The facial appearance shows our vitality and distinguishes and identifies us in our relationships with others. As people age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily living stress show on our faces. Deep creases form between the nose and the mouth, the jawlines lose their contours, become jowly, and loose skin and folds appear around the neck. A sagging face makes people look sad, tired, and undoubtedly less pleasant and less capable of achieving social success than a refreshed, harmonious and youthful one, prompting people to find minimally invasive and low-risk methods to reverse these effects.
Facial rejuvenation involves treating skin ptosis or skin sagging. In recent years, absorbable threads have emerged as a non-surgical treatment to reposition and support superficial skin tissues.
Today, more people are choosing for lesser, non-invasive treatments that can support collagen building, tissue tightening and remodelling at every age. People no longer wait for things to go bad enough to consider surgery. The small-tweak approach can change the path of how we age.
Thread lifting offers a non-surgical option to address excess skin laxity and stimulate new collagen growth with a short recovery and little downtime. Thread lifting has prevailed in parts of Asia and Europe for many years. However, it has gained traction in Australia over the last two years due to its efficacy compared to other non-surgical tightening options.
Aptos absorbable threads are composed of Polylactic acid and Polycaprolactone materials. Today, Aptos thread lifts are an integral tool for treating skin sagging. These revolutionary methods have won several awards in Europe, including the "Best Tightening Thread" and the "Best Clinical Case in Facial Defect Reconstruction".
A thread lift can correct moderate skin laxity on the face & body and reduce the sagging of soft tissues by promoting new collagen production. There are several thread materials on the market, but not all are the same. Therefore, we only use the clinically proven & patented Aptos absorbable threads. Aptos thread materials have been used in surgery for over 30 years. The absorbable materials in APTOS threads will gradually dissolve in the body. They have the advantage of a long degradation time of up to 2 years and sufficient holding strength to suspend the tissue allowing enough time for the body to produce an adequate amount of collagen to take over the support and maintain the aesthetic result that gives the skin its softness and suppleness and elastin that provides elasticity and tightens the skin. After the threads dissolve, they leave behind a scaffold of new collagen and elastin to recondition the skin and slow the process of aging. Besides lifting, Aptos threads improve the skin tone, texture, colour and hydration.
Aptos' special bidirectional and multi-directional barbed threads enable us to lift and compact the volume of the cheekbones. They lessen nasolabial folds and jowls, re-define the face's oval, and reduce the neck's laxity. The unique spring threads accommodate intense muscle moments around the mouth and support the tissue to lessen the Marionette lines. Aptos threads reduce forehead ptosis, droopy eyebrows, and nose. The face is re-defined, its volume restored, and the effect of aging is reduced.
Dr Ho performs the procedures under local anaesthesia in strictly sterile conditions. The incision is made with a needle and heals without leaving a scar. The after-effects are mild: a short downtime with mild bruising and swelling. The post-procedure recommendations mainly involve avoiding sport and local trauma for two weeks, the time needed for the threads and tissue interaction to settle.
The aesthetic result is immediate and natural-looking and continues to improve with new collagen and elastin production. This new scaffold of collagen and elastin re-strengthens the skin and slows the process of aging.
For patients who want to avoid or delay a surgical procedure, an Aptos thread lift is an alternative or an intermediary measure for rejuvenating the face.
An Aptos thread lift is an additional tool for minimally invasive skin rejuvenation. It bridges the gap when anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are not enough. It is capable of correcting moderate skin laxity by improving the contours of soft tissues. In addition, an Aptos thread lift has an anti-aging benefit and helps reverse the signs of aging. You can have Aptos threads inserted multiple times in your lifetime to help you maintain your youthful look for many years.
Aptos is the world leader in thread lift technology. There are up to 30 threads and over 50 different Aptos methods for treatment.
Entrusting your treatment to a highly skilled and experienced doctor is vital to choosing the right product. Dr Hugo Ho is a Certified Aptos Trainer and an Aptos Brand Ambassador. We offer a complimentary assessment to tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.
Aptos Thread Lifts can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler injections, or liposuction to achieve an even better result.
"With my three decades as a Specialist GP, I have built up a strong passion for cosmetic facial rejuvenation. My dedication has allowed me to become an expert in non-surgical thread lifting and a trainer in this innovative skincare technique. Through unparalleled knowledge and experience, I am able to create personalised plans that utilise the safest and most effective techniques to help my patients achieve their desired outcomes. I also have considerable expertise in other aesthetic procedures, such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Regardless of the procedure - from thread lifting to these modalities - I always strive to ensure my patients get the highest level of care, with the latest technologies for optimal results."
The Aptos threads were granted TGA registration in Australia in 2017. Dr Ho expanded his studies in thread lifting with the Aptos methods, and in 2018, he travelled to Georgia to learn from the inventor, Dr Marlen Sulamanidze. He became one of the first two Australian doctors to acquire Aptos-Certified Trainer status for the Aptos thread lifting methods.