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What's the difference between Silhouette Soft and PDO threads?

Silhouette Soft Vs PDO threads - which treatment is more suitable for me?

Thread lift treatments otherwise popularly called ‘the one stitch lift’ or “a non-surgical facelift” are achieved using either Silhouette Soft threads or PDO Threads.

Face thread lift

Silhouette Soft®

SILHOUETTE SOFT® is a simple, effective and technologically innovative thread lift treatment now being widely used by Dr Rose at our discreet and conveniently located Dermakurve clinic in West Didsbury, which serves clients throughout Manchester, Cheshire and across the North West of England.

It’s been designed to reduce the loss of skin tone you may be experiencing that can lead to sagging facial contours, neck jowls and those annoying creases. Whilst this is an extremely popular, confidence boosting treatment for mature people, SILHOUETTE SOFT® is suitable for anyone over 30.

PDO Thread Lift

PDO Threads fall into two categories: either the so-called one-stitch-lift, or the more robust PDO (polydioxanone) thread lift. In this latter procedure, Dr Rose uses a fine needle to deliver the special dissolvable threads made of PDO into the skin. The strength of these threads, combined with an anchoring technology, tightens the skin, producing a gentle and lasting lift to the treated face or neck areas.

Silhouette Soft® Vs PDO Thread Lift

Silhouette Soft thread is made from a biodegradable and absorbable material called Polylactic Acid, while PDO is made from a material called polydioxanone.
Both are great non-surgical treatments for loose skin and prevention of skin sagging amongst men and women who do not wish to have surgery.

They work by giving an initial mechanical lift as well as a gradual further lift by a formation of collagen around the threads. However, there are some distinctive features between both. Based on our experience at Dermakurve Silhouette Soft is suited to both younger and more mature people needing a more gentle lift and those who have less heavy features.

PDO we find is suitable for all age groups, but especially for those with a heavier lower jaw, loose skin and folds.
PDO thread lift technique entails a hidden single entry point for insertion of the cannula bearing the thread, while Silhouette Soft threads are inserted through a number of entry and exit point using a needle.

Finally the PDO lift threads have a series of fine hooks to grip and hold the tissues while Silhouette Soft is a finer thread with a number of cones to hold the tissue.


The choice between both treatments is a clinical one and therefore requires a medical consultation with a practitioner who has experience in performing the ‘one stitch lift’.

At Dermakurve we have been using both types of threads since they came to use in non-surgical aesthetic treatments in 2014 and we have a long-standing experience performing the procedures.

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