The appearance of the first age-related changes on the face makes many women pay closer attention to their appearance and change the usual methods of care and cosmetology procedures, which are now aimed not only at maintaining natural beauty, but also replenishing the lost resources, correcting visible changes. Recent advances in medicine today open up wide opportunities and allow selecting for each patient the most optimal options that allow you to solve any complex problems at minimal cost. One of such advanced technologies for correction of age-related changes are the APTOS filament methods, which have already proved their effectiveness over many years of successful history and continue to win the trust of patients and professional specialists around the world. The APTOS method is a minimally invasive and safe facelift procedure by ultra-thin threads that helps to correct any aesthetic defects on the face and body, smooth wrinkles, significantly improve the appearance and structure of the skin without surgical intervention.
One of the most popular questions among patients is how the procedure of thread lifting goes. APTOS rejuvenation is performed only by certified specialists in medical clinics that are partners of APTOS and are licensed to conduct medical activities in the field of plastic surgery or cosmetology.
Before carrying out a thread lifting, a cosmetologist or plastic surgeon must perform an examination and interrogate the patient for the purpose of clarifying the indications and identifying contraindications to the procedure, if necessary, request the results of medical examinations and analyzes. In case of absence of diseases, any deviations and other reasons preventing correction with APTOS threads, the doctor, based on the age, individual physiological characteristics and wishes of the patient, determines the correction zones, as well as the most appropriate form and technique of introducing the threads. In addition, the doctor informs the patient in advance about the preparation for the procedure providing for the refusal to take antiaggregant agents (acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, etc.), certain types of drugs and supplements that affect blood clotting. In case of presence of chronic or other diseases that allow carrying out a thread simulation, but requiring a course of taking drugs at the time of the procedure, the doctor, in agreement with the treating doctor of the patient, can adjust or temporarily cancel the medication.
Before the procedure of thread lifting in the absence of the patient's allergy to certain types of anesthetics, local infiltration anesthesia is performed in the area of correction along the contour of the threads. If the sensitivity to the injection of anesthetic solution is increased, it can cause unpleasant sensations in some patients. A similar short reaction can occur at the beginning of the procedure when the puncture and introduction of the threads are performed. Therefore, women are recommended to plan the procedure in accordance with their menstrual cycle, since during the first week, many of them have an increase in the pain threshold.
Before the procedure of lifting, the doctor examines the correction zones and conducts medical marking with a special marker, according to which he will determine the exact location and fixation points of the threads. Such marking and exact introduction of threads will help the specialist to achieve the maximum effect from the procedure and at the same time to preserve natural facial expressions.
The introduction of threads is carried out in accordance with the marking with a special cannula or needle, depending on the type of threads chosen, to a depth of 3-5 millimeters. Depending on the tasks assigned and the type of threads, the physician chooses the most suitable technique for introducing and fixing in each particular case. For example, in order to provide a lifting effect, thread with a notch is most often used, due to which threads are fixed in a special way in soft tissues and prevent their displacement in the future. To create volume, revitalization or in the zone of active facial expressions, you can use threads with a special "woven" structure, smooth threads or threads resembling springs. Each technique requires the specialist to have a thorough knowledge of the face anatomy, high qualification and special training in carrying out such procedures. On average, the bio-surgery process takes no more than an hour. The effect of the thread correction will be noticeable immediately after the end of the procedure. Admissible small swelling, discomfort and slight pain in the first hours after the correction. To eliminate them, doctor can prescribe the use of analgesics. It is also recommended to apply cold or APTOS Icepack in the correction area during the first 48 hours, 3-4 times a day for 15 minutes.
Rehabilitation is an important final stage of the thread correction, on the correctness of which the final outcome is depend. Observance of all the doctor's recommendations for skin care and lifestyle during the recovery period will help prevent complications and keep the result of rejuvenation for a longer period. Depending on the chosen method and the physiological characteristics of the patient, the rehabilitation period lasts 1-3 weeks. The shortening of the rehabilitation period is greatly influenced by the implementation of a complex of restorative and physiotherapeutic measures, in particular, various hardware and injective cosmetology procedures. The methods and number of sessions are determined by the doctor and assigned strictly in individual order.
The first two days are not recommended hot food and hot drinks. In the recovery period is strictly contraindicated, visiting the bath, pool and solarium. If possible, avoid the presence of heavy physical exertion and the sun, and also eliminate procedures such as facial massage. As compulsory measures also - daily treatment for three days of the puncture area with antiseptic solution and taking anti-edematous preparations (Traumeel, Heparin ointment). It is advisable to limit the active facial expression, to refrain from smoking, alcohol and air travel for one week after the nifty lifting.
To ensure a long-lasting effect on the APTOS method of lifting, and to reduce the risk of complications, we recommend patients to go only to licensed clinics.