Thread Lift Beverly Hills

Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread Lifts in Beverly Hills: What You Need to Know

Thread Lifts are a popular and minimally-invasive treatment for areas such as the brow, face, neck, and even the nose. MINT™ PDO threads are a safe, absorbable suture developed in South Korea and used to provide natural-looking lifting and volumizing effects, depending on which threads are used and how they are placed in the face. The key to successful thread lift results is reserving use for good candidates, and proper planning and execution to achieve the desired effects.

Treatment Overview

The skin marking step is interactive, with the patient looking in the mirror and showing what type of lifting they hope to achieve. This influences the direction and location of threads that will be placed. There are no incisions for thread lifts. There are simply needlesticks through which the threads will be passed and placed. The location where the needle enters is numbed with local anesthesia.

During the treatment by Dr. Anita Patel, absorbable sutures are inserted into strategically-selected areas of the face, in order to lift and tighten, and/or stimulate collagen production. The threads used for lifting have tiny barbs along the thread, which anchor the skin in its new, lifted position. Smooth threads, in contrast, can help with collagen production without a lifting effect.

The threads are temporary, and dissolve in about 6-8 months. The collagen production by your body during this time extends the duration of the lift’s results, and the degree of collagen production determines the ultimate duration of effect.

  • Time in Office: 30-90 minutes
  • Anesthesia: Local, +/- laughing gas.
  • Social Downtime: 1-5 days
  • Post-Treatment Instructions: Avoid exaggerated movements of treated area(s), massage, or external pressure, for 3 weeks.
  • Number of Treatments: Up to 1-2 years

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Why is MINT PDO Right for You?

What is MINT PDO?

Minimal Invasive Non-Surgical Thread

MINT PDO is FDA cleared in effective tissue approximation and is safe to use. It has been used in multiple clinical studies proving its efficacy and strong lifting effect to target sagging tissue.

MINT PDO is a highly effective treatment for redistributing sagging volume from unwanted areas to a more ideal area for a youthful look. It has patented 360° molding technology, allowing the helically molded barbs to have higher tensile strength and strong anchoring ability.

What Areas Can Be Targeted?

Target Areas

MINT 3D lifting PDO threads are barbed and highly effective in lifting:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Midface
  • Softening nasolabial folds
  • Sharpening the jawline
  • Flattening double chin or neck
  • Opening up the medial and lateral brows

MINT mono PDO are smooth treads that promote collagen and can fill fine lines in the forehead, midface, upper lip, nasolabial folds, neck, and body for a rejuvenated look.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Qualifications for a Good Candidate

  • Patients at any age with no significant laxity
  • Patients who haven’t had any surgery in the past 3-4 months
  • Patients who are not heavy smokers nor heavy drinkers

What Can You Expect?

Post-Op Care

  • Patients may return to everyday life after the procedure
  • Swelling, redness, tenderness may occur — using ice packs help
  • Avoid maneuvering with threads for a couple weeks post procedure
  • Avoid strenuous workouts, such as weight lifting or Pilates, as this may cause threads to move
  • Avoid exaggerated facial expressions and eating foods that cause you to open your mouth very wide (i.e. an apple, a hamburger, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

What Causes Wrinkles and Sagging Skin?

There are many causes that contribute to wrinkles and sagging skin. These include decreased collagen and elastin production due to aging, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, lessened production of natural skin oils, reduction of fat and skin volume, and smoking.

How Do You Tighten Facial and Neck Skin Without Surgery?

There are a number of non-surgical treatments used to tighten facial and neck skin, including thread lifts, laser skin tightening, and high-intensity focused ultrasound facelifts.

What is the Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Jowls?

Jowls can be treated with thread lifts, laser treatments, fillers, and other procedures. Dr. Anita can discuss suitable treatment options during your consultation.

What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?

A non-surgical facelift is used to reposition and tighten sagging skin on the face without surgical intervention. These less invasive procedures require less downtime and come with fewer risks and side effects.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A Mint PDO thread lift is a popular and minimally-invasive lifting treatment using safe, absorbable sutures developed in South Korea. It is commonly used to provide natural-looking lifting and volumizing effects for areas such as the brow, face, and neck.

What Should You Not Do After a Thread Lift?

Avoiding exaggerated movements of the treated areas is critical to the success of the threads healing properly. Keep all thread entry points clean during the healing process.

Is a Thread Lift Permanent?

A thread lift will last for 1-2 years. The threads remain in place for 6-9 months before beginning to safely dissolve. Increased collagen production during the dissolving process extends the duration of the lift’s results.

How Long Do PDO Threads Last?

The threads absorb in about 6 months, then safely dissolve, though the lifting and volumizing effects last longer.

Ready to learn more about a thread lift? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

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