MINT PDO – Thread Lift
A PDO thread lift is a non-surgical facelift where facial skin is lifted and tightened using Polydioxanone ( PDO) threads.
The PDO thread lift has been a popular procedure in countries like Asia and Europe for over a decade, and now it’s being done more and more in the U.S. This treatment lifts and tightens loose skin using biodegradable PDO (polydioxanone) or PLLA (poly -L-lactic acid) threads, which are “threaded” into the face.
When the threads are tightened, the skin is lifted while, at the same time, new collagen production is triggered in the next few months.This process results in skin that is firmer, tighter, and more youthful-looking. Because the threads are biodegradable, they dissolve within a few months. However, the collagen network maintains for several months.
WHAT AREAS CAN A THREAD LIFT TREAT?
- Nasolabial folds
- Lips/upper lip
- Under the eyes
- Glabellar region or between the brows
- Jowls/ Jawline
- Neck and sub-mental area
Your face will be cleansed and and lidocaine will be injected to help with any discomfort. Once you’r numb, a small access hole will be made at the entry point to create the “tunnel” for the threading. After that is done a long, thin cannula that houses the lifting thread will use that entry point to go under the skin so that the thread is placed correctly. The cannula is then pulled out, which leaves the thread in place to engage the tissue.
- This procedure results in a much more contoured appearance to the treated area and it will stimulate collagen production in the next several months.
- It takes approximately 30-45 minutes to perform this procedure