MINT (PDO) THREAD LIFT
MINT PDO thread lift is an innovative procedure that uses suture like threads made from PDO (Polydioxanone) inserted under the skin to combat early signs of ageing such as early facial sagging and jowling. The threads are used to reposition and tighten tissue laxity in the facial and neck area by physically lifting sagging tissue, stimulating collagen proliferation and contraction of fat tissue to help maintain the lift. MINT PDO threads dissolve and are completely absorbed by the body in around 6-9 months after insertion.
Made in the Korea, MINT PDO threads have a firm track record of efficacy and safety in the USA and Asia and were approved by the TGA for use in Australia in May 2019. MINT PDO threads are now used widely by Doctors around Australia.
The MINT PDO thread lift is performed in clinic by our experienced Doctors. Following the treatment, you will experience minor bruising, moderate swelling and tenderness for up to 7-14 days post treatment. You can return to most regular activities the same day as the procedure.
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Who is suitable for the mint pdo thread lift treatment?
MINT (PDO) thread lift treatment is recommended for men and women with mild to moderate laxity (sagging) to the lower, mid face and neck (approximate age range of clients is 30-60 years). The Doctor will determine if you are the suitable candidate for the MINt thread lift on consultation
MINT thread lift is suitable for those looking to treat:
- Sagging cheeks and early jowling
- Drooping skin on the mid and lower face
- Submental (under the chin) & neck laxity
- Improves lower and mid face definition and symmetry
The MINT PDO thread lift does not have the same results as facial surgical but it offers a lasting refresh of skin tissue and facial structure for those not ready to undergo surgery.
What’s involved in the mint pdo thread lift treatment?
The MINT (PDO) thread lift is performed in clinic by our experienced Cosmetic Doctors
The procedure begins by the Doctor injecting local anaesthetic into the treatment area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. You will feel minimum discomfort, only some pulling and pressure while the Doctor positions the threads under the skin. Entry points are then made using a needle attached to the thread (no incisions are required) and the thread is placed under the skin. Several threads are placed on each side of the face and the Doctor then pulls the threads tightly and they’re tied off. The knot from the threads is hidden underneath the skin and the treatment is complete. Whilst the lift is immediate, gradual proliferation of collagen and fibrous tissue takes place over a period of 8-12 weeks, further tightening and and shaping the contours of the face.
We typically place a minimum of 8 x MINT structural (long) threads + a series of PDO mono threads to support the structural threads and help further tighten the skin and improve skin texture.
How long does the procedure take and what is the ‘downtime’?
The MINT PDO thread lift takes approximately 60-90 minutes to perform depending on how many threads are placed and the areas being treated. You will notice small entry points to allow the threads to be placed within the skin tissue. You will also notice small knots where the threads have been ‘fixed’. The knot is concealed under the skin.
After the procedure you will experience:
- Minor bruising
- Moderate the severe swelling (7-14 days)
- Minor dimpling and irregularties to the skin tissue is common where the skin has been lifted (2-4 weeks)
- You will be required to wear a support garment at night (provided)
- Refrain from high impact physical activity for 3 weeks (low impact activity such as yoga, swimming etc is permitted)
Unlike other threads available on the market no ‘taping’ of the face is required and you can resume most normal daily activities right away.
How long does the treatment last?
The results of the MINT PDO thread lift last 12-18 months. Individual variation in longevity of results exists and result may be affected by continual ageing and lifestyle factors such as smoking and weight loss
The MINT thread lift requires an in person or video consultation with our Doctor prior to the treatment being performed, to determine if you are a suitable candidate. We do not charge for initial consultation but a $200 deposit is required to secure an appointment for treatment.
We offer a set price for our MINT thread lift of $3200. Price includes minimum of 8 x MINT (PDO) long threads + PDO mono threads
Contact the clinic for more information (02) 40411514