Aptos Threads

Aptos Threads is a breakthrough in non-invasive skin rejuvenation, allowing you to have a safe facelift treatment designed to reduce and correct aesthetic defects on your face and/or body. The treatment helps smoothen wrinkles, while significantly improving the skin’s appearance and structure without needing surgical intervention.

As Cape Town’s Aptos Thread enthusiasts, Enamel Clinic caters to offering competitive skin rejuvenation treatment.

What is Aptos Thread Treatment?

What Are the Different Types of Aptos Threads?

Aptos Threads treatment is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that makes use of fine threads. These threads are designed to lift and tighten the skin, performed under local anesthetic, enabling the skin tightening procedure to be less uncomfortable. The treatment is a popular alternative to surgical face lifts, as it improves the contour of the face and body.

Aptos Threads are made from Poly-L-lactic acid and Polycaprolactone materials. These two ingredients are fully absorbable and are non-allergic materials, commonly used in the field of medicine for a number of years. Aptos Threads are made to provide a soft grip on surrounding tissues, while slowly breaking down into molecules that stimulate the skin to produce and regenerate collagen. This action allows the skin to reduce laxity, and sagging while improving the skin’s tone, texture, colour, and hydration.

Prior to beginning the treatment, the doctor will perform an examination of the patient’s health and medical history. This is done to help identify any contraindications before doing the treatment. If there are no indications of complications or diseases, the doctor, based on factors like age, the individual’s physiological characteristics, and the wishes of the client, will determine which parts of the body to focus on. To kick-start the treatment the doctor will choose the most suitable treatment option for the patient, the doctor will then inform you in advance about preparation for the procedure, this can include which medication to stay away from, etc.

The next step is to determine whether there are allergies to certain types of anesthetics, if there aren’t any, the treatment can take place. To start, local infiltration anesthesia is performed in the area of correction along the contour of the threads. It is, however, recommended for women patients to plan the procedure in accordance with their menstrual cycle since sometimes there is an increase in their pain threshold during that time.

Secondly, the doctor will examine areas that need correcting, followed by conducting medical marking with a special marker, where the exact location and fixation points of the threads are. This is to ensure the exact introduction of threads to help the doctor achieve the maximum effect from the procedure while simultaneously preserving natural facial expressions.

To ensure that the treatment provides a lifting effect, thread with a notch is commonly used to gauge which areas soft tissues are located in. This is done in order to prevent displacing them because our doctors are trained to know facial anatomy. The treatment takes no more than an hour to carry out, allowing you to notice the effects of the treatment almost immediately after the procedure. 

You may experience small swelling, discomfort, and slight pain after the procedure. If that is the case our doctors will prescribe analgesics, you must apply this cold or make use of an Aptos ice pack in the correction area. You must do this in the first 48 hours, 3-4 times a day for at least 15 – 20 minutes.

The final stage of treatment is rehabilitation, this is entirely up to how you have been following the doctor’s recommendations to heal. Rehabilitation takes 1 – 3 weeks, and factors like skincare and lifestyle adjustments all cater to healing and getting desired results after treatment

There are a variety of reputable threads in the market, however, with the help of an expert you can choose the best option for your needs. 

The following are the different types of threads:

  • Polydioxanone (PDO)
  • Poly-L-lactic (PLA) 
  • And the most recent addition, Polycaprolactone (PCL)

How long do Aptos Threads last?

Aptos Threads contain both PLLA and PCL, these are common and effective collagen stimulators with long-lasting results. They are biocompatible and are completely broken down and reabsorbed by the body over a 12 to 18-month period, lasting longer than other threads available such as PDO and Silhouette Soft.

Apto Threads Lift provides long-lasting results lasting up to two years, unlike other skin rejuvenation treatments, which may require repeated sessions. Apto Threads Lift provides a single solution that can keep your skin looking its best for years to come. 

If you have any additional questions, contact our experts at Enamel Clinic for more information.


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