Threads Care

PDO Thread Lift Pre/Post Instructions


  • 10 Days prior to treatment avoid the following:
    • Blood thinners:  aspirin or any aspirin containing products, anti-inflammatory analgesic drugs (NSAID’s – Aleve, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin)
    • St. Johns Wort
    • Omega 3s
    • Vitamin E
    • Alcohol

*It is required that you notify us prior to treatment if you take prescribed blood thinners*

  • No surgical procedures two weeks before.
  • No routine procedures, like dental work two weeks before.
  • No skin infections at or around the treatment area.
  • No antibiotics two weeks before.
  • If you are sick or just getting over illness within the two weeks prior to treatment, please call and reschedule your appointment.
  • You may take extra strength Tylenol for pain prior to appointment time.
  • Take Arnica as needed to help avoid bruising.


  • It is okay to take over the counter Tylenol as directed on the bottle if needed.
  • Sleep with head elevated the night of your procedure.
  • Wash face gently but avoid manipulation of the treated area.
  • Wear SPF 30+ and avoid direct sunlight in order to prevent post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).
    Bruising and swelling can last for a few days up to a few weeks post treatment.
  • A stinging or “pulling” sensation/discomfort is normal for approximately 2-4 weeks.
  • Follow up appointments will be made 7-10 days, 1 month and 3 months post treatment.
  • Post-procedure AVOID:
    • For 8 hours post-treatment avoid vigorous activity.
    • Strenuous exercise for 1 week after facial treatments and 2 weeks after body treatments. No deep squats for one month if you have had any threads injected into the buttocks area.
    • For 10 weeks post treatment, avoid Radio-frequency (RF) or any heat producing device (laser/IPL) treatments of the area treated with threads
  • For 2 weeks post treatment avoid:
    • Aspirin or any aspirin containing products, anti-inflammatory analgesic drugs (NSAID’s – Aleve, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin).  NSAID’s can potentially suppress the new collagen formation process.
    • Alcohol
    • Opening your mouth too wide.
    • Steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, or any water source that could be unclean or excessive in temperature for two weeks.
    • Taking Ibuprofen for 2 weeks. Acetaminophen may be taken instead, if needed.
    • Massage or manipulation of the tissue for 2 weeks.
    • Excessive movement or animation of the area injected for 2 weeks (including opening mouth wide to eat certain foods, no comedy shows, no dental procedures)
    • Aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, Laser, or Microneedling for 4 weeks.
  • Report any excessive pain, itching, blanching or increased/severe redness/irritation to your medical provider by calling 1-800-429-1151.

 If you have any questions or concerns, call The Skin Center at 1-800-429-1151

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