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It’s probably redundant to say the quality of our skin declines with age. Over time, our skin grows lax and we start suffering from fine lines, wrinkles, jowls, sagging skin, and other issues. Facelifts can tighten your skin and make you look a lot younger, but going under a knife isn’t always the easiest thing to face, and you might not have the time for an extended recovery period at the moment.

Mint PDO thread lifts are an alternative to traditional facelifts. They restore the youthful facial appearance and reduce the signs of aging without surgeries, incisions or an extended downtime. A mint PDO thread lift repositions the underlying tissues to soften your facial features, producing longer results than dermal fillers, but without complicated surgeries.

Benefits of a Mint PDO Thread Lift

  • Nonsurgical and minimally-invasive
  • No incisions and no scarring
  • Long-lasting results
  • Negligible risk of complication
  • No downtime
  • Can be repeated
  • Tightens skin tissues
  • Softens facial features
  • Facilitates natural collagen formation
  • Natural-looking results
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Before and after Mint PDO thread lift in Beverly Hills

What is a Mint PDO Thread Lift?

A Mint PDO thread lift is a procedure that subtly lifts your facial features to reduce the signs of aging. Mint PDO is a safe, effective, biocompatible, and dissolvable suture composed of “polydioxanone,” a complex sugar often used in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries to suture wounds and incisions.

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Mint PDO thread lifts serve a two-fold purpose — Direct skin tightening & Collagen formation. First, the PDO thread lifts reposition the underlying tissues, giving your skin an immediate lift to reduce fine lines. Second, the PDO threads eventually get absorbed by the body and facilitate natural collagen stimulation, leading to long-term improvements in skin texture and elasticity.

During your mint PDO thread lift, numerous threads connected to long cannulas are inserted underneath the skin’s tissues, repositioning and tightening it. We’ll place as many PDO threads as necessary to achieve optimal lift. The procedure is completely safe, received FDA-approval in 2004, and is currently used in 14 countries globally.

What does a Mint PDO Thread Lift treat?

  • Jowls
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Neckbands

Who is a good candidate for a Mint PDO Thread Lift?

Patients who want to reverse signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles, without surgery or extended downtime. Dr. Zampell will determine your suitability, and make necessary adjustments to the procedure accordingly.

Candidates may be male or female between 30 and 50 years old. Mint PDO thread lifts are most effective when treating moderate signs of aging, such as jowls, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and neck.
However, the mint PDO thread lift is also suitable for younger patients in their 20s who want an even tighter facial appearance with a chiseled jawline, or those who want to treat droopy eyelids..

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What happens during a Mint PDO Thread Lift procedure?

During your initial consultation, our expert aestheticians examine your skin quality and discuss your cosmetic goals to curate the ideal treatment plan. We create a treatment map on your face, marking the targeted entry points for the PDO threads. The PDO threads suspend your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, the needles are removed, and the excess threads are snapped off. The procedure may last between 45 and 90 minutes, depending on the treatment plan, and the results are immediately evident.

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How soon do you recover from a Mint PDO Thread Lift?

Mint PDO thread lifts are minimally-invasive procedures with no downtime. You can resume work and most daily activities immediately the next day. You may experience some inflammation, discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the treatment sites for up to one week. However, the side effects are mild, and they recede within a week.

What are the Mint PDO Thread Lift results like?

Mint PDO thread lifts lead to immediate results due to the direct skin suspension. However, as the threads dissolve and your body produces collagen, you may continue seeing improved results for a few weeks. The overall results last for up to one year.


The following are some of the most common improvements:

  • Heart-shaped facial contours
  • Higher and more prominent cheekbones
  • Cat-eye contours
  • Defined and sharp jawline
  • Softer fine lines and facial texture
  • Softer eyebrows
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
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Why choose Zampell Plastic Surgery for Mint PDO?

Dr. Zampell is an exceptionally-talented and innovative cosmetic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation techniques. She has graduated from some of the country’s finest medical institutions, such as Ohio State University College of Medicine and New York University, and she’s worked with pioneers of reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Zampell patiently discusses her patients’ cosmetic goals to curate each treatment to their specific needs and lifestyles. If you want to restore your youthful vibrancy and appearance with natural-looking results, consult Dr. Zampell today.

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