Mint PDO Thread Lifting for Facial Rejuvenation


8 January 2020

What is MINT PDO Thread

MINT PDO is from South Korea, and it is a safe & effective absorbable suture made from a biocompatible material called PDO, polydioxanone. 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. Starting 2004, PDO’s use has evolved so that it is applied for minimally invasive procedure such as for soft tissue approximation in MINT PDO’s procedures.  Additionally, MINT PDO’s safety is further validated from its 510(k) clearance from the FDA and is currently being used in 14 other countries worldwide.
MINT PDO is used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to a desired position. MINT’s bi-directional and helically positioned barbs strongly anchor onto the soft tissue and then approximate it to the desired position. The procedure is simple and done through local anesthesia. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and a rapid recovery.

Who can be a good candidate for MINT PDO? MINT PDO procedures are safe for adults who keep up with healthy lifestyles and have maintained their weight for at least three months.
How does MINT PDO procedure works?
MINT PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions. It is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin, and the helically molded barbs on the MINT PDO anchors onto the sagging tissue, and the thread is lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating & contouring effect.
What is the recovery time for the MINT procedure? After the procedure, patients may immediately return to daily lives, but they should consult with their physicians before resuming exercise and other intense activities.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with MINT? Although minimal, side effects may include but are not limited to bruising, dimpling, and swelling.
How long do the results last? Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. Despite being relatively new to the US market, MINT has a stronger lifting power and better specification designs in comparison to other PDO threads. By restoring the patient’s lost youth with a sharper jawline and V-line, MINT procedures address signs of aging caused by gravity, such as sagging skin.
Additional benefits to MINT PDO Not only that, MINT PDO procedure promotes collagen stimulation and neovascularization to improve skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity. As a result, after about 6-8 months when MINT PDO is completely absorbed by the body into water and carbon dioxide, the results will last for about 3-6 months more due to the collagen stimulation. With minimal scarring and downtime, it is an amazing option for patients looking into achieving instant and natural-looking results.