Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread (MINT) is the latest news in Korean beauty that can deliver natural results without invasive surgery. MINT is FDA/TGA/EU approved, and is the most widely used PDO thread in the world.
MINT Mono PDO threads are a colourless bioresorbable artificial polymer which undergoes hydrolytic degradation.
MINT is an absorbable polydioxanone (PDO) suture indicated for use in soft tissue approximation and has a 30 year long safety track record for use in orthopaedic and cardiovascular surgery and for wound closure.
As a safe raw material that is completely absorbed by the body through hydrolysis, PDO causes minimal tissue reaction and tissue trauma.
MINT is Australian TGA approved and backed by clinical studies for its efficacy and safety.
How does PDO Mono Thread work?
Insertion of multiple Polydioxanone (PDO) mono threads creates a vectorial network, that acts as a support network for the skin tissue. The mono insertion provides an immediate visible tightening effect whilst stimulating our natural collagen production within the skin. This then stimulates skin rejuvenation, bringing vitality, elasticity and brighter skin tone and improves the appearance of minor wrinkles, nasolabial folds and saggy skin. Effective in both facial and body treatments.
The embedded threads are gradually reabsorbed over a period of 3-4 months via biological absorption or hydrolysis.
The mono threads produce and increase collagen around the threads. Although the effects are immediately apparent, maximum tension is reached sometime later (between 2-3 months).
The results are long-lasting rejuvenation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which delays the natural ageing process by at least 9-12 months.
What can I expect when having a PDO Mono Thread Treatment?
Your doctor will apply a topical anaesthetic numbing cream at least 30 minutes prior to treatment to ensure minimal discomfort.
The treatment will take about 30 minutes, however this will depend on the number of threads used and the treatment area to be covered.
Bruising, swelling and small lumps can occur, which are normal reactions to the treatment. this should alleviate in approximately 2 weeks.
PDO Mono Thread Post Treatment Care Recommendations
Healite LED light treatment can be applied immediately after to reduce bruising.
Ice can be applied for a few hours post treatment to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
Paracetamol can be taken if required.
Avoid sudden movements, opening the mouth too widely, laughing vigorously or any other stimulation of the facial muscles over the next few days.
Sleep face up. Avoid sleeping on your side or face down for 2-3 days post procedure.
The area should not be massaged for the first month.
The treated area should be washed gently after 4-5 hours.
Avoid sauna sources of heat.
The use of any makeup on the treated areas should be avoided for the first 3 days.
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PDO Mono Thread Treatment Areas
Cost for PDO Mono Threads:
50-100 threads per treatment session most common, some treatments require 200 threads
|Twin Screw*||$250||$25 each (add-on pack of 10)|
*Twin Screw Threads can be added-on to Mono Threads for subtle volume replacement
Optional: $50 for add-on Healite LED