- In the upper right, select your desired Course Option.
- The Saturday option covers Facial PRP-specific instruction [10 CE]
- The Sunday option covers both Kybella and Facial Aesthetic Lasers [10 CE]
- The All-Inclusive option registers you for both Saturday and Sunday's courses [20 CE]
In laymen's terms: It's a facial that essentially uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells. Skin is naturally comprised of red blood cells and serum, which contain our white blood cells and platelets. The treatment is a combination of a microdermabrasion, followed by the application of PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets. The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover. Platelets are rich in growth factors, which act as an energy boost for skin. This helps skin function optimally, increasing everything from collagen to elastin, while also recruiting antioxidant and hydrating properties. Platelet-rich plasma is now commonly used topically as part of a regular facial, used along with micro-needling to enhance penetration into the skin. PRP is also injected into the skin in the same manner as dermal fillers.
The PRP process
The treatment begins with venipuncture (a blood draw) to obtain the blood. But, contrary to popular belief, it's relatively painless — aside from the first needle pinch. Typically, the process includes the initial blood draw, then running the blood through a centrifuge to isolate the platelets. Dentists then perform micro-needling or microdermabrasion just before PRPs are applied across the patients face. This can be accompanied with or without radio frequency, too. It is central to the evolving understanding of the physiology of the skin and advanced techniques with which to improve the quality of the skin. Recovery takes a day or two of downtime for the patient before you're ready to hit the streets depending on how aggressive the microdermabrasion was on the skin.
This course is taught by our physician anesthesiologists with years of clinical experience using PRP for boutique private plastic surgery centers. Additional clinical staff includes dentists that have solid experience incorporating PRP into their private practice. Each department chair is currently active at the university level teaching as an attending.
Kybella is the first and only FDA approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of fat under the chin (double chin). Kybella treatment is a 15-20 minute minimally invasive (nonsurgical) procedure in the office that destroys fat cells when injected into the fat beneath the chin. Once the aesthetic goal is achieved, re-treatment is not expected.
The active ingredient in KYBELLA is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, KYBELLA causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat. Aging, genetics, and weight gain can causes double chin. Kybella diminishes the double chin appearance resulting in an objective facial morphology change in up to 80% of most reliable studies.
The Kybella process
Kybella administration is technically easy for dentists. First, anatomical planning is made with boundaries drawn to avoid damage to vital structures. Second, dose planning is made with respect to the size/amount of fullness which needs to be addressed. Typically 14-40 shots given with a needle which is the same as a very small Botox needle. The dosing and number of shots is customized for each patient.
Most patients report a 4/10 pain scale experience with the first few minutes after injection of Kybella. Then the pain level subsides rapidly. Methods such as ice, pain reliever pills, numbing cream, numbing shots, ring blocks, tumescent lidocaine injections are possible methods to help keep the pain under control. It seems with subsequent sessions the pain level seems to decrease.
Many patients treated with KYBELLA experience visible contouring of their chin profile in 2-4 treatments. Some require 6 treatments. Sessions for Kybella are spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Once the patients chin profile has improved, patients may not need to be treated with KYBELLA again. Common side effects with Kybella include swelling, bruising, pain and redness.
Upon course completion, you will receive a diploma, certification packet, and a packet of training materials and forms that can be used in your practice.
Practitioners who have completed any previous Botox / Filler training course offered by an ADA CERP or AGD PACE qualify for our Kybella Injection Practicum. For more information, call (855) 406-7671