Mint Lift


Mint lift, or PDO thread lift, is one of the world’s best FDA-cleared minimally invasive non-surgical face and neck lift treatments to tighten and lift up the neck (neck lines), lower face (marionette lines) and mid face (nasolabial folds or smile lines), while enhancing jawline contour, for a youthful and defined appearance. With the current global trends, Mint lift is also used to rejuvenate and elevate the upper face (eye outer corners, upper eyelids, eyebrows and forehead areas) to reduce sagging of upper eyelids and eyebrows, create foxy eyes (fox eyes) and improve glabellar lines.


Every year, your face loses subcutaneous fat and your skin loses collagen at a rate of around 1% due to gravity, aging, pollution, sun exposure, heredity, lifestyles, etc. As a result, the facial muscles move closer to the skin surface, making facial skin sag. And, the skin folds, lines and wrinkles finally become more visible and even more prominent when we make facial expressions. These signs of aging make the overall face undefined, look tired and aged.

Those who are concerned with aging skin, desire facial youthfulness and are not ready to undergo surgery (e.g. facelift) may be a good candidate for Mint lift which is a safe, non-surgical lifting solution designed with pioneering patented technology, thus answering these concerns with no incision or any scarring to the skin. 

In cases with severe sagging of facial and neck skin, surgical full face and neck lift in combination with dermal fillers and/or botox injection ideally done in separate sessions can be taken into consideration to achieve the best rejuvenation outcomes.  


At WIH International Hospital, our highly-experienced team of board-certified dermatologists selects the modernest, safe, biodegradable polydioxanone (PDO) threads, or Mint threads.

By professional utilization of Mint threads containing 360-degree helical barbs with specialized insertion technique, WIH dermatologists are able to anchor the thread evenly and securely to deliver natural and effective lifting and rejuvenation results in enhancing facial and neck lines and folds, as well as creating a more defined jawline and foxy eyes.

Beyond the enhancement of the appearance of sagging skin, polydioxanone (PDO) can also help stimulate collagen production under your skin, thus improving skin elasticity, texture, fine lines, and volume, which finally supports lifting effects delivered by Mint threads, even once completely absorbed.

Mint lift produces instant results after treatment, which can last for up to 1 year, depending on each individual’s skin. Since Mint threads are naturally dissolved over time, candidates may require touch-ups to maintain the desired outcome.


Type of Anesthesia:   Local anesthesia to ensure utmost comfort

Treatment Time:        1 hour or slightly longer, depending on the extent of treatment.

After Treatment:       You can resume your normal activities immediately.


The result can be noticed immediately after treatment. You may experience common redness and swelling which should subside in a few days. Using a cold compress can help with these. Anyway, most people can resume work the same day after treatment. As Mint threads stimulate collagen production, the ultimate results will continue to develop for 3 months.


 1.   How are Mint threads different from other threads?

Unlike conventional threads, Mint threads are invented based on an innovative patented technology where the barbs are press-molded on the thread surface to maintain its structural integrity. Designed to maximize anchoring and tensile strength, the 360 degree helical barbs can anchor securely onto the facial skin tissue with the most effective and powerful lifting results.

2.    How long are Mint threads absorbed? 

Mint thread will be absorbed in 6-8 months, but the results can last for up to one year.

3.    Are Mint threads the polydioxanone or PDO?

In the history of surgery worldwide, a complex sugar polydioxanone (PDO) has been utilized as a safe raw medical material in orthopedic and cardiovascular surgery for wound closure for over 3 decades as it is absorbed completely by our body with a very rare chance of reaction. Until 2020, the Mint thread has been the first and only PDO which is FDA cleared for use in lifting procedures to fixate and elevate the sud dermis temporarily for the reduction of folds, lines and wrinkles.

4.    Can Mint Lift improve my crow’s feet?

Mint Lift cannot improve crow’s feet, while botox is versatile and FDA-approved for reducing and smoothing wrinkles, including crow’s feet. So, visit WIH dermatologists to have a comprehensive in-person consultation to find the best solutions to your concerns.