A PDO thread lift is a treatment against signs of aging that uses a dissolvable formula to tighten and lift your skin. It’s a non-invasive procedure, and it will only take you 45 minutes to see the results quickly. However, after the treatment, there are still many things you need to take care of to maximize its effectiveness. A sagging face is a natural part of aging, but understandably, not many of us are a fan of looking old. Back then, it used to be that the only way to achieve a facelift was through facelift surgeries. But thanks to modern techniques, you can lift your face as simple as injections. PDO thread facelifts reduce wrinkles, fine lines and promote collagen production to add volume to your face, lifting it. All of these benefits without as much as an incision.
However, you must find an experienced and credible esthetician to ensure that the procedure goes smoothly and without complications. Check their before and after photos from previous patients to ensure credibility.
Things Not To Do After A PDO Facelift Treatment
That said, as simple as an injection it may be, you still need to do a lot of aftercare. Avoid the following steps for the first few days or weeks to maximize the results of your PDO thread facelift treatment.
Following several hours after your treatment, you should avoid makeup. There are several reasons why, but primarily, just after the treatment, your skin is still sensitive. Your facial skin just had an abrupt change, and it has become sensitive. Even simple cosmetics might cause minor skin irritation, so best avoid it. Another factor is that your skin needs air circulation, and makeup covers that up. Finally, most women who apply or remove makeup on their skin usually apply pressure. Applying any pressure on your skin after the treatment can hamper its results.
Avoid Strenuous Activities
Unfortunately, you need to avoid your exercise routine for the next seven days. If you really need to, take a simple walk; any other strenuous activity can hamper the results. Any activity like sex, exercise, or physical exertion can increase the risks of inflammation, swelling, and bleeding. Any activity that increases the heart rate hampers the healing process since the blood circulation is overflowing.
Avoid Certain Medications Or Vitamin Supplements
Your provider will ask you to avoid any medications or vitamin supplements that thin your blood. You may need to avoid blood thinner medications such as NSAIDs and MAOIs. Likewise, vitamin supplements such as vitamin A, E, and C, fish oil, and garlic supplements are not recommended. If you really need to take any of these medications, make sure to consult your provider about it. These medications can decrease collagen production in your skin, thus limiting what a PDO treatment can do for you.
Avoid alcohol for the next seven days after the treatment. Not only does alcohol elevate your blood pressure, but it will also wash away water and other vital nutrients. You need nutrients, a good heart rate, and water for the treatment to solidify and allow collagen to build up underneath the skin.
Smoking is another activity that increases blood pressure. On top of that, there are dozens of chemical compounds in a stick of cigarette that might negatively affect your PDO thread facelift treatment. For example, nicotine in a cigarette can constrict your blood vessels. When it does happen, it will constrict the flow of nutrients into the affected areas, diminishing the results. If you are having difficulty going without nicotine, consult your doctor about it. Speaking of nicotine, any products such as vapes, nicotine gums, and nicotine patches are also best to be avoided.
Avoid Facials Or Massages
Avoid getting appointments for facials or massages for the next ten days. Facials and massages need to apply pressure on your facial skin for them to work. It increases the risks of swelling, bruising, and the thread formula moved out of place unintentionally. Facials also use other strong chemicals which may irritate the skin when you’ve just had your PDO thread facelift treatment.
Avoid Heating The Body
We repeatedly advised that anything that applies pressure and increases your heart rate is not recommended. So increasing your body’s temperature will also be a part of that list. While you may not realize it, hot temperatures increase your heart rate. Keep your heat at a steady normal range by avoiding excessive heat exposure, which means avoiding hot baths, hot showers, saunas, tanning beds, steam rooms, and sunbathing. You need to keep yourself cool to maintain steady blood pressure. Also, keep yourself hydrated at all times.
Avoid Other Anti-Aging Treatments
Right after your PDO treatments, you need to wait for the treatment to take its full effect before trying any other anti-aging treatments. If you are interested in Botox, PRP, dermal fillers, or microneedling, we recommend you do those first before trying out PDO thread facelift treatments. If you already had the PDO thread facelift treatment, you need to wait for ten weeks before you go in for the appointment.
Avoid Washing Your Face Too Hard
You are free to wash your face, but do it gently and avoid applying too much pressure. Avoid rubbing, touching, or scratching the affected areas too much to maximize its effects for the next two weeks.
Avoid Sleeping On The Side Or Face Down
Sleeping on your side or face down applies pressure on your face, and it does so for the following hours of sleep. That’s one of the worst actions you can do when you’ve just had your PDO treatment. When sleeping on your side or face down, you may experience swelling, discomfort, or bruising, achieving lesser optimal results. If you frequently sleep on your side or face down, practice sleeping a flat back and face front before you get an appointment. Practice it for a few weeks until you get used to it. If you are still having a hard time, position your pillows in a way that prevents your head from turning.
PDO thread facelift is one of the most effective ways to reduce the signs of aging. But to ensure their effectiveness, you will need to avoid these steps. If you are looking for additional advice or a PDO thread facelift itself, reach out to Tenth Avenue Aesthetics.