Refresh, Renew, and Rejuvenate with MINT™ PDO
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 orthopedic and cardiovascular 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™
-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
How does it work?
MINT™ PDO threads are designed with a unique patented technology that can help enhance your features. There are 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 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
When can I see results?
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.
How long will my results last?
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 neovascularization in the skin. Results will vary depending on the degree of sagging, thickness of the skin, and the facial structure of the patient.
How safe is it?
MINT™ threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO - a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. Not only that, 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.
How long is the downtime?
After the procedure, you may immediately resume your daily activities. More intense activities such as exercise should be resumed after a week, but please consult with your provider beforehand.
How much does it cost?
The cost of PDO threads depend on the patient’s needs and anatomy. While prices vary according to the areas that need to be treated, they start anywhere from $A - $B on average.
Am I a good candidate for PDO threads?
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 the provider can properly address the area of concern.
Can I get PDO threads more than once?
While one treatment may be enough for some, you may consider getting PDO threads another time. The threads dissolve completely, so you can get treated to enjoy the benefits of MINT™ all over again for an extended period.
Can I get other treatments in combination with PDO threads?
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, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with MINT™.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects may include soreness, minor bruising, swelling and mild discomfort. If you experience any other complications or an extended period of the side effects, please consult with your provider. To avoid the risk of complications, we recommend that you verify your provider has received professional PDO thread training credentials.
Are all PDO threads the same?
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.
What’s the Difference Between Face Lifts and PDO Threads?
A facelift is a great option for those with severe sagging skin and tissue who can invest in this long-term solution and time off to recover. The results of a facelift are drastic and can last up to ten years. In contrast, PDO threads can be a fantastic alternative for those who are looking to address sagging skin through a minimally invasive procedure without invasive surgery, and at a fraction of the cost of a facelift. The results are natural and instant with minimal downtime and trauma.
|Face Lift||PDO Thread|
|What It Does||Long-term solution to sagging skin in the lower half of face||Minimally invasive solution to sagging skin that also stimulates collagen production|
|Longevity of Results||Can last around 10 years||Can last for up to 1 year|
|Cost of Procedure||Relatively high as an outpatient procedure performed in a surgical center||Lower than surgery as an in-office procedure|
|Recovery Period||Invasive procedure generally requires at least 2 to 4 weeks of recovery||Minimal tissue trauma and reaction leads to minimal downtime|
|Procedure Duration||Surgery takes around 2 to 4 hours under general anesthesia||Procedure takes an average of 1 hour|
Scarring and Pain
|Scarring is left behind from incision marks around the ears
Skin numbness & muscle soreness may persist for month
|Non-surgical treatment leads to minimal scarring
Patients can see the process and results in real-time
The journey to a more beautiful and more confident you is just a thread away, so contact us today about MINT™ PDO.