Thread lifts are a popular and effective way to reduce the signs of aging and restore a youthful look. But how long does it take to recover from a thread lift? Depending on the technique used, patients may return to normal activities within 4 to 8 days. Full recovery can take up to 3 weeks, and caution should be exercised during this period to ensure that the threads “set” and retain the lift. After a thread lift, you can resume your normal routine, but your provider may recommend that you not rub your face hard and that you avoid sleeping on your side in the first few weeks. It depends primarily on the nature of your work and the environment in which you work.
You can return to work within a day or a week after treatment, but time varies from job to job. If you have a job that is strenuous or requires a lot of activity and movement, such as personal training or nursing, you may need more time before returning to work. When can I go back to work? This depends on the type of work and environment. You should expect to return to work within 1 day to 1 week of your treatment, but that will vary from job to job. A job that does not require much activity can be resumed in 1 or 2 days.
A more strenuous job or a job that requires a lot of movement and activity, such as nursing or personal training, would require more time off. You will see instant results from the physical lifting, but there is more to come, as collagen takes 2 to 3 months to fully generate. You can expect a full recovery from your thread lift in no more than two weeks. It will take a few weeks for the actual puncture points of the threads to heal, which means you may experience side effects such as redness, pain, and often a feeling of tightness. Other than that, there really is no downtime after a PDO thread lift. It is recommended to follow up every 6 months when touch-up treatments are needed.
Ultimately, your results can last a year or longer, depending on your personal anti-aging regimen. We recommend using a sunscreen with high SPF to protect your fresh skin from harmful UV rays and to prolong its result for as long as possible. In this blog post, I wanted to share with you my own personal experience with recovering from a thread lift. There is a post-procedure tip sheet that I give to patients, which I will share below after my own personal experience. My face was a little numb from the local anesthesia. It was also slightly swollen and reddened (before and after photos below).
I could still talk and even went back to work seeing my own patients that same afternoon. Once the anesthesia was gone, it felt strange. If you looked at me, you wouldn't suspect anything (unless you're my husband). Inside, I felt that my face was very sore and swollen. I could still talk, but I had a hard time opening my mouth to eat. The laughter was painful as I could feel the strings pulling at my face.
He didn't have bruises, but he had a couple more swollen areas on his right side. There was also a slight irregularity in the skin on my right cheek. It wasn't obvious, only under certain lights. I don't know how I managed it, but the day after my treatment we had to do a photo shoot and team shoot for a new website. You can see in my photos that I can still smile, but not what I'm used to.
My colleagues were very naughty and made me laugh so I had to cover my face so I didn't laugh too much. I felt pangs in specific areas where the cones were anchored. When the video comes out, I'll share it with you so you can see how my face moves one day after my treatment. The video came out better than I expected. The entry points down my hairline crusted and healed well.
The swelling subsided and the irregularity of the skin resolved. By day 3-4, the pain was much less. I could also wash my face gently. I was able to open my mouth more little by little. At the end of week 1, I could give a pretty good smile, but I was still cautious; however at the end of 2 weeks, I was able to smile and laugh normally. In short, there is a 2-week downtime associated with recovering from thread lifts; however it is very feasible.
The more threads you have placed during your procedure, the more swollen and sensitive it will be; additionally there is an increased risk of bruising if threads are placed around the cheek area or near your mouth as you will feel more tugged when you smile or laugh. We can also accelerate the recovery process and improve results by injecting PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into facial tissues; PRP has many growth factors that improve skin density, skin texture, blood circulation and skin immunity. It is important to ensure that you do not rub your face vigorously while you clean it or apply moisturizer for at least one week after having placed the strands; additionally try raising your head slightly when sleeping or lying down for added comfort during recovery. Facial massages and facials should be avoided for at least 10 days after treatment; facial massages should be avoided altogether in order to mitigate any risk of excessive pressure being applied to the treatment area; this mitigates any risk of swelling, bruising or threads slipping out of place. I hope this blog post has been useful in providing insight into what one can expect when recovering from thread lifts; if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below or connect with me via social media directly! We look forward to connecting with you!.