Refresh, Renew, and Rejuvenate with MINT™ PDO Threads
Collagen and elastin are the vital proteins that make up the supporting structure of the skin and keep it looking firm and youthful. However, as you age, it takes a longer time for your body to produce them which contributes to sagging skin and wrinkles. Heavy nasolabial folds, deepened smile lines, jowls, sunken cheeks—all these features can make you appear older and more tired. Prevention is the best way to maintain your skin’s firmness and elasticity, but what can you do if you’re already experiencing the effects of aging?
MINT™ is the latest news in Korean beauty that can deliver natural results without invasive surgery. Why stress out about your skin when you can look refreshed and rejuvenated in no time?
MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. It is a unique, absorbable thread designed to approximate and fixate sagging tissues. The thread is made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO—a safe suture material that has been used in different types of surgeries for over 30 years. Treatments involve minimal pain and minimal downtime, and the results can be seen immediately, so you can look and feel your best in no time. It’s time to stop worrying and start rejuvenating!
Benefits of MINT™ Thread Lifts
- Results are immediate and can last for up to 12 months
- Procedure is completed in 1 hour on average
- Body breaks down the thread into water and carbon dioxide then absorbs it completely in 6-8 months
- PDO continues to stimulate the body to produce collagen even after absorption
- Minimally invasive with minimal trauma and scarring
- Minimal downtime involved
Frequently Asked Questions About Thread Lifts
MINT™ PDO threads are designed with a unique patented technology that can help enhance your features. Some are smooth and some have tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look. Not only can it improve the appearance of sagging skin, PDO can help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for a beautiful rejuvenation. Common, natural looking results that may be achieved with PDO threads include:
- Heart-shaped facial line
- Higher cheekbone contour
- Exotic, cat eye contour
- Snatched, defined jawline
- Softer smile lines
- Softer eyebrows
- Smoother neck lines
Because MINT™ is a minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedure, the procedure takes an average of 1 hour and results can be seen immediately. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and results will improve over time as the swelling, redness, and bruising go down.
The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but the results can last for up to one year as PDO can help stimulate collagen production and new blood vessel growth in the skin. Results will vary depending on the degree of sagging, thickness of the skin, and the facial structure of each person.
MINT™ threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO—a safe suture material that has been used in surgery for over 30 years. MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its efficacy and safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received two FDA clearances.
After the procedure, you may immediately resume your daily activities. More intense activities such as exercise should be resumed after a week if approved by Dr. Doolabh.
Please schedule a consultation first to determine if you are an ideal candidate for MINT™ procedures. During the consultation, you should discuss what concerns you want to address and the look you desire so Dr. Doolabh can properly address the area of concern. A price estimate will be provided accordingly.
While one treatment may be enough for some, you may consider getting PDO threads placed again. The threads dissolve completely, so you can get treated to enjoy the benefits of MINT™ again for an extended period.
Yes! MINT™ is compatible with many other procedures, so you can take advantage of all the best things each treatment has to offer for synergistic effects. Target wrinkles with neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with MINT™. Dr. Doolabh will help you plan treatments in the correct sequence to optimize your outcome with the least amount of downtime.
Dr. Doolabh has received professional PDO thread training, but some common side effects may occur, such as soreness, minor bruising, swelling and mild discomfort. If you experience any other complications or an extended period of the side effects, please let Dr. Doolabh know.
While PDO threads are made of the same material, the manufacturing process of the thread itself varies from brand to brand. Conventional PDO threads cut the barbs from the integral core of the thread, which weakens it and makes it more prone to breakage. MINT™ uses an innovative patented technology to press-mold the barbs onto the surface of the thread to maintain its structural integrity.
The journey to a more beautiful and more confident you is just a thread away, so contact us today about MINT™ PDO thread lifts! Fill out a contact form or call us at (904) 854-4800 to request a consultation.