A thread lift is a less invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that uses a dissolvable suture to tighten and lift your skin. It's a less invasive procedure than facelift surgery and can often be performed in under 45 minutes without the need for general anesthesia.
If you plan on having a thread lift Treatment, you may want to follow a few dos and don'ts after a thread lift to ensure your skin heals well and you get the best results possible.
Here are some recovery tips after a facial thread lift:
Your provider will give you specific instructions to follow after your thread lift procedure. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications.
Stinging or "pulling" pain discomfort is normal, and this will subside over a two-week period. You may also experience swelling, redness, and tenderness around the treated area. These symptoms are usually mild and should resolve on their own within a few days.
Avoid overheating, such as hot tubs, saunas, and facials with steam treatment, as this may affect the longevity of your threads. Avoid Sleeping on your Stomach or side within the first five nights post-treatment, as this may cause swelling, discomfort, bruising, or less-than-optimal results. Avoid applying too much pressure to your face and elevating your blood pressure.
Keep the treated area clean and dry. Avoid applying makeup over the entry point until it is fully healed. Do not rub your face vigorously and avoid facial massages and facials for the first 10 days after treatment. Apply a gentle antibiotic cream and attend a follow-up appointment a couple of weeks after your treatment.
You may take Tylenol and ibuprofen for discomfort. You may also use Arnica for bruising. The bruising will dissipate over the next 7-14 days depending on your individual healing.
Results from a thread lift aren't meant to be permanent. Successful effects typically last from 1 to 3 years. You'll see instant results from the physical lift, but there is more to come since collagen takes 2-3 months to generate fully. Your skin will continue to heal over the first few days, and you may notice more results in the days and weeks right after the threads are inserted, as swelling and bruising start to subside.
Potential side effects of thread lift treatment include bruising, tenderness, and swelling, which are normal after a treatment. Other potential side effects include lumps and bumps or uneven skin, skin puckering or dimpling, skin protrusion and palpable threads, visible thread, snapping of the threads, infection, and more. If you have concerns about your treatment, see your original practitioner for a review.
Remember that proper "pre" and "post" care is essential to achieving optimal results from your thread lift treatment. if you are unsure about the facial thread lift treatment. You can consult with DR Reza and be patient as your skin continues to heal and generate collagen.