MINT – Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread
If you are looking for a solution to sagging skin in the jowl and neck areas, you’ll want to learn more about MINT.
Until recently the only solution to sagging jowls and loose neck skin was surgical facelift. An invasive and often painful procedure, facelifts are considered extreme by many. Enter MINT.
MINT PDO is a safe and effective dissolvable suture made from polydioxanone (PDO), a complex sugar. Created in South Korea, MINT PDO comes with a track record of safety for more than a decade. As a safe, raw material, PDO has long been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery, and for wound closure. It is FDA cleared and is currently being used in over a dozen countries worldwide.
MINT PDO is used to reposition the underlying tissue of the skin to smooth and soften the lower face and neck areas. MINT offers results that last up to one year.
Is MINT PDO Right for You?
Ideal candidates will have skin that is not too thick or too thin, and is relatively even. Skin should be thin enough so that MINT will make a visible difference, but not so thick that the threads are too close to the skin’s surface. A quick indicator of whether or not your skin might respond well to MINT is to lay on your back and look into a mirror. If you like the way your skin looks in this position, you might be a good candidate. And as always, Dr. Comeau can examine your skin during a consultation and provide a recommendation.
What is the Ideal Age for MINT PDO?
MINT is recommended for both women and men ages 30-50+ who experience moderate sagging in the midface, jowls, and nasolabial folds. These threads provide may also offer improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity from collagen stimulation and neovascularization.
- Benefits of MINT PDO
Great alternative to surgery
- Long-lasting results
- Low risk of adverse reaction
- Little to no downtime
- Minimal to no scarring
- No incision
- May be repeated as necessary
- Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
- Softens jowls along the jawline
Can I Have Other Treatments If I Have MINT Procedure?
MINT PDO is a nice compliment to other treatments such as lasers, injectables such as BOTOX and dermal fillers, and prescription skin care. Dr. Comeau can evaluate your needs and recommend a complete treatment package to achieve your goals.
How Long Does this Procedure Take?
The procedure takes an average of about one hour, but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results that can last up to 1 year.
Would You Like to Learn More?
Contact the office of Dr. Beth Comeau to schedule your no-obligation MINT PDO consultation. Call 410-733-1877, or complete the Consultation Request form on the right and we will be in touch with you promptly.