The treatment has a minimal recovery time, but there is still plenty you can do to enhance the recovery and get the best results. Some patients may experience nausea after the thread lift procedure due to anaesthesia. However, it will pass after sipping small amounts of water.
Here are some more things you should do or not do after the treatment:
Ice the treated area for a few minutes 4 -5 times during the day for the first week if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling.
Do not touch the treatment area the first day and avoid washing your face until the next morning.
Sleeping on your back is important the first 2 weeks.
Avoid applying make-up the first day.
Wash with gentle cleanser only for the first week. Avoid Retinol, Retin-A, glycolic acid, Vitamin C and other irritating topical products for 7-14 days. Apply non-scented gentle moisturizer, such as ZO hydrating cream, daily for 5-7 days instead.
Apply non-chemical sunscreen such as TIZO SPF each morning.
Restrict facial movements for one week.
Avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks because this period of time is when pro collagen forms securing a stable thread position.
Don’t pull your facial skin, massage, scrub or exfoliate the skin for at least three weeks.
Avoid IPL, Fractora, C02 , Radiofrequency treatments, or chemical peels to treated area for 4-6 weeks.
Avoid saunas, hot tubs, and pools for the first 3 weeks.
You can take Tylenol (if no allergies) as directed for pain/discomfort the first week. Experiencing slight episodic discomfort such as stinging, pulling, or scratchy lasting 2-5 weeks after the procedure is normal, and will gradually subside. Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days. Report any pain after 2 weeks.
Feel free to take 25mg Benadryl (causes drowsiness) at night time 1 hour before bed for the first three nights if no allergy. This will help you sleep and will help prolong longevity of the threads.
Avoid aspirin or anti-inflammatories for the next two weeks after the treatment.
Avoid drinking through a straw for at least a week.
Eat soft foods, avoid tough meat, and drink healthy shakes the first week to avoid facial muscle strain.
Chewing gum should be avoided for at least two weeks.
Try keeping your head elevated for a week.
Follow the care guidelines the practitioner gives you regarding the incision wounds. Polysporin ointment should be applied twice per day for 5 days over the entrance points of the threads.
It is recommended that you sleep on your back with pillow elevated 30 degrees to prevent any swelling.
Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue is normal and will resolve over the course of 2 weeks.
Avoid facial massage, face down body massage, facial straining or placing pressure on your face for 1 month as it may result in threads misalignment.
Avoid getting any dental treatment or wide opening of your mouth for at least three weeks after getting the PDO thread lift.
Effects should be immediate however, maximum effects will occur week4-6.
Book follow-up in 3 days, then 2 weeks, then 6 weeks.
***In case of unusual pain or swelling, it is important to consult your practitioner to get the appropriate treatment immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (403) 475-9296.