Each year not only adds new wrinkles to the face, but also makes skin sag, changes the youthful contour of the face, deepens the nasolabial folds, causes unattractive drooping around the corners of the eyes, creates a double chin, and alters the mandibular line. In cases of pronounced sagging of the skin on the face, the solution is an innovative thread lift that effectively opposes gravity. The thread lift procedure is performed using the latest generation Aptos resorbable lifting threads, developed on the basis of poly-L-lactic acid. They are reliable, safe and provide an immediately visible effect that intensifies over time by triggering the synthesis of new collagen. Aptos threads were created and patented by plastic surgeon Marlen Andreevich Sulamanidze, who is recognised by the global medical community as the inventor of the first soft tissue lifting thread. Lifting threads have a special tooth-like shape that prevents migration and minimises the risk of complications.

Aptos threads can be combined with plasmolifting, with muscle relaxant injection in the upper third of the face (muscle relaxant is injected 1 week before thread insertion), and insertion of hyaluronic fillers into the middle part of the face when there is a large volume loss in this area.

DURATION

30 min.

SUITABLE AGE

18+

APPLICATION AREAS

Face

Methods

  • Injectable treatment

Required number of procedures

  • 1

Recovery period

  • The results are visible immediately after the procedure. The injection site may redden, swell slightly, bruise or become more sensitive, with those reactions resolving quickly within a few days.

Frequently asked questions

How is the procedure performed?

Prior to the procedure, local anaesthesia is applied the area to be treated. Lifting threads are inserted with the help of a special guiding needle that makes the procedure as gentle as possible. The procedure lasts 30 minutes.

What happens to the skin during the procedure?

The lifting effect is visible immediately after the procedure and intensifies over time. About 3 months after the insertion of lifting threads, new collagen is synthesised, resulting in significant skin tightening and improvement in skin elasticity and density.

What do we need to know about the recovery period?

No recovery period is required for this procedure. Redness, bruising and slight swelling may appear, but the discomfort resolves quickly (within a week). It is advisable to limit facial expressions and consumption of solids for up to 7 days after the procedure, avoid intense physical exertion and thermal procedures (steam room, sauna) for up to 5 days, and avoid sun exposure or tanning beds in the next 2-3 weeks. Also, no massages, dermabrasion, laser and radio-frequency procedures should be performed within 3 weeks after lifting thread insertion.

When does the effect occur and how long does it last?

The effect is visible immediately and lasts until the lifting thread’s natural degradation. The results last for 2-3 years, depending on the type of thread, lifestyle and individual characteristics of the patient.

What is the recommended frequency of the procedures?

The procedure may be repeated after the lifting thread has been completely resorbed.

In what cases is the procedure not advisable?

  • Skin injury at the injection site.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Infectious diseases.
  • Viral and bacterial skin infections.
  • Oncological diseases.

Frequently asked questions:

The dermatologist determines where the filler should be inserted, taking into account the patient’s anatomical features. The procedure lasts around 20-30 minutes.

The filler is spread evenly in the cheekbone area, with the results visible immediately.

No recovery period is required for this procedure. Redness or swelling may appear at the injection site, but the discomfort passes quickly (a few hours to a few days).

The effect is visible immediately and lasts around a year.

The procedure can be repeated again after the filler’s full or partial degradation.

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<li>Hypersensitivity to various types of fillers;</li>
<li>Skin injury at the injection site.</li>
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