PDO thread lifts are a minimally-invasive alternative to surgical facelifts. The procedure involves the placement of absorbable sutures in strategic locations in the skin to lift and reposition sagging tissue. PDO thread lifts can treat various concerns, including drooping eyelids, sagging brows, jowls, and wrinkles. Here are tips to help you prepare for your PDO thread lift procedure.

Set up Your PDO Thread Lifts Appointment

The first step you should take before undergoing thread lift treatment is to attend a consultation appointment with a trusted and experienced provider. During your appointment, you will discuss your medical history and aesthetic goals with our team to determine if this treatment is right for you.

Avoid the Use of Blood Thinning Medications

The PDO threads used in the procedure are absorbable, meaning they will eventually dissolve. For the threads to dissolve properly, you must avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and fish oil, for at least two weeks before the procedure. These medications can thin your blood and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Also, they can cause the threads to dissolve too quickly.

If the PDO threads are not absorbed properly, they can cause lumps and bumps under the skin.

Stop Smoking

Smoking can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications following any surgery. It can also cause the skin to age prematurely. For these reasons, you must stop smoking at least two weeks before your PDO thread lift procedure. Working with a smoking cessation specialist can increase your chances of success.

Educate Yourself Regarding Recovery

Recovery from a PDO thread lift is usually fairly quick and easy. Most people feel well enough to resume normal activities the next day.

Prepare for Possible Side Effects of PDO Thread Lifts

Most people experience some side effects after a PDO thread lift procedure, such as bruising, swelling, and tenderness. These side effects are usually mild and resolve within a week or two. However, more serious side effects, such as infection, are possible.

You should be ready to deal with any side effects that may occur. For example, you should have ice packs on hand to reduce swelling. You should also have over-the-counter pain medication to help with any discomfort.

Schedule a Consultation

Following these simple tips can help ensure a smooth and successful experience. A member of our staff will provide specific instructions before and after the procedure. Charlottesville Plastic Surgery is a top provider of PDO thread lifts. We use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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