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How Does the MINT PDO Lift Work?


Patients will need to consult with a Sand Institute doctor before receiving a MINT PDO lift as there may be a more fitting thread lift for their needs.

While the MINT PDO lift is quick and non-surgical, there are many steps involved.

  1. The patient’s hair will be pulled back or arranged to provide greater visibility of the face.
  2. Markings are placed on both sides of the face to direct the placement of the threads.
  3. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort and safety.
  4. A special pre-loaded needle is used to insert the MINT threads. The MINT lift uses a thread called PDO (polydioxanone), a medical-grade suturing material that anchors the skin and lifts it into a more youthful position. These non-allergic and non-antigenic threads feature unique 360-degree 3D helical barbs that allow for multi-directional contact with the tissues. These barbs achieve a stronger hold on skin tissues without over-pulling the skin.
  5. Once the threads are inserted into their designated areas, the threads gradually readjust the skin to help restore the patient’s youth and contour.
  6. Immediately after inserting Mint PDO threads, collagen production is stimulated, helping to tighten the sagging skin.

Recovery & Results

After your MINT PDO lift is complete, you will start to notice an immediate difference in your facial contours. Your results will continue to improve over the following three to four weeks.

Since the barbed threads are more securely anchored to the tissues, the results last much longer than many other non-surgical techniques. Additionally, patients will experience zero downtime and can return to their normal activities the same day.

Before & After

Lower Face

  • Before
  • After

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