MINT PDO Threads

MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. Improve sagging skin and your self-confidence in just an hour without the downtime of a surgical facelift. PDO Threads are the first medical device of their kind to have dual FDA clearances.

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How does MINT™ PDO Threads work

How Do MINT™ PDO Threads Work?

MINT™ is a safe, absorbable suture designed to lift sagging tissue. The PDO threads are placed into the skin, and once inserted, tiny barbs on the threads anchor onto sagging tissue, allowing contouring and lifting of the skin on the face, neck, and jaw, and helping to better define your natural features. The threads dissolve in 6-8 months but results can last longer, as the threads can stimulate your body to produce its own collagen, a protein needed for structure and elasticity, to further enhance the appearance of your skin. 

Discover MINT™

MINT™ can deliver natural results without invasive surgery. Why stress out about your skin when you can look refreshed and rejuvenated in no time?

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. Treatments involve minimal pain and minimal downtime, and the results can be seen immediately, so you can look and feel your best in no time. It’s time to stop worrying and start rejuvenating!


Common results that may be achieved: 

  •  Heart-shaped facial line
  •  Higher cheekbone contour
  •  Exotic, cat eye contour
  •  Snatched, defined jawline
  •  Softer smile lines
  •  Softer eyebrows
  •  Smoother neck lines

Benefits of PDO Threads

  • Results can last up to a year
  • Lower cost than surgery (in-office procedure)
  • Procedure takes about one hour to complete
  • Minimal scarring left from nonsurgical method
  • Short downtime so daily life can be resumed
  • Results from barbed threads are immediate
  • PDO stimulates collagen production over time
  • Can be combined with other treatments

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When can I see results?

The procedure takes an average of 1 hour, and results can be seen immediately. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and minimal downtime compared to surgical procedures, and results will improve over time as the swelling, redness, and bruising go down.

How long is the downtime?

After the procedure, you may immediately resume your daily activities. More intense activities such as exercise should be resumed after a week, but please consult with your provider beforehand.

Can I get other treatments in combination with PDO Threads?

Yes! MINT™ is compatible with many other procedures, so you can take advantage of all the best things each treatment has to offer for synergistic effects. Target wrinkles with neuromodulators, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with MINT™.

How long will results last?

The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but the results can last for up to one year as the threads can help stimulate collagen production in the skin. However, results will vary depending on the degree of sagging, thickness of the skin, and the facial structure of the patient.

Is it safe for me to get PDO threads if I plan on getting a facelift in the future?

PDO threads dissolve in 6-8 months after insertion and should not pose a problem for a patient who plans to get a facelift in the future. However, cases can vary greatly from patient to patient, so we recommend consulting with a provider who has experience with both PDO threads and facelifts.

Our Cosmetic Concierge team is at your service. Call us for additional information or to schedule your consultation with one of our expert medical aesthetic professionals today.

Cosmetics/aesthetics 800-647-9851

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