Information Following Thread Lifting Treatment

After a Thread Lifting Treatment, slight swelling or bruising may occur. Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity can appear at the entry points or along the length of the thread, related to the action of the sutures. These inconveniences generally disappear a few days after treatment.

  • To try and prevent bruising, please try and avoid medications or substances that may thin the blood and increase the possibility of bruising. These include anti-inflammatories like myprodol, cataflam and nurofen, aspirin, corticosteroids medications, omega 3&6, Warfarin, arnica, ginseng, St. John’s Wort and Ginko Biloba (amongst others)
  • Make sure your skin is not inflamed in the area to be treated.
  • Do not plan exercise AFTER the injections – do your exercise before!
  • Inform the Doctor if you are ill in any way, or if you have a new medical concern that was not present before.
  • Apply ice or a cold towel to the treated areas immediately after the procedure, that evening and the next day for 5-10 minutes at a time.
  • Take anti-inflammatories in case of pain for 2-3 days, it usually feels like an achy tooth.
  • Keep your head elevated at least 30 degrees for the first night and sleep preferably on your back to avoid rubbing against the pillow.
  • Clean and dry your face without rubbing for 5 days.
  • Apply make-up, shave or wash your hair softly for 5 days.
  • Do not have sun exposure and do not use tanning beds for 2 weeks.
  • Do not have any massages and aesthetic facial treatments for 2-4 weeks.
  • Do not use the sauna for 1 week.
  • Do not undergo any dental treatments or surgery for 2-4 weeks.
  • Avoid excessive facial movements, such as chewing, drinking from a straw, smoking or yawning for 2 weeks.
  • Use of arnica cream is recommended over bruises to help the speed of recovery.
  • If you are concerned that the amount of bruising, swelling, heat or pain is too extreme, please call the Doctor immediately

Please call our rooms immediately if you are concerned on (011) 783-8289.

After hours, please call Dr. Melanie Lambrechts directly on 082 331 3939

Enjoy the result, and see you soon!