What is a 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 re-verse 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 that 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 that 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.
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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 the threads will ensure that 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 may be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
To determine whether a MINT thread lift is suitable for you, we will evaluate your medical history and skin during a consultation.
What are the advantages of a MINT thread lift over a surgical facelift?
A MINT thread lift offers a number of advantages over a traditional surgical facelift. For one, a thread lift is far less invasive, requiring little to no downtime and having a much lower risk of complications. In addition, thread lift treatments only take an hour to complete, after which you can immediately resume your daily activities. MINT thread lifts are also far less expensive and offer less permanent results.
Are MINT thread lifts painful?
The level of pain and discomfort felt will vary from patient to patient. For your comfort, a local anaesthetic will be applied to the skin before the procedure, which should minimise any pain experienced.
MINT thread lift downtime
MINT thread lifts are quick, safe, effective, and don’t require any downtime. After the treatment, you will be allowed to go straight back to work and daily activities.
MINT thread lift results
Patients can expect to see a noticeable difference directly after the treatment. As the threads increase collagen production, results will continue to improve over time gradually. Over the next six months, your skin will naturally absorb the threads; however, the results should remain for up to two years, after which you may choose to undergo another procedure. Factors such as age, skin quality, lifestyle, and general skincare all play a role in how long your results will last.
Caring for the skin following treatment
During the first week following your treatment, it is recommended that you stick to soft foods and liquids. This prevents any unnecessary facial movements. You should also avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks. To allow the threads to settle and achieve optimal results, it is important to avoid touching or pulling your skin too much during the first three weeks. As much as possible, do not apply any pressure on the treated area. When sleeping, you should use multiple pillows to elevate your head. This helps reduce swelling.
Can the effects of a MINT thread lift be reversed?
If, for any reason, you are not happy with the outcome of the procedure, we can have the threads readjusted or replaced to achieve facial symmetry and natural results. The threads can also be removed. Once removed, facial sagging will start to reappear gradually.
How much does thread lift cost in Brisbane?
At Skin Confidence, we treat every patient as the individual they are. Depending on the se-verity of skin sagging, you may require more or less threads.
During your initial consultation at Skin Confidence, we will examine your skin and recommend a treatment plan. At this time, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved.