MINT PDO THREAD LIFT

What is MINT PDO THREAD LIFT?

As we age, our skin suffers substantially. Loose skin creates sagging and bags that are difficult to cover. A face lift is the only way to permanently rid yourself of these issues, but going under the knife is a daunting thought for most people. MINT PDO provides a revolutionary type of facial rejuvenation without surgery. Commonly known as the thread face lift, you can dramatically improve your looks and reduce the signs of aging without surgery.

MINT PDO can reposition underlying tissues and smooth and soften facial skin. It produces immediate and longer-lasting results than treatments with dermal fillers and BOTOX®. As another anti-aging option for a tailored and customized facial rejuvenation, MINT PDO procedures fill the gap between surgery and injectables.

MINT PDO is from South Korea, and it is a safe & effective dissolvable suture made from a complex sugar called PDO, polydioxanone. With a decade worth of safety track record in surgery, PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure.

Starting 2004, PDO’s use has evolved so that it is applied for minimally invasive procedure such as for soft tissue approximation in MINT PDO’s procedures. Additionally, MINT PDO’s safety is further validated from its 510(k) clearance from the FDA and is currently being used in 14 other countries worldwide.

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Indications:

  • women and men ages 30-50+ who experience moderate sagging in the midface, jowls, nasolabial folds, neck, and eyebrows.
  • patients may also experience improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity from collagen stimulation and neovascularization which will help soften wrinkles and fine lines and give the skin an overall firmer and tighter look.
  • the procedure is also great for younger patients who are looking to define their jawlines with sharper V-lines and obtain a more snatched and contoured facial structure or fix droopy eyelids.

Indications:

  • women and men ages 30-50+ who experience moderate sagging in the midface, jowls, nasolabial folds, neck, and eyebrows.
  • patients may also experience improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity from collagen stimulation and neovascularization which will help soften wrinkles and fine lines and give the skin an overall firmer and tighter look.
  • the procedure is also great for younger patients who are looking to define their jawlines with sharper V-lines and obtain a more snatched and contoured facial structure or fix droopy eyelids.

treatment timeline:

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.

treatment timeline:

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.

Results:

MINT PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved with MINT PDO include:

  • Hear shaped, higher cheekbone contour
  • Exotic, cat eye contour
  • Snatched, defined jaw line
  • Softer smile lines
  • Softer eyebrows
  • Smoother neck lines

Results:

MINT PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved with MINT PDO include:

  • Hear shaped, higher cheekbone contour
  • Exotic, cat eye contour
  • Snatched, defined jaw line
  • Softer smile lines
  • Softer eyebrows
  • Smoother neck lines

Benefits:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Little risk of adverse reaction
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • No incision
  • Treats several areas of the face and body
  • May be repeated as necessary
  • Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
  • Softens jowls along the jawline
  • Excellent alternative to surgical options

benefits:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Little risk of adverse reaction
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • No incision
  • Treats several areas of the face and body
  • May be repeated as necessary
  • Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
  • Softens jowls along the jawline
  • Excellent alternative to surgical options

Things to Do:

Before Treatment:

  • At least one week prior to the procedure, you should be off blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E, alcohol, etc. as well as immunosuppressants.

After Treatment:

  • You can apply an ice pack on the treated area immediately after the surgery if necessary.

Things to Do:

Before Treatment:

  • At least one week prior to the procedure, you should be off blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E, alcohol, etc. as well as immunosuppressants.

After Treatment:

  • You can apply an ice pack on the treated area immediately after the surgery if necessary.

Things to Avoid:

Before Treatment:

  • MINT PDO should not be performed on those who have active skin infections or inflammation.
  • Although PDO threads have a low risk rate, there is still the possibility of a complication as does any procedure. That is why we do not recommend it for those who are pregnant, nursing, have undergone surgery in the past 3 to 4 months, or with foreign body sensitivity.

After Treatment:

  • Avoid making exaggerated facial movements and things that require you to open your mouth wide (ex. dental surgery).
  • Don’t massage or apply excessive force to your face and always make sure that you sleep with proper posture on your back.
  • Avoid close exposure to heat, such as tanning and laser treatments, as it will enable the threads to break down at a faster rate than expected.

Things to Avoid:

Before Treatment:

  • MINT PDO should not be performed on those who have active skin infections or inflammation.
  • Although PDO threads have a low risk rate, there is still the possibility of a complication as does any procedure. That is why we do not recommend it for those who are pregnant, nursing, have undergone surgery in the past 3 to 4 months, or with foreign body sensitivity.

After Treatment:

  • Avoid making exaggerated facial movements and things that require you to open your mouth wide (ex. dental surgery).
  • Don’t massage or apply excessive force to your face and always make sure that you sleep with proper posture on your back.
  • Avoid close exposure to heat, such as tanning and laser treatments, as it will enable the threads to break down at a faster rate than expected.

Side Effects:

  • minor swelling and bruising
  • slight chance of puckering of the skin where the barb is pulling, which often resolves on its own in two weeks
  • Bigger risks are infection, nerve damage, and a lopsided face, but these side effects are extremely rare

Side Effects:

  • minor swelling and bruising
  • slight chance of puckering of the skin where the barb is pulling, which often resolves on its own in two weeks
  • Bigger risks are infection, nerve damage, and a lopsided face, but these side effects are extremely rare

Q&A:

What if I have other procedures I have done or want to get done?

MINT PDO is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, injectables, BOTOX®, and fillers. The threads can be used to target sagging skin and fillers can be utilized for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face.
Ask your provider to learn more about treatment combinations to maximize the effects of MINT PDO.

Q&A:

What if I have other procedures I have done or want to get done?

MINT PDO is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, injectables, BOTOX®, and fillers. The threads can be used to target sagging skin and fillers can be utilized for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face.
Ask your provider to learn more about treatment combinations to maximize the effects of MINT PDO.