Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the first glimpse of spring!
We get a lot of questions in regards to droopy tissue of the face and how do we know whether to do Morpheus 8 versus MINT PDO threads.
The answer is…it depends! When you come to see us at Evolve, we perform an in-depth consultation that reviews your medical history, your aesthetic goals, your timeline and your budget. Both are collagen stimulating procedures. Both are tolerable procedures with our numbing cream and amazing Pronox, which is our laughing gas to help with pain and procedure anxiety.
The Morpheus 8 uses microneedling that goes to deeper depths with radiofrequency energy. The result is skin remodeling with tightening, eradication of unwanted tissue/fat, and overall improvement in skin texture with reduction of wrinkles. The downtime post Morpheus 8 is minimal, with mild redness possible post procedure. We typically ask patients to use Aquaphor for 24-48 hours and avoid make up during that time as well. The results from Morpheus are amazing! But you have to be a little more patient to get the end results, as final results from one treatment are not evident right away. Results are “everlasting,” outside of the fact that you hopefully continue to get more birthdays…but lose collagen along the way.
MINT PDO threads are created from a suture that we have used for over 30 years in surgical procedures. They dissolve and leave collagen stimulation behind. There are lifting threads that lift tissue instantly and smooth threads that add volume. The downtime post PDO thread placement is also relatively minimal, with a chance for bleeding or bruising during the procedure. Patients do need to avoid any exaggerated movements of the mouth and face for 2 weeks after placement of lifting threads. The collagen boosting results from MINT PDO threads are everlasting. The lifting effect might require a touch up in 9-12 months.
Consultations are always free if you want more information on how these procedures can help you look and feel your best!
-Crystal Schrader, ARNP