Non-Surgical Facelift - El Paso, TX / Santa Teresa, NM

Aging is a fact of life. However, at Azul Medspa we offer various non-surgical treatment plans to slow down the signs of aging, especially in the face. The skin may lose its natural elasticity and collagen stores, developing fine lines and deep creases. One alternative at Azul Medspa offers is the PDO Instalift Threads by MINT.

What is MINT PDO?

MINT PDO is from South Korea, and it is a safe & effective dissolvable suture made from a complex sugar called PDO, polydioxanone. With a decade worth of safety track record in surgery, PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure.

Starting 2004, PDO's use has evolved so that it is applied for minimally invasive procedure such as for soft tissue approximation in MINT PDO's procedures. Additionally, MINT PDO's safety is further validated from its 510(k) clearance from the FDA and is currently being used in 14 other countries worldwide.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for MINT PDO?

For the most optimal results, the ideal candidate should have a skin layer that is not too thin or too thick and not extremely uneven. The skin should be thin enough so MINT PDO can make a visible difference and thick enough so the threads are not too close to the surface of the skin. 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. Lastly, please consult with the physician if you are an optimal candidate for MINT Procedure.

How old do I have to be?

MINT PDO is recommended for both women and men ages 30-50+ who experience moderate sagging in the midface, jowls, nasolabial folds, neck, and eyebrows. Our threads provide two way care: patients may also experience improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity from collagen stimulation and neovascularization which will help soften wrinkles and fine lines and give the skin an overall firmer and tighter look. However, the procedure is also great for younger patients who are looking to define their jawlines with sharper V-lines and obtain a more snatched and contoured facial structure or fix droopy eyelids.

What kind of results can be achieved with MINT PDO?

MINT PDO results are immediate. You do not have to wait weeks and months to see your results. Although individual results may vary, common results achieved with MINT PDO include:
• Heart shaped, higher cheekbone contour
• Exotic, cat eye contour
• Snatched, defined jaw line
• Softer smile lines
• Softer eyebrows
• Smoother neck lines

Benefits of MINT PDO

• Long-lasting results
• Little risk of adverse reaction
• Little to no downtime
• Minimal to no scarring
• No incision
• Treats several areas of the face and body
• May be repeated as necessary
• Softens sagging, folding, or hollowing in the mid-face
• Softens jowls along the jawline
• Excellent alternative to surgical options

What if I have other procedures I have done or want to get done?

MINT PDO is a great procedure to get in conjunction with other treatments such as lasers, PRP, injectables, BOTOX®, and fillers. The threads can be used to target sagging skin and fillers can be utilized for deep lines to create an overall youthful appearance to the face.
Ask your provider to learn more about treatment combinations to maximize the effects of MINT PDO.

How long does the MINT PDO procedure take?

The procedure takes an average of one hour but can take anywhere between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. Patients will see immediate results after the procedure that can last up to 1 year. We recommend patients to consult with their providers prior to the procedure day to discuss the look they desire and the results they can expect.