Aptos Spring ® Description
Thread lift is an elevation of various face parts with special threads. The title Aptos ® is combined from two parts – a (negation) and ptosis, which translated from Latin means abasement, descent. The procedure where Aptos Spring ® 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 ® Spring
Aptos ® Spring is used mainly to correct marionette lines, wrinkles sorrow and corners of lips, at the same time taking part in narrowing and relaxation of the mimic muscles without deforming the facial expression. It is implanted by a blunt tip cannula, which contributes that thread lifting becomes softer and more efficient.
Benefits of Aptos ® Spring
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. 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.
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