MINT PDO Threads Care


Post Care Instructions

  • Patient may go back to everyday life (i.e. eating, walking, etc) right after the procedure.
  • Swelling may be present after the procedure but the use of ice packs for 30 minutes for a few days will lessen the swelling. 
  • Patients should avoid washing their hair and taking a shower for the next 24 hours after the procedure. When washing face after 24 hours, gently wash the area. Wash with hibiclens. 
  • Patients should avoid drinking or smoking for 1 - 2 weeks to prevent possible infection. Smoking and drinking can slow down the healing process. 
  • Patients should avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, wide yawns, and big smiles for up to 1 month. 
  • Patients should avoid lying down either in a prone or side position within 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the possibility of movements of threads. 
  • It is recommended that the patient sleeps in a supine position for the next 3 - 5 days to prevent the movement of threads. 
  • Patients should avoid headstands, yoga, strenuous workouts, and exaggerated facial expressions for about 2 - 3 weeks (avoid dental treatments during this time if possible).
  • The patient's face may be bound with bandages for 1 - 2 days after the procedure to help with swelling and stability if needed. 
  • Patients should avoid deep facial massages for the next couple of months, but laser treatments may be done after one month from the procedure.