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MINT® stands for minimally invasive nonsurgical thread. These threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO) and are sterile & biodegradable. PDO is a material that is widely used in many biomedical applications, especially in the preparation of surgical sutures used in plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and cardiovascular applications.
When positioned*, MINT® PDO approximates soft tissues of sagging skin to a more desirable position, creating a more youthful, refreshed and well-rested appearance. MINT® threads are bi-directional and its patented design of 360°, 3D helical barbs provide anchoring and tensile strength by fixing and supporting the skin tissue in all directions, resulting in an instant and natural lift*. PDO also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to create firmer skin. Unlike other types of threadlift, these threads are tied in place so that the positioning is secure.
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MINT® threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) threads to lift and reposition soft tissues in the face to create a more youthful and well-rested appearance. PDO threads can also help with tissue firming via the production of collagen and elastin*. Unlike other types of threadlift, these threads are tied in place so that the positioning is secure.
The procedure takes approximately 60-75 minutes including treatment planning and patient preparation.
Minimal discomfort as local anaesthetic is provided prior to the procedure.
You may return to work or daily activities (excluding strenuous exercise) the next day. It is likely that you will experience swelling which generally subsides within a few days and also potentially some bruises. Cold compress may aid in the reduction of swelling. Some aches may be experienced for a few days which can be easily managed with simple analgesia.
Results can be seen immediately and generally continues to improve over time. The full results can be seen around 6-12 weeks post procedure and may last up to 12 months*. The longevity is also determined by the number of threads inserted. Most cheeks will require 6-8 threads per side (total of 12-16 threads). More threads can be added during maintenance phase and the full procedure may not be required. It is recommended that you have some maintenance threads placed after 12 months.
* May vary between individuals.
As with all medical procedures, there is always a possibility of side effects. After treatment, there may be swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, discolouration where the threads are placed. These are usually self-limiting and resolve within 1-2 weeks. There can also be puckering and irregularity of the skin which also usually resolve spontaneously within 1-2 weeks. There is also a potential risk of infection which will require further treatments such as antibiotics.
Yes. For the best possible results without surgery, MINT® should be used in combination with fillers for a higher optimised lifting and augmentation results.