PDO threads

Results are immediate. However due to swelling right after placement of lifting threads, a more optimal results can be seen a few weeks after. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved include:

  • higher cheekbone contour
  • Exotic, cat eye or fox eye, brow lift
  • Snatched, defined jaw line
  • Softer smile lines
  • Softer or more arched eyebrows
  • Smoother neck lines

PDO threads are safe, absorbable sutures designed to approximate sagging tissue. Once the thread is inserted into the skin, the tiny barbs on the thread anchors onto sagging tissue and are then maneuvered to contour and define your natural features. The thread dissolves in 6-8 months and can stimulate your body to produce its own collagen to further improve the appearance of your skin.

MINT™ threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO – a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. Not only that, MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances.

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.

Smooth threads does not have much of a lifting effect compared to cutting and/or molded threads. As the smooth threads get reabsorbed in the skin, they stimulate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid which provides a tightening effect.

Please schedule a consultation first to determine if you are an ideal candidate for thread procedures. During the consultation, you should discuss what concerns you want to address and the look you desire so the provider can properly address the area of concern.

Yes! Threads are compatible with many other procedures, so you can take advantage of all the best things each treatment has to offer for synergistic effects. Target wrinkles with neuromodulators, restore volume with dermal fillers, address skin texture with laser treatments, and take care of sagging skin with threads.

Common side effects may include soreness, minor bruising, swelling and mild discomfort. If you experience any other complications or an extended period of the side effects, please consult with your provider. To avoid the risk of complications, we recommend that you verify your provider has received professional PDO thread training credentials.

The body absorbs PDO threads in 6-8 months after insertion, but the results can last for up to one year as the threads can help stimulate
collagen production in the skin. However, results will vary depending on the degree of sagging, thickness of the skin, and the facial structure of the patient.

Providers will normally administer local anesthesia prior to the procedure. You may feel pressure during the insertion of the threads and/or hear the “clicking” sound of the threads, but you should feel minimal pain during the procedure

PDO threads dissolve in 6-8 months after insertion and should not pose a problem for a patient who plans to get a facelift in the future. However, cases can vary greatly from patient to patient, so we recommend consulting with a provider who has experience with both PDO threads and facelifts.