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Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Cosmetic Nurse

What are MONO Threads?

MONO threads are smooth monofilament stimulating threads, pre-threaded onto a small needle. They are made from polydiaxanone, or PDO, which has been used in surgery for more than 30 years. These threads are placed in the dermal layer of the skin and they help initiate the formation of new collagen to improves skin firmness and elasticity.  MINT MONO threads are completely absorbed by the body about 3-4 months after treatment and the results lasts up to 6-9 months. 

MONO threads are versatile and can be used in many areas across the face and body.  Treatment areas include:
  • Face: nasolabial lines

  • Eye area

  • Neck and décolletage

  • Upper cheeks

  • Jowl area

  • Marionette lines

  • Sagging face

  • Vermillion border

  • Crow’s feet

  • Body: sagging breasts, elbows, knees, upper arms, thighs, loose abdominal skin, buttocks

Mono threads are smooth threads with no barbs. These thread types are wonderful for tightening up the skin when lifting is not really required. Multiple mono threads are positioned into the face in a mesh-like fashion for a fantastic skin-tightening result. Mono threads are made from the same material as dissolving internal stitches. What this means is when placed into areas that need extra tightening, collagen forms all around the threads, providing tightening in the skin. The thread dissolves, leaving newly formed collagen which firms and tightens up the skin area.

This treatment works perfectly in areas such as necklines, neck sagginess, the forehead, and under eyes – but you can apply them anywhere in the skin. Between 20-70 mono threads and or combination of skin tightening threads are inserted. These all depend on individual needs and bruising.

Mono threads tighten the skin but without substantial lifting – therefore they are often used together with cog threads to give an overall improvement in face tightening and rejuvenation. Sometimes these can also be used as a cheaper alternative to fillers.

MINT MONO Threads in auckland new zealand
MINT MONO Threads in auckland new zealand
MINT MONO Threads in auckland new zealand

Potential Risks and Complications

There are a number of potential risks that you should be aware of prior to being treated with MINT MONO.

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

  • Localised swelling can occur after the treatment, however this should settle in 24 – 48 hours after the treatment

  • Pain and discomfort:  throughout the procedure and patients may experience some discomfort for several days afterwards as the threads settle, especially if this procedure is close to a nerve ending.

From time to time there are some unexpected complications with this treatment, these include but are not limited to:

  • 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.

  • 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

Screw Threads

If you’re looking to give areas of your face more volume, screw threads are an excellent option. Screw threads are available with one or two threads that have been intertwined around the inserting needle to amplify the results. To create a V-shape face, screw threads help to reverse sunken areas and give the face a non-surgical facelift. When two threads are intertwined, the method is known as a “multi screw”.

Many people desire a non-surgical V-shape face but are unable to achieve it without the help of a surgeon. PDO Mono and or Screw threads are able to tighten, and support aging tissues without invasive methods like surgery. The procedure takes at least one hour or more depending on the areas to be treated with minimal pain. The results of PDO threads typically last between 9-12.


If you’re concern with mild facial sagging, PDO threads may help you achieve a more youthful appearance. For more information about the different types of PDO threads, contact our Experience Cosmetic Injector Soraya Sabetian At Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic. 

Book a Skin consultation to see if PDO Mono Thread is right for you.
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