It’s no secret that with age, the face begins to lose volume as the brow descends, which can lead to an angry or scowling look. While this may drive patients to cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful appearance, not every patient is ready for a surgical facelift. Fortunately, PDO Max® (Liverpool, N.Y.) has revolutionized the art and technique of the thread lift to offer a refreshed and more youthful look in a minimally invasive procedure that patients love.
PDO Max is a leader in the science of beauty and stands out with its proprietary FDA cleared polydioxanone (PDO) threads, in- cannula. PDO threads allow aesthetic practitioners to restore youthful features for their patients by repositioning and tightening skin while stimulating collagen production. But what makes PDO Max rise above the rest is their superior training program.
According to Dina BenDavid, DNP, the founder of Divine Beauty (Edgartown, Mass.) and Director of Training and Clinical Development for PDO Max, “At PDO Max, there is no bigger priority than education, and the in-depth, hands-on training is what sets them apart as a company. As there is a steep learning curve to threads, having a thorough training and post-training mentorship is paramount in becoming a good thread provider.”
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Vincent McGinniss, DO (Findlay, Ohio), utilizes PDO Max in his practice, and explained why proper training is essential to him. “The PDO Max team teaches providers all of the cutting-edge techniques that promote the best clinical outcomes possible. The workshops are not only at a variety of major aesthetic conferences but also conveniently at your practice,” he reported. “Detailed knowledge of anatomy and precise placement of the PDO thread can make a big difference in the final outcome, hence the importance of getting these procedures done by properly trained experts in the field.”
To address a furrowed brow, Dr. BenDavid has developed a signature technique called the Angel Brow Lift™. “The ideal candidate for my Angel Brow Lift is someone who has mild to moderate brow ptosis or heaviness,” she clarified. “The Angel Brow Lift is a beautiful alternative for someone who is not quite getting the brow lifting effect they are seeking with neurotoxin alone. It is ideal for someone looking to maintain a natural brow shape, but not ideal for someone with eyelid ptosis or those seeking a cat-eye shape.”
Aesthetic physicians offer various surgical techniques and approaches to effectively lift the brow; however, the thread lift may be ideal for those who want a more subtle approach. Dr. McGinniss agreed, “What I like about PDO thread brow lifts is that the brows can be lifted without any incisions. Most of my patients desire a natural look to their lifted brows, and this is exactly what the Angel Brow Lift is designed to do.”
Training is what makes PDO Max stand out from the rest, Dr. BenDavid reiterated, “As a company, PDO Max is constantly evolving. PDO Max is heavily invested in conducting research to validate the concepts we have found to be true in clinical practice.” With proven performance, thread lifts and PDO Max are an excellent addition to any aesthetic practice.