MINT™ PDO: The Best Thread Lift Technology

MINT™ PDO – The Best Thread Lift in Austin

PDO thread lifts are rapidly becoming one of the most popular anti-aging procedures – replacing aggressive surgical facelifts with a treatment that is much less painful and invasive. And the newest and most advanced technology in thread lifts – revolutionary MINT™ PDO – is now available at Ruthie Harper MD in Austin, TX.

MINT™ PDO thread lift offers immediate skin tightening and lifting results, without large incisions or scars, no need for general anesthesia, and with a much shorter recovery period than facelift surgery. MINT PDO’s innovative, patented technology has won several awards, including 2020 Top Aesthetic Company and Top Medical Thread Device.

In this article, top Austin physician Dr. Ruthie Harper discusses the benefits of MINT™ PDO thread lifts, and explains why it is the most superior thread lift system available today.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

During a non-surgical PDO thread lift, invisible sutures or “threads” are inserted beneath areas of sagging skin to pull it back into its original, youthful position. Instead of cutting off the excess, loose skin with painful facelift surgery, a thread lift simply puts skin back in place and holds it there – restoring youthful tone and tightness.

Additionally, the inserted threads also activate the body’s production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This results in thicker, younger, smoother, tighter and more elastic facial skin – with results that last for years, even after the PDO threads have dissolved.

And, because a PDO thread lift simply restores skin to its original position, the appearance is much more natural-looking than the stretching and cutting of a plastic surgery facelift.

How is MINT™ Different than Other PDO Thread Lifts?

PDO stands for “polydioxanone” (PDO), a naturally occurring material made of sugar molecules, that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for many years. What makes PDO so useful for surgical procedures is that it is completely absorbed by the body over time, through a process called hydrolysis – so it does not cause any tissue reaction or damage.

MINT™ thread lift is a significant advancement in PDO technology. Regular PDO threads are manufactured by cutting out tiny “barbs” from the core of the threads. These “barbs” serve as miniscule “hooks” that secure the skin in the tightened position. MINT™ PDO threads are manufactured differently, through a patented technology where the barbs (tiny hooks) are press-molded onto the surface of the thread – so that the thread itself is not compromised.

This means that the MINT™ threads are both stronger and maintain their structural integrity much longer than conventional PDO threads. In fact, MINT thread has a high tensile strength of USP 1-0 – making it the strongest lifting, pulling and holding PDO thread on the market.

Additionally, on the MINT™ PDO threads, the barbs are positioned in a 360 degree helix design that encircles the entire thread. This further maximizes the strength of the thread, and also causes the threads to anchor more securely that other PDO threads. And, more securely anchored threads mean greater and longer lasting lifting power.

Is a MINT™ PDO Thread Lift Safe?

MINT™ PDO thread lifts were subject to more than 6 years of clinical trial studies that have proven their safety and effectiveness.

MINT™ is also the first and only PDO thread to have obtained two FDA clearances in the United States. In addition to being cleared by the FDA as a Class II medical device, MINT™ is the only PDO thread with FDA clearance for “nasolabial fold depth-reduction lifting”.

Nasolabial folds are the “puppet lines” or “parentheses” on either side of the mouth that deepen with age. And MINT™ is the only PDO thread that is FDA approved to lift the skin to reduce these deep lines around the nose and mouth.

What are the Advantages of a PDO Thread Lift Over a Facelift?

  • Instant Results
  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • No large incisions
  • Almost invisible to no scarring
  • No long recovery period
  • Minimal or no pain after procedure
  • Minimal or no bruising or swelling after procedure
  • Less risk of infection or other complications
  • More natural looking results
  • Stimulates collagen production for improved skin elasticity, volume & tone

Is MINT™ PDO Thread Lift Compatible with Other Cosmetic Treatments?

Yes, MINT™ is 100% compatible with most other anti-aging other procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, and our laser skin rejuvenation treatments such as Fraxel and Gentle-YAG.

However, most of our Austin area patients are so thrilled with the results of their MINT™ PDO Thread Lift that they are able to say goodbye to synthetic injectables like Botox, Juvéderm and other fillers.

MINT™ PDO Thread Lift | Austin, TX

MINT™ PDO thread lift is a minimally-invasive anti-aging treatment that offers many of the same benefits of a surgical facelift – without the expense, pain, complications, and long recovery period of surgery.

If you would like to look like a younger, healthier version of yourself, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruthie Harper, MD in Austin, TX to see how a minimally-invasive MINT™ PDO thread lift can turn-back the-clock and help you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside!

MINT™ PDO Thread Lifts – Austin TX: 512-343-9355