The Threadlift, along with many other less invasive face lift procedures, first started being used as a way to change the sags and other aging issues in the face, to help reduce the effects of aging. Researchers began looking into this method in the early 1990s, and it has steadily improved and gained popularity since then.
Early Stages of Threadlift
The Threadlift was originally called the mid-face sling and was first published in a medical journal by Dr. Summers. The procedure was originally one single suture used to lift the skin of the face all at once. It is important to know that no skin is removed during the procedure, so if your skin is extra loose or saggy, this procedure may not be the procedure for you.
The Development of Threadlift
Overtime, doctors have developed and improved the Threadlift technique to what it is today. There are now an average of two to six threads, with Aptos cogs, placed into each cheek to help lift the face and hold the lift better and for longer. After about six weeks, collagen will naturally begin to fill in the space that was made by the cogs on the thread as the skin is lifted.
In the case of some patients, it may be possible to do a double lift on the skin by returning for another insertion of the barbed thread to lift the area that has already had this or another lift done previously.
Doctors are currently still researching the Threadlift even more to determine if there are any other adjustments that could make the procedure last longer, be more effective or simply improve it in any way.