Facial paresis is a condition associated with VII cranial nerve function loss. The facial nerve has an intricate course; It innervates up to 20 muscles and consists of parasympathetic, afferent somatic, efferent, and branchiomotor fibers. The severity of facial paresis manifestation depends on the underlying cause. It can be permanent or temporary. Facial reconstructive surgery approaches treating facial paresis can be divided into two groups static and dynamic. The dynamic treatment approach addresses function while static treats facial deformities. All up-mentioned techniques represent a major surgical intervention lasting more than 12 hours with limited outcomes. Thanks to Aptos Threads unique designs improvement of facial symmetry and functionality can be achieved. Positioning Aptos threads in subcutaneous tissue givesfission ability to elevate, fixate and create a volume of tissue in affected areas.
THE MINI-INVASIVE PROCEDURES ELABORATED BY APTOS COMPANY ARE AIMING TO REDUCE FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH FACIAL PARALYSIS WITHOUT AGGRESSIVE INTERVENTIONS.
Aptos Methods Indications:
- Facial asymmetry
- More than one year of facial paresis without improvement
- Electromyoneurography data showing the absence of electrical and graded potential
- Need for correction after surgeries
Aptos company has not only elaborated mini-invasive techniques to treat patients with facial paresis but initiated a program which aims to provide to help patientsfor free all over the world.
To get free Aptos threads:
- The doctor should have Aptos certificate.
- The doctor should perform the procedure for free.
- Doctore should provide patient pictures taken according to Photographic Standards for Patients With Facial Palsy and Recommendations by Members of the Sir Charles Bell Society (please see below).
- Informed consent confirming that patient has facial paresis without improvement more than one year.
- Electromyoneurography data are showing the absence of electrical and graded potentials.
- Diagnosis provided by a neurologist reported.