If you’ve ever wished there was an innovative technology that could make your sagging neck and facial skin disappear, we have good news for you. A MINT® lift, which is a minimally invasive nonsurgical thread lift, can take years and maybe even decades off your face. This outpatient treatment is fast, affordable, and leaves no scars behind.
Scott B. Callahan, PA-C, and his compassionate team of experts at Dolce Vida Med Spa want you to look and feel your best. If you’ve been considering banishing some of the obvious signs of aging, we can help you do just that at our offices in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut.
What is a MINT lift?
A MINT lift is a nonsurgical facelift method that can give you a sharper jawline and tighten the skin around your neck, among other things.
To perform the procedure, Mr. Callahan starts by giving you a topical numbing cream to prevent discomfort. Once the numbing cream takes effect, Mr. Callahan marks the areas you want lifted. Next, he injects a local anesthetic where he will insert the treads, so you won’t feel a thing.
Next, Mr. Callahan inserts threads under your skin to lift the sagging tissue in your face, neck, and other areas you want treated. The threads, which are super thin and made of biodegradable material, will completely dissolve with time. The treatment is very effective because it helps lift and firm up sagging skin in two ways:
By inserting the threads into your sagging skin, your skin will be immediately lifted to give your face a tight, youthful look.
The process of inserting the threads will also lead to collagen regeneration, which will continue to lift and firm up your skin long after the threads have dissolved.
This is because when body tissue is damaged, extra collagen is created to repair the injury. As the threads are inserted, tiny injuries are made, which will require extra collagen to be made. As a result, your skin will continue to get tighter and firmer for the following 3-6 months as your skin continues generating new collagen. Your results can last up to three years after a treatment.
A typical MINT lift only takes about 30 minutes. After your procedure, Mr. Callahan will give you a list of post-care instructions that will include information on using ice packs to reduce any swelling and taking oral analgesics for any discomfort.
Benefits of a MINT lift
Besides making you look younger, MINT lifts have some extraordinary benefits, including the following:
MINT lifts are perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to go under the knife.
Short recovery time
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the biggest advantage of a MINT lift is the short recovery time. While some patients may experience some soreness, redness, or swelling for a day or so, most patients can go back to work right after treatment.
Facelift surgery, on the other hand, requires you to be completely sedated, which can require a lot of recovery time. Patients who get surgical facelifts often need 24-hour care for a minimum of three days after surgery.
Because a MINT lift is nonsurgical, you won’t be left with unsightly scars to hide. There’s almost no risk of scarring, bleeding, severe bruising, or any other frightening complication. No one will ever know you had work done.
Maybe you’ve always wanted a facelift but couldn’t afford it. MINT procedures are far more affordable than surgical facelifts because they’re performed in an outpatient setting, there's no hospital stay, and you don’t need an anesthesiologist.
A MINT lift can be used on more than just your neck. You can get a MINT lift to reduce the signs of aging in other areas, such as your buttocks, breasts, and even your eyebrows. Furthermore, you can combine a MINT lift with other procedures ― such as microdermabrasion or additional body sculpting treatments ― to further enhance your appearance.
If you want to see if a MINT lift can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Dolce Vida Med Spa today.