MINT® PDO is a safe and effective thread which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). Threads are introduced into the deeper layers of skin to produce 3 effects in the skin:
Instant Skin Lifting through mechanical effects
Cellular Renewal through Collagen Stimulation, and Neovascularisation to improve skin texture, fine lines and elasticity
Skin Tightening by contracting fat tissue
The area of the skin will be numbed using either/both a topical cream or a local injected anesthetic. The procedure will take between 30-60 minutes as the threads are inserted using a cannula or micro-needle depending on the individual's requirements. There are no cuts or incisions required, minimizing risk of scarring. Immediate lifting effects can be seen once the threads are inserted. But to see the complete effect of non-invasive facelift, it takes approximately 6 months as the body starts to generate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Around 6 months after the procedure, the PDO Threads will disappear through hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for another 3-6 months due to cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, and new blood vessels to improve skin microcirculation. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect. PDO is FDA approved and MINT® PDO is currently used in 14 countries worldwide. Patients experience minimal pain, minimal swelling, minimal scarring and rapid recovery.