Lesson Category: Aesthetics

Aftercare

An SPF 30 is advised to avoid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), especially in Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI. Avoid making long dental appointments for at least four weeks after treatment because mouth opening may be restricted. No facial massaging for two weeks and blood thinning herbs and vitamins like Vitamin E should be terminated seven days before …

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Follow up

The threads will dissolve after about six to eight months, with maximum contraction at three to our months. Maximum mechanical lift is only possible with cogs, with spiral PDO threads you get collagen to build up and a good lift and not so much with monos. Duration depends on the age of the patient, lifestyle, …

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Complications

Complications include swelling for a few days. Bruising is more likely when using a needle and may last for 10-14 days. Infection can occur due to the deep barbed threads. The actual puncture points of the threads will take a few weeks to heal, which means you may experience side effects such as redness, soreness, and often some feeling of tightness. …

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Precautions

Be careful with clients who are taking aspirin, you need to warn them that they run the risk of bruising. Recommend acyclovir to patients who are prone to herpes simplex (cold sores). Smoking has a detrimental effect on healing and tissue regeneration in general. Clients taking oral steroids or topical steroids on the PDO treatment …

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Contraindications

Are the same as for most cosmetic treatments like hyaluronic dermal fillers, botulinum toxin type A or any medical aesthetic treatment—one must take care. Those with autoimmune connective tissue diseases must be excluded. Clients with high expectations are always of concern. Clients who are Hepatitis B+, Hepatitis C+ and HIV+ pose more of a risk …

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Treatment may not be suitable if

Treatment may not be suitable if: You have active acne/broken skin or are prone to cold sores You have taken anti-coagulation medications such as aspirin/warfarin/heparin or have consumed alcohol within 48 hours of treatment (we advise you to continue taking prescribed medications., but stop taking some complementary supplements such as evening primrose oil, vitamin C …

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The 5 Point Face Lift – a technique

The rationale behind the Five Point Facelift is that all areas of the face that are usually a concern with dropped contours can be treated. Procedure – PDO Threads: Clean the treatment area very well with surgical spirits, betadine or chlorhexidine. Cover the client’s hair. Take photographs and show client any asymmetry Apply topical anaesthesia …

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