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PDO Thread Lift Recovery Facts.

Responses to questions about PDO Thread Lifts are from a doctor and an actual patient of Lynne Worthington from Fountain of Youth Medical in Farragut, Tennessee.

Lynne Worthington, your go-to-everything nurse practitioner at Fountain of Youth Medical, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with advanced training in specialized services at Fountain of Youth Medical, Farragut, TN. Lynne is the National Trainer for a large Stem Cell Therapy company and trains physicians and nurse practitioners on how to do the thread lifting procedure all over the United States.

Recovery time after a PDO thread lift can vary from person to person, and it depends on several factors, including the extent of the procedure and individual healing capabilities.

Here's a general timeline for recovery after the PDO thread lifts to the face or neck.

Immediately after the procedure: You may experience mild swelling, redness, and bruising around the treatment areas. These side effects are temporary and should subside within a few days.

Patient: Lynne will apply local anesthesia and a numbing agent on the treatment area before treatment. The needles used for POD thread lifts are fine, and they do not cause pain. I felt a mild pulling, stretching sensation while the threads were inserted but no pain. I experienced no bruising outside of the tiny insertion spots.

  • The primary effect the procedure helps to get is tightening and lifting of the skin contours. When the doctor inserts the threads, they pull them upwards gently, lifting the skin.

  • Another effect the procedure provides is the deep stimulation of the inner collagen and elastic production processes. With this, the skin becomes more hydrated, brighter, and smoother. Fine lines erase, and the complexion improves.

First week: Most people can resume normal activities within a few days after the procedure. However, avoiding strenuous exercise, facial massages, and excessive facial movements during the first week is best to allow the threads to settle and minimize the risk of complications.

Patient: I waited to do pilates and pickleball the first two weeks but continued walking, hiking, and light aerobics with no problem. My threads spoke to me by the feeling of tightness I had. After two to three weeks, I continued to see results. There wasn't a day since the PDO Thread Lifts done by Lynne Worthington at Fountain of Youth Medical, Farragut, TN, when I didn't see improvement.

Two to three weeks: During this period, you may still have some residual swelling or bruising, but it should continue to improve. It's essential to follow any post-procedure instructions given by your provider, such as avoiding direct sunlight and using recommended skincare products.

Patient: Lynne recommended I sleep on my back rather than how I usually do, which is smashed side face into my pillow.

PDO Thread Lifts
PDO Thread Lifts - 67-year-old patient

This is one of the safest beauty procedures, especially if compared to plastic surgery. Many women prefer thread lifts as they allow skin tightening and defining the contours without considerable risks, pitfalls, and dangers to their health.

Long-term recovery: While the immediate side effects typically subside within a few weeks, the full results of PDO thread lifts may take several months to become apparent. Your body will gradually produce new collagen around the threads, improving skin texture and firmness. During this time, it's essential to maintain a healthy skincare routine and follow up with your provider as recommended.

Patient: Your results are immediate. You leave on top of the world because your skin is immediately tighter. I have had three sessions with PDO Thread lifts over the last three years, and each time, my skin improves in tightness and appearance. My body produces collagen, and my skin tightens months after the procedure. It's been a year since my PDO Thread Lifts to my lower face and chin, and I still see improvement.

It's worth noting that individual experiences may vary, and some people may recover more quickly or require more time for complete healing. Your provider will provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation and monitor your recovery progress.

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