The MINT™ PDO Thread facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, and it improves sagging skin in different areas of the face, such as the cheeks, the neck, the eyebrow area, the forehead, the mid-face, the lower face, and the upper face, to give you a more youthful appearance. A MINT™ PDO Thread Facelift will help minimize scarring after the procedure and offers less risk than other intensive procedures.
The results are nearly immediately noticeable, and the attached threads are knotted and hidden inside the skin, making any scarring nearly invisible. The treatment is key to providing a new, rejuvenated look for the patient. Since the patient is not under anesthesia during the procedure, they can admire their new look right away.
Candidates for MINT™ PDO Thread Facelift If you are in the age range of 30 to 60 years old and have decent skin laxity, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. Many patients offered a thread facelift show early signs of aging and sagging in the face, but most of them will not have excessive saggy skin. Those who require more intense facelifts will not be good candidates for a thread facelift. This procedure is designed to provide cosmetic enhancements to individuals with minimal facial sagging.
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Modern techniques in facial plastic surgery have progressed with the help of advanced technology. Before you decide to get a MINT™ PDO Thread Facelift, you should establish your expectations with your doctor during your consultation. A MINT™ PDO Thread Facelift can deliver fantastic results, but it might not be the right treatment for you. To learn more about our MINT™ PDO Thread Facelift procedure, give us a call at (408) 599-3088.
MINT™ is an absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) barbed suture indicated for use in soft tissue approximation. 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. As a safe raw material that is completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, PDO causes minimal tissue reaction and tissue trauma.
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. The skin should be thin enough so MINT™ PDO can make a visible difference and thick enough so the threads are not too close to the surface of the skin. One way to check before a consultation with your provider is to lay down on your back and see if you like the way your face looks, as it can be a good indicator of how effective MINT™ PDO can be. Lastly, please consult with the physician if you are an optimal candidate for MINT™ Procedure.
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 safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances.
The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.
In 2013, MINT™ received 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device, by demonstrating that the device to be marketed is safe and effective. MINT™ received global registrations for lifting indication from seven countries, such as the Korea MFDS, Europe CE, and China CFDA, to assure its excellent technological capabilities and reliable safety. In 2020, MINT™ became the only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances and is the only device of its kind to receive clearance for a lifting indication for nasolabial fold depth reduction.
MINT™ PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions for your patients. 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 (polydioxanone) can also help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for a timeless rejuvenation.
Unlike conventional sutures that cut the barbs from the integral core of the thread, MINT™ is manufactured through an innovative patented technology where the barbs are press-molded on the surface of the thread to maintain its structural integrity. The 360 degrees of helically positioned barbs are designed to maximize tensile and anchoring strength in order to securely anchor onto the 3D structure of the soft tissue for effective and powerful approximation.