After treatment there may be redness, swelling, puckering, bruising and soreness in the treated area. This is a normal result of the product/injections – the inconvenience is temporary and will settle.
Your face will feel tight, with a pulling sensation, for 2-3 weeks after treatment. This is normal and will settle down gradually over time.
You may take paracetamol for pain if required, but avoid ibuprofen or aspirin, which can lead to more bruising.
Avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours, and stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Avoid extreme heat or cold in the area for 2 weeks eg sauna, ice directly on the skin. Wrapped cool packs are the exception to this and can help with swelling.
DO NOT soak your sutures in a bath, jacuzzi, swimming pool or other body of water for 14 days. Showers are permitted, but avoid hot showers for 48 hours.
Avoid vigorous physical activity for 2 weeks.
Keep your head elevated to 30 degrees for the first 3 nights after treatment.
Avoid any direct pressure on your face where the sutures are placed for 3 weeks after treatment eg avoid sleeping on your face.
Limit facial movements to a minimum for at least 2 weeks eg avoid excessive chewing, talking, yawning, smiling, dental work.
Avoid infection by cleansing the incision points daily with cool, boiled water for 7 days.
Use an SPF 30 and above to avoid any post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Avoid any facial massaging for 2 weeks.
Avoid blood thinning herbs or vitamins eg Vitamin E for 7 days.
Avoid flossing your teeth for 2 weeks as it puts excessive strain on your sutures. NB this applies to facial threads, not brow threads.
You may have another treatment of 4-6 weeks after this one if required.
PDO Threads are absorbed by the skin over time. Most clients choose to be treated again 12-18 months after the original treatment.
Please contact us if you are concerned about your treatment or have questions.