Post Care – PDO Threads
a. Patient may go back to everyday life (i.e. eating, walking, etc.) right after the procedure.
b. Swelling may be present after the procedure but the use of ice packs for 30 minutes for a few days will help lessen the swelling.
c. Patient should avoid washing hair and taking a shower for the next 24 hours after the procedure. When washing face after 24 hours, gently wash the area.
d. Patient should avoid drinking or smoking for 1-2 weeks to prevent possible infection. Smoking and drinking can slow down the healing process.
e. Patient should avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, wide yawns, and big smiles for up to 1 month.
f. Patient should avoid lying down either in a prone or side position within 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the possibility of the movements of threads. It is recommended that the patient sleeps in a supine position for the next 3-5 days to prevent the movement of threads.
g. Patients should avoid headstands, yoga, strenuous workouts, and exaggerated facial expressions for about 2-3 weeks (avoid dental treatments during this time if possible).
h. The patient’s face may be bound with bandages for 1-2 days after the procedure to help with swelling and stability if needed.
i. Patients should avoid deep facial massages for the next couple of months, but laser treatments may be done after one month from the procedure.