More and more medical facilities are offering PDO thread lifts to patients who are looking for a minimally-invasive facelift. At the Aestra Institute, we provide several types of training for doctors and nurses who want to offer this service.
What are PDO Thread Lifts?
PDO Thread Lifts are a treatment designed to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue. The threads are made of Polydioxanone (PDO) in South Korea. The thread is introduced into the deeper layers of the skin in order to produce several effects. Through the mesh chemical effects, there is an instant skin lifting. Collagen is stimulated, offering cellular renewal as well as neovascularization which will ultimately improve skin texture and elasticity. The fat tissue will also be contracted, providing tighter skin and a reduction of fine lines.
After approximately 6 months following the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear via hydrolysis because they are absorbable. The facial contours that have been achieved through the thread lift will last approximately 3 to 6 months after the thread has disappeared things to the cellular rejuvenation effects. The lasting effects, however, last for 12 months. These threads are easily combined with dermal fillers, Botox®, and lasers.
The procedure is considered minimally invasive and local anesthesia is used to numb the skin. A sharp or blunt tipped needle is used in order to insert the PDO threads into the various layers of skin. In most instances, the procedure takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
Why should you integrate this into your practice?
Your patients want to look their best. They will spend money on medical procedures that help them to improve their facial appearance. They may be bothered by sagging skin and fine lines. They may also be worried about the potential side effects that are involved with invasive cosmetic surgery.
By offering a minimally-invasive procedure, they can be in and out of your office in under an hour. This provides them with a significant amount of convenience while being able to do something about their appearance.
By integrating PDO thread lifts into your practice, you provide your patients with another service. You also show that you are trained in some of the latest techniques. PDO thread lifts are gaining popularity and if your patients haven’t already asked about the procedure and whether you offer it, it’s only a matter of time before they do.
Additionally, you want to make sure you’re on the forefront of offering the latest procedures so you don’t risk losing patients to an office who does offer them.
How do you train yourself and your staff?
You need to make sure that you train yourself and your staff on the techniques involved with PDO threads. The thread lift introduction course will provide you with live models as well as all of the needed course supplies. Once you are through with the one-day training, you will also receive your certification. It will provide you with the techniques needed to provide the facial rejuvenation while also helping you to understand that the different types of PDO threads, ranging from non-barbed to barbed. Each of the threads will impact the overall procedure and you may want to use several different types of threads based on the needs of individual patients.
Eventually, we recommend that you take the advanced threading course. This will allow you to improve your techniques, which will also result in less discomfort for your patients.
Your staff needs to explore training courses so that you can provide peace of mind to your patients. Everyone wants to see certificates on the various procedures that you have learned about.
Find out more about the training we offer on PDO thread lifts by contacting us at the Aestra Institue today.