MINT® PDO Thread Lift


Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are leading pioneers in Portland, Oregon, in the field of advanced non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. If you desire a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, they can help you look as young as you feel without the need for surgery or extensive downtime with MINT PDO Threads, an innovative new thread lift method to lift sagging skin and replenish your facial features.

What Is a MINT Lift?

The MINT PDO Thread Lift (minimally invasive nonsurgical thread) is a unique absorbable thread designed to approximate and fixate sagging tissues. These sutures, originally developed for orthopedic and cardiovascular surgeries have been used for over 30 years. There are tiny barbs strategically placed and molded all around the thread. Once the threads are placed into the skin, the barbs anchor onto sagging tissue and the thread can be maneuvered, which may help firm and tighten the skin to achieve the desired results. This procedure is performed using local anesthesia (numbing) to ensure your comfort.

Over time, the PDO suture breaks down—but as it does so, it creates lift and structure, and encourages your body to start producing collagen. This collagen production happens because your body reacts modestly to the sutures, kick-starting a “selective inflammatory response” that is then harnessed as a natural rejuvenation process.

Meet Our Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim are highly respected specialists in facial plastic surgery. In addition to being double board-certified plastic surgeons, they are medical scientists, artists, and innovators at the forefront of regenerative aesthetic medicine. Their elevated surgical techniques and multi-modality treatment plans help you look and feel your best.

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MINT PDO Lift Benefits

There are many benefits associated with MINT Lift, which include:

  • A MINT Lift can be used to treat sagging skin on the face, as well as the jowls and neck.
  • No cutting. No incisions.
  • Results are immediate and can last for up to 12 months.
  • Minimally invasive. Lunchtime procedure.
  • Great for brows, mid-face and jowls.
  • Restored youthful appearance. PDO threads can continue to stimulate the body to produce collagen even after absorption.
  • Minimal to no downtime required.
  • Immediate tightening effect.
  • Additional lifting effects achieved over time.

Am I a MINT Lift Candidate?

Ideal MINT Lift candidates are generally healthy and have reasonable expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Those with sagging facial skin, or those who would like to delay the signs of aging in the brow, cheek, jowls, and neck areas are also good candidates. A consultation is required to determine whether the MINT Lift procedure is a good match for you and to plan your customized MINT PDO Thread procedure.

MINT Lift Procedure

During the procedure, MINT PDO Threads are injected into the treatment areas, similar to dermal fillers, and are performed using local anesthesia. There are no incisions involved in this procedure, though a small poke is needed to insert the threads into the skin. MINT threads are inserted parallel to the surface of the skin. Once inserted, the thread will remain in place to lift tissues for up to 12 months.

Recovery and Results

The MINT Thread lift procedure can take up to six months to fully absorb into your body. MINT PDO Thread Lift procedures are an excellent way to restore the youthful-looking “V” shape to your jawline. There is no downtime required, though some bruising may occur. Patients can expect to see immediate results in their faces, though full results take a few weeks to appear. While the sutures are underneath the skin, however, your skin gently reacts to the sutures, creating a “selective inflammatory response” to produce collagen to create a longer-lasting result. This principle is behind a lot of aesthetic procedures, such as fractioned lasers, skin tightening treatments, and microneedling. Our skin is excellent at repairing itself, and by inserting the MINT Threads underneath the skin to lift the loose skin, the skin will heal itself by creating new collagen naturally!

Double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. James Chan and Dr. Haena Kim

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Contact Réviance Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center today to request a consultation online or call (503) 953-1230. We will take the time to guide you through the entire process, ensuring results that fully satisfy your aesthetic needs.