As we age, gravity takes its toll on our appearance. The supporting tissue of the cheeks weakens, facial fat is lost leaving the face flat, the jawline loses its definition and the neck area sags. The nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth become more pronounced. This sagging of the facial tissue in medical terms is called ptosis. The traditional treatment to tighten sagging skin on the face and neck was the invasive, time consuming surgical face lift procedure. The good news is that there is now a non-invasive solution for facial and neck sagging that offers instant results with a minimum of downtime. An Aptos thread lift can lift and tighten saggy skin, smooth wrinkles, stimulate natural collagen production and improve skin tone and colour to give you a more natural, long lasting appearance. Results are evident immediately and continue to improve over many months. The benefits of an Aptos thread lift can continue for several years.
Advantages of thread rejuvenation
1. Minimal trauma;
2. The short duration of the procedure is on average up to 20-40 min;
3. Safety of used materials and techniques;
4. Relatively short and easily tolerable rehabilitation;
5. Simultaneous action in several directions – lifting and revitalization of soft tissues;
6. The effectiveness of the procedure in some cases is comparable to the result of surgical intervention;
7. Minimal risk of adverse reactions.
What is APTOS?
From doctors to doctors, Created by doctors for doctors, APTOS threads and methods have been transforming the aesthetic medicine since the inception. Minimally invasive threads & methods for face and body lifting, contouring and rejuvenation. The methods have been invented in 1996 by Georgian plastic surgeon DDR Marlen Sulamanidze and have ben developed by Dr Geroge and constantin sulananidzes. It has been more than 22 years passed since the first APTOS thread and method been introduced to the aesthetic world.
Advantages of APTOS threads
Unique threads of APTOS are obtained as a result of painstaking work. Today, by using threads it is possible to reinforce soft tissues of the face, neck, hands, chest, décolleté, knees, hips, abdomen; also, to correct defects, lift, rejuvenate the skin or give volume, where necessary.
The result of using threads will be visually noticeable right after the procedure and will increase with time. After about two months you will be able to assess the maximum effect and enjoy it for several years.
The Essence of the method
Modern medicine helps restore beauty and attractiveness lost over the years. For this, there are different methods in the hands of physicians. One of them is the APTOS thread rejuvenation.
Flabby skin, wrinkles, deformation of the face oval due to ptosis (sagging) of soft tissues are all unfavourable signs of aging. APTOS offers a modern and safe solution to these problems – using the unique APTOS thread methods. The technology of thread modelling allows to return an attractive appearance, correct the shortcomings on the face and body, relieve from currently emerging, as well as manifested signs of aging.
APTOS offers two types of threads:
Absorbable threads of L-lactide copolymer with Ꜫ-caprolactone for delicate correction of visible changes, fine wrinkles and folds;
Non-absorbable threads from polypropylene to correct manifested changes with a longer result.
The type and technology of the introduction of threads is determined by doctor during the preliminary consultation, depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the problem.
An additional advantage of the line of absorbable threads is the content of polylactic acid in their composition, which activates the production of own collagen and stimulates metabolic processes in skin. Thus, rejuvenation also occurs at the cellular level: simultaneously with the lifting, the skin relief is leveled, color and tone are improved. Also, it’s threads unique feature that the rejuvenating effect increases with time. This is due to the fact that polylactic acid in the threads is synthesized into the skin throughout the entire period of introducing of the threads, until they are fully absorbed.
In spite of the fact that thread modeling is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure, the result from it can be no less than after the plastic surgery, while the rehabilitation period is much easier. The authors also took care that the safety of the method was best combined with the long-term effect. So, from the lifting with absorbable threads result remains on average up to 2-3 years, non-absorbable threads provide an average rejuvenation for five years. Persistence of the result always depends on the physiological characteristics of patient, way of life and the observance of recommendations during rehabilitation.
Cheeks and mid-face area
Contours of the face
Jaw line (jowls)