Pre-Treatment Care

PDO Thread Lift

Aspirin, Vitamin E – avoid for 10 days

NSAIDS nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – avoid for 7 days

Alcohol – avoid for 3 days prior to procedure

Please arrive with a “clean face” – no makeup!


  • Immune system disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Coagulation disease
  • Cutaneous Neurofibromatosis
  • Various acute infectious diseases ( i.e. Influenza, etc.)
  • Inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated
  • A non-absorbable implant (Silicone) in the zone of thread insertion
  • Oncology (Chemotherapy)
  • Tendency toward Keloid Scarring
  • Bleeding Disorders and some diseases of the blood
  • Neurotic Psychological Disorders
  • Unrealistic expectations

Post-Treatment Care


  • Effects should be noticeable immediately after treatment. However, maximum effect will occur in 4-6 weeks.
  • Bruising and swelling is normal and to be expected. If bruising is visible you can take oral Arnica or apply topical Arnica gel or Cearna Arnica patches to areas that are discolored. 
  • Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissues is common and will typically resolve in 1-2 weeks.
  • Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days after treatment. Please consult with your provider for any pain beyond 2 weeks.


  • Excessive movement or animation of the area injected for 4 weeks
  • Massage or manipulation of the tissue for 4 weeks
  • Aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, Laser or Microneedling for 4 weeks
  • Strenuous exercise for 2 weeks after facial treatments and for 4 weeks after body treatments. No deep squats for one month if you have had any threads injection into the buttocks area
  • Steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, or any water source that could be unclean or excessive in temperature for 2 weeks.
  • Taking Ibuprofen for 2 weeks. Acetaminophen may be taken instead, if needed

When to call:

  • If any of the threads are exposed or start to extrude
  • If you develop a reddened, hard, painful nodule over one or more of the threads
  • If you experience increased redness, swelling, or pain at the insertion site
  • Irregularity or visible ridges (buckling) of threads ( 2 weeks post-treatment)
  • If you have any questions regarding your treatment

Please Note: To increase the rate of healing time and decrease swelling and bruising, your provider may encourage you to take oral antihistamines (Zyrtec, Benadryl) and histamine blockers (Zantac, Prilosec, Tagemet).

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