MINT PDO Thread Lift: A Non-Surgical Facelift Solution
Everyone wants to look younger. Unfortunately, wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin are common signs of aging that are difficult to eliminate and can make you look older than you feel. But is surgery the only option to fight the effects of aging?
Our Fairfield County MINT (Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Thread) PDO thread lift from the providers at Dr. David Passaretti’s office in Connecticut offers a more youthful and healthy facelift alternative without an invasive procedure and weeks of recovery time. Dr. Passaretti and his team are passionate about delivering excellent, empathetic, and customized care to every patient by providing the safest, most effective skin tightening and rejuvenation procedures the medical world has to offer.
Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical (MINT) polydioxanone (PDO) thread lift uses a thin, biodegradable filament to lift and tighten skin while also triggering the skin to rejuvenate itself. When your skin ages, repeated muscle movements, such as squinting, smiling, laughing, or frowning can leave permanent lines in your skin as it loses its natural resilience. A loss of elasticity can create saggy, baggy areas, especially under your eyes, cheeks, or along your jawline.
A dissolvable polyester suture is applied in several places around the treated area in a PDO thread lift procedure. The suture itself lifts and tightens the skin, and its presence stimulates the natural production of collagen, promoting firmer, healthier skin.
Surgical facelifts are a common treatment for these symptoms of age, especially when the changes have been substantial. But not everyone wants or needs a procedure that is so dramatic. For patients in this situation, a MINT PDO thread lift is an excellent option.
Our Fairfield County thread lift patients often contend with the common signs of aging. Do you have any of the following age-related concerns?
A MINT PDO thread lift procedure can address all of these concerns in a simple, non-invasive procedure.
Most patients receive the entire treatment in less than one hour and begin seeing results immediately. Pain or discomfort experienced is typically very minimal, and patients can usually get back to their regular routine within 24 hours.
During your consultation, you will receive personalized, attentive care as you work with our professionals to address your specific concerns and customize a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
If the fact that our Fairfield MINT Thread Lift is an effective non-surgical alternative to a facelift weren’t enough, here are some other benefits:
A PDO thread lift treatment is usually beneficial for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on their face or neck. Because it is a minimally invasive procedure, there is a very low risk of serious complications. Still, Dr. Passaretti and his aesthetic professionals will give you a thorough examination and review your medical history closely to ensure the treatment is right for you.
Our goal is that you experience the best MINT PDO thread lift Fairfield County can offer. Therefore, if you have any active skin infections or conditions like acne, make sure Dr. Passaretti is aware. If you take any medications that can thin your blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and some supplements, you may need to pause your use for a few days before your treatment. Also, any serious medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes will require a discussion during your consultation. Smoking can negatively impact your recovery and results.
Our minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift alternative, PDO thread lift, is relatively simple and performed in less than an hour. Of course, because we customize your treatment to your body and your needs, your exact procedure may vary, but here is a general outline of what you can expect.
The treatment will begin by cleaning your skin and applying a local anesthetic, either topically or injected just under the skin. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the doctor will use a needle to insert a cannula with the PDO thread into the targeted area. Next, your provider will anchor and secure the filament and tighten the suture. The cannula is removed, and the process is repeated in other areas as necessary.
Once your procedure is complete, you can expect to see initial results immediately. Despite minor swelling or redness, you will notice your skin looks firmer, and the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin have reduced. Once your recovery is complete, these results should be readily apparent. Keep in mind that because your body is unique, your results will be unique to you as well. Protecting your skin from sun damage and maintaining healthy skin is a primary factor in preserving your results for the long term. However, some patients require follow-up procedures to continue to see optimal results.
PDO Thread Lift Recovery
Recovery from a MINT PDO thread lift is typically quick and relatively painless. The majority of patients can return to most of their daily routine on the same day. You may experience slight redness or swelling, but this can be treated with a cold compress and should resolve naturally. You can manage your pain or discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen.
You will need to avoid any activities that can apply unnecessary strain to the threads for the first week or two during your recovery. Examples of activities to avoid can include rubbing your face and pursing your lips (e.g., while drinking through a straw or smoking), as well as sleeping on your face, and intense exercise. It is vital you protect your skin from the unnecessary sun and environmental exposure as it heals.
You will be provided with specific instructions tailored to your lifestyle to ensure your recovery is as rapid as possible and to help you achieve your optimal outcome.
In most cases when you are trying to get results similar to a facelift, we will be using what are known as “barbed” threads. These threads come with tiny hooks that allow them to lift the skin and create dramatic results.
Smooth PDO threads can be used to repair crepey skin and eliminate wrinkles along the lips and in other places where barbed threads may not be the best treatment. As the name implies, smooth PDO threads lack the hooks of their barbed counterparts. They are incredibly thin (less than the width of a human hair) which makes them versatile in where they can be used. During your consultation, we will determine if you might be a candidate for smooth PDO threads.
If you are ready to reclaim your younger, healthier appearance — without invasive and painful surgery — contact us today! We will listen closely to your concerns and answer all of your questions to determine if a PDO thread lift treatment is right for you. Let our highly trained staff at our state-of-the-art Fairfield County plastic surgery clinic provide you with the outstanding, personalized care you deserve. We are excited to serve you by providing premier cosmetic procedures and unsurpassed patient care today!
The first distinction between a MINT PDO Thread Lift and a traditional facelift is that recovery time with the MINT Thread Lift is much shorter (almost negligible) because it’s non-surgical and minimally invasive. However, because it is minimally invasive and non-surgical, the results of a thread lift are not as dramatic or long-lasting as a surgical facelift. That being said, the amount of trauma caused, the cost and the downtime of a MINT lift is significantly lower than a traditional facelift.
After around 6-8 months after placement, MINT PDO threads get absorbed into the body. However, thread lift results can last up to a year because of the promotion of collagen in the skin caused by the treatment.
Pain experienced from a MINT PDO thread lift is minimal for most patients because not only do you receive anesthesia, but also because it’s non-surgical and minimally invasive.
If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.
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