APTOS Thread Lifting

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APTOS Thread Lift

APTOS Thread Lift, is a unique and advanced thread lift technique which is minimally invasive and used as a non surgical alternative to a face lift.  This treatment is ideal for patients who are not ready to undergo a traditional face lift and are looking for an instant lift and tightening in the treated area.  APTOS threads lift is a strictly doctors only procedure we advise clients to book a consultation appointment with our doctors to assess your suitability.

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*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient

An Aptos thread lift is designed to provide lift, tighten saggy skin, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and improve skin tone and colour to give you a more natural long lasting appearance. Results are evident immediately and continue to improve over many months. Benefits of a thread lift continue for several years after treatment. Thread lifting is now a popular procedure to achieve a refreshed look while improving the quality of the skin.

Thread lifting is a procedure which involves elevating different parts of the face and body using specially designed threads without having to make incisions as per the classical face lift.

Besides lifting, threads improve skin tone, texture, colour and hydration. The Aptos thread lift procedure take anywhere from 35 – 45 minutes and has minimal downtime.

An Aptos thread lift is different to a PDO thread they are made poly-L-lactic acid + caprolactone material, which means they last longer than the traditional PDO thread lift.

Unlike traditional surgical facelifts APTOS threads rejuvenate the face without changing your natural features. Usually soft tissues are just repositioned to their original location.

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Lifting, Rejuvenating + Tightening Threads

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APTOS threads are made of both non-absorbable (polypropylene) and absorbable (poly-L-lactic acid + caprolactone) material. Polypropylene threads are used in surgery for more than 50 years. Polylactic threads are composed of fully absorbable, non-allergic material used in medicine for many years.

Threads provide double action: lifting and rejuvenation.

Aptos Threads have specially designed barbs that provide soft grip on surrounding tissues. As absorbable threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen which gives a longer-lasting result. Over time they improve skin tone, texture, colour and hydration.

Aptos threads and thread lifting methods achieve international acclaim.

Aptos has participated in AMEC live Visage 2017 conference, that was held 15 – 17 September 2017, Monte-Carlo, Monaco. AMEC live Visage is an Anti-Ageing Congress and one of the most important events in Aesthetic Medicine field. Aptos have won 2 main trophies at the AMEC live Visage congress: 

  • Trophy for the best tightening threads
  • Trophy for the best clinical case in nose correction 
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APTOS Threads

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Who is the ideal candidate for a thread lift?

The ideal candidate for a thread lift is someone who has sagging or loose skin and is seeking a refreshed appearance without having unnecessary downtime and expense.

A thread lift is an ideal solution to treat different areas.

  • Lift and add volume to sagging cheeks 

  • Elevate sagging brows 
  • Elevate and refresh marionette lines and nasolabial folds
  • Create fullness in the lips
  • Support and revitalize the neck area 

  • Correct asymmetry of the brow and face 

  • Revitalize and lift the jowl area
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
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APTOS Threads

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What are the advantages of APTOS thread lift: 

  • Double action effect:
  • (a) A lifting action for an immediate lift effect
  • (b) A rejuvenating effect promoting the restoration of lost collagen.
  • Lift result can be seen immediately
  • No scarring 
  • Will not alter your natural features.
  • Improves skin tone, texture, colour and hydration
  • Improvement continues over many months 
  • New collagen is formed and skin is regenerated
  • Improves skin tone, colour, texture and hydration
  • Minimum of downtime 
  • Takes about 30 to 45 minutes
  • Results last for several years
  • Needle design ensures a comfortable experience
  • Ideally combined with dermal fillers anti-wrinkle injections
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APTOS Excellence Method

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The APTOS thread lift is very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the face to be treated, including the:​

  • Under eye area
  • Eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet (wrinkles around eyes)
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Naso jugal folds
  • Wrinkles around mouth
  • Jaw line
  • Jowls
  • Neck
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Pricing + Packages.

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APTOS Thread Lift
Area
Single PriceIntroductory Price
Mid Face Lift $5,500$3,999
Cheek Tweak$3,000$2,499
Spring Lift$3,000$2,499
Soft Eye - Brow Lift$3,000$1,999
Fox Eye - Brow Lift$3,000$1,999
Lower Face Lift$5,500$3,999
Neck Lift$5,500$3,999

Please note a consultation fee of $150 applies to see an APTOS Threads Doctor. This can be redeemed against treatment on the day of consultation only.

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Our APTOS Thread lift procedure is only performed by our APTOS accredited Doctors.

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Dr. Jason Temelkovski

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Dr. Jason Temelkovski has a comprehensive and wide-ranging background of medical expertise.

This began with a PhD in experimental pathology from the University of NSW (funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship) and followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis in 2000.

After graduating with Honours from Sydney University Medical School in 2004. His clinical experience includes junior registrar placements in Neurosurgery and Radiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

The next phase of his career includes a focus in the growing world of cosmetic medicine. He has completed training in injectables with both Allergan and Galderma. He is constantly evolving his skills with the most advanced and latest cosmetic injectable techniques and has also completed additional specialty training with APTOS threads, and is officially a certified practitioner.

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Dr. Sarika Tiwari

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Dr. Tiwari has been working in medicine for almost 20 years and achieved General Practitioner qualifications from both the UK and Australia. She is also a Skin Cancer Practitioner, and certified by APTOS, specialising in the threading process.

Since 2017 Dr. Tiwari has been practicing as a cosmetic physician with a steady surgical hand, completed training in cosmetic injectables with Allergan and Galderma and combines different products and applications for a natural aesthetic look.

"I really enjoy working with APTOS threads and using them on my patients who desire an instant lift and to help reverse the aging process, because not only are they overall safe with minimal side effects, they have longevity to ensure results are maximised over an extended period of time".

Dr. Tiwari has a gentle and considered approach, with fine attention to detail and wide range of medical expertise, will help you get the best results with optimum care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be performing my APTOS Threads lift?

  • APTOS threads is a Doctors only procedure, and performed by specially trained Doctors.
  • All APTOS accredited Doctors have undertaken specific training programs in the use of APTOS threads to ensure that patients have the best possible outcome. 

How long will my APTOS Threads last?

  • Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age as well as the type and amount of product used.
  • Thin threads are inserted gently into the soft tissue of the areas to be lifted and a local anaesthetic is used to calm the area and ensure a comfortable experience. The absorbable threads dissolve within 9-12 months, but before they dissolve they create a support scaffolding of collagen for the skin that supports and lifts the skin for many years to come.
  • In addition to the lift effect, a thread lift will create new skin firmness with improved skin colour, skin tone, texture and hydration.
  • The benefits of a thread lift can last for several years depending on the areas treated and individual response.
  • Your doctor may also recommend thread lifting in combination with other treatments such as dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections depending on your requirements.
  • The results vary depending on lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol, exercise etc.

Do APTOS Threads Hurt?

  • The treatment is performed under a local anesthesia, so you experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
  • You may experience a firm feeling and some tenderness in the area that has been treated for a few days after the procedure.
  • Please note pain is such a personal and subjective thing, it all depends on your tolerance and on the treatment area.
  • The procedure does not leave scars, is short and needs minimum of downtime.

Are the APTOS threads different to other threads?

  • Yes, APTOS is regarded as an innovator and world leader in thread lifting. APTOS has been the recipient of many major awards and trophies for thread lifting excellence.
  • In addition, APTOS has the largest range of lifting threads available in Australia. This means that Doctors have a wide choice of threads to perform a variety of lift procedures consistent with the requirements of the patient. 
  • All APTOS accredited Doctors have undertaken specific training programs in the use of APTOS threads to ensure that patients have the best possible outcome. 

How do I know this treatment is safe?

  • Body Sculpting Clinics uses only medical grade devices and cosmetic injectables which are registered on the ARTG and supplied by a reputable pharmaceutical company.
  • The TGA is part of the Australian Government Department of Health and is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods including medical devices. Once technology is tested and approved, it continues to be regulated through post market monitoring and standards enforcement.
  • It is important that the threads you are receiving comply with Australian Health Regulations and have an approved ARTG number. You can be assured that all Aptos threads comply fully with Australian Regulatory requirements and are listed on the ARTG.
  • In addition your Doctor has been accredited by Aptos and has been fully trained in the Aptos techniques for thread lifting. 

How long have APTOS threads been available?

  • Absorbable threads have been available in Australia and New Zealand since 2009. However, the Aptos threads have been available overseas for over 20 years.
  • The material from which the absorbable threads are made from is the same material that has been used in conventional dissolvable sutures that have been used in surgery for many years. 

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Advise your doctor and cosmetic injector if you:

  • Using ibuprofen 
  • Had recent minor dental work (e.g. scale and clean) 
  • Have an auto-immune condition
  • Are taking blood thinners (such as aspirin, warfarin etc)
  • Avoid Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Green Tea for 10 days before and after your APTOS threads treatment
  • Wash your hair the on the day prior to attending your treatment
  • Avoid Alcohol and smoking pre and post treatment (24 hours).
  • Schedule procedure at least one week prior to a special occasion or event.
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication (consult Doctor prior, if necessary).
  • Avoid treatment if you have active infections in the treatment area.
  • Advise your Doctor of any medication (prescription and non-prescription) that you  may be on. 
  • If you suffer from cold sores discuss this with the Clinic. It is recommended to take antiviral therapy at least 48 hours before operation and continue with  antiviral therapy for the three days after the procedure.
  • Do not take Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS/Aspirin) for 2-3 weeks before, if you are on anti-inflammatory drugs discuss this with the  Clinic at time of consultation. 
  • Do not apply moisturiser or make-up on the day of treatment.

Who is not suitable?

The following patients are not candidates for APTOS thread lift:

  • Is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Has a severe auto-immune disease: scleroderma, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, etc.
  • Has an active skin infection, such as a cold sore
  • Is unwell at the time of treatment, for example, cold or flu
  • Has a bleeding disorder
  • Is currently taking Warfarin
  • Has implants in treatment areas (jaw, orbit)
  • Has permanent or other bioactive fillers in the area to be treated
  • Is allergic or hypersensitive to polydioxanone, lidocaine, lignocaine, adrenaline or chlorhexidine.
  • Has recently undergone, or has planned in the next four weeks, dental work
  • Allergy to plastic, biomaterial, non-absorbable fillers
  • Keloid predisposition
  • Haemophilia
  • Hypertension, stages 2 and 3
  • Collagenosis
  • Neurological and mental disorders
  • Malignancy/Chemotherapy
  • Hepatitis B & C, HIV
  • Porphyria

What can I expect?

  • Prior to your first treatment, our doctor and cosmetic injector will consult with you to assess your suitability for APTOS Thread lift and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.  
  • After receiving a local anaesthetic, the Doctor will begin the treatment. The treatment is a customised procedure and your healthcare professional will work closely with you in order to achieve optimal results.
  • A thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. This means there is no cutting of the skin as there is with other procedures and no scarring.
  • Typically the procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes and you can return home within a few hours.
  • Thin threads are inserted gently into the soft tissue of the areas to be lifted and a local anaesthetic is used to calm the area and ensure a comfortable experience.
  • The absorbable threads dissolve within 9-12 months, but before they dissolve they create a support scaffolding of collagen for the skin that supports and lifts the skin for many years to come.
  • In addition to the lift effect, a thread lift will create new skin firmness with improved skin colour, skin tone, texture and hydration.

Post-treatment care?

  • For the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery apply cold compresses on the areas  treated. Remember, no pressure to be exerted on the face. The compresses should  only be placed gently on the areas where the threads have been implanted
  • Keep the area clean
  • Immediately after the procedure and for 24 hours at least reduce “Frequent  Speaking” and avoid excessive “Laughter”. Excessive speaking and laughing can  increase unwanted facial movements.  
  • Sleep in elevated position; that is, keep this position with the help of some pillows  behind, this is important if the threads have been inserted into the mid-face and  temporal areas.
  • Sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated for 1-3 days. Do not sleep with pressure on your face.  
  • Antibiotic therapy may be necessary post treatment. Your Doctor will prescribe an  appropriate antibiotic.  
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid very hot drinks.  
  • Soft diet / small mouthfuls so that your mouth only opens a small amount for  seven 3-7 days. No hard foods eg Steak 
  • Do not pull your face down. 
  • Do not raise brows or smile. 
  • No Smoking if possible. 
  • No drinking with straws as this distorts the facial muscles.  
  • Avoid Shaving for 10 days after procedure (because of involuntary grimacing). After 10 days shave with a new blade allowing one passage over the skin without  contorting the face. Usual shaving after 25 days.
  • Do not use make-up for 3 days  
  • Hold face with hands if crying, coughing, and sneezing to avoid excessive use of  facial muscles. 
  • Paracetamol (Panadol) or Paracetamol and Codeine (Panadeine) as required. 
  • Avoid any facial treatments immediately after treatment
  • Avoid excessive pressure or any ‘facing-down’ (e.g. massage) treatments for 3 – 7 days prior to treatment 
  • Avoid excessive exercise and exposure to heat for the first 24 hours
  • Avoid AHA, retinols, or vitamin C for the first 24 hours
  • Avoid saunas for two weeks
  • You may wish to take anti-histamines as required to assist reduce swelling
  • Ensure you attend your review appointment with your Doctor

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising and slight discomfort. There may be a  feeling of tightness, pulling and tenderness. 

Follow-up and next steps?

  • We want to ensure that you are happy and that optimal results are achieved, it is important that you attend your 4 week review appointment to check the aesthetic outcome. 
  • Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, please contact your clinic immediately we are here to help.

The consultation is the most important part, it helps
to make the right decision.

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