Staying up to date with the latest anti-aging procedures is important for the fiscal health of your practice. New offerings crop up frequently, and what was once considered too expensive or impractical for the general public quickly becomes standard.
Don’t let your practice get left behind. Stay up to date on the latest procedures so you can be the first in your area to offer them. Thread lift training can help ensure you are properly trained, and it doesn’t take much time.
What Is a PDO?
PDO is the commonly used name for polydioxanone. Widely used for many medical procedures, it is safe, and most people can tolerate it well. PDO is a popular choice for surgeries because it absorbs easily and doesn’t leave scarring as it dissolves.
The previous thread lifts that were being performed didn’t use PDO and did not dissolve. That affected the outcome of procedures as well as patients’ satisfaction. Using PDO threads makes the procedure much more attractive for many people.
Results from the procedure are noticeable immediately, and clients can immediately return to their everyday activities soon after. Compared to more aggressive treatment options, it is easy to see why PDO threads are so popular.
How PDO Specialists Create a Youthful Appearance
The PDO process is straightforward once you receive adequate thread lift training. There is no pain involved, which minimizes any potential interventions. The process doesn’t even require topical numbing creams.
A needle, filled with PDO thread, gets inserted just below the skin. The process of removing the needle leaves the PDO thread behind.
The entire procedure is quick and pain-free; it may almost seem like thread lift training is unnecessary to perform. Satisfaction with PDO lift results comes from the placement of the PDO threads. PDO specialists place the needle in the precise area needed to lift and tighten the spot your client wants to treat.
Side effects are rare and minimal. Proper training ensures better results. Minor bruising, inflammation, or discomfort are all side effects someone may experience from this procedure. Less common effects are visible sutures, dimpling, or injury to the salivary glands.
PDO Placement and Treatment Areas
Wondering what is a PDO treatment area? The answer is nearly anywhere. Most patients ask for PDO threading for particular areas of the face and neck that make them feel self-conscious.
PDO threading is a common treatment for tightening the jawline. For many people, the PDO procedure can literally make it look like they turned back the clock, giving them the firm, defined jawline they had when they were younger.
PDO threading can work in one of two ways. It can lift and reposition tissue or support tissue that has lost elasticity over time.
PDO threads come in a few different styles. Mono threads are smooth and help stimulate collagen production. Cog threads have tiny hooks that provide lift and support in areas where they’re placed. Screw threads are either single or double threads intertwined. These get used to restore lost volume that is a common sign of aging.
Become a PDO Specialist
To perform PDO threading, you need to get certification from a trained professional. Once you’re certified, you can perform this in-demand and safe procedure on your clients. The satisfaction rate is high, and most patients love the drastic changes they notice in tightness and tone.
PDO is a popular anti-aging intervention that has a high demand without many people trained to perform the procedure. Getting the training now to become a PDO specialist allows you to develop a reputation as a skilled provider of this procedure.
What to Expect From Training
You can receive training for PDO threading online or in person, or you can have a combination of the two. Are you pressed for time? Try the Fast Track option. You can begin learning the material immediately online, becoming familiar with the anatomy involved and how PDO ties in with that.
Once you are comfortable with the material, you will then take part in the hands-on portion of the training. This includes a review of the material you covered as well as small group training.
Another option is following the online curriculum on your own, at your own pace. Once you feel comfortable with the material, you will be ready for your group training. There will be no more than four people per group, and you can arrange one-on-one training in your office if you desire. This is a great option if more than one person in your practice wishes to become certified.
Regardless of your preferred method of education, you should come prepared for small, masked groups, in accordance with COVID best practices.
Getting your PDO certification also provides up to 15 CME credit hours in category 1. You can find live training on offer around the country, including in Los Angeles, the New York metro area, Phoenix, Portland, and more. If you don’t see a training site, click on the chat button on our site to find if one is available near you.
Who Should Get This Training?
Any eligible provider is welcome to learn PDO threading techniques and earn their certifications. The concept is not limited to dermatologists or any other particular specialty. All that you need is the desire to learn.
When training with an experienced provider, you can expect to learn everything you need to know to perform the procedure safely and with good results. You will leave the certification process feeling satisfied and confident in your skills.
We know that choosing a CME provider is a personal decision, particularly if you are stepping out of your comfort zone. Over 98% of our attendees agree that our aesthetic courses are excellent and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to a colleague.
Are you ready to learn more about PDO threading, or maybe even start training now? Chat with us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you are ready for access to our training materials, we can help there as well. In just a few days, you can be ready to begin offering PDO threading to your existing clients and attract new clients specifically for this procedure.