Gravity affects us all, and over time, it contributes a great deal to facial aging. Decades of constant downward pull result in sagging tissues that can make the face look older, tired, and even depressed or angry. Loss of facial volume with age exaggerates the drooping tissues.
Traditionally, facial plastic surgeons have treated gravity-related aging with surgery, including facelifts, brow lifts, midface lifts, and neck lifts. These continue to be the gold standard for treating facial aging, but there are now nonsurgical options to provide some improvement with minimal downtime and recovery.
For someone who has early aging, or anyone unable to commit enough time for surgical recovery, MINT (minimally invasive, nonsurgical thread lifting) can be an excellent option. It offers a safe and effective opportunity to lift sagging tissues in the face to a more youthful and vibrant position. It can be done in the office without surgery, and almost every patient is ready for work or social activities by the next morning.
The fully absorbable threads are made of polydioxanone (PDO), which has been used for many years in surgical procedures. They are non-antigenic and cause minimal injury to the tissue while promoting collagen synthesis in the skin.
Areas commonly treated by MINT include:
- Lower face and jowls
- Forehead and brow
- Neck lines and jawline
- Improving cheek bone contour
- The “fox eye” or “cat eye” appearance
To schedule your consultation for minimally invasive nonsurgical threadlifting, fill out the contact form today.