What are MINT MONO Threads?
MINT MONO threads are smooth monofilament stimulating threads, pre-threaded onto a small needle. They are made from PDO (polydiaxanone) which has been used in surgery for over 30 years. These threads are placed in the dermal layer of the skin and initiate the formation of new collagen which improves skin firmness and elasticity. MINT MONO threads are completely absorbed by the body about 3-4 months after treatment.
MINT MONO threads are versatile and can be used in many areas across the face and body. Treatment areas include:
– Face: nasolabial lines, marionette lines, upper cheeks, jowl area, crow’s feet, vermillion border, eye area, sagging face
– Neck and décolletage
– Body: sagging breasts, elbows, knees, upper arms, thighs, loose abdominal skin, buttocks
Potential Risks and Complications
There are a number of potential risks that you should be aware of prior to being treated with MINT MONO.
Whilst cosmetic treatments such as MINT MONO are effective in most cases, there is a risk that it won’t be effective in your case or that the outcome will not be what you hoped for. The results of this procedure may not fully meet your expectations. Failing to achieve the outcome you hoped for or experiencing side effects may have a psychological impact as well as a physical one.
As with other similar treatments there are a number of possible side effects associated with MINT MONO. These side effects include but are not limited to:
– Bruising: patients should anticipate bruising with this treatment
– Redness for several hours following treatment
– Pain and discomfort: throughout the procedure and patients may experience some discomfort for several days afterwards as the threads settle
– Localised swelling can occur after the treatment, however this should settle in 24 hours after the treatment
From time to time there are some unexpected complications with this treatment, these include but are not limited to:
– Infection: It is rare for the skin to become infected after a procedure due to its rich blood supply. However, any time you break the skin barrier there is a risk of infection
– Nerve pain/neuralgia: Any time you are inserting an instrument or device beneath the skin (including surgery) there is a risk that you may brush past a nerve causing temporary irritation/aggravation of a nerve. This has a higher risk in certain areas of the face, your practitioner should discuss ‘at risk’ treatment areas with you during your consultation. Hypothetically there is a very remote risk of long-term pain.
– Keloid formation: This is more common in young people. Talk to your practitioner about keloid tendencies.
– Hypersensitivity to PDO – although very rare it is possible for people to develop granulomas as a reaction towards the filament
If any of the above-mentioned symptoms or signs occur, please alert your treatment provider or clinic immediately.