Has sagging skin taken a toll on your self-esteem? Do you want to do something about it but you don’t want to have to go through surgery or an invasive procedure? The good news is that there is a solution. There is a safe, effective, and non-surgical way to take care of sagging skin and similar concerns. We now can provide MINT PDO threads. This is one of the more popular procedures we offer at our plastic surgery in NYC.
Is MINT PDO Safe?
Absolutely. You don’t have to take our word for it, of course: you can listen to the FDA. They have made it the first and, as of this writing, only PDO suture in the US market that received two separate FDA clearances. In fact, the FDA has classified it as a “Class II medical device.” What that means is that the FDA has found it to be safe and effective.
That’s not all the FDA did, either. They also gave it clearance as a lifting indication for nasolabial fold depth reduction, the only device of its kind to receive that clearance from the FDA. Of course, it wasn’t just the FDA that tested MINT PDO. It actually underwent six years of clinical studies, too. Which focused on making sure that it was appropriately safe as well as it had the right efficacy.
We utilize MINT PDO just as we do all of our technology: in the safest way possible, always operated by trained, experienced professionals. If you’re interested in MINT PDO, we encourage you to reach out to us. We can discuss if it’s the right option for your needs.
How Does MINT PDO Work Exactly?
First off, it’s important to keep in mind that MINT PDO isn’t like any of the conventional sutures that you may be familiar with. Those tend to cut the barbs from the integral core of the thread. MINT doesn’t work like that. Instead, the barbs are press-molded on the thread’s surface. Why? For many reasons, perhaps most prominently that this procedure allows the thread to better maintain its structural integrity.
The idea behind the barbs’ positioning is to get the most anchoring and tensile strength. With that, they can better anchor onto the 3D structure of the soft tissue. From there, they’re able to provide more powerful, effective approximations. See, after the threads are placed into your skin, the barbs can be anchored right onto the sagging skin.
Then, from there, our professionals can maneuver the thread to alter your skin. By doing so, we can make your skin more naturally youthful and defined. “MINT” is an acronym that means “Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Thread.” The “PDO” stands for “polydioxanone,” which stimulates collagen as well as neovascularization in your body. That can make your skin more elastic and have a better texture while making fine lines a thing of the past.
Why Do People Choose MINT PDO?
For starters, it truly, genuinely is non-invasive. In fact, there’s no incision. So, that makes it a popular alternative to many of the more surgical options. That leads to many other benefits, too: as there’s minimal scarring at most (a majority have no scarring whatsoever) there’s essentially little to no downtime in terms of having to recover, too. This also cuts down on the possibility of adverse reactions, as there’s little risk of that as well.
Another significant benefit, of course, is that it works. It softens folding, hollowing, sagging, and similar concerns in your face. Speaking of softening, it can do that to jowls along the jawline. You aren’t limited to using MINT PDO on your face, of course, as it can treat several other areas of your body as well.
The results tend to last longer, too. That said, as it is so non-invasive it can be repeated as necessary. Thus, you can get great results once and then, in time, go back and some get great results again.
What Can MINT PDO Provide?
Speaking of “great results,” you don’t have to wait long for them with MINT PDO. Because the results are immediate. There’s no waiting around for months or anything like that. Everyone’s results are different, of course, but you can expect to have a neckline that’s smoother, eyebrows and smile lines that are softer, a defined jawline, and so much more.
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You don’t have to take a long time out of your day for this procedure, either. It’s possible that it can last as long as just one hour. That’s all it takes to help to rejuvenate your skin. To see if this procedure or another is right for you, you can schedule a consultation with us through our site or call us at (212) 472-2022.