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Mono threads are made from Polydioxanone (PDO) a strong bio-resorbable suture filament which is also known as a synthetic polymer that is able to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and restructure our dermis for ultimate anti-aging effects. PDO threads are able to retain 50% tensile strength within the skin, giving the skin a nice and tight feeling and takes roughly 180 days to breakdown within the skins structure and has a very low tissue reactivity - meaning it causes NO irritation within the skin.

This dissolvable suture material has been used in surgeries worldwide for decades. 

Whilst there are a variety of threads available Shine Aesthetics & Beauty prefer to use a mixture of both smooth and barbed threads to give the best overall result.


MONO threads are designed to tighten, thicken and improves the skins texture and appearance of fine lines + wrinkles.

LONG threads are barded and work to lift, tighten and rejuvenate the treated area through the extended stimulation of neocollagenesis (formation of baby collagen fibers) within the dermis. This happens due to the extra barbs and surface area of the thread applying more trauma within the skin, resulting in a more prominent lift + restructure.



Smooth Mono threads are used especially in the face and neck area to promote skin tightening and remodelling of the skin dermis. The threads are placed in areas of heaviness resulting in the body releasing growth factors to breakdown the thread over a 4-6 week period. For most this gives an instant lifting and tightening effect to the skin. Once the thread has dissolved the underlying factors such as collagen, fibrinogen and hyaluronic acid are left in place offering support the skin. This is a minimally invasive treatment with little to no downtime.

Treatment time is approximately 30-45 minutes. An average treatment will be 30-50 threads depending on the size of the treatment area. It is common to have swelling, redness and bruising in the area. This can take 7-14 days to subside depending on bruising.

The final results are often seen at 6-8 weeks and can have an effect for up to 6 Months.


Mint Mono Threads                                        

$120 per bag of 10 Threads.

Mint PDO Screw Threads                            

$170 per bag of 10 Threads

Consultation and Procedure Fee                



Consultation fee is waived if completed with another injectable treatment in one appointment.

  • Will I need a consultation for Dermal Filler?
    Absolutely. It is import to establish what your expectations and concerns are. It is also important to do a full medical history check even if you have been treated elsewhere in the past. This initial consultation will include taking confidential photos and going through the consent process to make sure you are aware of all aspects of the treatment.
  • What is Dermal Filler and what is it used for?
    Dermal Filler is a hyaluronic acid based injectable gel. Hyaluronic gel is a naturally occurring substance in skin which aides in keeping us youthful. Shine Aesthetics using only premium quality dermal fillers known for their safety and longevity. The advantage of using premium fillers is the have a lignocaine (numbing) component added straight to the gel for patient comfort. We are sure you have seen the “horror stories” often advertised by reality shows but at Shine Aesthetics we work with a Less is more approach to provide natural results. This can be achieved over several treatments to gain the best results and also make it affordable. Dermal fillers are used to replace volume lose, plump and fill fine, medium and deep lines. It can also be used to give definition and shape Common areas of treatment: Cheeks, lips, chins jawlines, oral commissures, nasolabial and marionette lines.
  • How long does treatment take and last for?
    After your initial consultation and consent process, you can expect the treatment to take between 45 minutes -1 hour depending on the number of areas being treated. This procedure has minimal pain due to the anaesthetic in the product, however numbing cream can also be applied for more sensitive areas such as lips. Ice is also available for immediately after treatment to help reduce the chance of swelling and bruising. The downtime following treatment is dependent on the area being treated. The effects of the dermal filler treatment can last between 6-12 months and will slowly dissolve over this period of time. Longevity and results vary between each person.
  • Can Dermal Filler be removed?
    Absolutely. The dermal fillers used at Shine Aesthetics are only temporary and can be dissolved if needed for either a vascular occlusion or an undesirable result. This can be expensive and is why a thorough initial consultation is important. If coming from another establishment it is recommended you consult with them to have the product dissolved there before retreatment at Shine Aesthetics. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be dissolved using an enzyme called Hyalase. It starts to work after 10 minutes and is usually completely dissolved by 3-7 days. Retreatment can be completed 2 weeks after hyalase.
  • How much does Dermal Filler cost?
    Prices are dependant on area treated. See www.shineaesthetics/pricing for details.
  • Disclaimer
    JUVEDERM ULTRA® & JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS® injectable gels are Prescription Medicines containing 24 mg/mL cross linked hyaluronic acid. They are used for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. They should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Talk to your specialist about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler. People with autoimmune disease; or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, age under 18; or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. Possible Side Effects: Injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling /itching/pain on pressure); induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: Juvederm® treatment lasts from about 12-24 months. Allergan New Zealand Ltd. PO Box 1873 Auckland 1140, New Zealand



Mint Lift Consumer Information

A MINT Thread is and absorbable thread used to redefine and restore lost elasticity and volume in the face. It should only be applied by a qualified Health Professional. Side effects can include slight swelling or bruising, redness or pain and risk of infection. These normally resolve spontaneously within several days. Contact your Healthcare practitioner if you experience any excessive swelling , redness, discomfort or lumps.

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