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Face lift with APTOS threads

Thread-lifting technology for rejuvenation


APTOS - threads



Combine the advantages of plastic surgery and cosmetology – efficiency, safety, almost instant results and reliability.

Non-invasive lifting with Aptos threads is one of the most progressive methods in the field of aesthetic correction. The principle of non-invasive facial lifts lies in using special threads that are inserted under the skin with a specific technology – without using a scalpel. As the procedure is minimally invasive, such lifting does not leave scars and eliminates the need for a long recovery time that tends to be typical after operations.



Areas for correction

On the face and body, the following areas can be corrected with the threads:

  • thighs;

  • lower jaw area, sagging cheeks;

  • cheeks and cheekbones;

  • jaw;

  • neck;

  • chest.



Rejuvenation methods with Aptos threads were developed by the surgeon Marlen Sulamanidze more than 17 years ago in order to correct unwanted changes in the appearance of face and body. The authors of the method continuously perfected the technology so that in 2012 Aptos Excellence was created. This is an innovative product for the non-invasive lifting of face and body. Aptos Excellence threads are made of fully absorbable caprolactam.



Thanks to the procedure's immediate effect comparable to a surgical face lift, minimum trauma and ease of use, Aptos threads have gained recognition from doctors across the world. Currently, Aptos threads are being used by doctors in 48 countries and the threads have received countless positive reviews.

The technology can be used for patients of different ages and different needs.


Micro punctures are made and the threads are inserted into soft tissues. This creates a kind of frame that will hold the problematic areas of the face and body in place. Thread-lifting is done at a depth of 3–5 mm at most to eliminate the risk of coming in contact with nerve endings and large vessels. With thread-lifting, you do not have to worry about the preservation of natural facial expressions since this lifting technology is as delicate as possible. Aptos methods have proven their effectiveness in the plastic correction of the soft tissues of the face and body. The rehabilitation period after lifting is short. Already after a couple of days the patient can return to their normal daily activities.

Aptos threads owe their recognition in professional circles and success among patients to their unique shape and equally unique composition. The micro barbs located on the threads keep them securely in place in the insertion areas, preventing relocation and movement in soft tissues.

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Fast results

Using Aptos methods makes it possible to achieve excellent aesthetic results without a need for traditional surgical intervention. Initial results are visible on the same day. The final result appears 2–3 weeks after the procedure. The result obtained will be retained for 4–5 years on average, but can vary depending on the patient's individual characteristics.


In 2–3 weeks following the procedure, the patients are recommended to avoid active facial muscle contractions and visits to massage parlours, fitness clubs and saunas.

Contraindications for the Aptos non-invasive facial lift

  • Acute phases of chronic diseases

  • Use of blood-thinning preparations

  • Non-biodegradable injection preparations in the area where Aptos threads are to be inserted

  • Inflammation in the area where the procedure is to take place

  • Tendency to develop hypertrophic and keloid scars

  • Collagenoses

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Hypertension (critical)


Types of Aptos threads


Thread-lifting as a procedure is located at the boundary between plastic surgery and cosmetology, being a viable alternative to the scalpel. It is ideal for patients who are not ready for surgical intervention but would like to preserve their youth. The range of Aptos threads allows one to work in any area of the face or body, even the most delicate regions.


Nano Vitis,  Nano Spring
Removal of nasolabial folds

       450 €

a caprolactam thread without barbs, and Nano Spring, a spring-like caprolactam thread without barbs, are among the most delicate of the Aptos threads. They consist of a very thin guiding needle and an ultra fine thread which allow the procedure to be carried out in the thinnest areas of the skin, including the skin around the eyes. Anaesthesia is not necessary for performing the procedure. There is often no rehabilitation period. These threads can be combined with other Aptos procedures during one procedure. The threads contain L-lactic acid, which ensures revitalisation and an extra rejuvenating effect. This way, Aptos Nano threads make it possible to smooth out any fine lines, whilst maintaining the skin's natural mobility.


Light Lift Spring                                              990  €


made of caprolactam, a spring-like thread is fixed to the guiding needle and used for removing marionette lines in the corners of the mouth by lifting soft tissues upwards.


Light Lift Threat 2G    
     1100  €

this absorbable Aptos thread has barbs and is made of caprolactam. It is suitable for corrections in such regions as the cheekbones and cheeks, lower jaw and the area under the chin; it is also used for lifting eyebrows. What sets this double-thread apart is that its fibres are attached to each other with temporary connections and have one shared sharp point. This enables inserting the thread into the skin through a single puncture, after which they can be easily separated and guided along previously determined contours. This method is less traumatic and does not leave scars as there is no need for an incision. It makes it possible to achieve long-term results.

The threads also contain L-lactic acid, which provides an additional rejuvenating effect and actively stimulates the revitalisation of the skin. The effect lasts for more than a year. Initial results are already visible on the day of the procedure and will become more pronounced within 2–3 weeks.


Light Lift Needles 2G

1200  €


double-pointed needles with an absorbable barbed thread that enable making stitches under the skin, to sew through soft tissues and allow them to be relocated into new and aesthetically more suitable regions. The needle can be turned around under the skin without making incisions, which allows the doctor/cosmetologist to achieve excellent results.


Excellence Visage
     1200  €

these Aptos threads are made of caprolactam with barbs positioned opposite each other. This makes it possible to reduce the surface area of the skin without cutting it, to relocate soft tissues without immobilising them and to restore facial contours. A cannula with an atraumatic tip is used for the procedure, allowing the procedure to be carried out without bruising and with a minimum rehabilitation time. The 20 cm length of the thread allows making a puncture in the head region along the hairline.

The minimal trauma and instant effect that lasts for up to two years make non-surgical face lifts with this type of Aptos threads increasingly popular among patients.



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Mariliis Merimaa
Aesthetic cosmetologist