Less than a decade ago, the term 'facelift treatment' meant cosmetic surgical facelift. A surgical facelift treatment were often reserved for older people seeking facial rejuvenation by lifting sagging skin. It was regarded as a treatment to ‘fix’ an advanced aging problem.

“A surgical facelift used to be a treatment undertaken as a more reactive approach to addressing sagging skin”, says Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics. “But today, more people in their late 30s or early 40s are asking about skin lifting treatments to rejuvenate the face at a younger age.”

“In recent times, people are requesting for non-surgical thread lift treatment with the purpose of maintaining and delaying signs of aging, and regaining their youthful appearance.”, Dr. Siew added.

So what exactly is a non-surgical thread lift treatment? Is it worth the investment?


A surgical face lift is no longer the only option for lifting and contouring the face. Thread lift has been gaining popularity over the years because of its powerful effects against sagging skin.

Making its first appearance in the medical aesthetic market in 2013, Silhouette Soft has helped more than 130,000 people all over the world to reshape facial contours and lift sagging skin.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a unique non-surgical method of lifting the skin tissue by using specialized suture material that is completely bio-compatible. These sutures are inserted into the skin using a small needle. These sutures are able to grab on to the sagging skin tissue and lift them up to a higher position because they have small barbs on them.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift (http://radium-aesthetics.com/treatment/silhouette-soft-thread-lift/) is a convenient ‘lunchtime’ skin lifting treatment that does not require any general anesthesia or long recovery. It provides immediate results and it continues to improve the next 2-3 months after the procedure as collagen continues to be stimulated by the threads.

Alternatively, another type of thread that aesthetic doctors use is made of polydioxanone, commonly known as PDO threads. PDO Thread Lift (http://radium-aesthetics.com/treatment/pdo-thread-lift-singapore/) is gaining in popularity in Singapore because of its lifting capabilities and its versatility. PDO threads are made of bio-absorbable sutures which will dissolve in your body after 6 to 8 months.


As the threads are absorbable, they will dissolve in about 6 to 9 months after the treatment. Although the threads dissolve after some time, the contours will remain lifted and maintain its shape for another 12 months. The longevity of a thread lift treatment is about 2 years.

As no excess skin is removed during the procedure, it is not uncommon for people to experience dimpling or puckering of the skin at the entry points.

The potential complications that may arise from a thread lift can be easily mitigated by choosing an experienced doctor to perform the thread lift.


The current trend for skin lifting treatment calls for fewer and less noticeable scars with visible, dramatic results. Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a convenient, straightforward, and affordable procedure for people who do not wish to undergo a typical facelift surgery.

Thread Lift treatment allows the doctor to carefully and precisely determine the proper point of entry and exit points. After inserting the thread, the doctor applies slight pressure on the treated area to push and guide the threads upwards beneath the skin until they are taut and embedded.

Due to its non-surgical nature, a patient who undergoes Silhouette Soft Thread Lift enjoys a minimal downtime of 3 to 5 days. On the other hand, a surgical face lift has a downtime of about 2 weeks.

Although the downside of a thread lift procedure is that the lifting effects may not be as pronounced or as long-lasting as a surgical face lift, people are generally more receptive to thread lift because of its natural and safer outcome. The more regular you repeat the treatment, the longer the effects will last – thanks to the collagen remodeling that continues to take effect. In the long run, you may only require to repeat the thread lift every 3 to 4 years for maintenance.

Find out more about:

Radium Medical Aesthetics - http://radium-aesthetics.com/
Dr. Siew Tuck Wah - http://drsiew.com/about-drsiew/

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