MINT PDO stands for Minimally Invasive Nonsurgical Thread, and it is a safe & effective absorbable suture made from a biocompatible material called PDO, polydioxanone. With a decade worth of safety track record in surgery, PDO is a safe raw material that has been used for orthopaedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure. Starting in 2004, PDO’s use has evolved so that it is applied for a minimally invasive procedure such as for soft tissue approximation in MINT PDO’s procedures.
MINT PDO is used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to the desired position. MINT’s bi-directional and helically positioned barbs strongly anchor onto the soft tissue and then approximate it to the desired position. The procedure is simple and done through local anaesthesia. Patients will experience minimal pain, minimal scarring, and a rapid recovery
MINT PDO procedures are safe for adults who keep up with healthy lifestyles and have maintained their weight for at least three months. MINT PDO thread is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require general anaesthesia nor big incisions. It is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin, and the helically moulded barbs on the MINT PDO anchors onto the sagging tissue, and the thread is lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating & contouring effect.