Introduction to PDO Thread Lift Face

Non-Surgical Facelift!

Utilizing dissolvable polydioxanone (PDO) threads, a thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure conducted under local anesthesia to tighten and lift the skin. This prompts the body to stimulate collagen production, contributing to facial rejuvenation. Commonly addressing visible signs of aging around the cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes, a thread lift is often complemented by anti-aging measures like dermal fillers and Botox. The procedure yields immediate improvements, involves minimal recovery, and is cost-effective. With patients often resuming normal activities the next day, the thread lift stands as a compelling non-surgical alternative to traditional facelift procedures.

WHy PDO Thread Lift Face?

The PDO thread-lifting procedure offers several benefits in facial rejuvenation, including the stimulation of collagen production for enhanced skin tightness and lift. Targeting areas such as the cheeks, jaw, neck, and eyes, the treatment provides immediate improvement in visible signs of aging. One notable advantage is the minimal downtime associated with PDO thread lifting, allowing patients to resume regular activities promptly. This procedure stands as an effective and efficient option for those seeking facial rejuvenation without the extended recovery periods often associated with surgical alternatives.

After and Before PDO Thread Lift Face

-To minimize bruising avoid the following blood thinners ~3 days prior to treatment: baby aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, multivitamins, vitamin E and D, and fish oils – they can cause you to bruise more easily. Note: please consult with your prescribing physician before discontinuing any prescribed baby aspirin or blood thinners. Without clearance from your prescribing physician we will not be able to treat you
-Please do not drink alcohol for 7 days prior to the procedure.
-Please do not smoke 2 days before and 2 weeks after treatment.
-You are not a candidate for PDOThreads if you:
1-are pregnant or breastfeeding
2-are allergic to any of its ingredients
3-have acute illness or autoimmune deficiencies
4-have a bleeding disorder
5-have keloid or hypertrophic scarring
-Do not schedule any dental work, including cleanings, 2 weeks prior to treatment.
-We always recommend using sunscreen to protect your skin as we will not perform the treatment on sunburnt skin. Please use care when in the sun and in the days prior to your appointment.
-It’s important not to have a bacterial or fungal infection, or an abrasion in the desired treatment area as it can spread after injection.
-Always inform your clinician of all medications you may be taking, as well as any changes in your medical history.

-DO know that it is common to feel some tugging and soreness as you move the treated area. These feelings diminish after a week or two.
-DO go back to everyday life (i.e. driving, eating (avoiding aggressive or prolonged chewing), walking, etc.) right after the procedure. See notes about exercise in “Don’t” section.
-Do apply a cool compress ( in 30-minute increments over the first 24 hours to reduce swelling. Please be aware that using ice on newly injected skin, or thin and fragile skin, can cause injury. Frostbite can occur from ice left on the skin too long. Note: do not ice over the entry point.
-Do use Arnica for bruising. The bruising will dissipate over the next 7-14 days depending on your individual healing process. You can purchase bromelain at Facial Aesthetics on the day of your treatment.
-Do sleep on your back (if possible) for the next 3-5 days to prevent movement of threads.
-Do return to your skin care program after 24 hours.
-Do (if prescribed) take your full prescription of your antibiotic or anti-viral medication.
-Do manage any pain or discomfort by taking only Tylenol as per recommended dosing instructions. Due to threads being placed in the skin, there may be discomfort and tightness in the area for several days after the procedure, this will decrease over time.
-Do contact your injector following the Thread Lift procedure if you develop any new or worsened swelling, tenderness, warmth, or redness in the treated area, or if you’re experiencing any discharge from the entry point(s).
-Do make a follow-up appointment with your injector 2-week post-treatment – communication is so important.

-DO NOT touch your entry points for 48 hours. If applying a cool compress, avoid contact with the entry points.
-Do not massage the treatment area or receive deep facial massage for the next 2 months.
-Do not pick at the tiny scab that will form at the entry point over the next few days.  If it itches, hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip may be gently applied to the site, or an oral antihistamine such Benadryl can be taken
-Do not lay down either on your back or on your stomach for 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the possibility of the movements of threads.
-Do not exercise for 4 weeks. This includes all strenuous workouts. Walking is permitted.
-Do not take a shower or wash your hair for the first 24 hours. Avoid hot showers for one week.
-Do not take a hot tub, or sauna for one week
-Do not smoke or consume alcoholic beverages (includes wine) for 1-2 weeks. Smoking and drinking will slow down the healing process.
-Do not apply skin care products/makeup for 24 hours post treatment.
-Do not apply makeup over the entry point until you see your clinician at your follow-up appointment.
-Do not make exaggerated facial expressions for about 2-3 weeks. Avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, wide yawning, or smiling too large for up to 1 month.
-Do avoid dental work, including cleanings, for 4 weeks. Should you have a dental emergency, please contact your injector.