The 8th edition of the International Congress of Aesthetic Dermatology (ICAD) that took place on 24-25 November 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. ICAD 2017 seeks to address unique developments in the field of medical aesthetics.The next generation of medical practitioners and opinion leaders is causing seismic changes in the field, with new trends and developments. Aptos was presented at the booth C6. Our trainer Dr. Edo Raharja  had presentation about 'Non-surgical procedures for sub-mental correction' and workshop - 'APTOS: Innovation on thread rejuvenation'    
Aesthetic rejuvenation now encompasses so many topics that practitioners in one area may feel out of touch with developments in other areas in the same field. With over 70 chapters, over 1200 figures (many in full color), over 80 tables, and over 20 videos, from an international list of contributors, under an eminent team of editors, Cosmetic Medicine & Surgery is a comprehensive and authoritative resource. It covers a wide spectrum of topics including the fundamental aspects, cosmetic aspects, minimally invasive surgery, the aesthetic facelift and many others in this most high-profile of medical and surgical specialties.   We are proud to announce that the inventors of Aptos (Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze, Dr. Konstantin Sulamanidze and Dr. George Sulamanidze) are also the authors of the chapter in Cosmetic Medicine & Surgery book. The chapter is about Soft Tissue Lifting by Suspension Sutures.   You can read the full chapter here: Soft Tissue Lifting by Suspension Sutures
🔵 We've won the Pearl of Dermatology 2017, that is the best award in the field of Aesthetic Medicine in Poland. The Award is for Aptos Needle 2G in the category of the Swan's Neck. 🔵 It is the second Pearl in the history of Aptos in Poland. The first one we've got in 2013 for Aptos Excellence Visage as the best product for non-surgical lifting.
Aptos has participated in AMEC live Visage 2017 conference, that was held 15 – 17 September 2017, Monte-Carlo, Monaco. AMEC live Visage is Anti-Aging congress and  one of the most important event in Aesthetic Medicine field. We proudly announce that Aptos has won 2 main trophies at the AMEC live Visage congress:
  • Trophy for the best tightening threads
  • Trophy for the best clinical case in nose correction (to our Expert Trainer Dr. Albina Kajaia)
Для русскоязычных докторов:   Sunday, November 5 , 2017   20:00...................Arrival and dinner at AC Hotel   Monday, November 6 , 2017   08:00 - 08:10 Welcome speech - George Sulamanidze 08:10 - 08:40 Soft tissue compartments – face aging base. Etiology of tissue ptosis and how to fight against it properly - George Sulamanidze 08:45 - 09:15 Soft lift by Threads (Association of soft surgical lift and Aptos) - Pier Antonio Bacci 09:20 - 09:50 Protocols of face rejuvenation. Application of the golden triad of aesthetic medicine - Botulinum Toxin, Fillers, APTOS - Albina Kajaia 09:55 - 10:25 Minimally invasive Rhinoplasty by Aptos Threads - Konstantin Sulamanidze 10:30 - 12:00 Anatomy of the Face and Neck (theoretical part) - Andrey Sergeenko Features of age-related changes in each layer. Basic concepts and points in the anatomy of the face and neck: • Anatomy of the face and neck • SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic system) concept • Features of the subcutaneous fat of the face and neck (skin and fat compartments) • Muscles of the face: Masseter muscle & Mimic muscles: fixation points, function, blood supply, innervation Motor and Sensory Nerves: • Branches of facial and trigeminal nerves • Anatomy of superficial nerves of the head and neck: branches, exit-sites, marking  Arteries of the face and neck and their anatomy: • Zones of blood supply, branches and anastomoses • Venous system. The main veins of the face and neck, venous anastomoses • Danger zones in the head and neck area • Lymphatic System • Age-related changes of the face and neck. 12:00 - 13:00 L u n c h 13:00 - 17:30 Anatomy (practical and theoretical parts) - Yves Saban Skills development on the specimen. (One anatomical specimen per three doctors) • Marking, points of fixation and lines for Aptos threads insertion. • Infiltration anaesthetic techniques during thread lift. • Application of Aptos threads in various parts of the face and neck (temporal and periorbital areas, nose, cheek, chin, mental and submental areas). 19:30....................Transfer from the AC Hotel to the restaurant 20:00....................Dinner at “Logge Vasari Restaurant”   Tuesday, November 7 , 2017   09:00 - 12:00 Practical Part - Andrey Sergeenko • Discussion of mistakes performed during thread lifting procedure. • Removal of the threads. • Treatment of various complications. 12:00 - 13:00 L u n c h 14:00.................... T r a n s f e r   f r o m    A C    H o t e l   t o  T u s c a n   S u r g i c a l   C e n t r e 15:00 - 18:00 Training course at Tuscan Surgical Centre  Live demonstration on patients (3-5 patients) Trainers: Pier Antonio Bacci, George Sulamanidze, Konstantin Sulamanidze, Albina Kajaia Fa c u l t y Yves Saban - M.D, PHM, Facial Plastic and Maxillo-facial Surgeon, Facial Anatomist, Vice President of French Facial Plastic Surgery Society Andrey Sergeenko - M.D, Plastic Surgeon, Facial Anatomist, Aptos Trainer Pier Antonio Bacci - MD, Professor School of Medicine, University of Siena George Sulamanidze - M.D, PHD, Plastic Surgeon, Inventor of Aptos Methods Konstantin Sulamanidze - M.D, Plastic Surgeon, Inventor of Aptos Methods Albina Kajaia - M.D, Dermatocosmetologist, Aptos Expert, Aptos Trainer, Allergan Medical Advisor, Allergan National Trainer. Course Languages: English & Russian Registration fee: Participants – €2100 Visitors – €1150 Registration fee includes:
  • 2 - Days Workshop.
  • Catering services at ICLO Center.
  • 3 overnights at Hotel 4*.
  • 1 dinner in Hotel restaurant.
  • 1 dinner at typical Tuscan restaurant by transfer service.
  • Transfer Service from ICLO to Tuscan Surgical Center.
  • Insurance.
  • Certificates.
Venue: ICLO Teaching and Research Center Via A. Einsteis, 12 a/b – 52100 Arezzo, Italia Tel: +39 0575 1948501 Surgical Center Toscano Address: Via dei Lecci, 22, 52100 Arezzo AR, Italy Tel: +39 0575 3335 Hotel AC Hotel – Marriot Group Address: Via Einstein, 4 – 52100 Arezzo, Italy Tel: +39 0575 382287 Attention! The course is meant for a small group of 18 participants and 12 visitors. There will be one specimen per 3 participants and 2 visitors. Registration: Tel.: +995 595 947 947
AMEC LIVE & VISAGE conference is joint meeting that is unique for several reasons. This is the only event that represents a broad spectrum of anti-aging and aesthetic medicine, aiming to bridge the gaps between current education needs and continually evolving technologies. While the AMEC part hosts over 50 scientific sessions covering trends and updates, VISAGE addresses academic training with scientific and evidence-based practice. Sharing a common vision, the two meetings invite disparate audiences to come together to participate in high-quality scientific programs. Aptos will be also taking part in the congress that is larger and more vibrant than the past. Aptos trainers will have workshops, lectures and live demonstrations. On 15th September at Nijinsky Room, Dr. Konstantin Sulamanidze will have a workshop about new minimal invasive techniques of face lifting and beautification with Aptos threads. After the workshop there will be live procedure of nose correction with Aptos threads. On 16th September at Room Prince Pierre, Dr. Albina Kajaia will have a lecture about achieving good rejuvenation results without any surgery. She will talk about the complex approach for aging patients. On 16th September at Room Prince PierreDr. George Sulamanidze & Dr. Albina Kajaia will have live demonstration of thread contouring - Plastic sergeon vs Dermatologist      
During the 4 days, between August 31 and September  3, Aptos has attended the 5 CC conference in Barcelona. Our trainers presented Aptos threads and methods to the best professionals of the aesthetic field. The 5-Continent-Congress is comprised of an international group of highly acclaimed Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons, who are key opinion leaders in their fields. Advances in fillers, toxins, energy based devices and cosmeceuticals were also presented by international specialists from all continents.
09:00 – 09:05 გიორგი სულამანიძე - მისალმება 09:05 – 09:55 ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - «მიწიერი ცხოვრება სანახევროდ განვვლე და მე აღმოვჩნდი…» 09:55 - 10:05 კითხვები და დისკუსია 10:05 – 10:30   მარლენ სულამანიძე -  მამოპლასტიკის გართულებები. რა შესაძლებლობები გააჩნია ძაფებს? 10:30 - 11:00   გუგა კუზანოვი -  აუგმენტაციური მამოპლასტიკის გართულებები და მათი მკურნალობის გზები. 11:00 – 11:30  კითხვები და დისკუსია 11:30 - 12:00  შესვენება 12:00 – 12:30   გუგა კუზანოვი -  სუბპექტორალური აუგმენტაციის მეთოდი. ჩვენი გამოცდილება 12:30 - 13:00 ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - Double bubble, ანიმაციები და სხვა, Dual Plane-ის უპირატესობები 13:00  - 13:30 ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - ტრანსაქსილარული მიდგომა 13:30 - 14:00  ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - ALCL-ის საფრთხე.  სებინი „უდანაშაულოა“ 14:00 - 15:00  სადილი 15:00 - 15:30  ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - სუბმამარული ღარის ანატომია 15:30 - 16:00  ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - აუგმენტაცია-პეკსია. სხვადასხვა ვერსიები 16:00 - 17:00  ალექსეი ბოროვიკოვი - სისტემები და ალგორითმები 17:00 – 18:00  Five o’clock სპიკერებთან ერთად. მონაწილეების მიერ წარდგენილი რთული შემთხვევების ანალიზი
Moderators Albina Kajaia, Marlen Sulamanidze, Irina Khrustalova, Vladlena Averina, George Sulamanidze   10:00 - 10:15 - Marlen SulamanidzeAptos Methods. Scientific research. 10:20 - 10:35Katerina Gutop - Combined use of radio wave therapy, thread lifting and volumetric modeling for optimal results. 10:40 - 11:55Massimo LuniThe measure of a real suspension of the tissue and its volume immediately after a thread lift session. 11:00 - 11:15Nino KobaladzeRejuvenation and harmonization. Golden beauty formula in details. 11:20 - 11:35 Maria Sergeeva - Complex approach for correction of age-related changes: from lipo and lymphodomodulation to ligamental lifting. Structural step-by-step reconstruction of facial soft tissues. 11:40 - 11:55George SulamanidzeAnatomy of Aptos. Depth of threads insertion, fixation points. 12:00 - 12:15Yanai DorPitfalls and pearls during and following Aptos treatment, management of results and patients. 12:20 - 12:35Albina KajaiaHow to chieve good rejuvenation results without any surgery? Complex approach for aging patients. 12:40 - 12:55Igor Rudenko - Alignment of the lower jaw contour by the "triad" method - lipolytics, threads, fillers. 13:00 - 14:00Coffee break 14:00 - 14:15 - Vladlena AverinaUse of fillers, PDO threads and PRP therapy in the express procedure for correcting the middle and lower thirds. 14:20 - 14:35Ali SahanA novel approach in face engineering combined Aptos methods with fillers, focus USG and BoNTA. 14:40 - 14:55Elena SokolovaStages of interaction between cosmetologists and plastic surgeons on the example of complex rejuvenation of the paraorbital area with the use of Botox, thread lifting and surgical correction. 15:00 - 15:15Antonio TestaMinimally invasive facial rejuvenation: combined approaches with thread lifting. 15:20 - 15:35Konstantin SulamanidzeOld school against the new. Is it more difficult to conduct surgical interventions on patients with previously inserted threads? 15:40 - 15:55Monika KavkovaProcedures I use for 3D Facial and Neck Restoration with thread-lifting, combination of methods and techniques with Aptos threads. 16:00 - 16:15Maldaa AldaoudiSuccess of Aptos in Dermatology; focus on double chin. 16:20 - 16:35Maria TenCorrection of the long upper lip using Aptos Nano Spring 7.0 thread. 16:40 - 17:00Murat Tsintsadze - Rehabilitation period after thread insertion. 17:05 - 17:20Natalia BochkovaCorrection of aging neck with the help of combined application of thread lifting and radiofrequency fractional thermolysis. 17:25 - 17:40Irakli BeradzeMedica LLC. Report on Asclepion MCL 31 - The sixth generation of erbium lasers.
We are delighted to announce you that Aptos has been participated at FACE 2017 – the 15th year of the UK’s premier aesthetic conference and exhibition held at The QEII Centre, London. FACE 2017 sees the regular INJECTABLES, BODY, SKIN, HAIR and THREADS Agendas take place across three days in their own dedicated rooms and lecture theatres. Changes to the programme for FACE 2017 include an interactive Anti-Ageing & Preventative Medicine Agenda taking place on the 1st Floor amongst a new section of the Exhibition Hall. Discussions will include the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention and treatment of age-related dysfunction, disorders and diseases. On June 16th General Director and one of the inventor of Aptos threads and method Dr. George Sulamanidze made a presentation about How to avoid side effects and complications during thread lifting.  Paralytically, Dr. Albina Kajaia presented topic about How to achieve good rejuvenation results without any surgery? On the same day dr. George had a video session about Aptos thread lifting anatomy. On June 17th Dr. George, Dr. Albina and Dr. Monika Kavkova – Aptos speaker and coach from Czech Republic made a workshop about Aptos thread lifting methods with 21 years of Experience.

July 10th


Irina Poleva (Italy) – 50 shades of Linea Konstantin Sulamanidze (Georgia) – Minimal invasive rhinoplasty by Aptos Threads Nino Kobaladze (Russia) – Aptos visage Z – Lifting Monika Kavkova (Czech Republic) – How I do it: “Lower part of the face and neck with Aptos” Olga Gaziulina (Germany) – Combination of Excellence Visage and Needle 2G in a correction of lower third of the face Natalia Markova (Czech Republic) – Thread technologies in the practice of intimate rejuvenation Olga Zhukova (Russia) – Threaded correction of the anterior abdominal wall
The Conference was organized for polish aesthetic practitioners  by Aesthetic Concept - the exclusive distributor of Aptos threads in Poland. It took place on 20-21st of May, 2017 in Profemed at the Clinic of Aesthetic Medicine, that is a part of a big chain of clinics and hospitals - LUXMED. Dr. Bożena Jendrysik, an Aptos trainer from 2014, was presenting a wide range of Aptos Methods and sharing her practical experience. There were around 50 doctors attending the conference who had a chance to follow the practical part of the conference by livestream and ask questions during the procedures. There were many interesting cases discussed with  different ageing problems, that were solved by various methods of Aptos thread lifting. The full range of Aptos products were demonstrated during the procedures. Aptos Visage Excellence method  for full face was very interesting to the audience, moreover the use of Nano Vitis 7 cm on lower eyelid in order to improve the quality of skin was also very engaging . The doctors attending the conference were impressed with non invasive correction of the angle of ears by Aptos Needle 4/0. It was a great opportunity for attendees to see how to choose the proper Aptos methods for different cases.      
The Aim of the Course – to introduce the modern approach of face and neck soft tissues thread lifting, to pass the unique personal life length in Aptos methods applying area to specialists. Herewith the special attention will be paid to their combination: Aptos new products magnificently supplement previous developments of the company opening up possibilities for the specialists! Doctor will also mention the simple but extremely important aspects on Aptos threads application. The doctors will be provided with the certificates allowing practice of Aptos methods after the course. Theory of aseptics and antiseptics. Overview of Aptos, Light Lift, Excellence, Nano product series. Application areas and selection criteria. Combination of the methods. Contraindications, recommendations, complications, rehabilitation. Physiology of face aging. Anatomical aspects of correction. Historical studies. Broadened potential for doctor-dermatocosmetologists. Principles of law, licensing documentation, qualified consultation and preparation of patients for the procedure. Patients selection criteria and methods. Demonstrative procedures and combined methods of thread introduction. Specialists’ hands state.  

Case Study

  Patient T ... 10 years ago, performed augmentation mammoplasty (the name of implant manufacturing company is unknown) through para-areolar access in another medical institution. Complains on worsening of the form of the mammary glands, their ptosis, asymmetry, large circle of areoles. In addition, complains on the presence of a scar on the anterior wall of the abdomen after appendectomy performed in childhood. Objectively: there are mammary glands of the third size. The right one is slightly larger, the ptosis is pronounced - 3 degree, the areoles are large, about 7 cm in diameter, para-areolar scar is pronounced, palpation of the gland is soft, implant is not felt, scar in front of the abdominal wall is about 8 cm wide, atrophic. It is proposed to perform:
  1. Aptos Mastopexy – thread lifting of the breast with suturing to the collarbone.
  2. Lipofilling of the left breast.
  3. Narrowing of areolas and creation of its final form by Aptos method (threads) AN2G.
  4. Correction of the scar of the anterior wall of the abdomen and suturing the resulting wound - Aptos Sutures
    Пациентка Т... 10 лет тому назад, в другом лечебном учереждении ей выполнили аугментационную маммопластику (название компании производящей импланты неизвестно) через параареолярный доступ. Жалуется на ухудшение формы молочных желез, их опущение, ассиметрию, большую окружность ареол. Кроме того, жалоба на наличие рубца на передней стенке живота после аппендэктомии, выполненой в детстве. Объективно: отмечается молочные железы 3 размера. Правая немного больше, птоз выраженный – 3 степени, ареолы большые, примерно 7 см. в диаметре, выраженный параареолярный рубец, при пальпации железы мягкие, имплант не ощущается, рубец перед стенкой живота примерно 8 см., широкий, атрофичный. Предполагается выполнить:
  1. Мастопексия Aptos – нитевая подтяжка груди с подшиванием к ключице.
  2. Липофилинг левой молочной железы.
  3. Сужение ареол и создание ее конечной формы методом Аптос (нитями) AN2G.
  4. Коррекция рубца передней стенки живота и ушивание полученной раны – Aptos Sutures.
The 14th International Conference of the Saudi Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery is a unique scientific conference that taook place during the period May 11-13, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. World renowned figures and leaders in Dermatology and Dermatologic subspecialties have met each other and shared their experience. All aspects of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery including new advancement and development, basics, clinical applications, controversies, and others were discussed and explained. In addition to multiple comprehensive live courses, workshops and satellite symposiums. We took part in 14th International Conference of Saudi Society of Dermatology & Derma Surgery, which was held on May 11-13, 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference was an outstanding event in the aesthetic medicine sphere and there were more than 1000 dermatologists participating.

On May 6-8th, international conference for dermatology and cosmetology Sharm Derma was held  in Cairo, Egypt.

This conference covered all the recent aspects in aesthetic medicine field with both patient safety and marketing techniques. New aspects in aesthetic surgery will stress the importance of the field of genital plastic surgery. One could meet the experts from all over the world on Sharm Derma including Egyptian renowned names in breast, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facial aesthetics and injections. 10 of our eminent ISAPS international speakers were attending to ensure a successful course on the shores of the great Nile in the heart of Cairo. All professional speakers from  all over the world were sharing their experience and skills to their colleagues in order to enhance the standards of procedures and hence patient satisfaction. Aptos Trainer Dr. Amr El-Naggary has been presenting Aptos Session with the speech - Thread lifting methods: Why Aptos?