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 are no longer waiting 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 and now have gained traction in Australia over the last two years due to their 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 by reducing the sagging of soft tissues and promoting new collagen production. There are several types of thread materials on the market, but not all are the same. We only use the clinically proven & patented Aptos absorbable threads. Aptos threads are the longest-lasting absorbable threads on the market for 18-24 months. All threads can produce various amounts of "mature" collagen type 1 for structural support. Still, Aptos threads can create "young" collagen type 3, giving the skin its softness, suppleness, and elastin, providing elasticity and keeping the skin tight.
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 oval of the face and reduce the laxity in the neck. 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 reduced the effect of ageing.
The procedures are carried out around an hour under local anaesthetic in strictly sterile conditions by fully trained doctors. The after-effects are mild: a short downtime and only a mild bruising or swelling. The post-procedure recommendations mainly involve avoiding sport and any local trauma for two weeks, the time needed for the threads and tissue interaction to settle down.
The threads will gradually resorb over 18-24months, with a tissue inducing effect that creates local production of new collagen and elastin. 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. 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 to come.
Aptos is the world leader in thread lift 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 Ho has a passion for treatments that focus on targeting the signs of aging on the face. He has been performing thread lifting since 2004 as a minimally invasive treatment for skin and soft tissue sagging. Recent advances in thread technology have enabled thread lifting to become an effective and safe minimally invasive option.
Aptos threads gained TGA registration in Australia in 2017. Dr Ho furthered his studies in thread lifting with the Aptos methods. In 2018, he travelled to Georgia and learned from the inventor, Dr Marlen Sulamanidze. He is one of the first two Australian doctors to become an Aptos-Certified Trainer for the Aptos thread lifting methods.