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The Newbie's Guide To PDO Threads Aftercare

PDO threads have become a popular non-surgical alternative to a facelift that involves using dissolvable threads to lift and tighten the skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

This treatment is a fantastic option for anyone looking to improve their appearance and feel good about themselves without undergoing a full surgical facelift.

In this newbie's guide to PDO thread aftercare, we will provide you with all the information you need to ensure a successful recovery and enjoy long-lasting results. Let’s get into it!

What are PDO Threads?

PDO threads are synthetic dissolvable sutures made from a biocompatible material called polydioxanone. They are inserted into the skin with a needle or cannula, and help lift the skin and encourage the body to make more collagen.

As the threads dissolve, they leave behind new collagen that helps support the skin and keep it lifted and tightened.

What to Expect After Your PDO Thread Lift

After your PDO thread lift, you can expect some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. These side effects should subside within a few days, and you can use over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort.

It's important to avoid strenuous activities and any facial massages for at least two weeks after your treatment to ensure that the threads have time to settle in properly and stimulate collagen production.

Tips for Proper PDO Thread Aftercare

For proper PDO thread aftercare, follow these tips:

  1. Keep the treated area clean and dry for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

  2. Avoid wearing makeup or using skincare products that contain harsh chemicals for the first 24-48 hours after your treatment.

  3. Sleep on your back with your head elevated to help reduce swelling for a few nights following the treatment.

  4. Avoid direct sunlight and tanning beds for at least two weeks after your treatment.

  5. Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, balanced diet to promote collagen production and support healthy skin.

  6. Avoid alcohol and smoking for at least a week after your treatment, as these habits can slow down the healing process.

  7. Avoid using saunas, steam rooms, or hot tubs for at least two weeks after your treatment, as the heat can cause swelling and irritation.

  8. Follow any additional aftercare instructions provided by your treatment provider, as these may vary based on your individual treatment plan and medical history.

Long-Term Benefits of a PDO Thread Lift

One of the best things about a PDO thread lift is that it provides long-term benefits that can last up to 18 months.

Not only will you notice an immediate improvement in the lift and tightness of your skin, but you'll also experience a gradual improvement in skin texture and firmness as collagen production continues to improve.


A PDO thread treatment is a great way to lift and tighten your skin without surgery. It can also help reduce the look of fine lines and boost collagen production.

By following our tips for proper PDO thread aftercare, you can ensure a successful recovery and enjoy long-lasting results.

If you're interested in a PDO thread lift and would like to learn more about how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us today at Vikara Esthetics, Miami, FL at (786) 738-9800.

Our experienced and skilled providers are here to answer any questions you may have and help you feel good about your appearance.


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