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PDO Threads Pre & Post-treatment Care

PDO Threads Pre & Post-treatment Care - Karla Cabrera FNP-C


✓ Aspirin, Vitamin E – avoid for 10 days. ✓ NSAIDS nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – avoid for 10 days. ✓ Alcohol – avoid 3 days prior to procedure. ✓ Please arrive with a ‘clean face’ – no makeup!


  • Immune system diseases.
  • Pregnancy. Breastfeeding.
  • Coagulation diseases.
  • Cutaneous neurofibromatosis.
  • Various acute infectious diseases. (i.e., Influenza, etc.)
  • Inflammation of the skin in areas to be treated (i.e., cystic acne, etc.)
  • A non-absorbable implant (Silicone) in the zone of thread insertion.
  • Oncology (Chemotherapy).
  • Tendency toward Keloid Scarring.
  • Bleeding disorders and some diseases of the blood.
  • Neurotic psychological disorders.
  • Unrealistic expectations.


  • Effects should be noticeable immediately after treatment. However, maximum effect will occur in 4-6 weeks.
  • Bruising and swelling is normal and expected. If bruising is visible, you can take oral Arnica or apply topical Arnica gel or Cearna Arnica patches to areas that are discolored.
  • Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue are common and will typically resolve in 1-2 weeks (14 days).
  • Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days after treatment. Please consult your provider for any pain beyond 2 weeks.


  • Excessive movement or animation of the area injected for 2 weeks. Avoid HARD chewing (gum/steak) for 2 weeks. Avoid laughing hard for 2 weeks.
  • Massage or manipulation of the tissue for 3 weeks. No massage beds as the pressure can “reverse” PDO lift treatment. Avoid “pimple” extractions at home or professionally for 3 weeks.
  • Aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, Laser, or microneedling for 4 weeks.
  • Strenuous exercise for 1 week after facial treatments and for 2 weeks after body treatments. No deep squats for one month if you have had any threads injected into the buttocks area.
  • Steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, or any water source that could be unclean or excessive in temperature for 2 weeks.
  • Taking Ibuprofen for 2 weeks. Acetaminophen may be taken instead, if needed.


  • If any of the threads are exposed or start to extrude.
  • If you develop a reddened, hard, painful nodule over one or more of the threads.
  • If you experience increased redness, swelling, or pain at the insertion site.
  • Irregularity or visible ridges (buckling) of threads (2 weeks post-treatment).
  • If you have any questions regarding your treatment.

Please NOTE:

To increase the rate of healing time and decrease swelling and bruising, your provider may encourage you to take oral antihistamines (Zyrtec, Benadryl) and histamine blockers (Zantac, Prilosec, Tagamet).

-If you have any trouble with breathing, swallowing, or speaking after having PDO threads, or if your symptoms feel life-threatening, call 911 or your local emergency number.

There are few famous PDO threads:

  • Bella Medspa in Tempe.
  • PDO Threading Consultation
  • Eyebrows lift Non-surgical Facelift
  • Skin Smooth Threads
  • Follow up after PDO barbed/lifting threads.

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