Post Care Instructions for
PDO Threading 

Rocky Shore


  • Effects should be noticeable immediately after treatment. However, maximum effect will occur in 4-6 weeks.

  • Bruising and swelling is normal and expected. If bruising is visible you can take oral Arnica or apply topical Arnica gel or a Cearna Arnica patch to areas that are discolored.

  • Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissue is common and will typically resolve in one to two weeks.

  • Pain at the insertion points is normal and may last several days after treatment. Please consult your provider for any pain beyond 2 weeks.


  • Excessive movement or animation of the area injected for 2 weeks.

  • Massage or manipulation of the tissue for 2 weeks.

  • Aesthetic treatments including RF, IPL, Laser, or microneedling for 4 weeks.

  • Strenuous exercise for 1 week after facial treatments and 2 weeks after body treatments. No deep squats for one month if you have had any threads injected into the buttocks area.

  • Steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, or any water source that could be unclean or excessive in temperature for two weeks.

  • Taking Ibuprofen for 2 weeks. Acetaminophen may be taken instead, if needed.

When to Call:

  • If any of the threads are exposed or start to extrude.

  • If you develop a reddened, hard, painful nodule over one or more of the threads.

  • If you experience increased redness, swelling, or pain at the insertion site.

  • Irregularity or visible ridges (buckling) of threads (2 weeks post-treatment).

  • If you have any questions regarding your treatment.

Please Note: To increase the rate of healing time and decrease swelling and bruising, your provider may encourage you to take oral antihistamines (Zyrtec, Benadryl) and histamine blockers (Zantac, Prilosec, Tagamet).