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If you are looking for a non-surgical way to refresh, revitalise and look younger while preserving a natural look, then an Aptos thread lift is the answer for you. Results are evident immediately, and continue to improve over many months.
Collagen loss is a major contributor to facial ageing. Collagen is a fibrous protein that gives structure and support to the skin. When the skin’s collagen content decreases with age, it gives rise to typical signs of ageing such as saggy and loose skin and wrinkles (galderma).
Aptos thread not only lift saggy and loose skin to restore aged skin it also is a collagen biostimulator. The purpose of collagen biostimulators is to activate collagen renewal in the skin, and thereby help restore its inner structure and volume. This is the main reason for continual improvement of the Aptos thread result over many months following insertion of threads.
Nasolabial folds are best described as the two skin folds on the side of the nose and corner of the mouth. It is said that as a person ages, the fold becomes more pronounced as a result of mid face sagging, but not always. Nasolabial folds can
also form in young people due to genetic predisposition or excessive facial expressions, weight loss and bad habits. As a result, problem appears and hardly is hidden by makeup.
To get rid of wrinkles with the help of massage is unlikely to succeed; moreover, an unprofessional procedure can worsen the situation by stretching new folds. Don’t risk, it is better to ask professionals for help. They can offer a more delicate and effective solution.
Lots of people use HA fillers to correct the wrinkles on the face but this method can in some cases only worsen the situation, making the face “heavy.” Besides, fillers sometimes are not enough and to improve results it is better to combine them with threads.
The drooping mouth corners are also called “wrinkles of sadness” as they give the face an expression of sadness, causing associations with helplessness and a tendency to complain. Is this a manifestation of character?
Not really. The reasons of “wrinkles of sadness” are objective and age-related: reduction of cheek volume and skin elasticity makes it hang over this area. These changes are more evident at 35-40s even when you are calm; it looks like you are sad and depressed. Drooping mouth corners can be inherited as well. These people are usually asked -“Why are you sad?” – not only in difficult moments. We think everyone agrees that the situation is not pleasant, and they want to get rid of the wrinkles.
“Wrinkles of sadness” can be removed easily and quickly thanks to Aptos threads. The procedure is not painful, does not leave scars, is short and needs minimum of downtime. Result persists for approximately two to three years with the use of absorbable and up to five years with non-absorbable threads. The persistence of the result is affected by genetic predisposition, patient’s lifestyle and in compliance with recommendations during recovery period.
All Aptos threads comply fully with Australian Regulatory requirements and are listed on the ARTG. In addition, your Doctor has been accredited by Aptos and has been fully trained in the Aptos techniques for thread lifting.
An Aptos thread lift is designed to provide lift, tighten saggy skin, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and improve skin tone, texture and colour to give you a more natural long-lasting appearance. Results are evident immediately and continue to improve over many months. Benefits of a thread lift can continue for several years after treatment. Thread lifting is a popular procedure to achieve that younger refreshed look without altering your appearance.
Thin threads are inserted gently into the soft tissue of the areas to be lifted and a local anaesthetic is used to calm the area and ensure a comfortable experience. There is no cutting of the skin and no scarring. The absorbable threads dissolve within 18-24 months. but before they dissolve, they create a support scaffolding of collagen for the skin that supports and lifts the skin for many years to come. In addition to the lift effect, a thread lift will create new skin firmness with improved skin colour, skin tone, texture and hydration. Typically, the procedure takes 30 – 60 minutes.
The unique thread design utilising specially developed and patented soft barbs, also known as cogs, attach to the surrounding tissue just like Velcro to help hold the skin in place to achieve the desired lift effect. The benefits of a thread lift can last for several years depending on the areas treated and individual response. Your doctor may also recommend thread lifting in combination with other treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections depending on your requirements.
Absorbable threads have been available in Australia and New Zealand since 2009. However, the Aptos threads have been available overseas for over 20 years. The material from which the absorbable threads are made from is the same material that has been used in conventional dissolvable sutures that have been used in surgery for many years.
(a) A lifting action for an immediate lift effect
(b) A rejuvenating effect promoting the restoration of lost collagen.
The ideal candidate for a thread lift is someone who has sagging or loose skin and is seeking a refreshed appearance without having unnecessary downtime and expense. A thread lift is an ideal solution to treat different areas.
The majority of patients resume normal social activities within a few days. Your doctor will advise you on this point as there are some follow up requirements to ensure the best result.
Occasionally some local discomfort or light pain may occur; this can be treated with oral analgesics. Sometimes local bruising may be evident. Cold compresses are
recommended for the first 2 hours after the procedure. Your doctor will explain more fully at the time of consultation.
It is not uncommon to have this procedure combined with other cosmetic procedures such as Botulinum toxin to reduce facial muscle activity; Dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid or fat to enhance skin volume; and FraxelTM laser therapy to improve skin texture and collagen formation. Ask your doctor for more information.
Yes, Aptos is regarded as an innovator and world leader in thread lifting. Aptos has been the recipient of many major awards and trophies for thread lifting excellence. In addition, Aptos has the largest range of lifting threads available in Australia. This means that Doctors have a wide choice of threads to perform a variety of lift procedures consistent with your specific requirements.
All Aptos accredited Doctors have undertaken specific training programs in the use of Aptos threads to ensure that patients have the best possible outcome.