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At Smile Essential, we are delighted to offer the latest facial rejuvenation treatments, including Silhouette Soft thread lifts, under the care of fully-qualified, highly experienced practitioner Lina Kotecha. These treatments can make you look refreshed and rejuvenated by lifting the face and adding volume.

Lina qualified as a dentist in 2000 and developed a special interest in facial aesthetics, undertaking a host of further qualifications in Dermal Fillers, Botox© and Thread Lifts. Lina prides herself on her extensive qualifications and training achievements. She keeps abreast of all the latest techniques in facial aesthetics by attending regular meetings, conferences and training. She has just completed a Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics run by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners.

Training and Experience

Lina prides herself on her extensive qualifications and training achievements in facial rejuvenation treatments.

A detailed list of Lina's training and qualifications are below, categorised into her facial aesthetic career.
Facial Aesthetics Training  
Profhilo Skin Boosters Technique 2019
Teoxane Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques (Mid-face and lip augmentation) 2018
Academy of Aesthetic Medicine Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques (Mid and lower face augmentation) 2018
Ellionce PDO Thread Lifts 2017
Intraline PDO Thread Lifts and Skin Rejuvenation 2017
Silhouette Soft and PDO Thread Lifts 2016
Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics with Distinction (FGDP) 2016
Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics (FGDP) 2016
Allergan Masterclass 2015
Galderma Aesthetics Academy 2015
Galderma Advanced Dermal Filler-mid face (Mid-face augmentation - cheeks, peri-orbital regions with cannulas) 2014
Galderma Skinboosters Techniques 2014
Allergan 8-Point Face Lift 2014
Galderma Advanced Dermal Filler-lips 2014
CODE Advanced Dermal Filler Techniques 2012
CODE Advanced Botulinum Toxin 2012
CODE Beginners Dermal Filler Techniques 2010
CODE Beginners Botulinum Toxin 2010

Do you feel your face is sagging, the lines from your nose to your mouth are becoming more prominent and you are getting jowls under your chin? Dr Lina Kotecha can provide you with a 'mini face lift' using Silhouette Soft® to safely and effectively reduce this giving you a more refreshed and rejuvenated look.

From approximately the age of 40, the face and cheeks can begin to sag and drop, starting to show the signs of age. The Silhouette Soft® thread face lift is an innovative treatment using bidirectional absorbable thread cones to lift and rejuvenate your facial skin, resulting in a fresher, more revitalised appearance.

At Smile Essential, Dr Lina Kotecha uses Silhouette Soft® threads made by Sinclair Pharmacy for carrying out the thread lift procedures. Lina uses them for a range of facial rejuvenation treatments including:
  • Lifting the midface
  • Increasing volume in the mid face
  • Improving the jaw line and jowling

Silhouette Soft® thread lifts are a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment to lift the skin. They use an innovative technology with a double lifting and regenerating effect, through the action of re-absorbable sutures with bidirectional cones.

Polylactic acid (PLA), the main component of Silhouette Soft® is a well-known polymer that has been used for many years in a number of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It has a long history of use as resorbable suture, a drug delivery system and in surgery - in particular in orthopaedic fixation devices such as pins, rods and screws. It is also a key material in the development of tissue engineering.

The PLA Silhouette Soft® threads are moulded with cones made of Lactide and Glycolide. The components of the threads are totally re-absorbable in 18-24 months.

The threads act as scaffolding under the surface of the skin to lift sagging soft tissues. The cones both hold the threads in place, and in time stimulates the body's production of collagen to replace depleted facial volume which diminishes with age.

To book a consultation with Dr Lina Kotecha, contact the practice today.

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