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Mint Threadlift

MINT, a patently-molded PDO thread, will be used in a minimally invasive procedure to target sagging jowls, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, unwanted midface wrinkles, sagging neckline, undefined jawlines, etc., and to pull up the targeted areas with the goal of achieving a desired look. MINT is a temporary procedure and will not stop the process of aging. It will help to temporarily tighten skin and improve wrinkles. From patient to patient, results from MINT may vary, and continuation of MINT is recommended for maintaining the effects of the lift.

Best Candidate

  • Age: 30 to 60-year-old patients are typical but may vary depending on other factors on this list.

  • Skin type: excessively thin-skinned or thick-skinned patients are not ideal candidates for MINT. When patients are too thin-skinned, their veins may be seen easily and when threads are used, they will have significant bunching and dimpling. When patients are too thick-skinned, they will have a thick dermal layer and even if the threads are placed in the correct plane, the lift will not be apparent.

  • Laxity: patients who have significant laxity and redundancy are not good candidates for this procedure as the threads can cause bunching due to prominent lift.

 

Pre-procedure instructions

  • Please do not drink alcohol for 1-2 days prior to the procedure.

  • Please do not smoke 1-2 weeks before and 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

  • Please discontinue the use of blood thinners 2-3 days before the procedure. If patient is taking Warfarin®, it is recommended to stop taking it 5 days prior to the procedure. Please consult with your prescribing physician before discontinuing your blood thinners.

Postoperative care

  • Patient may go back to everyday life (i.e. eating, walking, etc.) right after the procedure.

  • Swelling may be present after the procedure but the use of ice packs for 30 minutes for a few days will help lessen the swelling.

  • Patient should avoid washing hair and taking a shower for the next 24 hours after the procedure. When washing your face after 24 hours, gently wash the area.

  • Patient should avoid drinking or smoking for 1-2 weeks to prevent possible infection. Smoking and drinking can slow down the healing process.

  • Patient should avoid aggressive or prolonged chewing, wide yawns, and big smiles for up to 1 month.

  • Patient should avoid lying down either in a prone or side position within 4 hours after the procedure to decrease the possibility of the movements of threads. It is recommended that the patient sleeps in a supine position for the next 3-5 days to prevent the movement of threads.

  • Patients should avoid headstands, yoga, strenuous workouts, and exaggerated facial expressions for about 2-3 weeks (avoid dental treatments during this time if possible).

  • The patient’s face may be bound with bandages for 1-2 days after the procedure to help with swelling and stability if needed.

  • Patients should avoid deep facial massages for the next couple of months, but laser treatments may be done after one month from the procedure.

Additional information

  • Level of satisfaction: like with any other cosmetic procedures, there is no guarantee that the patient will be completely satisfied with the results and level of improvement that were anticipated. The practice of medicine is not an exact science; there is no guarantee of a particular result from MINT.

  • Combining procedures: occasionally, injectables and other tissue fillers may be used along with MINT, which will aid in volumizing the face.

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