Dr Jan Nel explains...

Gone are the days of an overdone aesthetic procedure look due to over volumisation. With the next generation thread lift procedure, Dr Jan Nel, a specialist in non-surgical injectables, aims to keep a natural but younger fresher appearance for his patients by using APTOS.

In 1999 the permanent lifting thread APTOS was created from polylactic acid, caprolactone, and hyaluronic acid. APTOS threads allow doctors to achieve the effects of plastic surgery without the anaesthesia, incisions and extended recovery time, yet it gives almost the same results without that overdone look and downtime.

The beauty of Hyaluronic Acid HA in APTOS is that it accelerates healing and inflammation. Together with the action of the threads, it stimulates collagen and elastin fibres. You will notice a significant improvement in not only the lifting of saggy skin but also your skin quality. The threads, as well as the HA, are Bio-compatible, which means your skin will recognise it as natural with a consequential low adverse effect profile.

What you need to know about this non-surgical treatment:

The thread lifting is an easy way to smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin without surgery. There is a considerable increase in the number of enquiries about thread liftings lately. The procedure involves inserting threads into the soft tissues, which are then pulled tight, lifting the skin. As a result, the face is refined, volume restored, and the effects of ageing are significantly reduced.

The threads can be both non-absorbable and absorbable. As absorbable threads dissolve naturally, the skin starts to produce more collagen and elastin, which gives a longer-lasting result. The threads are inserted without an incision in the skin, so the procedure is safe. Thread lifts can be used to treat several different areas, which includes the following:
Soothing horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles
Lifting the brow and outer eyebrow area and restoring volume to sagging cheeks.

They can also smooth lines around the mouth and tighten sagging skin under the lower jaw, lift and rejuvenate various parts of the body. Results are evident immediately after the procedure and can last from 1,5 to 5 years, depending on the thread composition.

It’s vital to have a consultation before the procedure. The best candidates for a thread lifting are aged 35 to 55 for both men and women and have relatively good skin tone with a little sagging. If there is too much loose skin, then surgery may be the best option.
Dr Jan Nel personally has seen great results in lifting as well as improvement of skin texture in his patients above 60 years of age and who does not want any surgery done.

“I have worked with APTOS for the last year and a half – it was launched in South Africa at the end of 2018 – and in my personal and professional opinion, I can honestly say that this semi-permanent device is revolutionary to our business,” says Dr Nel.

“The finding doctor, Dr Marlen Sulamanidze – a plastic surgeon from Georgia, has put in 50 years of his life developing and refining this device. APTOS practitioners are continuously trained on current and new developments and techniques. Where we focused a few years back on correcting volume loss before addressing saggy skin, our approach has changed to the opposite; lift first then address volume loss as indicated.” Dr Nel added.

If you are interested in undergoing an APTOS Thread Lift then please contact GenPrac on +27 21 418 2474

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