What is a thread lift treatment?

A thread lift uses temporary sutures to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. Instead of surgically removing your loose facial skin, Dr. Balinger suspends it by stitching up portions to pull the skin back slightly and lifting and tightening the face. Threads also initiate the body's "healing response" and causes the body to direct increased collagen to treated areas. This is important because of collagen's vital role in the aging process.

As we age, our bodies gradually produce less collagen causing an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about age 70. This loss of volume and strength creates excess skin and wrinkles. Infusing facial skin with fresh collagen while the signs of skin laxity are still mild can help reduce looseness and prevent it from getting worse.

Thread lift treatments provide ongoing and progressive rejuvenation for the facial tissues. Patients with a thread lift notice a gradual improvement in their skin tone and firmness. Because the threads placed under the skin during a thread lift are so fine, most people cannot feel their sutures once the skin has healed around them.

What is a Mint PDO Thread Lift?

MINT stands for “minimally invasive nonsurgical thread.” A Mint PDO thread lift repositions the underlying tissues to soften your facial features. Mint produces longer results than dermal fillers, but without complicated surgeries to achieve cat eye, V-line, and sculpted jawline trends. With its innovative press-molded technology in which the threads are configured in a 360-degree spiral pattern, Mint PDO allows instant yet profound results while minimizing pain & trauma.

Mint is an absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) barbed suture, which is a safe raw material used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure. Completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, PDO causes minimal tissue reaction and tissue trauma. Mint is backed by more than six years of clinical research, and is the first and only PDO structure in the American market to have received two FDA clearances.

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How does Mint work?

MINT™ PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia or large incisions. There are tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once the threads are placed, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread is adjusted to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look. 

Not only can it improve the appearance of sagging skin, but PDO (polydioxanone) can also help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for a timeless rejuvenation. The Mint PDO threads suspend your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and the results are immediately visible.

What are the Mint benefits?

The most significant benefit is that Mint PDO thread lifts are minimally-invasive procedures with no downtime. Because of this, you can resume work and most daily activities immediately the next day. Side effects are mild, and they resolve within one week.

Some of the other notable Mint benefits include:

  • No incisions
  • No scarring
  • Long-lasting results
  • Low risk of complication
  • No downtime
  • Can be repeated if necessary
  • Tightened skin tissue
  • Softened facial features
  • Natural collagen formation
  • Natural results to enhance your innate beauty
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What are the Mint PDO Thread Lift results?

Due to direct skin suspension, Mint PDO thread lifts provide immediate results. Additionally, as the threads dissolve and your body produces collagen, you will continue seeing improved outcomes for a few weeks after treatment. Finally, your overall results last for up to one year.
 
The following are some examples of the most common results when being treated with Mint:

  • Heart-shaped facial contours
  • Higher and more prominent cheek bones
  • Cat-eye contours
  • Defined and sharp jawline
  • Softer fine lines and overall facial texture
  • Softer eyebrows
  • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
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Why choose Houston Plastic Surgery Associates for your Mint PDO Thread Lift Treatment?

Dr. Balinger is proud to offer in-office procedures such as “Fox Eyes,” Liquid Lunchtime Lift with filler and threads, and Mint PDO Thread Lift treatments. Christopher Balinger, MD, is a respected leader in the plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery industries. His practice, Houston Plastic Surgery Associates, is well-known for consistently achieving results that look exceptionally natural, refreshed, and refined. Dr. Balinger is personally committed to providing individualized service and care and is always available to respond to your questions or concerns. Every surgery is performed with advanced patient safety protocols guiding the treatment. Because our practice is results-oriented, we will ensure you feel comfortable and fully informed at every phase of your journey to a happier, more confident life.

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