As you age, collagen and elastin production declines, and your skin loses some of its underlying support structure, causing sagging in different facial areas, including your cheeks, jowls, eyes, and eyebrows. These changes can alter your appearance and sometimes affect your self-confidence. Previously, skin tightening was only restricted to surgical interventions such as a facelift. Unfortunately, the procedure is invasive and requires much downtime. Today, specialists use Brooklyn PDO Lifting Threads to rejuvenate your skin and lift sagging. Here is what you need to know before settling for the procedure.
How do I prepare for a thread lift?
Like any other cosmetic procedure, you need to consult your doctor to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment. Although a PDO thread lift is generally safe, specialists do not recommend it for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Good candidates for a PDO thread lift are early signs of aging. This procedure may not offer the best results if you have severe skin laxity.
During a consultation, your doctor may require a list of all your current medications, including supplements. If you take aspirin and ibuprofen, you may need to stop their usage since they have blood-thinning properties and put you at risk of bleeding during the procedure. Your specialist may discuss the dangers of the process, including minor bruising, snapping of threads, pain, hematoma, and hair loss.
What does the procedure involve?
The details of the procedure may vary, but here is generally what your specialist would do.
· First, your specialist disinfects the treatment area with alcohol and uses a needle to administer numbing medication beneath your skin. As the doctor inserts the needle, you may feel a sting, but this is usually first, and the pain fades away almost immediately.
· Using a different needle, your surgeon makes an incision and inserts a cannula in a hole.
· Next, the surgeon secures the thread correctly and pulls out the cannula.
· Finally, your specialist cuts any loose thread, ensuring it is secure in place.
Your face may feel sore after the procedure, and you may experience some swelling and minor bruising, which fades away in a day or two.
PDO thread lift recovery
A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure requiring less recovery time. Most people resume work and other activities immediately after a thread lift. However, it is normal to experience side effects such as swelling and bruising, which usually subside between the first 24 to 28 hours after the process. Your specialist may send you home with written instructions for a seamless recovery and avoid any problems.
During the first week after treatment, you may need to avoid rubbing your face since this dislodges the threads. You are also to avoid activities such as smoking, pursing your lips, and drinking through a straw since they strain your facial skin. Specialists also advise against vigorous exercise, visiting the sauna, and other activities that trigger sweating.
If you have further questions on PDO thread lifts, consult your specialist today at Brooklyn Dental Spa.