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PDO Thread Lift: Before and After Care

The PDO thread lift before and after care – The thread lift procedure focuses on instantly lifting your facial features to ensure a more youthful appearance. The thread lift reduces wrinkles and fine lines and promotes the production of collagen to add more volume to the treated area. At Elite Aesthetics, we are unique in the UK to be able to combine 3 different thread technologies to obtain the best results for you. We have clients travel across the UK to have their treatment with us because:

  • 3 Different thread types offered to maximise your results.
  • 3 Advanced GMC Registered Aesthetic Doctors who have performed 1000’s of Thread Lifts.
  • Elite Aesthetics is a Thread Lift Centre of Excellence.
  • Multi-award winning clinic with results to match.
  • Care and Compassion from all of our team to ensure you have a comfortable treatment.
  • Free follow up appointments to check on results and make any minor adjustments as required.

You can get PDO thread treatment in Greenhithe, Kent, or other areas like Harley Street, but it is essential to get the treatment done only from an advanced aesthetic practitioner in a CQC Registered clinic to ensure the procedure is conducted smoothly and without any complications. At Elite Aesthetics we have 3 fully trained, expert doctors in Thread Lifts. Their combined experience is why we are able to obtain the best results for you, resulting in better before and afters.

Moreover, PDO thread before and aftercare is also crucial. Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking about getting the treatment.

Things to Do Before Thread Lift Treatment

Your doctor will create a bespoke plan for you based upon your skin goals. However, the usual guidelines provided are as follows:

  • Smoking must be avoided for at least one week before the procedure as they can dehydrate the skin. It helps in speeding the recovery process and providing the best treatment results.
  • Avoid all kinds of alcohol for at least one week before the procedure.
  • Avoid consuming omega fish oils, vitamin E, garlic, and other such supplements at least two days before the treatment. It is best to avoid green and ginger teas as well.
  • Avoid Aspirin-based products.
  • Avoid performing high-intensity exercises and going to a sauna or steam room.
  • Ideally have Anti Wrinkle Injections in the area 2 weeks before treatment to help enhance your results.

Things to Do After Thread Lift Treatment

The treatment has a minimal recovery time and you can go about your day as usual, however there are some key steps you can do to enhance the recovery and get the best results.

Here are some more things you should do after the treatment:

  • Restrict facial movements for one day. Make sure to rest for a full day after getting the treatment.
  • Try sleeping on your back, rather than sleeping on your side the first night.
  • Ice the treated area for a few minutes for around five times during the day for the first week, especially if you are experiencing slight bruising or swelling.
  • It is best to avoid aspirins for the next two weeks after the treatment.
  • Try keeping your head elevated for a week.
  • Don’t pull your facial skin, massage, scrub or exfoliate the skin for at least three weeks. You are also not supposed to wash or touch your face for at least 12 hours.
  • Avoid straining or placing pressure on your face as it may result in threads misalignment.
  • You can move around wherever you want, but don’t perform any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for three weeks.
  • You can take pain killers as required after the procedure. Try consuming them after a meal to avoid any risk of nausea.
  • You should not drink a beverage with a straw and focus on drinking liquids for at least a week.
  • Consume soft foods for a week.
  • Avoid applying makeup or facial cream for at least 48 hours.
  • Chewing gum should be avoided for at least two weeks.
  • Experiencing slight discomfort in the first two days after the procedure is normal, it will gradually reduce.
  • Avoid getting any dental treatment for at least two weeks after getting the PDO thread lift.
  • Avoid treatment if you have recently had a vaccine for Covid.
  • Follow the care guidelines the practitioner gives you regarding the incision wounds.
  • It is recommended that you sleep on your back to prevent any swelling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It mostly depends on the nature of your job and the environment you work in.

If you have a strenuous job or one that requires plenty of activity and movement, for instance, personal training or nursing, then you might need more time before returning to work.

When can I take a shower post treatment?

It is best not to scrub or massage the treated area for around three weeks post-treatment. It is recommended to avoid touching, wetting and washing your face for a minimum of 12 hours after the treatment.

How long should I wait to resume my daily skincare routine?

Gentle skincare practises, can be resumed after 48 hours of the procedure. However, you must avoid exfoliation, tugging, and scrubbing for three weeks. It is best to consult your doctor or call us on 01322 381 205 if you want to apply products to your skin.

When can I Start to apply my makeup?

We recommend waiting 48hrs before applying any makeup to allow your skin to settle.

When can I go swimming or to the gym?

It is recommended that you wait until the sutures to completely heal before wetting the area in a swimming pool, sauna or hot tub.

What Our Clients Say...

4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

Read How I Improved My Lichen Sclerosus

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is CQC (Care Quality Commission) Registered, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

19:44 11 Apr 23
Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

20:11 09 Mar 23
Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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