PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
TREATMENT TIME: 30-90 MINUTES DEPENDING ON TREATMENT AND TYPE OF THREAD(S).
ANESTHETIC: TOPICAL NUMBING, VIBRATING T-BAR.
RECOVERY TIME: DEPENDS ON TREATMENT, SWELLING/BRUISING/TENDERNESS CAN LAST UP TO 1-2 WEEKS DEPENDING ON YOUR BODY.
NOTICEABLE RESULTS: DEPENDS ON TREATMENT, RESULTS ARE GRADUAL AND SUBTLE, RESULTS CAN BE IMMEDIATE OR GRADUAL UP TO 3 MONTHS FROM TREATMENT.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: THIS WILL DEPEND ON YOUR DESIRED RESULTS, TREATMENT TYPE, AND THREADS USED.
Avoid all smoking and drinking before the procedure for at least one week since they can dehydrate your skin and interfere with the anesthetic procedure. It helps to speed the recovery process and providing the best treatment results.
Avoid consuming omega fish oils, vitamin E, chili ginseng, krill, garlic, and other similar supplements at least 2 days prior to the treatment. In addition, you should avoid green and ginger teas.
If approved by your primary care provider, Aspirin-based products, such as Naproxen/Naprogesic, Ibuprofen and Neurofen, must be avoided as they can cause bleeding, unwanted side effects and complications.
Please tell your provider/injector if you have been medically prescribed any blood thinning products.
Avoid performing high-intensity exercises and going to a sauna or steam room.
Some patients may experience nausea after the thread lift treatment due to lidocaine. However, this will pass after sipping small amounts of water or juice.
Apply ice to the treated area four or five times a day for the first week if you experience mild swelling or bruising.
Restrict facial movements for one day.
After treatment, rest for at least a full day. For three weeks, stay away from strenuous activities and heavy lifting.
You can take pain killers as required after the treatment. Try taking them after a meal to avoid any risk of nausea.
If approved by your primary care provider, it is best to avoid aspirins for the next two weeks after the treatment.
Avoid applying make-up or facial cream for at least 48 hours.
Avoid drinking beverages with straws for at least a week and consume liquids and soft foods instead.
Chewing gum should be avoided for at least two weeks.
Experiencing slight discomfort in the first two days after treatment is normal, it will gradually reduce.
Try keeping your head elevated for a week.
Don’t pull your skin, massage, exfoliate or scrub the skin for at least 3 weeks. Washing or touching your face should be avoided for at least 12 hours after your procedure.
It is recommended that you sleep slightly elevated (2 pillows) on your back to help decrease swelling.
Avoid getting any dental treatment for at least two weeks after getting threads.
In most cases multiple treatments are needed to obtain desired and lasting results.
In case of unusual pain or swelling, it is important to call your provider to get the appropriate treatment immediately.
Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.
When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve.