Dr. Hugo Ho Thread Lifting

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 the stress of daily living show on our faces.  Deep creases form between the nose and the mouth, the jaw lines lose their contours, become jowly, and loose skin and folds appear around on the neck.  A sagging face makes people look sad, tired and is certainly 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.

Now, one can age gracefully and painlessly with a new non-surgical technique- Aptos Thread Lift.  This revolutionary method has won several awards in Europe including the "Best Tightening Thread" and the "Best Clinical Case in Facial Defect Reconstruction".

Thread Lifting - non surgical facelift

A thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedure that corrects moderate skin laxity on the face & body by reducing the sagging of soft tissues and promoting new collagen production.  Threads and thread lifting have been around for many years. There are many types on the market but not all threads are created equal. Therefore, we only use the clinically proven & patented Aptos absorbable threads.   Aptos threads are the longest-lasting absorbable threads on the market 18-24 months.  All threads can produce various amount of "mature" collagen type 1 for structural support, but Aptos threads are also capable of producing "young" collagen type 3 that gives the skin its softness and suppleness, and elastin that provides elasticity and keeps the skin tight.

In an Aptos thread lift procedure, a doctor, specifically trained in the method, repositions and contours the sagging tissues of the face and neck then places threads carefully in pre-determined areas to support the tissue and maintains the lift.  The face is re-defined. Its volume restored. The effect of ageing is reduced. As the threads reabsorb, they stimulate new collagen and elastin production.  This new scaffold of collagen and elastin re-strengthens the skin and slows the process of aging.

The results of having a thread lift can be seen immediately after the procedure, achieved in under an hour, with local anaesthesia, requiring little downtime and without scarring.  Most people can get back to their lives quickly in a few days.

Aptos thread lifting 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 suitable for people who are not ready or don't want to have an invasive surgical procedure.  It is capable of correcting moderate skin laxity by improving the contours of soft tissues.  An Aptos thread lift can help reverse the signs of aging and help you look years younger.

Aptos is the world leader in thread lifting technology.  There are up to 30 different threads and over 50 different Aptos methods for treament. 

Entrusting your treatment to a highly skilled and experienced doctor is as vital as 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 even liposuction to achieve an even better result.

Dr Hugo Ho


Dr. Ho started researching into treatments for skin and soft tissue sagging 5 years ago. He developed a passion for thread lifting as a minimally invasive treatment for skin and soft tissue sagging.  The development of thread lifting took a significant step in 2008 with the introduction of absorbable threads from Aptos.

Aptos threads gained TGA registration in Australia in 2017.  Dr. Ho furthered his studies in thread lifting with the Aptos methods.  In 2018, he traveled to Georgia and learned from the inventor, Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze.  He is one of the first two Australian doctors to become an Accredited Trainer for the Aptos thread lifting methods.

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