PDO Thread
Patient Care Instructions

PDO Thread Pre-Care:

  • *Please plan 1- 2 weeks of no major events in case you bruise or swell.
  • Avoid all alcohol and discontinue smoking for at least a week before the procedure.
  • Avoid All aspirin-based and blood-thinning products including Ibuprofen, Aleve and Naproxen, vitamin E, garlic tabs.
  • Avoid skin procedures including radio frequency lasers, IPL, Fraxel® for 1 month before.
  • *Please reschedule your treatment if you have had or will have any major surgeries within 6 months of treatment.
  • If you have ever experienced suture rejection or complications with healing post-surgery, please let the provider know prior to your appointment, you may not be a good candidate for PDO Threads.

PDO Thread Post-Care:

  • Swelling and slight tenderness and tightness are to be expected.
  • Remove any dressings after 3-4 hrs. You can wash your face with soap and water at this time and continue to wash port sites twice a day.
  • Apply ice to the area for 30 minutes 4-5 times a day for the first 5 days.
  • Limit facial motion for 24 hrs.
  • Avoid showering for 24 hours.
  • Wash the entry points with soap and water twice a day.
  • Avoid facial creams or makeup for 48 hours.
  • Avoid blood thinners and smoking for 1 wk.
  • Keep the head elevated at a 45-degree angle for 5-7 days. Avoid side-laying for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid heavy exertion for 2-3 weeks and avoid pulling down on face or massaging it for 3 weeks.
  • Avoid chewing gum for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid facial procedures including facials and any laser procedures for 6 weeks.
  • If any redness or pain develop that could be a sign of infection, inform your provider right away
  • Puckering and dimpling are normal and can take a full 6 weeks to resolve. Inform your provider if it is still very visible after 4 weeks.
  • No elective surgeries for 6 months post-treatment.