Thread Lift Aftercare: Essential Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Results

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Thread Lift Aftercare: Essential Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Results

Thread Lift Aftercare: Essential Dos and Don’ts for Optimal Results.

Thread lift procedures have gained popularity as a non-surgical solution for achieving a more youthful appearance.


After undergoing a thread lift, proper aftercare is crucial to ensure the best possible results and potentially reduce your thread lift recovery time. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts you should keep in mind during your thread lift recovery period.



  1. Follow Post-Procedure Instructions:

Your healthcare provider will provide you with specific instructions to follow after your thread lift. It’s essential to adhere to these guidelines, as they are tailored to your individual needs and the specific threads used during the procedure.

  1. Keep the Area Clean:

Gently cleanse the treated area as advised by your doctor. Use a mild cleanser and pat the area dry with a clean towel. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the treated area.

  1. Use Ice Packs:

Applying cold compresses or ice packs to the treated area can help reduce swelling and discomfort. Make sure to wrap the ice pack in a thin cloth to prevent direct contact with the skin.

  1. Elevate Your Head:

Sleeping with your head slightly elevated for the first week can help minimise swelling. Prop yourself up with pillows to promote better circulation and drainage. Better still, invest in a wedge pillow, keeping you elevated and providing the appropriate support for your head and neck.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

Drinking plenty of water can aid in the healing process and promote overall skin health. Hydration is key for maintaining skin elasticity and facilitating recovery.

  1. Eat a Balanced Diet:

Consume a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein to support the healing process. Foods high in antioxidants can help combat inflammation and promote tissue repair.



  1. Avoid Strenuous Activities:

Refrain from engaging in vigorous physical activities, such as heavy lifting or intense exercise, for the recommended recovery period. This can help prevent strain on the treated area and reduce the risk of complications.

  1. Don’t Touch or Massage the Threads:

Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area for the time specified by your provider. Premature manipulation can disrupt the threads’ positioning and affect the final results.

  1. Skip Makeup and Skincare Products:

Avoid applying makeup or skincare products to the treated area for the first few days, as this can irritate the skin and increase the risk of infection.

  1. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure:

Protect the treated area from direct sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays by wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Sun exposure can increase the risk of pigmentation changes and delayed healing.

  1. Don’t Smoke or Consume Alcohol:

Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can impair the healing process and affect skin health. Try to abstain from these habits during your recovery period.

  1. Avoid Hot Showers and Saunas:

Hot water, steam, and saunas can dilate blood vessels and potentially increase swelling. Stick to lukewarm water when washing your face or taking a shower.



A successful thread lift outcome relies not only on the procedure itself but also on the care you provide during the recovery phase. By following the recommended dos and avoiding the don’ts, you can enhance your chances of achieving the desired results. Remember to maintain open communication with your healthcare provider and reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns during your thread lift recovery journey.



2 weeks after threads lift

 Be Patient

Remember that the results of a thread lift continue to improve over time. At two weeks, you might notice some initial lifting and tightening, but the full effects will be more apparent over the coming weeks and months.


For any questions, or to book your thread lift consultation, call us on 01202 024060.


River Aesthetics run industry-leading clinics in London, Hampshire and Dorset providing an award-winning range of treatments including: Thread lifts, Coolsculpting, Dermal fillers and Anti-wrinkle treatments. With a wealth of experience and true passion for aesthetic medicine, you’re in excellent hands with River Aesthetics.

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