Lifted. Refined. Aptos® Defined
Looking for that non-surgical way to freshen your appearance? Then the fastest growing anti-ageing treatment could be the answer. Thread lifting is an easy way to smoothen wrinkles and tighten sagging skin without surgery.
The procedure involves inserting PDL threads into the underlying soft tissues beneath the skin. The threads are then pulled tight, resulting in a lift of the skin. As a result, the face is redefined, volume is restored, and the effects of ageing are significantly reduced. The threads are absorbable and will dissolve naturally. More significantly the threads stimulate the skin to start producing more collagen and elastin which provides a long-lasting result. The threads are inserted without any incision into the skin and the small puncture wounds heal within days.
Why Aptos® Thread Lifts?
Aptos® Thread lifts can be used to treat several different areas, from smoothing horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles to lifting the brow and outer eyebrow area and restoring volume to sagging cheeks. They can also smoothen lines around the mouth and tighten sagging skin under the lower jaw. Results are evident immediately after the procedure and can last from one and a half to five years, depending on the thread composition.
”We place the best quality products, make use of the latest available technology and we follow sound surgical protocols. This method of practice, together with our ongoing support, truly offers you a long-term partner – whether you require a light eyebrow lift or a full face lift.Dr Thinus van NiekerkBChD (Pret) Dip Implantology (Pret)
What can I expect?
Every case is unique and therefor your journey may look completely different to the one outlined below. There are just too many variables and options to accommodate every scenario. During your consultation and planning phase we shall look at all your options and together make decisions that best suit your lifestyle and needs.
Typical first appointment
All first appointments take the form of a full consultation where we assess your medical health. We listen to your immediate concerns and discuss how these may fit into a comprehensive treatment plan. We then make treatment proposals based on your lifestyle and needs. Once agreed we proceed with your treatments in a phased approach and perform your thread lift procedure at the best time.
Typical second appointment
We start the appointment with planning the positioning of the threads and we mark them out. Next we administer topical- followed by local anaesthetic to all the working areas and allow it time to work completely. This is the only uncomfortable part of the procedure. We then place the threads sequentially and gently manipulate the skin to give you the desired lift. Once all the threads are placed and we are happy with the amount of lift achieved we apply antiseptic solution to the small entry points and provide aftercare instructions.