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 PDO Thread Lift

MINT™ Thread Lift is basically a new and innovative type of facelift.

 

 

 

It serves a similar purpose in that it is meant to make the facial skin look younger and more beautiful.

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Young woman with Mint lift contouring arrows on neck and face

The Skinny – On PDO Thread 
Lift Treatments

 

Direct skin tightening 

The PDO thread lifts reposition the underlying tissues, giving your skin an immediate lift to reduce fine lines.

Collagen formation

The PDO threads eventually get absorbed by the body and facilitate natural collagen stimulation, leading to long-term improvements in skin texture and elasticity.

MINT™ PDO threads other benefits:

  • Immediate & Long-term results.

  • Truly little adverse reactions.

  • Minimal downtime.

  • No incisions.

  • It can treat many areas of the face and body.

  • The best alternative to facelift surgery.

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Woman's face marked with areas that Mint lifts can help

MINT LIFT

Nasolabial Fold Lift

Jowl & Marionette Line Lift

Cheek Lift

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MINT™ PDO thread lifts are an alternative to traditional facelifts.

MINT™ PDO threads are Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread. MINT™ PDO threads deliver stunning results, and there is no invasive surgery involved. They restore the youthful facial appearance and reduce the signs of aging without surgeries, incisions or an extended downtime. MINT™ PDO thread lift repositions the underlying tissues to soften your facial features, producing longer results than dermal fillers, but without complicated surgeries. 

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MINT® PDO THREAD LIFT?

Patients who want to reverse signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles, without surgery or extended downtime. One way to check before a consultation with your provider is to lay down on your back and see if you like the way your face looks, as it can be a good indicator of how effective MINT™ PDO can be.  During you complimentary consultation, we will determine your suitability, and make necessary adjustments to the procedure accordingly.

  • 1. What is Restylane®?
    Restylane®, is a FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid filler. Restylane® are not a single treatment but is a family of HA injectable cosmetic treatments. These are soft, transparent gel fillers, similar to Juvederm®. Like that filler, all are made with hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient. The moisture-loving molecule is important for adding volume and keeping skin hydrated. Your body creates hyaluronic acid naturally to keep skin supple—among other vital functions in the body—but specialized cells in the skin make less of it as you age. When injected below the skin’s surface during a “lunchtime” procedure, Restylane® fillers blend in well and give the treated area a fuller and firmer appearance. The various fillers in the RESTYLANE® family have specific roles: RESTYLANE® LYFT Lyft is indicated for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Lyft can also add volume to the cheeks, which creates more youthful contours. This serves to keep facial tissues elevated so they don’t sag and form jowls lower, along the jawline. Lyft also approved for injection into the back of the hands to correct volume loss, where volume loss reveals tendons and veins. RESTYLANE® SILK Silk is intended for small, subtle boosts. The formula is suited for giving lips more volume and definition, as well as reducing the look of lip lines. RESTYLANE® REFYNE Refyne fills is for the treatment of wrinkles and thin lines in the face, such as upper lip lines, lips, and nasolabial folds ( smile lines) that form to the right and left of the mouth, extending up to the sides of the nose. RESTYLANE® DEFYNE Similar to Refyne, Defyne is for facial creases, like nasolabial and marionette lines, on the lower portion of the face, but its formula is more appropriate for deeper, more dramatic creases. Restylane® Defyne is also indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in patients with mild to moderate chin retrusion. ​ RESTYLANE® KYSSE KYSSE lip is indicated for lip augmentation and for correction of upper perioral wrinkles.
  • 2. What is Restylane Experience®? How long do the results last?
    Ensuring that Restylane® is the appropriate treatment for you is key to every treatment session. The medical providers at Ithaca Medical Aesthetics will conduct a medical history, as well as examine your face for signs of aging, before making any injections. The specifics of each Restylane® session will depend on the area or areas targeted for dermal filler, and will be tailor to match you treatment goals to create natural-looking results. ​ Facial wrinkles and folds, like Nasolabial folds and marionette lines, up to 12 months with Restylane® Refyne and Restylane Defyne; and up to a 6 months Restylane® Lyft Cheeks - up to a year with Restylane® Lyft Lips; flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to 1 year with Restylane® Kysse Backs of Hands up to 6 months with Restylane® Lyft The added volume will have a noticeable effect as soon as it is injected with an ultra-fine needle, though you will have to wait for some slight bruising and swelling to resolve in order to see the final result. A Restylane® treatment is generally quick and simple. Patients don’t experience much discomfort, and they can go home and resume their normal activities right away without any lengthy recovery time. ​ Caring for your skin with a good skincare routine that includes keeping skin moisturized and protecting it from sun exposure can help to prolong the results of Restylane®. As the results are long lasting but temporary, you’ll eventually need to have more injections to maintain the desired effects.
  • 3. How do you prepare for Restylane® injections?
    ​ There isn’t much preparation needed before having injections of dermal fillers like Restylane®, but we generally recommends avoiding medications and supplements that increase the risk of bruising a couple of weeks before your appointment. This includes most blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications along with fish oil supplements. Consult with a primary care physician before making any changes to taking prescription or other medications. If you have an upcoming social event to attend, it’s better not to schedule your Restylane® injections right before it, just to be sure you have a buffer that allows any side effects to resolve.
  • 4. Does Restylane® have side effects?
    Restylane® is a safe treatment approved by the FDA. ​ Your medical provider at Ithaca Medical Aesthetics will discuss possible side effects with you during your consultation. As with any injectable treatment, there is a chance of bruising and bleeding. Patients may also experience swelling, itching, or discomfort at the site where they were injected—and allergies and infections can occur in rare cases. Side effects that do develop tend to be mild and resolve in just a few days.
  • 5. What other treatments compliment Restylane®? ​
    Neuromodulators like BOTOX®, Xeomin®, & Dysport® - don’t add volume, but instead calm muscles that fold skin into wrinkles when they contract. ​ PDO Threads - FDA-approved anti-aging treatment that lifts and tightens your skin without the need for an invasive medical procedure. They help to produce the production of new collagen in the skin which enhances the skin's elasticity as well as improving the appearance of folds and wrinkles around the skin and neck. ​ Chemical Peels and Microneedling -Restylane® adds volume and lift, but it can’t correct pigmentation and similar issues. If you’re concerned about hyperpigmentation, dull skin, sun damage, or other irregularities, you can try skin-resurfacing techniques like chemical peels and microneedling with collagen induction therapy, designed to even out the tone and texture of your skin.

If  you would like to talk to a provider about all the cosmetic advantages of PDO threads and how they can create a younger appearance for you, reach out to

Ithaca Medical Aesthetics to schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation.

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