Aptos Needle 2 ® Description
The procedure where Aptos Needle 2 ® threads are used means literally «against descent». After lift, from 1 to 3 months, at the place of insignificant injury of connective tissue, new tissue with clear contours is formed. The main types of threads used are: free floating cogged or barbed threads which should not be suspended in order to hold the lift and smooth or suspension threads which should be anchored to a stable structure of the face or scalp.
Features of Aptos ® Needle 2
When using Aptos ® Needle 2, the threads are implanted subdermally fixing under the mastoid bone and form “a hammock” which supports the skin and soft tissues of the neck. The method is intended for correction of the Double chin, lower jaw bone contours and submaxillary zone.
Benefits of Aptos ® Needle 2
Lifting with Aptos ® threads is a real facelift which presupposes movement of tissues to new position. During this procedure, bio-compatible threads made from polypropylene are placed into the soft tissues of the face through small (2-3mm) cuts. Microscopic notches (a kind of anchors) are throughout Aptos ® threads which help to move the skin and then fix it in necessary position.
Depending on the case, two kinds of threads could be used – Aptos ® Thread and Aptos ® Needle. Aptos ® Needle is a monofilament thread which allows working with more heavy tissues, however, it is necessary to make more noticeable (up to 1 sm) incisions. Facelift with these threads was conducted with local anaesthesia and takes around 1-1.5 hours. The initial result is visible immediately after the procedure, and the final result can be assessed in 2-3 weeks. During that period the patient should avoid active expression and masticatory movements. Effect is maintained for 2-3 years.
How to Use Aptos ® Needle 2
Aptos ® Needle 2 is conducted using double-pointed needles without the need for necessary incisions including the loop and returning trajectories. This method required initial incision up to 2-3mm.
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