PDO Thread Lift Treatment Guidelines


  • 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 start taking oral Arnica and apply topical Arnica cream to areas that are discolored.
  • Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue is common and will resolve on its own in about 2 weeks.
  • Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days to 2 weeks after treatment. Any pain beyond 2 weeks should be addressed by the provider.


  • Excessive animation of the face for 2 weeks.
  • Massage and manipulation of facial tissue for 2 weeks.
  • Aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, laser, and micro-needling for 2 weeks.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 72 hours.

When to Call

  • 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.