About the Workshop
Empire Medical welcomes you to San Francisco, CA. Join our renowned Celebrity Physician Trainers at the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina for a 1-Day Intensive course in PDO Thread Lifting, a combination of informative lectures, evidence-based protocols, and hands-on sessions for a complete learning experience.
A significant advance in Aesthetic Medicine, PDO Thread Face Lifting procedures are already becoming the number one sought non-surgical cosmetic procedure amongst millennials. Including PDO Face Lifting procedures in your aesthetic catalog is now a necessity. Ideal for Health Care Practitioners, Physicians, Nurses, and Dentists, the PDO Thread Lift Training course is a great course for taking care of patients with aesthetic requests.
The PDO Thread Lift Training course holds an AMA-accredited curriculum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, planned in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the joint providership of Medical Educational Resources (MER)
Additional Course Information
Completing the San Francisco PDO Thread Lift Training Course will help attendees understand and develop the skills required to properly identify patients who would benefit from undergoing PDO Thread Lift procedures as a complement to other aesthetic medicine approaches.
During your San Francisco Thread Lift Training Course you will learn to perform the following procedures:
- Midface Lift
- Neck Lift
- Neck Filler
- Jawline Contouring
- Décolletage Filling
- Cheekbone Shaping
- Cheek Augmentation (Mesh)
- Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
- Tear Through Volumizing
- Laugh Line Filling
- Vermillion Border (Lip Definition) Filler
- Abdomen and “Belly”
- Submental Tightening
- Lip Flip Technique
- Acne PDO
- Cats Eyebrow or Thread Lift
Based on the category of Aesthetic Threads, the San Francisco PDO Thread Lift Training Workshop will be divided into two sections:
- Level 1: Smooth Thread Training which is essential to stimulate collagen and aid in Facial Rejuvenation
- Level 2: Lifting Thread Training which provides a firmer look. Ideal for treating wrinkles, and fine lines, as well as providing an “anchoring” effect.
During the program, the following types of threads will be reviewed and discussed:
- Smooth Threads (Mono)
- Twisted PDO Threads (Basic, Double, and Screw Super)
- Volume Threads (Basic and Broom) – Cannula
- Barb Unidirectional & Bidirectional Threads – Sharp & Cannula Options
- Barb 3D Threads
- Barb 4D Threads
- New Higher Gauge Threads – Cannula Option Extreme Facial and Body Indications
During your stay in San Francisco, you will learn to perform different procedures with greater confidence and expand your knowledge in the following areas:
- Learn to perform and safely administer PDO Thread Lift procedures for a broader range of patients personalizing and adapting these services to the patient's needs and aesthetic expectations.
- Recognize how to predict and prevent risks, pitfalls, complications, and adverse events in patients in order to safeguard patients while providing the highest level of care.
- Understand and comply with generally accepted protocols regarding the selection, placement, and volume of PDO sutures for optimal results in aesthetic requests.
- Study the interaction between PDO sutures and basic facial anatomy, as well as the differences between the product characteristics and areas of injection.
- Assess who is an ideal candidate for the PDO Thread Lift procedure, which patients will benefit from the available procedures, and research the anatomical areas that can benefit from PDO procedures.
- Increase patient awareness and offer enhanced patient care in relation to the PDO Thread Lift procedure, followed by post-treatment after care.
Who the event is for?
PDO Thread Lift Training I & II is designed for healthcare practitioners looking to expand their aesthetic services. Are you a nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, dentist, or other medical professional located in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or other nearby cities? If so, this course is perfect for you.
Our goal is to help you reach your full potential and provide the best possible services to your patients. If you're based in the San Francisco area and looking to expand your aesthetic services, this course is the perfect opportunity for you.
Empire Medical Training requires all registered participants to watch the recommended educational videos in order to ensure the safety of live-patient volunteers for the PDO Thread Lift Training (Module I & II). Completing our video-on-demand or virtual training requires you to participate in the hands-on portion prior to the certification process.
Patient Consultation Process
- Communicating expected results for PDO Thread Lifting Treatments
- Techniques that will satisfy your patient's goals.
Learn to properly mark facial zones. Product Characteristics, Mechanism of Action, Patient Selection, Standard of Care Considerations, and proper placement of the PDO thread sutures.
- Contraindications for Treatment
- Zones of Adherence
- Correcting Complications and Adverse Events
Established protocols, understanding of the medical model, safety techniques, and indications for treatment for the following areas:
- Placement of PDO Smooth or Twisted Threads for mid-face, décolleté, perioral, lips, neck, and other volumizing areas of the face.
- Placement of Barbed Surgical Sutures for the face, arms, and other anatomical areas.
- After-Care Instruction Post-Treatment.
- Other “Pearls” associated with the PDO procedures including how to manage patient expectations.
8:30am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:30am
Physician Introduction, Brief history, and definition of PDO Thread Sutures including product characteristics, mechanism of action, potential uses, indications for treatment, and patient considerations.
9:30am - 10:30am
Review the various types of PDO sutures commercially available and their potential use in various facial and body part areas. Differentiate the types of FDA Cleared threads in relation to dimensions, gauge, and length for the appropriate use in the application of PDO sutures medically and aesthetically. Advantages and disadvantages of using PDO Thread Lift sutures for correction compared to other conventional treatment options for the most common aesthetic conditions including “standard of care” considerations for enhanced patient care.
10:30am - 10:45am
10:45am - 11:15am
Combination or stand-alone treatments using various threads including relative and absolute contraindications for treatment. Review guidelines for who is a “good candidate for treatment”, risks and possible complications, adverse events, limitations associated with the procedure, and setting patient expectations.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Review of Facial anatomy about vascular, muscular, and neural structures preceding the PDO Thread Lift training for depth, insertion, and placement. Evaluate and assess the aging process associated with patient presentation and planning considerations for the procedure. Final appraisal of the patient and selection of the various types of PDO Thread sutures – planning for the procedure. Review standard of care for “clean room” procedures, keeping a sterile field, and anesthesia options (considerations) for patients depending upon facial or body part area.
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Review generally accepted sample protocols for the placement of smooth (mono) PDO sutures for the correction of tissue density, tissue volume, or scaffolding of the tissue area creating a “mesh” effect. Placement considerations concerning the number of threads, gauge of thread, and physical placement of threads are discussed for the common facial and body part areas including actual technique strategies that may be utilized to support tissue structures.
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Live demonstration by Physician Instructor for the Smooth (mono) PDO Thread Suture placement. Questions and Answers
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Supervised Hands-On Training for attendees on volunteer patients utilizing Smooth (mono) PDO threads utilizing the various types of PDO (mono) sutures for a variety of facial and possible body indications (dependent on volunteer indications for treatment).
All participants must follow COVID-19 precautions per updated CDC guidelines and must adhere to Empire Medical Training's safety policies. Any patients and/or volunteers must agree to the policies before participating in the hands-on session and must always adhere to CDC guidelines.
Planning your visit
The San Francisco PDO Threads Lift Training team welcomes you to the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California – Known for its iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars, the city by the bay offers a unique and beautiful setting for your training. After your training is complete, you can explore the city's diverse neighborhoods or visit Oakland, San Jose, or other nearby cities; sample its delicious cuisine, and enjoy the many attractions and activities that San Francisco has to offer.
From the historic cable cars and the colorful street art of Haight-Ashbury to the scenic beauty of Golden Gate Park and the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city.
PDO Threads Lift Training –and up to 45 more courses free of charge
We hope you’ll take some time outside of training to explore San Francisco. With Empire Medical Training offering multiple courses across the country, San Francisco will not be your last stop. Check our course catalog and plan where you are visiting next.
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