APTOS Thread Lift

Aptos is originated in Georgia. Aptos thread lift methods were invented in 1996 by Georgian plastic surgeon Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze. Aptos is a minimally invasive thread and method of face and body lifting, contouring, and rejuvenation. The brand has been established for over 26 years and registered in over 90 countries.

Aptos Patented Technology

Patented Technology

Components of the thread

Aptos thread is made of Polylactic Acid (PLA), Polycaprolactone (PCL) and Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

PLA: High strength, promotes skin renewal, stimulates collagen production, it is compatible with the human body and can be absorbed by the body.

PCL: Elastic, no discomfort, and has a long biodegradation period.

HA: Moisturize the skin and improve skin radiance and elasticity.

This improved formula can moisturize the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production to improve skin elasticity and texture.

Design of the thread

The patented design of the thread helps to prevent breakage. The thread has opposing bidirectional barbs situated along the entire length, which help to adhere to tissue underneath the skin. It can provide more obvious lifting effects and improve saggy skin, and the effect is long-lasting.

Aptos Effect

Lift sagging skin

Stimulate collagen production

Improve contour

Rejuvenate the skin

Reduce wrinkles

The effect can last: 18-24 months*

Application areas: Contours of the face, Jawline, Cheeks and mid-face area, Eyebrows, Neck, Breast, Arms, Hands, Abdomen, Knees, Buttocks, Inner thighs

Candidates for this treatment: Ideal candidates – people with minimal signs of aging who need just a small lift. Usually, these are people between 35 and 55.
Right candidates – patients who have: the prominence of the jaw, a sagging mid-facial appearance, slight bags under the eyes or the neck skin ptosis, some relapse from a previous procedure such as a facelift or neck lift.

Aptos Method*


Excellence Visage Namica is a universal resorbable surgical thread with multidirectional, specially designed barbs. This unique feature enhances the force of tissue holding. Multidirectional barbs can distribute, stress, and hold soft tissues stronger after insertion.

Application Areas: face area, forehead, cheekbone area, brow, neck


Spring stimulates production of collagen and generates healthy, new skin.

Application Areas: marionette lines, cheekbone area


The thread allows noninvasive and natural approach to the age-related changes of soft tissues.

Application Areas: cheekbone area, brow, mental area (chin), submental area (under the chin)


The thread allows minimally invasive and natural approach to the age-related changes of soft tissues.

Application Areas: cheekbone area, brow, double chin, jawline


Nano Spring maintains its elasticity and shape after insertion and greatly reduces the appearance and formation of deep facial wrinkles.

Application Areas: marionette lines, nasolabial folds, forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, wrinkles above the upper lip, brows, nose, Lip contour


The design helps to produce a greater regenerative effect on the tissue. Once inserted in the skin, Nano Vitis starts to increase the volume under the skin.

Application Areas: Upper and lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, Interbrow folds, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, mental area (chin), wrinkles around ears, neck

*Product information from Aptos Product Catalogue

Aptos Before & After

Improve jawline and tighten skin



Lift the face



Tighten sagging jowls and improve jawline



Photo courtesy of Aptos


About 18-24 months. The effect varies from individuals.

You might have slight swelling and the recovery period is about 1 week*.

The patient will undergo local anesthesia with an anesthetic solution and the procedure is virtually painless.

PDO is hard and it can provide immediate effects. Aptos is the only thread in the market that contains HA. It can provide a volumizing effect and stimulate collagen synthesis, and the effect is long-lasting.

*The downtime varies from person to person