The course “Aptos thread methods for face and neck contouring improvement” was held on February 28 - March 1, 2020. The course was taught by a dermatovenerologist, the head of Medical Esthetic Natalia Markova and a maxillofacial surgeon, a cosmetologist, and a candidate of medical sciences Olga Zhukova. The dissection at the Anatomical Institute of Charles University was conducted by the assistant professor of the Department of Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy of Sechenov University in Moscow, candidate of medical sciences Kirill Zhandarov.
The training traditionally consisted of three stages. The theoretical part was held in the conference room of the K + K Fenix hotel in the center of Prague, the course participants familiarized themselves with the basic concepts and guidelines in the anatomy of the face and neck, learned about age-related changes in the facial skeleton, options for thread correction methods with a detailed analysis of the anatomical features of patients. The development of skills on biological material took place on the basis of the Anatomical Institute of Charles University. Participants spent the third day of the course at Altos Clinic, where they held master classes of the author's thread techniques by Natalia Markova and Olga Zhukova, demonstrating the procedures on the models.
The course, led by Olga Zhukova, is completely devoted to Aptos thread lifting and has no analogues in the world.