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Aptos is a minimally invasive thread and methods of face and body lifting, contouring and rejuvenation.
The methods have been invented in 1996 by Georgian plastic surgeon Marlen Sulamanidze and has been developed by Dr. George and Constantin Sulamanidze. The plastic thread and the methods of installing have obtained 18 patents of which 8 are international.
Aptos methods are reliable, have momentary results, do not leave seams and help to improve and reduce process of skin fading.
From 1996 the Aptos has produced unique threads for plastic and aesthetic surgery and cosmetology that have gained the world’s recognition and are successfully applied by specialists in more than 50 countries.
Currently there are no trainings planned for today.
The thread lift is an exciting new technique used to lift and tighten sagging facial tissue. This non-surgical alternative is growing in popularity. Specialized threads are inserted and attached into the deeper tissues of the skin and, if 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 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. How does it feel? A local anaesthetic is first gently injected to make sure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Following that, you’ll feel a light tugging on the skin. After the procedure, you may have some mild bruising and swelling for two to three days which ice packs will take care of. The goal is not only lifting of sagging skin, but also a regenerative process that leads to the production of a patient's own collagen, which rejuvenates the skin. The threads generally have a skin supporting, tightening and brightening function. 3rd Generation Threads with Hyaluronic Acid 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 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 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 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 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. P(LACL)HA thread insertion provides ongoing and progressive rejuvenation for the facial tissue. Patients who have a thread lift will notice a gradual improvement in their skin's tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, the body's healing response will be constantly activated. The body is biologically programmed to react this way when it senses any foreign object present within the dermis. Fortunately, because the threads placed under the skin during a thread lift are so small, the patient will not feel any of this happening. Most people cannot feel their sutures at all once the skin has healed around them. *Always consult your physician before applying any treatment. Contraindications: • Autoimmune diseases • Blood disorder (Hemophilia), Anticoagulant intake • Collagenosis • Ischemic heart disease, second, third degree arterial hypertension • Inflammatory processes, tumor mass in the expected intervention area • Susceptibility to keloid and hypertrophic scar formation • Aggravation of any chronic diseases • Pregnancy, lactation period • Earlier implanted non-absorbable threads in the area of correction • Idiosyncrasy to materials used for correction Adverse reaction: 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.
Abstract In recent years, minimally invasive procedures attract a significant interest. One of the most common methods for lifting of soft facial tissues is a thread lifting. Wide variety of threads are presented on the market, made from various materials and with various configurations. Objective: This article describes comparison of two different tread materials in accordance with therapeutic effectiveness, short recovery period and safety. Methods: Study was conducted on the 4-month-old pig, with weight of 40 kg. Thread implantation and skin sampling was performed with subcutaneous cellular tissue for histological study on 14 days, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, 1 year after implantation. Results: The results of histological studies showed an effectiveness of use of PLA and PLA HA 1% materials, unlike of control group. However, unlike PLA material, PLA HA 1% material had advantages. First, it has better bioinert characteristics, which was manifested in the absence of local reaction on implant. Conclusion: In accordance with study results PLA HA 1% material had an advantage over PLA material, providing collagenessis and elastin fibers formation which ensures more manifested “rejuvenating” effect of the skin at early stages of thread implantation.
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M. Sulamanidze*, R. Adamyan, I. Gulyaev, K. Sulamanidze, G. Sulamanidze Department of Clinic of plastic and aesthetic surgery TotalCharm, Moscow, Georgia