The thread lift is an exciting new technique used to lift and tighten sagging facial tissue. This non-surgical alternative is rapidly growing in popularity. Specialised threads are inserted and attached into the deeper tissues of the skin and, when positioned properly, create a firming and tightening effect. An added benefit is that threads stimulate the formation of collagen.
Compared to surgical face lifting, thread lifting involves far less trauma. There are no visible scars. No skin is cut away. The procedure is quick (20 to 40 minutes depending on how many threads you are having inserted) and has a very low risk of infection.
The initial results are seen immediately, and results continue to improve, as the collagen and elastin form and mature. Thread lifting can last anywhere from 18 to 24 months, but some people report effects for even longer.
Aptos threads are the latest and most effective generation of thread lifts and are a result of painstaking development and evolution.
Loss of facial tissue volume
P(LACL)HA thread is improved formulation, which ensures additional benefit for the skin. Skin elasticity and texture is visible right after thread implantation.
Elastin is fibrillar protein, one of the most important components of derma intercellular matrix. Elastin contains atypical amino acids – desmosine and isodesmosine. Elastin structure ensures skin turgor and elasticity. Due to tissue reaction (increased elastin content in the dermis), the face looks younger and fresh.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and gives structure not only skin, but also bones, muscles, and all other connective tissue. Body produces less of it as you get older, which results in fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient of human skin. It is produced by fibroblasts, which make the structural framework for human tissues. Hyaluronic acid fills intercellular areas and makes a perfect environment for skin cells. It is also responsible for stimulating the production of collagen and protecting all skin elements from exposure to free radicals.
Hyaluronic acid also contributes to tissue hydrodynamics; it is responsible for the amount of water tied in the skin, which makes it an ideal moisturizing factor. However, over time human skin begins to lose its natural resources of hyaluronic acid, which affects the work of fibroblasts. Consequently, the amount of collagen decreases, which makes human skin lose its volume.
Unique threads of APTOS are obtained as a result of painstaking work. Today, by using threads it is possible to reinforce soft tissues of the face, neck, hands, chest, décolleté, knees, hips, abdomen; also, to correct defects, lift, rejuvenate the skin or give volume, where necessary.
The result of using threads will be visually noticeable right after the procedure and will increase with time. After about two months you will be able to assess the maximum effect and enjoy it for several years.
You may experience slight redness, swelling and mild bruising – all will usually pass in a day or two. Minimal downtime, if any, is required.
Treatment starts from £1500. Mid Face and Lower Face are from £2500.
Treatment times can vary from patient to patient, but on average, a session takes around 40 minutes to complete.
Possible adverse reaction may be minimal inflammation with swelling and possible redness in the area of application for 24-72 hours, allergic response in certain patients, transient local irritation at the wound site, erythema and induration.
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