Why we choose MINT threads
Not everyone wants to undergo facelift surgery and dermal fillers may not provide the lifting effect so many of our patients desire. MINT thread lifts provide suitable candidates a non-surgical alternative for those who may not be ready for surgery or request a non-surgical option.
MINT PDO threads are made from absorbable polydioxanone (PDO), a biodegradable suture material that has been safely used for more than 30 years in plastic surgery, gastroenterology, urology, gynaecology and ophthalmology.
MINT uses innovative patented technology in which the barbs are configured in a 360-degree helical pattern. These unique barbs securely anchor onto the 3D structure of the soft tissue from all directions for an effective and natural-looking pulling effect.
MINT’s revolutionary technology offers standout results while minimising trauma to the skin and underlying tissues, allowing our patients to benefit from a shorter recovery time.
What happens during a MINT PDO thread lift?
A consultation ensures thread lifting is the best option for you. The procedure is relatively quick and no cutting or incisions are involved. The threads integrate into the skin’s tissue and are inserted into the skin via a cannula and are pulled to produce a lifting effect. A local anaesthetic is typically applied for patients to remain comfortable. There is minimal downtime involved with a MINT thread lift and patients can resume their everyday activities shortly after treatment
What results can you expect from a MINT lift?
Some lifting can be seen immediately post-procedure. The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but because MINT threads stimulate the production of collagen, results will continue to develop for a number of months. Results can last up to one year, or more with good skin integrity. A MINT PDO thread lift can also be used in combination with fillers for optimised lifting and augmentation.