Aptos Thread Lift

An Aptos thread lift procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.   The result can be assessed at least 2 months after the procedure, when a connective tissue framework has formed around the threads.  The maximum result of the procedure depends on the chosen method selected by your Doctor, as well as your body's individual characteristics.

A surgical facelift is currently the gold-standard treatment for skin and soft tissue sagging.  A thread lift is a non-surgical alternative for patients who are not ready or do not want to take the surgical option.  Most patients are pleased with the results of this treatment.  However, you may not be able to achieve 100% of the result that you desire.

Thread lifts cannot stop the process of aging.  From clinical experiences, the rejuvenation effect with absorbable threads generally last for 1½-2 years.

What Are Aptos Threads Made Of

APTOS threads are made of both non-absorbable (polypropylene) and absorbable (poly-L-lactic acid + caprolactone) material. Polypropylene threads are used in surgery for more than 50 years. Polylactic threads are composed of fully absorbable, non-allergic material used in medicine for many years.

Threads provide double action: lifting and biostimulation.

Aptos Threads have specially designed barbs that provide soft grip on surrounding tissues. As absorbable threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen which gives a longer-lasting result. Over time they improve skin tone, texture, colour and hydration.

Choosing The Right Thread

The ability of your skin to stretch and then return to its normal state afterwards is called elasticity. Unfortunately, a loss of elasticity in the skin is a natural part of aging known as elastosis. Elastosis may be worse in people who spend a lot of time in the sun.

There are three TGA registered absorbable threads available in Australia:

1. Aptos Threads

  • Microscopic examination 1 month after thread insertion saw that Aptos threads induced the formation of new collagen and elastin that provide structure and elastic support to the skin*
  • Reabsorb in the body over 18 to 24 months

2.   Silhouette Soft Threads

  • Microscopic examination 1 month after thread insertion saw that these threads induced the formation of predominantly collagen only.  Thus, lacking in elasticity.*
  • Reabsorb in the body over 12-16 months

3.   PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads

  • Microscopic examination 1 month after thread insertion did not see any response from the skin or surrounding tissues.*
  • Reabsorb in the body over 2 to 3 months


[*Clinical and morphological data on soft tissue behaviour using different thread implant- Paklina O.V., Chekmareva I.A, Zhukova O.G., Agapova M.A. and Tsinoeva F.I. from the People's Friendship University of Russia]

Advantages of Aptos Thread Lifting

  1. Double action: lifting and regeneration
  2. Minimally invasive procedure performed under the local anesthesia
  3. Takes about 40 minutes
  4. Immediately evident results
  5. Minimum of downtime
  6. New collagen growth and increased microcirculation
  7. Long lasting effect

Combination Treatments

Aging occurs in all layers of the face and body: the skin, the subcutaneous fat, the muscle, the fascia & ligament and the bone.  Aptos thread lifting targets the subcutaneous fat layer.  Thus, a combination treatment may be required in order to achieve the best rejuvenation result.
  1. Anti-Wrinkle Injections: 2 weeks before
  2. Filler Injections: 2 weeks after
  3. PRP: before, same day or after
  4. Chemical Peeling: same day or after
  5. Laser: 1 month before or after
  6. Radiofrequency and Ultrasound: 1 month before or 12 months after

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