What is MINT Thread Lift
Of the many changes that the skin undergoes with age, a loss of elasticity tends to produce some of the more noticeable effects. Where a surgical facelift was once the only way to reverse these effects, today, there is a non-invasive alternative.
Thread lifts are a way to lift and tighten the skin of the face without the need for incisions. There’s also no need to plan for a recovery period.
The MINT thread lift incorporates barbed suture material to lift the skin and increase collagen levels to produce long-lasting results. It’s when there’s a decrease in collagen and elastin that the skin begins to sag. This is where the MINT threads come in. As the threads are inserted, they create controlled injuries beneath the skin, activating the skin’s natural healing response.
More collagen is produced over the next year, long after the threads have dissolved, leaving you with tighter, younger-looking skin.
What to Expect
Prior to your MINT thread lift, we will review your medical history, discuss your concerns and tell you what you can expect.
A local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. From there, a specialised needle will be used to carefully insert the barbed threads underneath the skin. The strategic placement of these threads will ensure the sagging facial tissue is lifted evenly.
The entire procedure takes about an hour to complete. Patients are free to resume their normal activities directly after their appointment. There will be some mild discomfort and swelling that occurs after your thread lift. These after effects take about a week to subside. Pain medication can be used to alleviate any discomfort.
It’s recommended that you stick to soft foods and liquids during the first week. It’s also important to refrain from engaging in any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. To give the threads time to settle, it’s important not to touch or pull on the skin too much during the first three weeks.
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Thread lifts are a way to lift
and tighten the skin of the face
without the need for incisions
About the treatment
What Can Be Treated with a MINT Thread Lift?
The primary concerns that can be treated with a MINT thread lift include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Under-eye bags
- Marionette lines around the mouth
- Wrinkles on the neck and bust
- Crow’s feet
- Sagging chin and cheek area
- Smile lines
The strategic placement of threads will ensure the sagging facial tissue is lifted evenly
Ideal Candidates for a MINT Thread Lift
MINT thread lifts are quick, safe, effective and don’t require any downtime. This treatment is ideal for treating mild to moderate skin laxity without the need for surgery. Patients who want to lift and tighten the skin and are between the ages of 35 and 55 are ideal candidates for this procedure. Your medical history will need to be reviewed prior to treatment though.
MINT Thread Lift Results
Patients can expect to see a noticeable difference directly after a MINT thread lift. As the threads increase collagen production, results will gradually start to improve. Over the course of six months, the skin naturally absorbs the threads but the results will remain for up to two years. Factors such as age, skin quality, lifestyle and general skincare all play a role in how long the results last.