Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Sabetian Natural Appearance Clinic

Soraya Sabetian

Registered Nurse

What are MINT MONO Threads?

MINT MONO threads are smooth monofilament stimulating threads, pre-threaded onto a small needle. They are made from PDO (polydiaxanone) which has been used in surgery for over 30 years. These threads are placed in the dermal layer of the skin and initiate the formation of new collagen which improves skin firmness and elasticity.  MINT MONO threads are completely absorbed by the body about 3-4 months after treatment. 

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

  • Marionette lines

  • Upper cheeks

  • Jowl area

  • Crow’s feet

  • Vermillion border

  • Eye area

  • Sagging face

  • Neck and décolletage

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

Mono threads are smooth threads without barbs. These thread types are great for tightening up the skin when lifting is not really required. Multiple mono threads are placed into the face in a mesh-like fashion for a great skin-tightening effect. Mono threads are made from the same material as dissolving internal stitches. What this means is when placed into areas that need a little extra tightening, collagen forms 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 really well in areas such as necklines, neck sagginess, the forehead, and under eyes – but you can apply them anywhere in the skin. Between 10-20 mono threads are usually inserted for each treatment area.  Mono threads tighten the skin but without significant lifting – therefore they are often used together with cog threads to give an overall improvement in face tightening and rejuvenation.  Think of mono threads as the final, topcoat, or as I call them, the icing on the cake, in thread work.  Sometimes these can also be used as a cheaper alternative to fillers.

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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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Book a complimentary skin consultation to see if Mint Mono is right for you.