At Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ, the PDO thread lift is one of the most popular services we offer. Clients are excited about the opportunity to shave years off their faces, but they have many questions regarding what to expect. If you are considering this service for yourself, here are 11 things to expect after treatment.
11 Things to Expect After a PDO Thread Lift
1. You Can’t Exercise After a PDO Thread Lift
Unfortunately, you must avoid exercising for seven days after your treatment. You can still walk at a moderate pace. However, you must avoid performing vigorous cardiovascular exercise or resistance training. If you have any questions about what makes up moderate exercise, please call us at Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ.
2. You Can’t Take Certain Vitamins and Medications
In the seven days following your anti-aging treatment, you must stop taking any nutritional supplements or medications that can thin your blood. The most common blood-thinning medications include NSAIDs and MAOIs. Nutritional supplements you should stop taking include vitamins A, C and E, garlic supplements, Gingko Biloba and fish oil.
If you feel the need to take an NSAID, take half of a gram of Tylenol every six hours as necessary. Ibuprofen and naproxen, in particular, should be avoided. Such medications impede the collagen formation process significantly.
3. You Must Take Antibiotics
As important as it is to avoid taking certain medications and supplements, it’s just as important to take a full course of antibiotics. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to answer them. Just let us know. If you’re not committed to taking a full course of antibiotics after treatment, you’re not a good candidate.
4. You Will Have a Follow-Up Appointment
Seven days after your thread lift, you will come in for a follow-up appointment. This is the perfect opportunity to ask us any further questions you have about your “recovery” process. It also gives us the opportunity to talk about maintenance or touch-up treatments if your results aren’t perfect.
5. You Can’t Consume Alcohol
Unfortunately, you can’t consume alcohol within seven days of your treatment. Alcohol elevates your blood pressure by flushing an excess of water and nutrients from your body. It is crucial that your body has enough water and nutrients to build up new collagen after your treatment.
6. You Must Avoid Walk-In Freezers and Saunas
During the 10 days after your anti-aging treatment, it is important to avoid changing your body temperature too much. A sauna may be relaxing, but you’ll have to wait 10 days after your treatment before you can enjoy one. Moreover, if you work regularly in a walk-in cooler or freezer, you will need to take 10 days off of work.
7. You Must Wait to Have Other Anti-Aging Treatments
After your PDO threads, you have to wait for the treatment to take effect before you can receive other anti-aging treatments. If you are interested in platelet-rich plasma therapy, microneedling, or dermal fillers, we strongly recommend scheduling these treatments before your thread lift.
Moreover, you should definitely schedule certain anti-aging treatments before your thread lift. For instance, radiofrequency (RF) treatments, laser treatments, and IPL treatments must be scheduled for 10 weeks after your thread lift.
8. You Are Free to Wash Your Face After Treatment
You can wash your treatment site gently with a gentle cleanser starting on the day of your treatment. However, you must avoid rubbing or massaging your face for two weeks after treatment.
9. You May Need to Reschedule Dental Appointments
If you are having a dental procedure or routine cleaning performed, reschedule your appointment. It is important to not open your mouth too wide for three to four weeks after treatment. We strongly recommend that our clients do not attend a dental appointment within two weeks of your thread lift.
10. You Will Experience Long-Lasting Results
The results of your treatment will continue to improve for one to two months after treatment. Most of our clients find that their results improve for six weeks after treatment. Of course, this regards the skin rejuvenation effects. The skin lifting effects are fully visible immediately.
Between six and nine months after your treatment, your threads will dissolve. However, the results of your treatment will last around three years past this point. For even more dramatic results or longer-lasting results, some of our clients come in after their threads initially dissolve. If you come in for a touch-up treatment, your results can last up to four years.
11. You Can Extend the Results of Your Treatment
We strongly encourage our clients to care for the health of their skin. To extend the results of your treatment, drink between 64 and 128 ounces of water daily. The collagen and elastin that support the shape and texture of your skin require adequate hydration to remain healthy and strong. Moreover, you should stop smoking and wear sunscreen.
Learn More About a PDO Thread Lift Today
We hope you enjoyed learning about what to expect after a PDO thread lift. If this seems reasonable to you, and you’d like to discover if you are a good candidate for this treatment, we invite you to learn more. To schedule your initial consultation, contact us today at Moderne Medical in Scottsdale, AZ. We’d love to meet you and create a plan to perfect your aesthetic.