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Congratulations to our wonderful MINT PDO Thread Lift Doctors!

Great News!

You may have heard through the grapevine that both of our wonderful doctors (Both Dr Zunaid and Dr Chike) are now certified MINT PDO Thread Lift Key Opinion Leaders.

A key opinion leader (KOL) is a trusted, well-respected influencer with MINT PDOs.

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What is MINT PDO Thread Lift?

MINT stands for Minimal Invasive Nonsurgical Threads and is commonly known as the Thread Face Lift. It is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, that serves to make your face look younger and brighter without the need for cutting away the skin. In a thread lift, threads are inserted underneath the skin to lift sagging skin instantly and effectively. The threads are mainly used on the face and the neck, but can also be used to lift skin on the body. The thread lifting procedure is a minimally invasive, safe, and effective procedure with little
downtime. It is also a great preventative or maintenance treatment. PDO threads can help preserve youthful skin before skin laxity becomes more discernible to the eye. Once these threads are inserted, they can even help to stimulate collagen production so your skin can stay looking nice and plump.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for MINT PDO?

For the most optimal results, the ideal candidate should have a skin layer that is not too thin or too thick and not extremely uneven. The skin should be thin enough so MINT PDO can make a visible difference and thick enough so the threads are not too close to the surface of the skin. One way to check before a consultation with your provider is to lay down on your back and see if you like the way your face looks, as it can be a good indicator of how effective MINT PDO can be. Lastly, please consult with the doctor if you are an optimal candidate for MINT Procedure.

What is the Benefit of MINT PDO?

– Long-lasting results (up to 12 -18 months)
– Little risk of adverse reaction
– Minimal downtime
– No incision = no scarring
– Combined with other anti-aging treatments such as filler
– An excellent alternative to surgical options
– 2-in-1 lifting and firming procedure: patients may also
experience improvement in skin texture, fine lines, and elasticity
from collagen stimulation and neovascularization, which will
give the skin an overall firmer and tighter look over time.

What is PDO(Polydioxanone)?

PDO(Polydioxanone) is a biodegradable polymer that has been used as a surgical suture. It naturally dissolves
and absorbs in the human body and promotes skin elasticity by stimulating collagen synthesis. PDO is a safe
raw material that is nonantigenic and fully dissolved within 6 months of the procedure.

How safe is it?

MINT threads are made from a complex sugar polydioxanone or PDO – a safe suture material that has been used in orthopaedic and cardiovascular surgeries for over 30 years. Not only that, MINT is also backed by more than 6 years of published studies for its safety and is the first and only PDO suture in the US market to have received dual FDA clearances.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A local anesthetic is injected into all the areas where the threads will be placed, so the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the thread insertions. The MINT PDO threads are inserted underneath the skin in the predetermined areas and then lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating, and contouring effect.

Which areas can be treated with the MINT PDO Thread Lift procedure?

MINT PDO Threads are barbed and highly effective for:
– Sagging forehead and droopy eyebrows
– Sagging eyelid
– Marionette lines
– Low or blunt nasal tip
– Nasolabial folds and smile lines (mid-face)
– Sagging jowls
– Sagging and wrinkled neck
– Double chin

Are there any side effects for the MINT PDO Thread Lift?

The MINT PDO thread lift is a very safe procedure, with no serious side effects. Mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness are expected after the procedure, which will resolve within a few days to a couple of weeks.

How long does the MINT PDO Thread Lift procedure take?

The procedure can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 60 minutes. In total, you should expect the whole procedure to last for about two hours, which includes prep, numbing, and post-care. You may return to everyday life immediately after the procedure, but for 2 to 3 weeks you should avoid exaggerated facial expressions (like big smiles and yawns) and excessive neck until the threads are well incorporated into the tissue.

Is it painful?

You may feel some slight stinging during the anaesthesia injections, but once they are complete you should not feel any pain from the threads. Immediately after the threads are placed, you will feel some tightness in the treatment areas and may have some soreness for several. Over the counter, analgesics can be taken as needed for post-op comfort.

What kind of results can I expect after the MINT PDO Thread Lift?

The great thing about the MINT PDO thread lift is that you can immediately see natural-looking lifting
results, such as:
– Heart-shaped, higher cheekbone contour
– Exotic, cat eye contour
– Snatched,
– Softer smile lines ( Softer eyebrows/ Smoother necklines)

How long do The MINT PDO Thread Lift results last?

Results will continue to improve over time as your body starts to regenerate more collagen for the next 3-6 months, up to one year. After 1-2 months, the skin will look rejuvenated, and you will notice a firmer and smoother texture to it.

What Our Clients Say...

4.97/5 from 1229 reviews

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.

Read How I Improved My Lichen Sclerosus

Had a consultation with Elite yesterday, I must say I was a bit nervous, but Dr Shirin was so friendly and helpful.
I was given lots of advice and was given treatment options that were within my budget.
A few weeks after the P Shot I've really started to see a difference and have gained my confidence back.

Thank You!



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!

Margaret QuirkeMargaret Quirke

19:44 11 Apr 23
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

Salima CharifSalima Charif

09:34 30 Mar 23
Good service, honesty and excellent customer service as always 👍

Valerie LambValerie Lamb

08:40 15 Mar 23
Yesterday I had a 'body sculpt' session, to help lymphatic drainage. I was zipped into a suit up to my waist. This massaged and lightly squeezed my feet, ankles, calves, thighs and abdomen. I was breathing oxygen rich air via nasal tubes. It was very relaxing and I slept really well last night. Thank you Elite Aesthetics.

Izzy ChaplinIzzy Chaplin

20:11 09 Mar 23
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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