Polydioxanone or PDO is a flexible, absorbable, and durable polymer used for thread lift procedures. It is even called a barbed suture lift, which aims to pick up and sculpt face or breast shape. Medical-grade suture thread is used to stitch the skin, so it remains taut.
PDO thread lift is done in the Adam & Eve Med Spa efficiently. You can get results within an hour at a lower cost in comparison to traditional plastic surgery costs. If you are going for thread lift treatment then here are some before and after guidelines.
Before thread lift procedure guidelines
- Avoid smoking and alcohol a minimum of one week before the procedure. They can affect anesthesia effects and dehydrate your skin. Restraining will help to speed the recovery and enhance the results.
- Avoid painkillers because they can trigger complications and bleeding.
- Don’t consume vitamin E, Omega fish oil, krill, garlic, chili ginseng, etc. for two days before the procedure. Avoid ginger and green teas.
- Avoid high-intensity workouts and even steam or sauna room.
During thread lift procedure – what to expect
- A topical anesthetic is applied to the skin and prepped for the surgery.
- A cannula or thin needle is used to insert polymer under your skin. It can take more than half an hour.
- After insertion methods get removed, you will feel a little skin tightening.
- The procedure is complete. You can go home.
Post thread lift procedure guidelines
The recovery time is minimal but you can do some things to enhance the results.
- Apply ice to the treated areas 4 to 5 times daily.
- Get proper rest and avoid strenuous activity.
- If prescribed you can take painkillers after a meal.
- Avoid aspirins for 2 weeks after the treatment.
- Never use a straw to drink beverages.
- Consume soft food and lots of different liquids for several weeks.
- Avoid chewing gum for more than two weeks.
- For a week keep head elevated while sleeping on your back. It avoids straining on the face, which can cause thread misalignment.
- A little discomfort is normal and will soon decline.
- No dental treatment for 2 weeks.
- Avoid vigorous rubbing of the face in initial weeks.
- Skip daily moisturizer.
Complications to watch for –
- Allergic reaction
- Visible dimpling
- Migration of threads
- Pain under skin
- Infection at site
The site infection needs looking out for. If you notice persistent headaches, swelling that lasts for two days, fever, and red/brown/black/green discharge at the site call your doctor.
The thread-lift results last from one to three years. Eventually, the threads used get dissolved in the skin tissue.