only administered after a face-to-face consultation with Dr Pradnya during which a full assessment will be carried out and a full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
This treatment will only be carried out by Dr Pradnya . Welcoming and professional, Dr Pradnya will make you feel at ease and answer any questions you may have. Dr Pradnya has achieved fantastic results for patients with the numerous procedures that she has carried out.She achieves excellent results through a combination of Ellanse® and Silhouette Soft®. Book a Consultation to see how she can help you.

Treatment summary

DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.

  • No. of treatments: Usually 1
  • Procedure time: 90 minutes
  • Anaesthetic: Xylocaine injection
  • Sensitivity Period: 1 – 3 days
  • Duration of results: 18 – 24 months
  • Back to work: after 1 – 2 days
  • Recovery time: within 3 weeks


I have to say its always such a relaxing experience visiting Dr Pradnya, from the moment of entering I just feel completely at ease and made to feel so welcome and comfortable. Dr Pradnya is a true professional with a personal touch. Looking forward to coming back in a few weeks!
Dr Pradnya is a delight, she is very approachable and puts you at ease from the moment you walk through the doors of her beautiful clinic. Dr Pradnya is a true professional and I have been delighted with the treatments and results that I have had. A very lovely experience from the start from a very lovely team.
Dr Pradnya is a genius. Anyone can inject, but Dr Pradnya creates a masterpiece, enhancing your natural beauty. Thank you for your expertise, advice and passion in what you do so well. The care and aftercare is excellent.
Having a great interest in skin care over many years, I have visited many London well known beauty salons. Without a doubt I find Dr Pradnya far superior to all others. Her staff and the whole atmosphere are excellent. How fortunate we are to have them locally.
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