PDO Threads – Mint
What are Mint PDO Barb Threads?
MINT PDO is from South Korea, and it is a safe & effective absorbable suture made from a biocompatible material 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. MINT PDO is used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to a desired position. MINT’s bi-directional and helically positioned barbs strongly anchor onto the soft tissue and then approximate it to the desired position. The procedure is simple and done through local anesthesia. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and a rapid recovery.
How Much Does a Thread Lift Cost?
The average cost of a thread lift is $2,100 to $4,200. After we work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan during the consultation, we can provide more details about the cost.
Who can be a good candidate for MINT PDO?
MINT PDO procedures are safe for adults who keep up with healthy lifestyles and have maintained their weight for at least three months.
How does MINT PDO procedure works?
MINT PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions. It is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin, and the helically molded barbs on the MINT PDO anchors onto the sagging tissue, and the thread is lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating & contouring effect.
What is the recovery time for the MINT procedure?
After the procedure, patients may immediately return to daily lives. Some downtime includes working out for two weeks, and patients may experience some soreness post 2 days after the treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with MINT?
Although minimal, side effects may include but are not limited to bruising, dimpling, and swelling.
How long do the results last?
Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. Despite being relatively new to the US market, MINT has a stronger fixation power and better specification designs in comparison to other PDO threads. By restoring the patient’s lost youth with a sharper jawline and V-line, MINT procedures address signs of aging caused by gravity, such as sagging skin.
Smooth PDO threads:
Not all PDO threads are alike. While some patients may need the significant support offered by barbed threads, other individuals are simply looking for a lasting way to improve their skin below the surface. Stimulating natural collagen regeneration is a particularly effective means of bringing back youthful, smooth facial appearance without running the risk of looking over-treated. While kickstarting this important process can be done with dermal fillers, these solutions require retreatment throughout the year. For these individuals, smooth PDO threads offer a long-term answer.
Much like their barbed counterparts, smooth PDO threads are renowned for their ability to stimulate elastic collagen synthesis. In the months following insertion, the body starts to repair and heal the tissue surrounding the absorbable threads. This process is what triggers the production of new collage and elastin in the treatment areas. As smooth PDO threads do not have barbs to pull back skin, they are ideal for stimulating the production process in areas that have deflated or creased over time such as the lips or cheeks.