Silhouette Soft vs PDO thread

Polydioxanone [PDO] and Silhouette Soft thread lifts are revolutionary therapies in the world of aesthetics. While both treatments are designed to lift and tighten sagging skin, they differ in terms of composition and results. In this article, we compare Silhouette Soft and PDO threads to help you decide which treatment is right for you.

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What are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are made of a synthetic, absorbable material called Polydioxanone, which has been used in medical sutures for many years. In medical aesthetics, they are helpful in lifting and tightening the cheeks, jawline, neck, and eyebrows areas, as well as to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What are Silhouette Soft threads?

Silhouette Soft threads are made of a biocompatible material called polylactic acid which stimulates collagen production and this improves skin elasticity and firmness. In recent years, Silhouette Soft threads have become increasingly popular among medical professionals for non-surgical skin lifting procedures.

PDO Threads vs Silhouette Soft


Both PDO threads and Silhouette Soft threads are inserted into the subcutaneous layer of the skin, also known as the hypodermis or subcutis, which is the deepest layer of the skin. The subcutaneous layer is composed of collagen and elastin fibers that provide the skin with strength and elasticity.

When the threads are implanted into this layer, they cause micro-injuries that stimulate the production of collagen as the body absorbs them over time. This process helps to further support and maintain the lift achieved by the threads. As the threads dissolve into the body after about six months, new collagen is left in their place, leading to improved skin texture and tone. This collagen synthesis helps to restore the skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


1. Material:
PDO threads and Silhouette Soft employ a comparable technique, but the threads’ actual composition varies. Silhouette Soft threads are made of polylactic acid, whereas PDO threads are constructed of a biodegradable substance called polydioxanone.

2. Results:
While both promise similar results, there are some variances. At Clique Clinic, Silhouette Soft is our top pick for skin lifting as our doctors have observed fantastic results when Silhouette Soft is used in conjunction with Ultherapy, Plinest, and Sylfirm X. A combination of several procedures, depending on the patient’s skin condition, typically produces superior results in terms of enhancing skin texture, elasticity, and firmness.
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Both PDO threads and Silhouette Soft are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can be performed in a clinic. The actual procedure time will depend on individuals but it should not take more than an hour.


The insertion of threads can cause discomfort during the procedure but this can be managed with anesthesia.

While both promise similar results, there are some differences. At Clique Clinic, Silhouette Soft is our preferred choice for skin lifting and our team has observed great results with the combination of Silhouette Soft and Ultherapy, Plinest and Sylfirm X. Depending on the patient’s skin condition, a combination of several procedures usually gives better outcomes in improving skin texture, elasticity, and firmness.

6. After-care :
Both thread procedures can cause bruising, swelling, and discomfort. These side effects are usually temporary and should subside within a few days to a week. Check with your doctor if you observed or experienced cases where the swelling and redness persists for more than a few days or in instances where you have an increased pain.


Both PDO threads and Silhouette Soft are generally considered safe procedures when performed by a qualified and experienced doctor. However, there is always a risk of complications, and patients should be aware of the potential risks before undergoing either procedure.

8. Longevity 

The longevity of results from aesthetic treatments varies from person to person and is dependent on several factors, including lifestyle choices. Sleep habits, diet, and stress levels can all contribute to the aging process of the skin, which can impact the longevity of the results from any aesthetic treatments.

In general Silhouette Soft can last up to 2 years. However, the overall lifting effect can be compounded and last even longer when combined with additional treatments and procedures.

For example, skin boosters like Plinest and Radiesse can help to enhance the lifting effect by improving collagen simulation and overall skin healing from within. Similarly, facial muscle strengthening procedures like EMFace can help to improve facial muscle tone, which can further enhance the lift from Silhouette Soft.

Ultrasound skin-lifting procedures like Ultherapy can also be used in combination with Silhouette Soft to target the deeper layers of the skin, specifically the SMAS layer. This can provide additional lifting and tightening effects that can further improve the overall outcome of the treatment.

Silhouette Soft vs PDO thread, WHICH TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Silhouette Soft and PDO threads can be effective options for those looking to lift and tighten sagging skin. Ultimately, the best treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and goals.

The quality of the treatment and the expertise of the medical professional performing the procedure impact the final outcome and longevity of the results. Hence it is essential to choose a reputable and experienced medical professional to ensure the best possible outcome and long-term satisfaction with your aesthetic treatments.t is important to choose a clinic with a knowledgeable team of experts with medical experience and a full understanding of the anatomy and risks. Clique Clinic’s doctors are highly trained and experienced professionals who specialize in performing face lifts for patients of all ages and skin types. With their expertise and commitment to safety, you can trust that you are in good hands during your procedures.

If you have further questions, do contact our team at : +6012-3537960

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Dr Lim Ting Song

Dr. Lim Tong Song is a renowned aesthetician in the medical aesthetics field with over 12 years of experience. Dr. Lim is a proud Igaku-shi (M.D.) graduate from Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan. He is also certified by the Ministry of Health Malaysia with the prestigious Letter of Credentialing and Privileges (LCP). His expertise spans a wide spectrum of aesthetic medicine, including Asian facial and body aesthetics, clinical application of fillers' rheology, and laser medicine. Dr. Lim's influence extends beyond clinical practice, as he serves on numerous global advisory boards for aesthetic treatments and represents Asia in international consensus meetings.

Dr. Lim's dedication to excellence in aesthetics is evident in his numerous accolades, including the Anti-aging & Beauty Trophy for Best Clinical Cases. His leadership positions within the International Society for Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery (ISDS) and his active participation in international conferences further underline his commitment to advancing the field. Dr Lim's specialisations include skin rejuvenation, facial aesthetics using injectables and fillers, and body contouring. Dr. Lim's passion for innovation and patient care positions him as a leading authority in medical aesthetics.