How does it work?
The Aptos® threads are made of a monofilament
material called "polypropylene". These threads are
designed with directional cogs. Once inserted under
the skin, the Aptos® thread cog will form a
permanent support structure for the tissue of the
face and neck, actually lifting and contouring it.
There is no surgery involved; rather the Aptos
threads are inserted through a needle. Placement is
deep into the subcutaneous tissue along the lines
where the new contour is desired. As little as three
threads will significantly raise the cheek and two
threads, correctly placed will draw back the jowls.
Who is a candidate?
All skin types can undergo these procedures. for
patients with drooping soft tissue of the face and
neck, those with weakly pronounced aesthetic
contours, younger people with flaccid or flat faces,
and for people with premature aged faces and necks.
What can I expect?
In all cases, the Featherlift® can achieve
uniform lifting of the soft tissues for a new and
improved contour of the face.
What are the safety & Side effects?
The Featherlift® is safe and the procedure may be
completed very timely (as little as twenty minutes).
It is performed under local anesthesia with the
patient remaining comfortably awake
How long is the recovery time?
After the Featherlift® the patient may return to
work as early as the next day, although there may be
swelling and there is always a chance of bruising.
What are the pre treatment instructions?
Avoid blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen,
naprosyn and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
medications for one week before Featherlift® as
these medications increase the risk of a slight
What are the rules after the procedure?
● Ice pack (1 day)
● no hot drinks and food (2-3 days)
● relax (1-3 days)
● less facial expressions (3-4 weeks)
● No massage (3-4 weeks).