As anyone who has trained with AADFA will know, facial ageing and deterioration is an ongoing, 3-dimensional, multi-factorial problem that MUST be addressed from a number of different angles to achieve the best results. Botox and Dermal Fillers are just simply two tools in the aesthetic tool kit of modern day Dentists, but to consult patients properly and achieve amazing results, adjunctive therapies, like lasers and proper home skincare products, also need to be considered and used as part of a multi- pronged treatment plan.
Facial rejuvenation procedures also open up exciting new opportunities within your practice for greater service diversification, increased revenues, improved word of mouth referrals and patient retention, as well as offering your auxillary staff new challenges and career progression.
While many of these procedures are introduced to Dentists at AADFA’s “FACE” training, we are excited for our upcoming hands-on practical training in two of the most beneficial rejuvenation therapies around – Thread Lifts and Concentrated Growth Factors.
These procedures are extremely simple to incorporate into your existing practice and will complement your existing therapies.
The courses, entitled “FIBER” and “PHLEBOTOMY” will be held together on October 8 and 9, so that Dentists can learn to combine them for best effect using AADFA’s patented “Concentrated Lift” technique.
For all the advances in non-surgical facial rejuvenation, there has remained one considerable sign of ageing and skin deterioration that was hard to improve and eventually led to surgery – skin laxity or sagging.
While Botox was of no use and dermal fillers may only mask the problem, treating early skin laxity with lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency has become common, yet these techniques often produce only minor results. Such technologies can also require Dentists to make a considerable financial commitment when purchasing the necessary machines, which often translates into prohibitive treatment costs for patients.
Thankfully, AADFA now brings you a solution that is both affordable for Dentists and patients, while easily achieving remarkable improvements for areas of sagging skin – Thread Lifts!
As the face ages, the combined effects of skin deterioration and gravity result in a downward slide of facial tissues and Dentists would most often recognize this as a “jowling” along the patient’s jawline. Restoring the “Triangle of Youth” is an important part of achieving overall dento-facial aesthetics and when used in conjunction with Botox and dermal fillers, thread lifts can safely achieve remarkable results while also adding a new revenue stream to your business.
Inversion of the Beauty Triangle
Thread Lifts are used to tighten sagging skin and restore the triangle of youth.
Thread lifts involve the use of resorbable threads or sutures, most commonly made from Polydioxanone (PDO), the same materials used in surgery for many years now to stitch open wounds. When placed under the skin, they can be used to tighten and volumise areas that are sagging and deteriorating. This is achieved by providing an initial “lift” and also promoting collagenesis and elastin production over the longer term as the threads breakdown.
Thread Lifts in situ in the skin.
The procedure is performed under simple local anaesthetic and has minimal downtime or potential complications. Results last up to several years, with the threads being broken down and eliminated from the body completely.
Above: Results from thread lifting procedures.
The ideal candidate for a thread lift is someone who has sagging or looseness of the skin and is seeking a refreshed appearance. Some of the common areas suitable for a thread lift include the cheeks, brows, nasolabial and marionette folds, together with the neck, jowls and jawline.
Another big advantage of the thread lifting procedure is that it temporarily opens up micro-channels into the dermis of the skin. One of the biggest obstacles to skin rejuvenation products is getting them through the defensive outer surface of the skin so that they can perform their functions at the proper target areas deeper within the dermis. While placing the PDO threads we have a unique opportunity to also introduce beneficial substances efficiently through the insertion channels and there is no better substance than a patient’s own blood.
By combining Concentrated Growth Factor (CGF) treatment with thread lifts, AADFA is able to teach Dentists to achieve outstanding levels of facial rejuvenation with our special “Concentrated Lift” procedure.
Concentrated Growth Factors (CGF) are a form of autologous blood concentrate. The power of your own blood to be used for tissue regeneration has long been recognized and used in many different parts of the body, even intra-orally.
For facial rejuvenation, Dentists learn to draw blood from the arm of the patient and process it in a special centrifuge to obtain only the most desired components. When reintroduced into the skin, these components stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and connective tissue, resulting in healthier, more vibrant skin which is smoother, firmer and of more even tone and texture.
Especially good for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damaged skin, the procedures are incredibly safe with minimal downtime.
The CGF material can be injected directly into the skin using a syringe; it can be spread on the surface and driven through by the fine needles of the micro-needling device; or it can even be further manipulated to create a thicker gel which can be used as a natural and cheaper alternative to commercially available dermal filler products.
AADFA is excited offer Dentists training in the use of these cutting edge technologies and to have pioneered the development of the “Concentrated Lift” technique. While the “Fiber” (thread lifts) and “Phlebotomy” (CGF) training programs are open to Dentists, some experience in the concepts and techniques of complete facial rejuvenation would be an advantage and participants should consider completing AADFA’s “FACE” program as a minimum pre-requisite.
*NOTE: If you book "FIBER" and "PHLEBOTOMY" prior to July 31st you will receive the "FACE" program for FREE!