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For 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 to determine if you are an optimal candidate for the MINT™ Procedure.
MINT™ PDO is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, injectables, BOTOX, and fillers. The threads can be used to target sagging skin and fillers can be utilised for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance for the face. You must wait at least 3 months before having any laser treatment.
For 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 us 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.
MINT threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO – a safe suture material that has been used in orthopaedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. 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, TGA and CE approved.
MINT PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved with MINT PDO include:
MINT PDO is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, and anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers. The threads can be used to target staffing skin and fillers can be utilised for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face. You must wait at least 3 months before having any laser treatments. Please ask us if you want to discuss treatments combinations to maximise the effects of MINT PDO.
The procedure takes around one hour but can take anywhere up to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure. We recommend patients to consult with us prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.
A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure where temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible lift within the skin. It is an alternative to facelift surgery.
The results are long-lasting rejuvenation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which delays the natural ageing process by at least 9-12 months. For best results, you must strictly follow the aftercare instructions.
It is best to come in for a complimentary consultation and we will provide you with our treatment recommendations and costing.
Following the procedure, if you have swelling, we recommend to apply ice for a few hours to help reduce the swelling and inflammation.
LED light treatment can be applied immediately after the procedure to reduce the bruising so please discuss this with your doctor during the consultation.
It is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 7-14 days following your thread lift. During your downtime, you can do light exercise such as walking, however avoid vigorous cardiovascular exercise or resistance training until your thread sites have healed.
The length of time does vary from patient to patient and differ depending on the location of the thread lift. Swelling, bruising and small lumps which are normal reactions should subside within 2 weeks.
You should avoid flying for at least 72 hours following your thread lift.
A topical anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied prior to the insertion of the threads so the pain should be minimal. Injection of local anaesthetic can be used to minimise pain during some thread procedures and this can be discussed with you during your consultation.