A MINT (or Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread) Thread Lift is, as described, a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin. By using absorbable threads, we can restore your youth and replace any volume lost due to inevitable aging.
The procedure commences by first injecting local anesthetic to the area being treated. The threads are then put into the deeper (subcutaneous) skin layer using cannulas and attach to the skin due to their barb-like structure. Once the threads are inserted, slight compression of the tissue is performed to reshape it and achieve the desired lifting effect.
Essentially, what this does is provides tension in the skin that gives you the immediate ‘snatched’ effect. Adding to this, the PDO material (polydioxanone), stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the skin which creates firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
The Thread Lift is best suited for people over the age of 35 who are starting to show signs of ageing, but do not want to undergo full surgery or highly invasive procedures. It is comparable to a facelift, with minimal downtime no need for surgery. However, depending on the severity of your skin laxity and wrinkles, a more invasive procedure may be more suitable for you.
Clients will see the results immediately after the Thread Lift, and they will continue to improve over time due to the mentioned collagen and elastin stimulation. The full results may be seen between 6-12 weeks post-procedure. The results of the Thread Lift will last approximately 12 months and over; however, this will vary from person to person. Then, for your next Thread Lift, fewer threads will be needed due to the improved collagen and elastin.