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MINT Thread Lift – The Benefits Of MINT PDO Threads

MINT threads + MINT thread lift

MINT threads are used in the MINT thread lift procedure, a cutting-edge remedy to sagging, ageing skin. Thread lifts have been widely used as an alternative to facelift surgery for well over a decade, but innovation has propelled the treatment forward. With non-surgical thread lifts, you can get some incredible, natural-looking results, without the need for surgery and in under an hour!

In this blog, we look in detail at the MINT thread lift and what makes the MINT threads so remarkable. 

What Is A Thread Lift?

Before we delve into the specifics of the MINT thread lift, it might be helpful to give you a general overview of the thread lift procedure.

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin. It’s these two things that are responsible for keeping your skin plump and springy. So as your natural reserves deplete, you will notice your face changing. Without the firm structure that collagen provides beneath your skin, it can sink and sag leading to wrinkles and lines. The most common wrinkles that form are;

  • Bunny lines
  • Forehead wrinkles 
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines

The loss of collagen can also cause the fat pads that sit beneath your cheeks to slip lower, creating an unbalanced look, with a heavier appearance to your lower face area.

There are many treatments that can help to re-support your skin, but a thread lift, sometimes called a non-surgical facelift, offers such impressive results, it is easy to see why it’s the treatment of choice for celebrities like Gweneth Paltrow, Katie Price and Eva Mendes.

The ‘threads’ are medical-grade sutures made from either poly-L-lactic acid (PLA) or polydioxanone (PDO). This type of suture has been used for the past 30 years in the medical field because of its low risk of rejection and infection. 

During your procedure, the threads are carefully inserted below your skin’s surface with a cannula to reinstate the lost structure. They do this by suspending the loose skin, basically ‘lifting’ it into place. This type of suture dissolves over time, so there is no removal required.

In essence, each thread lift treatment takes a similar approach, however, there are significant differences between the types of thread. This leads us to our next question…

What Is The MINT Thread Lift?

So, what makes MINT threads different from any other? MINT stands for ‘minimally invasive nonsurgical thread’ and it’s their patented technology that makes MINT threads the most robust and minimally invasive thread lift on the market.

What MINT threads have that others don’t is a unique formation that delivers instant, yet transformative results with very little discomfort.

Different brands of thread lift have developed their own type of thread, each using a differing technology to deliver their ‘lift’. In a MINT thread lift, the difference comes in the ‘barbs’ that sit along the thread. These barbs are what help to reposition your skin, they are what deliver that incredible lift. Many years of research and scientific study has gone into creating this design and judging by the outcome, it has been well worth it. 

MINT threads feature press-moulded 360-degree barbs which have 4 times the tensile strength of traditional threads (tensile strength is how strong the thread is under tension, and when used in a MINT thread lift, these threads offer brilliant lift). MINT threads are made from PDO, which is a finer thread than PLA. This makes it more suitable for some treatments, like a nose lift or cheek lift.

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What Can MINT Threads Do? 

The MINT thread lift has some speciality areas where it is the most effective solution we offer, so what are they?

Sagging cheeks

High cheeks are associated with youthfulness and good health. In your 20s and early 30s, your buccal fat pads – the fleshy bit of your cheek – sit high on your face but as the effects of age and gravity take hold, they can slip lower. This not only creates a droop in the skin beneath your eyes, but it can also give you deeper nasolabial folds. MINT threads will reposition the buccal fat pad, and although the lift is a subtle treatment, the change to your face will be significant. 

Eyebrow lift

The eyebrow area is another that tends to drop as you age. Your natural eyebrow arch is flattened out and you can have a more hooded appearance to your eyes. A gentle lift to your eyebrows helps to open up your face and rebalance your features. The MINT thread lift is well-suited thanks to the strength of the threads.

Drooping Jawline

Your jawline can lose definition with age, becoming softer and saggier. MINT threads rebuild the lost structure beneath your skin, so your jawline is more contoured and defined. This helps to give your lower face a more delicate look, as well as treat drooping jowls.

Neck folds

Excess skin on your neck, sometimes called ‘turkey neck’, can make you feel self-conscious. The skin here tends to be crepey and thin, which is why the finer MINT threads work best.

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Four Additional Benefits Of MINT PDO Threads

The MINT thread lift offers patients one of the most painless yet effective solutions to sagging and lined skin. There are obvious benefits, such as the quickness of the treatment (it takes less than an hour) and the long-lasting results – the effects of the MINT thread lift can be seen for up to 12 months – but what about some of the less well-known benefits of the treatment?

Quicker Recovery

MINT threads minimise trauma when they are inserted, and when you pair that with the deft skill of our expert clinicians, you can expect a much-reduced recovery timeframe. 

Stronger Hold

The design of the MINT threads means they don’t lose any tension when under pressure. They are the finest yet strongest threads available, so although they’re only the width of a hair, they will hold your skin in place for longer.

Collagen Stimulating 

Now, this is probably one of the most exciting and helpful effects of the PDO MINT threads. As the threads dissipate, they stimulate new collagen in their place. This collagen retains the lift that the threads were responsible for so you will benefit from the treatment long after the MINT threads have gone.

Combine well with other treatments

The MINT thread lift is easily combined with a number of our other treatments to give you a more dramatic transformation. Depending on your desired outcome, we can use MINT threads alongside dermal fillers, PLA threads like Silhouette Soft or anti-wrinkle injections.

MINT threads + MINT thread lift

Is The MINT PDO Thread Lift For Me?

The best way to find out if MINT threads will give you the result that you want is to come and see us for a private consultation. Here we can look at your skin, get a better understanding of your problem and give you solutions that most suit you and your lifestyle. 

Here at Elite Aesthetics, we’re a MINT Certified Clinic. Consultations are held either online if you prefer or face-to-face at our clinic in Greenhithe, Kent. We are a 10 minute drive from Dartford and Gravesend station, 15 minutes from Maidstone and only a 20 minute drive from London.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the MINT PDO Thread lift result last? The MINT PDO threads will fully dissolve in 6-9 months. During that time, new collagen will also form in the treatment areas, making the results of the threads last for a year or longer, depending on the patient’s skin condition and age.

How much does mint threading cost?

The procedure can range from anywhere from £800-£2,400 depending on how many threads are needed. Our expert Thread Lift Doctors are able to minimise costs by carefully placing the threads to achieve maximum results.

Mint Thread Lift Before and After

fox eyes thread lift before and after fox eyes lift PDO Thread Lift Before and After

How painful is a thread lift?

A specially designed thin needle is used to insert the threads into the skin, minimizing patient discomfort. Patients sometimes experience mild soreness and swelling for a few days after having this procedure, but it can usually be managed with over the counter pain relievers.

How many times can you have a thread lift?

You can get a MINT PDO Thread Lift every 18 months or so. But that’s only half of it. As the threads slowly dissolve, your skin begins to produce more of its own natural collagen around the cones. This upsurge of collagen helps to maintain the same lifted appearance, even after the threads are gone. Many opt to top up threads to maintain the lift for a longer period of time.

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Dr. Shirin is a fully-trained and highly-experienced aesthetic physician, who works diligently to ensure a 5 star quality service, and brings an honest and ethical approach to every one of our clients. With over 20 years of experience in the medical field, including several years as a GP and a sub-speciality in anaesthetics, Dr. Shirin is fascinated by the harmony between medicine and aesthetics, and with her expertise, Elite Aesthetics is able to offer effective, doctor-led treatments to vastly improve the lives of our clients.

To find out more about how we’ve put a smile on customers faces in the past, read our testimonials below for first-hand accounts of a variety of our treatments. You can also find out more about what we think at Elite on our blog, as well as reading more about what the press says about us. Our delighted clients hail from areas including Greenhithe, Dartford, Gravesend, Bromley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, and West Malling – as well as from further afield.

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Elite is an outstanding professional clinic with high standard treatments. All the staff members are friendly and offer you honest opinions when it comes to products and treatments. This is a welcoming clinic that I can 100% recommend. Treatments are spoken through and explained in detail, also aftercare. I have been going nearly a year now and am happy with all the treatments I’ve had, wouldn't go anywhere else. The Bocox treatment started to work within a few days, which I was surprised about. So glad I went to Elite for treatment.



Thank you Dr Shirin, the O Shot has really helped me with my Lichen Sclerosus. I'd heard about the treatment on the LS Facebook Groups and message a few people that had treatment with Dr Shirin. I was like many in the group who had run out of treatment options and using creams on a daily basis. I have to say a few months after treatment, I can see a real positive change and I'm hoping my LS will continue to improve. Dr Shirin did say that I might have to have a second treatment given how severe my case is.




A great discovery in the neighbourhood ! There is no need to go up to London for a beauty treatment of any kind. You'll find a whole range of different treatments suiting all age groups and concerns. Welcoming, reassuring, friendly, professional, high tech. I shall be back for more. I love the results of the Thread Lift I had.


Great service as always, skin is glowing very happy


Very happy with the result of my recent visit. For sure will continue with Elite in future

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We have extensive knowledge and experience in the medical and aesthetics industries, but we know that above all, the results matter! All of our treatments are vigorously tested in-house before we offer them to our clients to ensure they are safe, effective and will give you, our wonderful clients, the results you want. Your happiness, well-being and satisfaction are at the very core of everything we do here at Elite Aesthetics, and as a result we will never over-treat or carry out a procedure that Dr. Shirin, deems inappropriate or unsafe. Ethical treatment guides our practice, and we aim to become an industry leader in this respect. This means you can always feel confident that you are in safe hands when you choose Elite Aesthetics.

Our practice is led by our founder, Dr. Shirin Lakhani, who is an advocate for greater regulation in the aesthetics industry. Dr. Shirin and Elite Aesthetics believe greater regulation is vital to the development of aesthetics industry as a whole, and as such, our clinic’s philosophy is based on providing doctor-led care to the highest, medically approved standards. We adhere to stringent ethical and medical principles ensuring all the procedures we offer are safe and effective. Dr. Shirin is also fully registered with the GMC (reference number 4634863), and Elite Aesthetics is CQC (Care Quality Commission) Registered, an endorsement recognised by the UK Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

Elite Aesthetics has been awarded Thread Lift Certification by MINT Threads.

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17:16 05 Jun 23
Hi, Alex here,Just had my Lichen treatment today with Dr Shirin,The whole team at elite are very friendly, comforting and understanding, and did everything they could to give me a wonderful and welcoming experience. They are all so kind, friendly and knowledgeable, world experts at what they do. I am lucky to have them near London. They are also super responsive on the phone and email, so I know they care about thier patients, and I'm very well taken care of, (as with other clinics I have been to, its often difficult to get them to respond to questions), but this clinic is the most responsive I have ever seen!This is a beautiful and wonderful place and I highly recommend it, and I will be recommending it to all my friends as well. They definitely deserve the super high reviews they are getting, so I'm happy to add another one! A Big thank you from me and my family for all you have done for us during this journey!

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Great team, friendly and professional. Made me feel very comfortable. They explain everything in detail.very welcoming upon arrival too.I've been going now for a number f weeks and the attitude and cleanliness is consistent. The reception area is always spotless no matter the weather.The staff attitude is always friendly and they put me at great ease

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Today was the first time I visited Elite. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating. Dr. Shirin is so knowledgeable and really helped me understand all the concerns I had. I will definitely be returning. I highly recommend Elite to everyone, especially those concerned with the menopause !


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