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Aptos Thread Lift

 If you are looking for a non-surgical way to get younger look again, then the fastest-growing anti-ageing treatment could be the answer. It's the only thread brand developed by doctors for doctors, with a unique P(LA /CL) composition.


The founder, Plastic Surgeon Dr Marlen Sulamanidze, is still instrumental in the company, which recently launched the first thread in the world to contain Hyaluronic acid for simultaneous lifting & rejuvenation.

The procedure involves inserting threads into the soft tissues which are then pulled tight, lifting the skin.

As a result, the face is redefined, volume restored & the effects of ageing are significantly reduced.

The threads can be both non-absorbable and absorbable. As absorbable threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen and elastin which gives a longer-lasting result. The threads are inserted without incision in the skin, so the procedure is totally safe.

Which areas of the body can be treated?

  • Loss of tissue volume

  • Development of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Sagging eyebrows

  • A relaxed / sagging mid-facial appearance

  • Thinning of the lips

  • Prominence of the jaw

  • Slight bags under the eyes or on the neck

  • Patients with some relapse from a previous procedure such as a facelift or neck lift

  • Facial asymmetry

  • Skin dehydration

  • Mild to moderate signs of ptosis of the skin


The benefits

  • Minimally invasive: no incisions or stitches

  • Only requires local anaesthetic

  • Reduced treatment time of 20 minutes

  • Minimal post-treatment downtime

  • Little to no side effects

  • The procedure is low risk

  • Overall improvement of skin quality

  • Results are immediately visible

  • Dual action: lifting and rejuvenation

  • Long-term effect (1 to 5 years, depending on the thread composition)

  • Safe to use with other aesthetic procedures (such as fillers)

  • The individual patient assessment ensures the selection of the best thread and method to produce the desired effect


The 20-minute procedure

Applying APTOS threads takes around 20 minutes in a treatment room. Most people are able to resume work the  day after the procedure. For patients who have multiple threads inserted, they may experience more discomfort.

The treatment will be adapted to your preferences and can be combined with other aesthetic procedures.

Before and after photo, courtesy of Dr Johan Botha, specialist trainer.


Recommendations after treatment:

  • After the procedure, a slight swelling or bruising may occur. Arnica tablets can help with swelling and bruising

  • Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity appear. These inconveniences will subside within few days after the procedure

  • The doctor will prescribe antibiotic if there is a high risk of infection

  • Apply ice packs immediately after the procedure

  • Take analgesics in case of pain for 2-3 days

  • Refrain from applying make-up for minimum 24 hours

  • Sleep face up, in an elevated position for about 3-5 nights

  • Wash face gently without rubbing or massaging for 5-7 days

  • Sleep face up, in an elevated position on pillows for about 3-5 nights

  • Wash and dry face gently without rubbing or massaging for 5-7 days

  • Avoid excessive face and neck movements for about 2 weeks

  • Avoid face and neck massages for 1 month

  • Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight for 2 weeks

  • Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds for 2 weeks

  • Avoid sports and exercise for 2 weeks

  • Do not use saunas for about 3 weeks

  • Do not use saunas or steam rooms for about 3 weeks

  • Avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks


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