One of the latest treatments to sweep patients by storm are Thread Lifting treatments. You may have heard them referred to by a few names including Threads, Thread Lift, PDO Threads and MINT Threads.
Perfect for those who are not ready for surgical intervention, Thread Lifts use PDO Threads, or sutures, to lift and enhance skin for a more youthful appearance. This highly-customisable treatment can be used widely over the face to target a range of concerns, all with little to no downtime, plus results can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years.
At The R Clinic, Dr Sung chooses MINT Threads, standing for Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. This unique, absorbable thread is made from a complex sugar, polydioxanone, or PDO for short. Your treatment involves minimal discomfort and downtime, with some results seen immediately.
Some popular treatment areas include:
- Heart shaped, higher cheekbone contour
- Exotic, cat eye contour
- Snatched, defined jaw line
- Softer smile lines
- Softer eyebrows
- Smoother neck lines
Short PDO MINT Threads are recommended for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, to plump skin and improve the structure under the skin surface, to create a better ‘scaffold’ over which the skin sits. This treatment takes anywhere from a few weeks to 3 months to see the results and assist in naturally boosting collagen, the support structure of skin, over that period of time.
Long PDO MINT Threads offer an instant solution to sagging or lax skin, creating a lifted and tightened appearance and more youthful look to skin. We can treat the face and the neck with this type of thread lift. These long threads have a high safety profile and, although they are not a surgical face lift, patients say the results wind back the clock without the expense and downtime a surgical procedure requires.
Thread Lifts are a great treatment when used in conjunction with other treatments such as Plasma Injection and cosmetic injectables such as anti-wrinkle and filler. The threads can be used to target sagging skin while fillers can be utilised for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face.