When it comes to anti-aging treatments, it seems like there are dozens of cosmetic treatments to choose from. But when it comes down to it, the treatment of moderate to severe skin laxity can usually only be completely resolved with surgical procedures. However, at Live Medspa in Miami, FL, we know PDO Threads Lift (Mint) can easily reverse advanced signs of visible aging without going under the knife.
PDO Threads Lift (Mint)?
Mint is a brand of specialized PDO threads that are used to lift and pull the skin into a tighter, younger-looking position. PDO stands for polydioxanone, a complex type of sugar molecule that has been used in medical-grade sutures for decades. Mint has reimagined the use of PDO to create unique barbed threads that can be used to tighten the skin from the deepest sub-dermal layers.
You can think of PDO Threads Lift (Mint) as a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. This treatment is an ideal match for people who have moderate signs of aging, particularly skin laxity in the mid-face and around the temples. This treatment can be used to correct issues such as:
- Sagging cheeks
- Loose jowls
- Undefined jawline
- Skin laxity on the neck
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging eyebrows
How Much Does This Treatment Cost?
At Live Medspa, you will find competitive pricing for each service. On average, a PDO thread lift for the face and neck can cost between $900 and $1,500 based on how many areas you are treating; treating only the face or the upper neck will be less expensive than treating both areas. Compared to the price of plastic surgery, a thread lift is a cost-effective anti-aging solution.
How Does PDO Threads Lift (Mint) Work?
A thread lift is performed as an outpatient treatment. During your treatment, special barbed PDO threads will be inserted into the skin and then gently pulled upward and anchored into place so the skin will lift and tighten. This treatment can effectively reverse the signs of aging in two ways. The first is directly tightening the skin with the PDO threads and the second is inducting natural collagen formation.
After the PDO threads are inserted into your skin, your body’s natural healing response will begin to form collagen around the sutures. When collagen is formed in these areas, the structure of your skin will be further supported and the visible signs of aging will be lessened. New collagen formation can last for several months.
How Long Is the Recovery Period?
You will have a short recovery period for this treatment, usually only 48 to 72 hours for most people. You will be able to return to work after this time and resume most normal daily activities, except for strenuous exercise. During your recovery period, you should avoid roughly touching your skin and do your best to avoid placing any pressure on areas of your skin that have been treated.
You may be advised to sleep with your head and shoulders elevated during your recovery period. You may also be instructed to use cold compresses and to avoid direct sunlight, heat, steam, saunas, tanning beds, and other activities that may cause the body to heat. By following your post-treatment instructions, you will ensure that you get the results you want from your treatment.
How Soon Will You See Results?
It will take some time to see the results of this treatment. While the lifting effects of the treatment will be visible within a few days of your appointment, it may take up to three or four weeks to see the final results of your treatment. This is because it takes several days for collagen formation and maturation to complete.
Of course, factors such as your age and your natural rate of collagen production will also be factors in how quickly you will be able to see results. People who are treating early or mild signs of aging may notice faster results, while people with moderate or advanced skin laxity may have to wait longer to see optimal results.
How Long Do Results Last?
On average, most people who use Mint PDO threads can expect results that will last for 18 to 24 months – and sometimes even longer. The longevity of these results rivals what can be accomplished with a dermal filler. You may be able to extend your results if you take good care of your skin by avoiding unprotected sunlight and using anti-aging skincare products.
Mint PDO threads are biocompatible, so the sugar-based threads will dissolve in the skin over time. What this means for you is that after several months, the PDO threads in your skin will be absorbed by your body; after that, the collagen in your skin will remain until the natural aging process breaks this collagen down. When this happens, you will notice a gradual increase in your skin laxity, which means it will be time for another treatment.
Are PDO Threads Better Than a Facelift?
Many people view PDO threads as a better option than a facelift. For one thing, PDO threads are non-surgical and minimally invasive, so this treatment is much more comfortable than a facelift and does not have an extensive recovery period. For another, the results of a PDO thread lift are generally more natural-looking than the results of a facelift.
Who Are Good Candidates?
People who have mild to moderate signs of aging and even some people with advanced skin laxity on the face or neck may be good candidates for PDO threads lift (Mint). This treatment is appropriate for all genders, skin tones, and skin types. And because PDO threads are compatible with the body, you will not need to worry about any risk of allergic reaction.
Restore Your Appearance
PDO threads are an ideal anti-aging option for anyone who has skin laxity and other visible signs of aging, particularly in the lower face. If you want to achieve the results of a facelift without invasive surgery, then this treatment may be an ideal fit for you.