At Vamped Aesthetics & Design in Dr. Phillips, FL, we offer PDO thread lift treatment, a non-surgical facelift alternative that involves using sutures to lift and tighten the skin. PDO threads are absorbable sutures that are commonly used in cardiac and pediatric surgeries and have been proven safe for use in aesthetic treatments. After a thread lift treatment, it's normal to experience some mild to moderate swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but in general, downtime after a thread lift is minimal compared to surgical procedures. In this blog post, we'll discuss the road to recovery after a thread lift treatment to help you prepare for your journey to a more youthful appearance.
Before your thread lift treatment, your aesthetician will give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. You may need to avoid certain medications or supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising. You might also need to avoid alcohol and smoking for some time before the treatment as they can also affect your body's ability to heal. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home after the treatment as you may be slightly woozy from the local anesthesia administered.
Some mild-to-moderate swelling, bruising, and tenderness are normal in the days following the thread lift treatment. The discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs to help reduce swelling. We advise that you avoid any strenuous activities, exercise, massages or facial treatments, and taking steam baths or saunas during this time as these can all increase swelling, and prolong the recovery process.
After the initial swelling has gone down, you may start to notice some minor asymmetry or bunching of the skin where the threads were inserted. Do not be alarmed as this is normal and usually goes with time. You may also experience some itching and tightness of the skin, but this also is normal. During this period, you should report any complications or side effects to your aesthetician. They may advise you to use a special healing cream or facial lotion to help speed up the healing process and reduce any itching.
At this point, the absorbable sutures have started to dissolve and collagen production has begun. Your skin will begin to look more taut and lifted, and you'll start to notice the full effects of the thread lift treatment. Any noticeable asymmetry in your skin should be gone by this point, and your face should look symmetrical again. You can resume all your usual activities after this month, but with caution. Protect your face from the sun with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, avoiding any direct sunlight and reapplying every two hours if possible.
After about 3 months, the full effect of the thread lift treatment will be apparent. The collagen production takes time, and as such, you'll continue to notice improvements in the appearance of your skin for about 6-8 months. You can enjoy your new, natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance for up to 2 years, although the longevity of the results depends on multiple factors like lifestyle choices, skin type, and genetics.
Thread lift treatment is gaining traction in the aesthetic industry for its ability to deliver impressive results without surgery. Recovery after the thread lift treatment is quick and easy and will be an uneventful process if done right. Understanding the course of recovery is important in order to prepare adequately for your thread lift treatment. If you're considering a PDO thread lift in Dr. Phillips, FL, do not hesitate to contact us at Vamped Aesthetics & Design for consultation and a personalized treatment plan to achieve your desired aesthetic goals.