Not only that, MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of clinical studies for its efficacy and safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received two FDA clearances.
MINT™ PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anesthesia nor big incisions for your patients. There are tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging skin, and the thread can be maneuvered to achieve a naturally youthful and defined look.
Not only can it improve the appearance of sagging skin, PDO (polydioxanone) can also help promote the stimulation of collagen and neovascularization, which helps to improve skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume for a timeless rejuvenation.
Unlike conventional sutures that cut the barbs from the integral core of the thread, MINT™ is manufactured through an innovative patented technology where the barbs are press-molded on the surface of the thread to maintain its structural integrity. The 360 degrees of helically positioned barbs are designed to maximize tensile and anchoring strength in order to securely anchor onto the 3D structure of the soft tissue for effective and powerful approximation.
The ONLY PDO Thread To Receive FDA Clearance For Nasolabial Fold Depth Reduction
MINT received FDA clearance in 2013 for suture indication – for use in soft tissue approximation.
In 2020, MINT is the ONLY PDO Thread to receive FDA clearance for a NEW indication – for use in mid-face suspension procedure to temporarily fixate the cheek sub dermis in an elevated position for the purpose of nasolabial fold depth reduction.
What kind of results can be achieved with MINT™ PDO?
MINT™ PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved with MINT™ PDO include: Heart shaped/higher cheekbone contour, cat eye contour. snatched/defined jaw line. softer smile lines, softer eyebrows, smoother neck lines
How long does the MINT™ PDO procedure take?
The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.
How safe is it?
MINT™ threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO - a safe suture material that has been used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. Not only that, MINT™ is also backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances.