Thread Lift Aftercare Advice
After a thread lift, it’s not uncommon to experience the following:
- slight pain at the site of the thread injection
There’s a 15-20% chance of complications, including dimpling. Possible complications are minor and can easily be corrected.
Complications to look out for include:
- allergic reaction to ingredients in the threading material
- bleeding as a result of the procedure building up behind your skin
- visible dimpling or pulling where the threads have been inserted
- migration or unintended “movement” of the threads that result in skin that looks lumpy or bulges
- pain under your skin as a result of the thread being too “tight” or awkwardly placed
- infection at the site of the procedure
Of all the risks of a thread lift, infection is the one to watch out for most carefully. Call your doctor right away if you notice:
- green, black, brown, or red discharge at the site of your procedure
- swelling for more than 48 hours
- persistent headaches
What to expect after a thread lift
Recovery after a successful thread lift is quite minimal. While there may be some visible swelling and bruising, you can go back to work right away if you’d like.
Results should be apparent right after the threads are put into place, but you may notice more in the days and weeks right after they are inserted, as swelling and bruising starts to subside.
Results from a thread lift aren’t meant to be permanent. Successful effects typically last from 1 to 3 years. Like other dissolvable dermal fillers, such as Botox, the threads used in the procedure will eventually be absorbed by the tissue underneath your skin.
After a thread lift, you can resume your normal routine.
- Do not rub your face vigorously in the initial weeks following the procedure
- Avoid sleeping on your side in the initial weeks following the procedure - sleep with your head propped up to avoid rolling over onto the newly placed sutures
- Avoid saunas and high intensity workouts for the first week after the thread lift is performed
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