The desired outcome is to reposition the tissue to bring back the natural “V-shape” of the face, a more youthful appearance. The PDO thread is completely dissolved within 4-6 months and the results will last 9-12 months with new collagen. There are no incisions, no downtime and immediate results.
What are PDO threads?
PDO Threads, a non-surgical lifting approach that also stimulates collagen. PDO stands for Polydioxanone. It is an absorbable suture material. It can lift and smooth lines in the face/body.
How should I prepare for my PDO thread appointment?
Please avoid Aspirin and vitamin E for 10 days. Avoid NSAIDS, like ibuprofen and alleve for 7 days. Avoid alcohol for 3 days prior to procedure. Please arrive to your appointment with a “clean face,” avoid applying makeup.
What are the contraindications for PDO threads?
Contraindications include: Immune system disease, pregnancy, coagulation diseases, cutaneous neurofibromatosis, various acute infectious disease (ie. Influenza), inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated, a non-absorbable implant (silicone) in the zone of thread insertion, Oncology (chemotherapy), tendency toward keloid scarring, bleeding disorders and some disease of the blood, neurotic psychological disorders, and unrealistic expectations.
When will I see results?
Effects with PDO threads should be noticeable immediately after treatment. However, maximum effect will occur in 4-6 weeks.
Are there any side effects?
Bruising and swelling is normal and expected. If bruising is visible you can take oral Arnica or apply topical ALATIN INhance to areas that are discolored. Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue are common and will typically resolve in 1-2 weeks. Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days after treatment. Please consult your provider for any pain beyond 2 weeks.
Should I avoid anything after my treatment?
Excessive movement or animation of the area treated for 2 weeks. Massage or manipulation of the tissue for 2 weeks. Aesthetic treatment including RF, IPL, Laser or micronedling
for 4 weeks. Strenuous exercise for 1 week after facial treatments and 2 weeks after body treatments. No deep squats for 1 month if you had any threads injected into the buttocks area. Steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, or any water source that could be unclean or excessive in temperature for 2 weeks. Taking ibuprofen for 2 weeks. Acetaminophen may be taken instead, if needed.
When should I call my provider with symptoms?
If any of the threads are exposed or start to extrude. If you develop reddened, har, painful nodule over one or more of the threads. If you experience increased redness, swelling, or pain at the insertion site. Irregularity or visible ridges (buckling) of threads (2 weeks post-treatment). If you have any questions regarding your treatment.
What can I do to help with symptoms?
To increase rate of healing time and decrease swelling, your prover may encourage you to take oral antihistamines (Zyrtec, Benadryl) and histamine blockers (Zantac, Prilosec, Tagamet).
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