Facial threads recovery overview
After your barbed threads procedure, you may experience some swelling expected to last several days. Bruising is usually minimal, if patients experience any at all. Most people can return to work after two to three days.
You may apply ice packs to the treated area at home and take pain medication to manage any discomfort that can be expected on the first day of the post procedure period. Antibiotics will be provided for a few days to reduce the risk of infection.
Avoiding strenuous exercise and excessive heat exposure for about one week will help to reduce irritation, bruising and swelling. You will be provided with instructions on how to keep the treated area clean, and these instructions will be important to follow in order to reduce the risk of infection.
To allow the skin to breathe and keep the area clean, you will need to avoid applying makeup and undergoing facials or other forms of treatment performed on the face for several days. If possible, try to avoid applying too much pressure to the area by avoiding sleeping on your stomach or on your side. If you are a smoker and were considered to be suitable for the procedure, you will be instructed to stop smoking for at least 14 days before and after your thread lift. This is because smoking hinders the body’s natural healing process and increases the risk of complications.
Heavy chewing, cleaning teeth and some facial expressions, such as laughing, may feel slightly uncomfortable for up to 14 days. Although the skin may feel slightly irritated, it is important to avoid rubbing or scratching the treated area.