Mint Thread Lift
What Is a Thread Lift?
With ageing comes sagging skin and wrinkles and fine lines becoming more prominent. During the days, you can address these skin problems surgically and the only available cosmetic procedure available is facelift surgery. With the technology continuously developing, there is already a non-surgical face remedy which is thread lifting that is starting to become the go-to treatment to achieve facial rejuvenation and youthful look.
Also known as lunchtime facelift or suture lift, thread lift is a non-surgical procedure that claims to tighten the skin and sculpt the shape of your face for enhancement using suture and cone.
The suture and cone makes up the absorbable threads. The cone holds the suture as it acts as a frame under the skin surface to lift the sagging skin. The threads are absorbed by the body and activate the new collagens stimulation which aids the natural tightening of the skin.
The most bountiful protein in the body is collagen which is also a major component of the connective tissue that make up several body parts such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. One of the main function of collagen is to give structure in the skin.
After the threads are inserted, doctor will apply slight pressure to the area to reshape the surface of the skin and achieve the result immediately.
There are two FDA approved absorbable threads, MINT (Minimal Invasive Nonsurgical Thread) PDO threads and Silhouette Soft
What is Mint lift?
A minimally invasive treatment, Mint lift is a thread lift that uses a safe and effective suture made from biocompatible material. Like other PDO threads or Polydioxanone threads, Mint also triggers collagen stimulation which aids skin laxity by pulling the soft tissues of the sagging skin to the desired position.
What is the difference between Mint pdo threads and Silhouette Soft threads?
Unquestionably, both threads lifts the targeted area with skin laxity effectively.
- PDO Threads
- Thicker threads
- Use of mint is more advantageous for soft tissue lifting and often tighter
- PLA (polyactic) Thread sand PLGA (polylactode/glycolide) Cone
- Finer threads
- More beneficial for volumization
It is observed that MINT pdo thread lift has a comparatively stronger lifting power and better spec designs.
How much does a mint pdo thread lift Cost?
Average cosmetic treatment ranges from $695 to $1295. You won’t know the exact cost until the state of your skin is evaluated because charges is not by the threads but on the complexity of the thread lift procedure. You also have to factor in the experience and level of expertise of the doctor who will perform the treatment. Please take note that price in Australia changes per region.
What are the benefits of mint pdo thread lift?
Although result may not be as dramatical as a surgical facelift, thread lifts has plenty of benefits
- Minimally invasive and safe
This is a nonsurgical procedure and risks are very low
- Not permanent
If you are not happy or decided otherwise, you may have the threads readjusted, replaced, or removed
- Fast recovery with minimal downtime
Recovery time is relatively easy and fast compared to other procedure like facelift surgery which usually takes up to two weeks. After the treatment, you can readily go back to your typical routine
- Immediate and subtle result
Changes in the face and neck will be elusive which will provide you a more natural appearance
- Can be done with other minimally invasive treatments
Other non-surgical face and skin procedure, like dermal fillers, can complement your mint threads lift and provide you with cut above facial rejuvenation. Being low risk with minimal downtime, you may have them performed simultaneously.
Will it hurt to get mint thread?
Slight discomfort will be felt , however, local anaesthesia will be injected to lessen, if not totally get rid of, the sensation. Pain will also depend on the level of tolerance of an individual.
How long do mint threads last?
Mint works similarly to dermal fillers which tightens and plumps the skin. In terms of longevity though, Threading lift has longer effect and may last 12 months as opposed to six months with dermal filler injections. Mint threads uses heavy gauge barbed threads which retains its holding strength on the tissue providing a longer lasting result.
Dos and don’ts after mint thread lifting
In order to attain optimal results after the mint pdo thread lift, You have to be obedient to your doctor’s orders. It is best that you also consult all the things you need to know to ensure your safety.
- Lessen, if not eliminate, caffeine and nicotine before the procedure.
- Take Arnica tablets for 3 days before, and continuing for 7 days after your thread lifts procedure to help minimise bruising and swelling.
- Avoid Vitamin E, Fish oil, and green tea for 10 days before and after the thread lift.
- Refrain from drinking Aspirin, Nurofen, or anti-inflammatories for 2-3 weeks before the procedure. Advise your doctor right away of you are on anti-inflammatories
- Prevent from drinking alcohol for 48 hours before and after thread lift.
- If you are taking anticoagulant or blood platelet anti-aggregation drugs, kindly inform your doctor
- It is recommended to take vitamin C especially for smokers because healing tends to be slower compared to non-smokers.
- Please discuss this with the Doctor if you suffer from cold sores . You may need to take anti-viral therapy for 3 days pre and post surgery.
- Apply cold compresses on the treated skin area for the first 48 hours after thread lift procedure. Remember, no pressure is to be exerted on the skin. The compresses should only be placed gently on the areas where the threads have been implanted.
- Immediately after the thread lift, refrain from speaking frequently and laughing excessively up to 24 hours. Excessive speaking and laughter can increase unwanted facial movements and can affect the results.
- Elevate the treated area when sleeping. Use extra pillows and support, and sleep on your back for 7 days. Do not sleep with pressure on the areas where thread lifts was performed
- Antibiotic therapy is necessary after thread lift. It is best to consult your doctor so you will be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic for you.
- After the thread lift, it is recommended that you consume soft, warm food so that your mouth only opens a small amount for 7 days.
- Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid very hot drinks.
- Do not pull your face down.
- Refrain from raising your eyebrows or smile.
- Avoid smoking if possible.
- Straws should not be used when drinking as this distorts the facial muscles.
- Avoid shaving for 10 days after procedure (because of involuntary grimacing). New blade should be used after 10 days, allowing one pass over the skin without contorting the areas of the face. Normal shaving may be resumed after 1 month.
- Make up should not be used for 3-5 days.
- Hold face with your hands if crying, laughing, coughing or sneezing to avoid excessive use of facial muscle tissue.
- No strenuous exercise for at least 14 days. Light exercise like walking is okay.
- Take Paracetamol or Paracetamol with codeine as required.
- It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort after the thread lift areas. Thread lift results to feeling of tightness, pulling, and tenderness.
For anything peculiar occurs after thread lifting, contact your doctor or clinic immediately