Also called the Feather Lift, this is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation method which uses the patented Aptos Threads, Aptos Wires, Aptos Springs and Aptos Needles developed by Russian scientist, Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze. This alternative procedure is ideal for patients who would like a more conservative and minimally invasive procedure to rejuvenate the face.
It can be applied to brow, forehead, neck, jaw line and cheek lifting. It is ideal for nose-cheek folds, loosened cheeks and brows, and for tightening the neck area.
Polypropylene threads with fine cogs or barbs cut into the thread are inserted strategically to achieve the desired tissue support and remain anchored in their new position for years to come. It has a shorter recovery period and facial swelling usually subsides within a week, as compared to 3 weeks for the usual facelift surgery.
After an Aptos facelift, the patient is advised to avoid manipulating the face for the next 2 weeks. As much as possible, the patient is also advised not to perform animated facial movements , such as smiling, in order not to displace the Aptos threads while they are in the process of being fixed to the surrounding tissues.