VSoft Threads Lift Consent Form
V Soft Lift from SwedenTM Consent
This is a consent document that has been prepared to help inform you about the V Soft Lift from Sweden™ treatment, its risks, and alternative treatments. It is important that you read this information carefully and completely. Please initial each page, indicating that you have read the page as proposed by your doctor.
About the Procedure
V Soft lift is a technique that has been “borrowed” from the Oriental technique of threading. It was originally devised to create an angular European face from the rounded, Oriental face. As such it has been practised for many years. European faces differ from Oriental faces in their structure and ageing process. The V Soft lift uses the same principles of the threading technique but has been modified in the placement of the threads.
The threads are made from PDO; polydioxanone. This material is absorbable and has been used in surgery for 30 years. It disappears completely over a year having first created a small amount of new collagen. Because many threads are used the collagen creation and lift should be appreciable. The threads are inserted under the skin via ready-threaded needles that are no bigger than filler needles.
Tolerability and After-effects
For a few number of threads there is no need for anaesthetic cream. However, for larger areas anaesthetic cream or injections are advised. The procedure takes about 30 minutes.Afterwards there may be some swelling and definitely some bruising. This takes about 10 days to subside although it may be covered up from the moment of treatment. There is some initial discomfort that lasts a few days. Paracetamol is normally sufficient as a painkiller.
The best results are achieved at three months after the procedure as new collagen is created around the threads. However, we cannot guarantee results. Other treatments such as botox and fillers will complement the results and achieve a natural look. Following a healthy diet, avoiding the sun and living a healthy lifestyle also helps to maintain the results.
Surgery, botox, fillers and skin tightening devices may achieve similar results. If you are in any doubt about the value or risks of the treatment it is best not to receive the treatment.
Every procedure carries an element of risk. We do our utmost to minimize risk, and although the chance of an untoward event occurring is very small it may be significant if it happens to you.
1. Discomfort, bruising, infection and swelling may all occur as per all procedures that involve breaking the skin.
2. Scarring from the track of the thread.
3. Damage to deeper structures. The thread is inserted just below the skin so deeper structures are not normally at risk.
4. Allergy to the threads. This is very rare since the threads are no-allergenic and used in current surgery practice. Sometimes the local or injected anaesthetic can cause an allergic reaction which may require additional treatment.
5. Pigment changes. Rarely the skin can suffer pigmentary changes. It is important to avoid the sun for at least four weeks following the treatment.
6. Perceived asymmetry. We put the same number of threads into each side of the face. We do not aim to correct asymmetry unless specifically requested. Even so, existing asymmetry will remain.
7. Additional treatment. Sometimes a further treatment may be required to achieve the desired results.
Consent documents are used to communicate information about the proposed treatment of a disease or condition along with disclosure of risks and alternative forms of treatment(s). The consent process to define principles of risk disclosure should generally meet the needs of patients in most circumstances.
However, consent documents should not be considered all inclusive in defining other methods of care and risks encountered. Your doctor may provide you with additional or different information that is based on all the facts in your particular case and the state of medical knowledge.
Consent document are not intended to define or serve as the standard of medical care. Standards of medical care are determined on the basis of all of the facts involved in an individual case and subject to change as science knowledge and technology advance and as practice patterns evolve.
Your face may be tender and swollen for a few days. However, you may carry out personal care such as washing, make-up, washing hair and cleaning teeth. Be gentle; do not force any movements such as laughing or yawning since these may be painful. Work within the limits of discomfort. You should not be able to displace the threads but keeping excess movement will help.
Use a gentle cream such as Avene and sunblock SPF 30+ for four weeks.
Paracetamol is recommended for pain relief if required. Aspirin and the related non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs interfere with the healing process.
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Signed by Nina Bal Signed On: 8th January 2020
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