What are MINT PDO Threads?

MINT stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. PDO stands for “polydioxanone.” 
Polydioxanone is an absorbable, durable, and flexible polymer. MINT PDO threads are safe, dissolvable sutures. These are inserted under the skin, through the underlying facial tissues, to lift sagging skin. This achieves a firmer, more youthful look.

MINT PDO threads have been in the medical field as a part of surgical procedures for more than three decades. MINT PDO threads are a superior, stronger type of thread that can lift more significantly. These PDO threads have patented, molded barbs that anchor more securely in the underlying facial tissue, which provides a longer-lasting result.

Because MINT PDO threads have a more significant lifting power compared to other PDO threads, they achieve a more effective nonsurgical facelift, sculpting the lines of the face and restoring the youthful facial “V” shape.

How does a MINT PDO Thread Lift work?

Before we insert the MINT PDO threads, we will mark your skin in the places the threads will be inserted. We will then apply a local anesthetic to numb the area to ensure your treatment is comfortable. The procedure takes about one hour. 

Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the MINT PDO threads will be carefully and precisely inserted with a cannula (a blunt-tipped needle). The cannula is moved upward through the tissues beneath the skin to lift and firm the tissues until the thread is secured in its final position. 

After the thread is inserted, the cannula is removed. The thread remains in place, where it holds the tissues of your skin tightly in place. The thread is then massaged to smooth the tissues around the thread. A number of threads will be inserted in different areas to lift and secure the features and anchor the tissues and skin tightly upward.

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What can a MINT PDO Thread Lift Achieve?

Patient results after MINT PDO threads may include the following:

  • Higher, lifted cheekbones
  • A more heart- or V-shaped facial appearance
  • Lifted, rejuvenated eyes
  • A better-defined jawline
  • Softer, smoother smile lines
  • Fewer lines in the neck

Results After a MINT PDO Thread Lift? 

Results from MINT PDO threads last for 6-9 months, sometimes as long as a year. A MINT PDO thread lift creates a mechanical change instantly. This achieves an immediate, dramatic effect: fewer lines and wrinkles, tighter skin, and a generally rejuvenated appearance.

More long-term results from MINT PDO thread lifts come from the threads contracting fat tissues and stimulating collagen production. This helps the body to rejuvenate and refresh the skin naturally by rebuilding the skin structure with renewed collagen at the cellular level. You will slowly notice your skin becoming more radiant and youthful-looking over several weeks. 

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Recovery After a MINT PDO Thread Lift

Once the MINT PDO threads are inserted, there is no downtime required. Treatments are not particularly painful and require only a short recovery period. The puncture points where the threads were inserted will take a few weeks to heal. There may be some soreness or redness in the area during that time.  

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What are the Benefits of a MINT PDO Thread Lift?

There are many benefits to having a MINT PDO thread lift:

  • Non-surgical alternative to a facelift
  • Smooths and softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightens and firms the skin
  • Requires no incisions
  • Little to no downtime
  • Reduces and tightens the jowls
  • Firms the neck and defines the jawline
  • Takes years off the face
  • Long-lasting results
  • Lifts and rejuvenates the features

Your Total Rejuvenation–MINT PDO Threads and Fillers

At The Skin Elite, we combine MINT PDO thread lifts with dermal fillers to achieve a complete facial rejuvenation for patients. We will examine your skin and assess your aesthetic needs and goals to determine which fillers are needed to refresh and renew your appearance.

Artfully combined, your MINT PDO thread lift and dermal filler treatment can take years off the face and achieve a beautiful rejuvenation. 

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Why Choose The Skin Elite? 

At The Skin Elite, our experienced, friendly staff are certified and trained in their areas of specialty to ensure that they can provide the very best for patients. It is our mission to provide life-changing results for patients so that they can enjoy a better quality of life, more confidence, and a new discovery of their authentic beauty. 

You can relax and feel confident in luxurious comfort at our beautiful clinic, in a state-of-the-art, supportive and private environment. Our goal is to surpass your expectations with customized, precision treatments that leave you looking and feeling wonderful.

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