Aptos Thread 6 ® 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 Thread 6 ® 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 ® Thread 6
Aptos ® Thread 6 is a non-absorbable thread which helps to correct age changes of people older than 50 who have strong signs of age-related facial changes. The threads are injected subdermally with a special guide needle through skin punctures or small incisions of 1-2 mm. These threads are specifically designed for midface and the lower third of the face.
Benefits of Aptos ® Thread 6
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 anesthesia 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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