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MINT™ PDO Thread

MINT™ PDO Thread improves the appearance of sagging skin while promoting the

stimulation of collagen and skin elasticity for a timeless rejuvenation.

The Advantage of MINT™ PDO Thread

We’d like to introduce you to MINT™ PDO Thread, the perfect solution to sagging skin.

Here’s What MINT™ PDO Thread Can Do For You:

  • Achieve a naturally youthful and defined look
  • Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
  • Softens jowls along the jawline
  • Treats several areas of the face and body
  • Dual FDA Clearance

MINT™ PDO Thread is a
Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Thread that does not require
general anesthesia or big incisions. 

Benefits include:

  • Long-Lasting Results
  • Little to no downtime
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • May be repeated as necessary

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Our Thread Providers Are Experts

Ever wish you could turn back the clock? We’ve got you covered with MINT™ PDO Threads. You’ll still look like you, just refreshed.  Read more about our remarkable thread providers by clicking below:

We Match Your Goals To Your Budget

We know that one of the scariest parts of a cosmetic procedure can be worrying about the cost.  That’s why we’re happy to provide MINT™ PDO Thread estimates over-the-phone.  Please call us to discuss your questions:  (301) 698-2424.


Our Specialty Is Facial Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology

No one can match the training, experience and level of caring that our providers offer.  We specialize in rejuvenating faces and maintaining your natural beauty.  Our dedication to excellence began in 2001 and our thousands of happy patients are the best testimony to the results we deliver.

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MINT™ is a unique absorbable thread designed to approximate and fixate sagging tissues. The thread is 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.

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to one year. Individual treatment times may vary.

On the day of your treatment, we may apply topical numbing 30 minutes prior or injections of local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. You may feel some slight stinging during the injections, however, once they are complete, you should not feel any pain from the threads.


As we age, we lose collagen and elastin. This in turn results in loss of skin volume, laxity, sagging, and wrinkles. Smooth threads help support overlying skin, improve skin quality and give a firmer appearance to the skin.  PDO smooth threads dissolve over a period of three months, by which time your body has formed collagen along the lines of thread placement.


Lifting threads are a molded, barbed thread that latch into your skin like small fishhooks, to provide support and lift parts of your face. Immediately after treatment, the skin is visibly more lifted, firmer, and more youthful.

It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure accompanied by tenderness to the touch, tightness or mild discomfort, redness, bruising, and temporary asymmetries for a few weeks following the procedure.  These feelings are temporary and mild in nature.  There are other less-common post-procedural effects, such as areas of numbness, skin dimpling or puckering, which your provider will review with you during your consultation.

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The ideal candidate should have a skin layer that is not too thin or too thick. For the most optimal results, the skin should be thin enough so the threads can make a visible difference and thick enough so the threads are not too close to the surface of the skin.

Contraindications for the procedure include autoimmune disease and further medical history would have to be evaluated by your provider.

*Medicine is not an exact science and individual results may vary.