PDO Threads

MINT Lift™ PDO Threads and MONO Smooth Threads

​As we age, our facial support structure weakens, and we lose facial fat.The affected areas generally include the cheeks, the eyebrows and other areas around the eyes, the jowls and the neck. The result is a longer, older-looking face.
The overall face shape often changes with the jowls becoming more prominent and the cheek bones less defined.
Thread lifts or suture lifts involve the use of PDO threads or sutures made from materials used in surgery to close wounds. When threads are placed under the skin they can tighten and lift loose or sagging areas in various parts of the face or body to help reduce the effects of gravity and aging or they can be used to rejuvenate the face.

About PDO Threads

MINT Lift™ PDO Threads

MINT Lift™ is a safe and minimally invasive procedure using absorbable thread to redefine and restore lost elasticity and volume to the face,creating beautiful and natural looking results.

The procedure only takes 30 to 60 minutes and a local anaesthetic is used to minimise any discomfort.

The MINT Lift™ threads help to restore sagging skin providing a more youthful looking jaw line and pleasing facial contour.
Where ever they are placed they provide a natural lift and stimulate new collagen production in the area.
Recovery time is quick so you can go back to daily life after your procedure.

Mint Lifting threads also include other benefits such as:

  • Treatment takes less than one hour
  • Less tissue trauma.
  • Minimal swelling
  • Local anesthetic is used at specific points to help reduce any discomfort
  • Results generally last 12 to 15 months

After administering the local anesthesia a special suture thread containing 360-degree helical barbs is inserted. The facial thread lifts sagging facial tissues giving you the look of a face lift without the downtime, high costs, scarring and gives natural looking results.

Areas that are suitable for the MINT Lift™ treatment are:

  • eye brows and eyelids
  • corners of the mouth and “marionette” lines/folds
  • neck and jawline
  • nasolabial folds and cheeks

Cost – $350 per barbed thread, typically 4 to 12 threads required,(2 to 6 threads per side)-$1400 to $4200 in total.
More threads may be used on same day or at a later date if desired.

How do MINT Lift™ threads work?

The threads cause tension in the skin that gives an immediate lifting effect.
The material that the threads are made of, PDO, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin,creating firmer skin.

Who is suitable for MINT Lift™ threads?
Recommended for men and women over the age of 30 that are showing signs of aging but are not wanting to undergo a full facelift/invasive surgery.

Which areas can be treated using MINT Lift™ threads?

Facial contours -to redefine the contours of the face,giving a fuller look to the cheeks and firming the skin.
Lower jaw/jowls -to lift this area, lessening their appearance.
Neck-to give the neck more definition and stronger contour
Cheeks-to enhance the cheeks/cheekbone and reduce the nasolabial folds
Marionette/”puppet lines”-to soften and lift this region lessening their appearance along with providing a slight natural lift to the corners of the mouth.
Eyebrows-opening up the eye area and raising the outer edge of the eyebrow.

What does the procedure involve?
A small injection of local anaesthetic is used and a small entry port is made using a fine needle.
The threads are then placed under the skin via this single entry point,each side of the face according to the area of concern/treatment.
The thread is not visible under the skin and the skin overlying the thread is then gently compressed to reshape the area by hand and achieve the desired lifting effect.

There may be slight swelling or bruising after the treatment but this usually subsides in a few days. Any discomfort felt post procedure can be managed with paracetamol usually.

When can I see results and how long will they last?
Results can be seen immediately and continue to improve over time. Full results may be seen 6-12 weeks after the procedure and last a minimum of 12 months.
The procedure can then be repeated annually or as required to continue to maintain the desired effect.
These PDO threads are often used in conjunction with Dermal Fillers and neuromodulators such as Botulinum Toxin-A.

The MINT MONO threads are smooth threads without barbs and these are great for tightening up the skin when lifting is not necessarily required or can be used in conjunction with the Lifting Barbed threads to give an overall improvement in skin tightness and rejuvenation
The MONO threads stimulate new collagen where ever they are placed.

MINT MONO Smooth threads

Topical anesthetic is used for the smooth MONO threads and between 20 to 30 threads are usually inserted for each treatment.

Areas that are suitable for the MINT MONO treatment are :

  • neck lines
  • neck sagginess
  • the forehead
  • under the eyes
  • the cheeks
  • decolletage
  • back of hands
  • borders of the lip-“the lip-flip”
  • fine lines above and below the lips

Cost-typically 50 threads are used in one treatment-$500

MINT MONO Smooth threads

The MINT MONO threads are smooth threads without barbs and these are great for tightening up the skin when lifting is not necessarily required or can be used in conjunction with the Lifting Barbed threads to give an overall improvement in skin tightness and rejuvenation
The MONO threads stimulate new collagen where ever they are placed.

MINT MONO Smooth threads

Topical anesthetic is used for the smooth MONO threads and between 20 to 30 threads are usually inserted for each treatment.

Areas that are suitable for the MINT MONO treatment are :

  • neck lines
  • neck sagginess
  • the forehead
  • under the eyes
  • the cheeks
  • decolletage
  • back of hands
  • borders of the lip-“the lip-flip”
  • fine lines above and below the lips

Cost-typically 50 threads are used in one treatment-$500

Before and After images

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