What is MINT PDO?
MINT PDO is a safe and effective dissolvable suture made from a complex sugar called PDO (polydioxanone). PDO is a safe, raw, biodegradable material that stimulates the activation of collagen production. These PDO threads provide a revolutionary type of facial rejuvenation without surgery.
What Does MINT PDO Do?
Commonly known as the thread face lift, you can dramatically improve your looks and reduce the signs of aging without surgery. In a thread lift, threads are inserted beneath the skin to instantly and effectively lift sagging skin. Results are immediate and long-lasting. About 6-9 months after insertion, the threads dissolve, stimulating your skin to produce more collagen. MINT PDO can reposition underlying issues and smooth and soften facial skin.
What to Expect
Patients arrive 30 minutes prior to treatment time to numb, take photos and prep for the procedure. Once the procedure begins, it generally takes about an hour, but can vary depending on how many threads are being used.
What Kind of Results Can Be Achieved with MINT PDO?
MINT PDO results are immediate. Although individual results may vary, these threads create a lifting effect, contouring the cheekbones and defining the jaw line. This lifting creates softer smile lines and smoother neck lines. Long-term results will show about 9 months after the threads are inserted, when they dissolve. The dissolving threads promote the production of collagen, creating long-term results. Common results that may be achieved include:
- Heart shaped, higher cheekbone contour
- Exotic cat-eye contour
- Snatched, defined jawline
- Softer smile lines
- Softer eyebrows
- Smoother neckline
Am I a Candidate?
Those who are looking for a nonsurgical option for a facelift are good candidates. Ideal candidates maintain a stable weight and are in good health.
What Are the Side Effects?
Potential side effects include bruising, swelling, tenderness and mild discomfort around the treated areas, which can be treated with ice packs or Tylenol.