MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. MINT™ PDO Thread Lifts are PDO (polydioxanone) absorbable threads used for skin tightening and neocollagenesis.
At FACE, we choose MINT™ PDO Threads because they are better than any other threads on the market, and in 2020 alone has won top medical thread device, and became the only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances – the only device of its kind to receive clearance for a lifting indication for nasolabial fold depth reduction
MINT™ PDO thread lifts are synthetic hypodermic needles preloaded with a PDO absorbable suture, used for skin tightening and neocollagenesis (the body’s process of making more collagen). The threads originated from use during open-heart surgery and are now used cosmetically as a safe way to get an instant lift in the face or the body. Results are instant, with little to no downtime, treatment taking minutes up to only 30 minutes, and the results can last at least one year. Your skin fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months, and it won’t leave you with any scar tissue.
MINT™ PDO Threads are used as part of The Modern Lift™. This is exclusive to FACE! It uses non-surgical injectables and energy-based devices, which include MINT™ PDO Threads, to restore volume, lift the skin, and reduce lines. All this is done with little to no social downtime, with instant results and more cumulative results over three months.
MINT™ PDO Threads are better than any other threads on the market and in 2020 alone have won top medical thread device and top aesthetics company. With its innovative patented technology in which the barbs are press-molded and configured in a 360-degree helical pattern, MINT™ PDO offers the most robust threads on the market. This revolutionary technology allows instant yet profound results while minimizing pain & trauma – allowing patients to benefit from a shorter recovery time and providing an alternative for those who may not be ready for surgery or request a non-surgical option. Not only that, MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received two FDA clearances.
For the most optimal results, the ideal candidate should have a skin layer that is not too thin or too thick and not extremely uneven. You may be a candidate for MINT™ PDO Threads if you struggle with sagging skin but don’t want to use traditional fillers nor resort to surgical methods.
The threads tighten skin, jumpstart collagen production through neocollagenesis, and lift the soft tissues of the skin and body. They have been popular in many Asian and European countries for some time and can now be utilized in the United States. MINT™ PDO Threads are manufactured with a patented process that creates tiny, press-molded barbs in a helical 360° pattern along the thread. These barbs achieve profound results while simultaneously reducing pain and trauma. The threads are inserted in the superficial subcutaneous plane, and when the needle is withdrawn, the thread remains under the skin.
You will see results immediately, and long term the average longevity of this procedure is between 8 and 10 months. However, some people can get a longer-lasting result up to 12 months. Depending upon the extent of excessive tissue and the status of neckbands, some people may require a second treatment.
Improvements you may see are:
There is little to no downtime with this procedure. As mentioned earlier, the MINT™ PDO Thread technique is an injectable superficial skin lifting treatment. There is little discomfort, and the patient can continue their daily routine after undergoing treatment.
Over a decade ago, there were “threads” on the market touted as the “thread lift.” These threads were problematic in that they were permanent threads and were being misused. In many cases, the patient actually needed a surgical lift. Also, due to the permanency of the older threads, there were issues with irregularity, extrusion, and infection. These threads fell out of favor in the middle of 2000. MINT™ PDO Threads are entirely absorbable, so they are dissolved from the skin and body entirely by 6 months. The results last longer than 6 months thanks to the formation of new collagen fiber bands, which take the place of the MINT™ PDO Threads to continue skin’s vital support.
*Individual Results May Vary