Traditional facelifts are a popular surgical option, but their intensive nature leaves many patients wary. Fortunately, PDO Thread treatments offer a much less invasive option suitable to the patient’s unique needs. However, patients considering PDO Thread procedures should understand their preparation and recovery to ensure their results are optimal.

What are PDO Threads

PDO Threads, or Polydioxanone thread lifts, are a cosmetic treatment option that utilizes internal dissolvable sutures to tighten and lift the patient’s skin. Utilized as an alternative facelift, PDO Thread is much less invasive and time-consuming, making it an ideal option for many facelift candidates.

Pre-Op Do’s

There are several steps you can take to ensure you are fully prepared for your PDO Thread appointment:

Be Open About Your Medical History

Certain allergens and medical conditions may cause complications for certain candidates. Being open and thorough about your medical history is the best way to ensure your safety and results are not impacted negatively.

Schedule Your Session Accordingly

While recovery from PDO Thread is not intensive, results will take some time to settle. Symptoms of redness and swelling commonly occur in the beginning and may hinder the appearance of results until they fade. To ensure results are revealed when they are fully settled, patients should schedule their PDO Thread procedure anywhere from 3 weeks to a month before an event.

Take Approved Over the Counter Supplements

Certain medications can easily aggravate the symptoms of PDO Thread and prolong your recovery. Share your usual medications during your initial consultation so that Glo MedSpa can recommend safe alternatives.

Pre-Op Don’ts

Along with the steps patients should take, there are several actions patients are encouraged to avoid prior to their PDO Thread treatment:

Take Anti-Inflammatory Medications

Advil, ibuprofen, and other common anti-inflammatory medications may lead to an increase in bruising following your PDO treatment. Patients should avoid all anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks before their treatment.

Wait Too Long To Schedule

While the PDO process in itself is completely safe, ample preparation can make a world of difference in your overall experience. Patients should be proactive about their sessions and prepare ahead of time so that their treatment is not prolonged.

Undergo Other Cosmetic Treatments

Though noninvasive, PDO Thread does create microscopic wounds along the treatment area as do most cosmetic treatments. These wounds are created to strengthen the skin– interrupting their natural healing process could have dire impacts on the outcome of your results. Wait until your recovery period for the initial procedure has been completed before undergoing PDO Thread.

Post-Op Do’s

Recovery from PDO Thread is not intensive, but there are a few steps that can help guarantee smooth sailing:

Gently Massage Irregularities

If you notice areas where your results are settling irregularly, gently massage small areas. Avoid massaging areas where threads are placed and ask for guidance from Glo MedSpa to ensure you do not negatively impact your results.

Check In With Glo MedSpa

Throughout recovery, you may notice odd symptoms or threads poking out of the skin. Any irregular occurrences during recovery should be reported to Glo MedSpa as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out to Glo MedSpa as issues arise.

Continue Using Approved Over the Counter Supplements

Bruising may occur despite the discontinued use of anti-inflammatory drugs, but patients can manage this with the alternative medications recommended prior to the treatment.

Post-Op Don’ts

Adversely, limiting a few behaviors after PDO Thread will also help ensure your safety.

Exercise Rigorously

Rigorous movements may aggravate the healing process and complicate results, so patients are encouraged to limit movement for the first 24 hours. Patients whose jobs require strenuous activity may need to take a day off.

Drink Alcohol

Along with exercise, alcohol and excessive consumption can diminish results. Patients should avoid any alcohol for the first 24 hours and should continue to limit their consumption for the next few days.

Professional Massages Near the Treatment Area

Professional or at-home massages that focus on the treatment area could lead to complications or alter the appearance of results. Patients should only engage in small gentle massages when irregularities occur and should avoid all other options for at least two weeks.

PDO Threads in Wilmington, NC

Patients in North Carolina trust Glo MedSpa to provide them with trustworthy and exceptional care. Our expertly-trained staff is here to take you through every step. To learn more about PDO Thread treatments, schedule a consultation online.