As you age, it takes a longer time for your body to produce collagen and elastin (ital proteins that make up the supporting structure of the skin) which contributes to sagging skin and wrinkles. Heavy nasolabial folds, deepened smile lines, jowling, sunken cheeks – all these features can make you appear older and more tired. Prevention is the best way to maintain your skin’s firmness and elasticity, but what can you do if you’re already experiencing the effects of aging? Mint PDO Threads can help!
MINT™ is the latest news in Korean beauty that can deliver natural results without invasive surgery. Why stress out about your skin when you can look refreshed and rejuvenated in no time?
MINT™ stands for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. It is a unique absorbable thread designed to approximate and fixate sagging tissues. The thread is 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!
Benefits of MINT™ PDO
- Little risk of adverse reaction
- Little to no downtime
- Long-lasting results
- Minimal to no scarring
- No incision
- Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
- Treats several areas of the face and body
- May be repeated as necessary
- Softens jowls along the jawline
- Excellent alternative to surgical options
Who is a Good Candidate for PDO Mint Therapy?
For the most optimal results, you should have a skin layer density that is “normal” (not too thin or too thick and not extremely uneven). Essentially, 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.
If you are unsure of your skin layer type, then a consultation with our technicians will be able to determine how effective MINT™ PDO can be for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About MINT™ PDO
How long does the MINT™ PDO procedure take?
An average treatment session lasts about 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
What is MINT™ PDO & Is It Safe?
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.
MINT™ is also backed by over 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and is the first and only PDO suture in continental USA to have received two FDA clearances.
How Does It Work?
MINT™ PDO thread works as a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions on your skin. Rather, tiny barbs are strategically placed and molded all around the thread. After the threads are inserted into the skin, the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look because the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, allowing for that shaping.
Is MINT™ FDA Cleared?
Following it’s 2013 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class II medical device, 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.