Woman receiving PDO Threading treatment

PDO Thread Pre & Post Care

PDO Thread in Minneapolis

PDO Thread Pre & Post Care Instructions

PDO threads are an absorbable synthetic polymer that is highly versatile. The PDO thread will biodegrade over a period of 4 to 6 months. The PDO thread will create micro-injuries to the skin causing it to have a positive result on the dermal layers, for example, increase blood flow. Results from this treatment may take up to 3 weeks or longer for the treatment effect to be noticeable.

One Week Before your Procedure

  • Avoid alcohol of any kind, as well as smoking. This will help speed your recovery and provide better treatment results.
  • Stop taking vitamin E, supplements such as Fish Oil, Krill, Garlic, Chili Ginseng, Ginger & Green teas
  • Any Aspirin based products such as Ibuprofen should be avoided. Inform the provider if you are taking any anti-inflammatory medications (e.g., Naprosyn) or blood thinning medication (e.g., Warfarin).

What to Avoid After

  • Avoid heavy exercises for 2 weeks, this causes extreme facial movements.
  • No facial massages for 2 weeks.
  • Do not touch or wash your face for 30 minutes.
  • Do not wear makeup for the first 12 hours after your treatment
  • Do not pull down on your face for 4 weeks.
  • Sleep on the back for 3-4 days.
  • Do not chew gum for 2 weeks.
  • Limiting facial movements will help to lift threads to stay in place, so no dental work unless strictly necessary.
  • Avoid heat in treatment areas like saunas, IPL lasers, or radio frequency treatment for 30 days.
  • Avoid medication that affects the blood clotting effects like fish oils, and vitamins C, A & E for 7 days.

Normal Response

  • Bruising, and swelling normally can use counter arnica topical.
  • Most discomfort occurs in the first 24 to 48 hours. Place ice on very gently just in case of bruising.
  • Stinging, “pulling”, and itchy sensations will decrease at about 3 to 5 weeks.
  • Post-procedure discomfort medication to use: Tylenol – helpful for post-procedure for 7 to 10 days.

If you have any concerns, please call one of our providers during our office hours at 952-920-6545. After hours, please call 952-358-9848.