An easy way to smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin without surgery, the procedure involves inserting threads into the soft tissues which are then pulled tight, lifting the skin. As a result, the face is redefined, volume restored & the effects of ageing are significantly reduced.


Aptos thread lifts are the newest generation of thread lifts available on the market, featuring an improved formula of Elastin, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid that effectively treats the signs of ageing, giving you a naturally refreshed appearance with a duel lifting and regenerating effect. For facelift type results without the need for surgery, the Aptos thread treatment gives a naturally refreshed appearance with a duel lifting and regenerating collagen & elastin effect.

The initial results are seen immediately, and results continue to improve, as the collagen and elastin form and mature. Alongside the removal of fine lines, wrinkles, tissue volume and sagging skin, Aptos Threads can also be used to lift the brow area, define the jaw, assist with facial asymmetry, treat slight bags under the eyes, and lift or reshape the nose.

River Aesthetics is one of the UK’s top thread lifting clinics, where we empower our patients to age well by achieving beautiful, natural-looking results. Our non-surgical thread lifts restore youthful appearances in both men and women, book your Aptos thread lift at River Aesthetics today.

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    Where can Aptos Thread Lifts be used?

    Aptos thread lifts can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections. Aptos can be used to treat various parts of the face and neck including the lower jaw, cheek, cheekbones, eyebrows, and nose.

    Are the threads visible after the treatment?

    No, following insertion the fine threads are completely under the subcutaneous layer of fat in your face and not visible.

    How long do the results last?

    The effects last up to 18-24 months. We will see you for a review at 2 weeks post treatment and 3-month post treatment.

    How does the treatment work?

    Aptos threads are made of a revolutionary new formula involving hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen which dissolve and help stimulate your skin’s own collagen & elastin production. The threads have a unique direction of barbs which anchoring to the soft tissues allowing for a strong and stable lift.

    These threads are inserted under the skin using a fine needle – without the need for incisions – to elevate the sagging tissue and lift problem areas. Only a small local anaesthetic is needed at the entry and exit points of the threads. The treatment takes around 1.5 hours, with 15-20 minutes.

    How long until I see the full results?

    Following the initial lift of the skin and tissues which will be seen immediately, there will be a gradual improvement of the result over the first 12 weeks, as new collagen is formed, resulting in tighter, firmer and smoother skin.

    Is recovery time needed?

    Downtime after a thread lift treatment is minimal. However, as with all cosmetic procedures, you may experience some very slight bruising or swelling in the days following the procedure and some mild tension in the areas that have been elevated. During the first two weeks after treatment, you should not undergo dental surgery and you must avoid facial and beauty treatments. We recommend that you avoid any impact exercise for two weeks after the treatment and advise you to sleep on your back and slightly elevated during that time.


    Dr Victoria Manning


    “As world experts and lecturers in this treatment it is one of our favourite to perform, we often hand our patients the mirror immediately afterwards and they cry with joy as they are so happy with the result, which is an amazing feeling for us and them”

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