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I had PDO threads 3 weeks ago and its been a disaster

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Thread LiftI had PDO threads 3 weeks ago and its been a disaster
A patient asked 5 years ago
I had significant bruising and swelling. After that subsided, I am left with many lumps and raised tunnels. My derm injected these with Kenalog x2 and I’ve had 2 RF treatments to try to degrade the suture material without improvement. I am reluctant to have them taken out because she has never had to remove any before and I fear removal will cause more trauma. What can I do to diminish these lumps ASAP? And long will it take to subside?
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Lump after PDO Thread

Hi and thank you for sharing your question! The issues that you are facing are mainly related to the PDO thread placement technique. Kenalog injection and radiofrequency are the 2 options that we have to make it smooth, but if neither helps, then the only other option left might be to remove the threads unless the lumps are rather subtle and you want to wait for them to gradually degrade by themselves over time. I hope it helps and good luck!


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