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How Long After a PDO Thread Lift Can You Resume Working Out?

The PDO thread surgery is designed to elevate your facial features and give you skin that looks naturally younger. It eliminates wrinkles and fine lines while also encouraging collagen production in the treated region to create more volume. However, as much as we want to work on our cosmetic or facial appearance, we wouldn't want to forget our bodies.

So how long after a PDO thread lift procedure can you resume working out? Most physicians or surgeons would recommend anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks. In addition, PDO thread preparation and maintenance are critical, especially aftercare post-treatment, much like dermal fillers or surgical facelifts.

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How Long Should You Wait Before Exercising After a PDO Thread Lift?

After the treatment, you should avoid touching, wetting, or cleaning your face for at least 12 hours. Even after that, it's advised to avoid scrubbing or massaging the treated region for three weeks afterward. The recovery time following surgery would be two or three weeks as the PDO strands will eventually disintegrate while taking about 3 to 9 months to fully disintegrate, but you can begin exercising again after 2 to 4 weeks.

To guarantee the effectiveness of Polydioxanone therapy, the patient must avoid specific behaviors and activities. The threads must disintegrate in the skin for a given length of time, and after surgery, the skin where the treatment was done should be left alone for at least 12 hours.

After a week, you can resume mild activities such as walking or table tennis. Only after the full recovery period of 3 to 9 months can a patient resume strenuous workouts such as weight lifting. Even after the prescribed recovery period, patients must still consult with their surgeon regarding the activities that they want to do, including sexual activities or anything that may include excessive pressure on the treatment area.

People who recover rapidly can begin light exercises, but it takes many months for the skin to feel normal. Some factors that affect the speed of recovery such as one's skin type, the amount of loose skin, or excess skin. For at least a few days following the procedure, avoid expanding your mouth too wide. For persons with thicker skin, the threads work well. Hence, adults over the age of 18 are suitable candidates for the therapy.

Why Do You Need to Wait Before Exercising?

The healing process requires quite some time and any strenuous activity must be avoided until then because when a person engages in rigorous activity, the heart begins to pump blood more quickly, which increases blood flow and blood pressure. The treated region will swell due to the increased blood flow and pressure and this welling can cause the healing time to extend. As a result, appropriate avoidance of strenuous activities is necessary.

Another reason to avoid physical activity following a PDO thread lift is that the motions might induce facial tissue movement, which could lead to losing the thread lift results. It would take 1 or 2 weeks for the skin to recover, but it's possible that any physical activity might not have an impact on the area where the PDO treatment was focused on.

What Will Happen If You Work Out Before Your Recovery Period Is Done?

Working out right after your PDO thread lifting can create the risk of complications because the increased blood flow can cause edema or swelling. Edema can then cause scarring of the affected tissue. So think twice before hitting the gym because although your skin might have been tightened up by the threads, you could be dealing with scars next.

What to Avoid After a PDO Thread Lift

1. Drinking Alcohol or Supplements

When getting PDO threads, patients must avoid drinking alcohol and taking any vitamin or mineral supplements. Avoid alcoholic beverages for the first two weeks following your surgery. Alcohol acts as a diuretic, meaning it causes your body to lose water and nutrients and it stops your body from making new collagen, which is necessary for healing from PDO thread lifts. Alcohol also thins the blood, increasing the risk of uncontrollable bleeding.

2. Sleeping in Certain Positions

After a thread lift, you should avoid applying undue pressure on your face. For the first 5 to 7 nights following the surgery, you should avoid sleeping on your side and stomach. Swelling, bruising, and bleeding are more likely if you sleep on your face, which can lead to subpar outcomes on your PDO thread lift procedure.

3. Wearing Makeup

Avoid putting on make-up before and after your thread lift session. Be sure to plan ahead of time and avoid events or occasions that might require applying cosmetics to your face.

The first 12 to 24 hours following a thread lift will cause your skin to be very sensitive, and to avoid inflammation and infection it needs to be able to breathe. It can also place undue strain on the treated region, resulting in bruising and swelling, which can compromise the outcome of the procedure.

PDO Thread Treatment: Your Best Option

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PDO thread treatment is a cutting-edge skin surgery procedure. The reason for this is that the threads used are biodegradable and will be dissolved in the skin after the skin has healed. As a consequence, it produces immediate skin rejuvenation outcomes. Furthermore, the procedure takes only fifteen to thirty minutes but proper aftercare is necessary to avoid any delays in the healing process or other potentially harmful complications.

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When you're looking to boost your appearance, the multitude of procedures and clinics available out there can be overwhelming. But at Dr. V Medical Aesthetics, our team of highly- specialists with years of expertise is dedicated to providing you with the greatest results and making you look and feel your best. Set up an appointment with us now for safe and effective PDO thread lift treatments.

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