In a recent study on Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) conducted in Brazil, Professor Samira Yarak from the Department of Dermatology in Brazil has confirmed that the Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) is a safe procedure and an alternative to the surgical face-lift for facial remodelling and rejuvenation.
The Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) procedure uses absorbable barded threads that is capable of creating a lifting effect.
According to Professor Yarak, the Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) has many benefits:
Post-Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) procedure did not interfere with patients’ routine;
A safe procedure;
Shorter recovery time;
A relatively fast procedure
(See Figure 2);
An alternative to conventional plastic surgery;
Serious complications were not observed after the procedure;
General anaesthesia isn't required - Local anaesthesia will suffice;
Improvement was evident in the immediate postoperative period
(see Figure 3);
Effects were shown to be long-lasting during follow-up;
The Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) procedure allows the association with other non-surgical procedures (botulinum toxin and others for facial remodelling).
As seen in the photo below, the procedure is relatively fast and quick, and isn't as invasive as the surgical face-lift (Figure 2).
The results are almost immediate (Figure 3)
While the gold standard for facial rejuvenation is the face lift surgery - it is a more invasive surgical procedure with a longer recovery time, in addition to greater surgical risks, unlike the Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT).
All of the patients (involved in this study) were satisfied and improvement were present in the mandible contour and attenuation of the nasolabial folds - there was excellent results in the middle and lower third of the face and presented an elevated patient satisfaction index.
The Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) is a good procedure for patients who do not wish to undergo the conventional face-lifting surgical procedure - those who do not have a long time for recovery or those who has contraindication to surgery due to anaesthetic sedation.
In conclusion, the Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) is a good alternative to the conventional plastic surgery face-lift due to its many benefits (listed above).
View how Dr. Charles Kim from CK Plastic Surgery LA, USA benefited from the Minimally-Invasive Non-Surgical Thread lifting (MINT) in our exclusive video below
Reference: Yarak S, de Carvalho JAR (2017) Facial Rejuvenation with Absorbable and Barbed Thread Lift: Case Series with Mint Lift™. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 8:415
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