With this procedure, there is a low risk of excessive bruising, swelling, scarring or bleeding. However, some people do develop swelling or discoloration for a few days. If the threads are placed incorrectly, they can make the skin pucker. That’s why it’s so important to choose a reputable doctor for this treatment.
This procedure can make you feel slightly sore or tender for up to three weeks. Your cheeks may feel tight, especially when you move it to yawn or chew. Staying hydrated can make you more comfortable during this time.
After the threads are placed, they gradually break down. They are reabsorbed within 12 to 24 months, at which time you’ll notice that the effects of the treatment diminish.
Disclaimer: We are all unique. This means that treatment plans, the results, down time and recovery following treatment will vary from patient to patient. The information presented on this website should be used as a guide only.