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What is Silhouette Soft: the lunchtime facelift explained

Interview with Dr Aamer Khan Cosmetic Doctor and Lesley Reynolds Anti Ageing Specialist.


This anti-ageing treatment Silhouette Soft otherwise known as the Lunch Time Face Lift   has the ability to ‘lift’ facial features. It has been featured in the press recently with East Enders Actress Gillian Taylforth singing its praises. I asked cosmetic doctor Dr Aamer Khan and anti-ageing specialist Lesley Reynolds to explain the procedure in more detail as part of our expert interview series in conjunction with the Anti-Ageing Show (see below for reader ticket offer)

What is a Silhouette Soft Face Lift?

A minimally invasive treatment using dissolvable sutures to give a lift. Effective for jowls, cheeks, brow and chin/neck. Not only does the treatment help give the effects of a face lift, but as the sutures dissolve they stimulate collagen to help with skin quality.

Is it the same as a ThreadLift?  If not how does it differ?

It is similar, but Silhouette soft sutures do two jobs, lift and help with collagen stimulation

What exactly is involved.

Silhouette soft sutures are injected into the deeper layers of the skin and then pulled gently to lift the tissues. There are tiny needle points and can be some bruising and swelling for about 3-5 days.

What is Silhouette Soft?

The Polylactic Acid is used to create the threads, and  has been used in surgical procedures for around 40 years.

They are made in the USA.

How safe is it?

Over 87,000 procedures have been performed throughout the world over the last three years and Silhouette Soft have been available to doctors since 2012

Silhouette Lift, on which the product was based was introduced in 2006.

They are made in the USA.

What effect does the treatment have?

The treatment lifts the tissue and stimulates collagen to restore a younger firmer look.

What areas of the face is it particularly effective on?

Jowls, cheeks, brows and chin area.

Does it hurt?

It is uncomfortable, as are all injectables, however, we use a local anaesthetic to help to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

How long does the actual treatment take?

Around 30 minutes

Are the results immediate?

The results are immediate and get better as the settle.

How long does it last?

Eighteen months to two years.

Is it suitable for everyone?

Most people aged 35-65 are suitable, but you would of course need a consultation to be accessed.

Is it reversible if you don’t like the results?

Up to a week it can be loosened

Would you use it alongside treatments such as Botox and Fillers or instead of?

Yes, its a very versitile treatment.

Will you look ‘done’ after the treatment ie Hollywood wind tunnel look!

Definitely not!

How much does it cost?

From £1500

You will be demonstrating at Anti-Ageing Show –  when can people come along and see the procedure and ask questions? 


Saturday 12.45 – 13.15 & Sunday 12.55 – 13.25
Soft Suture Face Lift

Saturday & Sunday 15.20 -15.50
Hand Lift


AGHBS-Logo-SP2014-Manc-SquareThe Anti-Ageing Show is offering Fab after Fifty Readers a special price on tickets for the show:


2 standard tickets to The Anti-Ageing Health & Beauty Show for £18 (normally £36) or a VIP pass for £75 (normally £95). I attach some general copy about the event with more details about the VIP package. Quote ‘fab’ when ordering. Book tickets


Fab after Fifty will have a stand at the show – so if you do visit please pop along to say hello.


Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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