The most pronounced signs of aging often occur in the lower face—sagging skin, drooping jowls, fine lines, and wrinkles—even for people who are religious about maintaining a consistent skincare routine with only the best products. If you are one of the many who are beginning to notice these moderate signs of aging and are wondering what can be done to reverse it, you may have come across the revolutionary PDO thread lift.


At M Spa Face & Body in Webster, TX, this minimally invasive procedure provides effective facial rejuvenation without undergoing major surgery or taking time away for recovery. Here are a few dos and don’ts that will help you recover and benefit from your PDO thread lift.

What Is a PDO Thread Lift?

Before we discuss the dos and don’ts, it’s important to first understand the procedure. PDO stands for polydioxanone—a highly pliable type of synthetic suture that surgeons use during heart surgery due to its strength, safety, and support. When strategically placed below the surface of your skin, Nova Threads can correct mild to moderate sagging around the neck and lower face. Essentially, they create a support network for areas that have begun to droop while also stimulating the body’s production of collagen around the threads.

The Dos and The Don’ts

Thread lifts are a low-risk cosmetic treatment with a short recovery time. You will be able to resume your normal activities in one to two weeks. In the meantime, here are a few helpful tips to help boost your body’s healing response and help keep your recovery as short as possible:


Do: Take Your Pain Medication– Unlike facelift surgery, which uses general anesthesia, a thread lift uses local anesthesia, but the numbing ends in a short time. It’s important that you monitor and control your pain with the medication provided to you.


Don’t: Wear Makeup Immediately After Your Procedure– Avoid the temptation to cover any bruising with makeup until you heal, as makeup may leave you with an infection. Most importantly, follow the care instructions given by your doctor.


Do: Rest- As with any surgical procedure, you need to take a few hours to rest. However, try to avoid applying any pressure to the procedure area. You can avoid this by sleeping on your back.


Don’t: Excessive Sun Exposure- Harmful UV rays from the sun can cause premature aging and irreversible damage to the skin. Too much sun exposure can also cause your skin to lose collagen. Protect your skin with an SPF of 30 or higher and wear protective clothing. Continue to do this even after you’ve fully healed.


Do: Moisturize and Hydrate- Moisturizing and hydrating are among the best ways to keep your skin glowing and youthful. Use high-quality moisturizers to protect your skin’s moisture barrier and take in enough water to keep the skin hydrated.


Don’t: Smoke or Drink Alcohol- Your body will require a break from a poor lifestyle that affects its healing response. You should abstain from smoking and alcohol before and after your treatment.

Schedule Your PDO Thread Lift at M Spa Face & Body

A thread lift is a revolutionary procedure that relies on temporary sutures to produce a subtle but noticeable lift to sagging, aged skin. As it is such a delicate procedure, it is essential to have a skilled, artistic set of hands conducting this procedure. This is why so many people turn to the renowned team at M Spa Face & Body, led by Deborah Miller, MD, and Shauna McLaughlin, PA-C.


Call our office at (281) 886-7006 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!