All aesthetic procedures carry some risk, and it is imperative you follow the home care advice that will be given to you after treatment. You will also have a consultation before treatment, and depending on the procedure, you may need to allow up to two hours for the process.
As we have said, this is classified as minor surgery, so please plan the treatment when you have no social events or work commitments for a period of two weeks. There will be some bruising and swelling; while this dissipates quickly, typically within a few days, individual results vary.
Discomfort: There will be a tightening sensation in the treatment area as new collagen is produced; this is very normal. The sensation may last for around two weeks. Sharp pain on occasion may also be felt as the thread settles within the tissue.
Bruising: Some people bruise easily, others hardly at all, which always feeds into individual results. We would suggest planning for bruising, and again is why there is a need to have no social events.
Redness and swelling: There will be some redness and swelling caused by the insertion of the needle and thread.
Scarring: While very rare, scarring can be a risk, but it is highly unlikely. Those unsuitable for treatment, like those with Keloid scar, will be rendered unsuitable for treatment during the consultation process.
Discolouration: This is also a rare side effect at the insertion point, and again the consultation process will advise on suitability.
Nearly all side effects resolve with no interaction from the practitioner within two to three weeks. Following home care advice will aid in your recovery, and your practitioner is available to talk through any concerns.