Kathy Ward, MD - Dermal Filler Training Testimonial
The popularity of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments among patients for aesthetic purposes has exploded in recent years as patients are now realizing the long-term and permanent benefits of this
procedure. With the average treatment cost of $1,000 per patient it allows for the physician to realize additional cash revenues within their practice with little or no capital expenditure. Empire
Medical Trainings Platelet Rich Plasma Training (PRP Training) is the perfect complement to other aesthetic injectible procedures (i.e. Botox/Dermal Fillers) and can be easily
incorporated into any type of medical or aesthetic practice.
PRP therapies allow for the separation of a patient’s blood through a variety of harvesting techniques to extract a concentration of autologous platelets. These platelets when activated release
adhesive glycoproteins (fibrin, fibronectin, and vitronectin) and various growth factors. The growth factors and/or cytokines released when the concentrated autologous platelets are activated in
soft tissue include:
Platelet Rich Plasma
releases healing proteins to boost the body natural healing process.
Once these proteins and growth factors bind to the cellular receptors of skin tissue (fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and osteoblasts) at the injection point, they activate a variety of
intercellular events which help mediate:
Migration of stem cells to the injection area
New Cell proliferation
Production of extracellular matrix proteins
Regeneration occurs within the tissues and fibrils ensues, growth and tissue repair will continue for up to (5) weeks after the injections. The result is promotion of local tissue growth and repair
of damaged tissue that is permanent. Contrary to other solutions for the skin such as Botox and Dermal Fillers, PRP is natural (non-synthetic) and will not be reabsorbed or synthesized by bacteria.
This comprehensive Platelet Rich Plasma Training (PRP Training) will discuss the component factors of platelet rich plasma as well as the (2) FDA approved PRP preparation processes
and re-injection techniques and protocols. Clinically, PRP has been used by oral surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and plastic surgeons for over 15 years. Over 1,500 hospitals nationwide
utilize PRP in medical procedures for a variety of intra-operative procedures. Platelet-rich plasma training has also received considerable attention in the popular media because of its use in
treating sports injuries in professional athletes.
plasma training has also received considerable attention in the popular media because of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes
The Platelet Rich Plasma Training program will provide you with hands-on training through live demonstrations on patients. After taking Empire Medical Training's workshop you will
gain a high level of proficiency in performing PRP injections, and will understand why many patients looking for these innovative techniques.
Like all of our aesthetic training workshops, this is a comprehensive certification program that will provide each attendee with extensive sessions and patient training. This PRP Training seminar
will be taught by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and other specialists.
Our expert physician staff of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and specialists will work closely with each attendee to help ensure that the attendee's skill level in performing the various
sculpting techniques and desired correction for the patient is sufficient. Didactic instruction will cover all client expectations, indications for treatment, techniques and protocols needed, along
with any contraindication, potential risks, or possible side effects with the procedure.
Attendees will receive a training manual with specific protocols and reference material along with treatment forms, consent forms, and other patient intake forms that can immediately be implemented
into the practice. Also, an adequate amount of time will be devoted to pricing each procedure and specific marketing protocols that have proven success in our practices.
AAOPM Exam Information
Your instructor is very detailed oriented and always allows questions and answers throughout the lectures to make sure you are following along in the course study. Exam questions are announced during the morning lectures to help prepare you for your Board Certification (if you are pursuing your Board Certification with the American Academy of Procedural Medicine, A.A.O.P.M.)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Training Objectives
PRP Benefits are vast for
both Aesthetics and Pain Management Patients.
Thoroughly understand and become proficient in the following areas:
Learn specifically the kinds of wrinkles, tissue damage, aesthetic enhancements, and pain areas that can be improved using the various types of PRP technology available and
injection techniques for correction.
Understand the pros and cons of the various spin methods (single spin/dual spin) and the clinical validity of medical grade solutions as compared with commercial non-medical
solutions that are promoted through the Internet, You-Tube, and trade shows.
Gain specific knowledge as to the component factor of platelet rich plasma, clinical validity of PRP, aesthetic uses for PRP, and the future of platelet-rich-plasma and
Understand the various FDA Approved protocols associated with PRP therapy including recommended indications, dosing, areas for treatment, and in combination with other tissue
Acquire the technical skill to perform all the various types of injections for the face and neck.
Understand the pros and cons, and when to use PRP therapy with your patients.
Learn how to properly and effectively present the various options to your patients including explaining likely results and setting expectations.
We want you to be successful
These training courses are designed to help you fully understand AND become comfortable performing the new procedure, after leaving the event.
In addition to the confidence you will gain performing each new procedure; you will also receive business training so you’ll have the tools to become financially successful with each new service.
This business training is also available prior to, or subsequent to the event by viewing an Empire Webinar Presentation on how to develop successful cash based practice. (Using your computer and telephone). Many of these techniques have been used by Empire’s local medical practice as well as the hundreds of physician practices we have helped become successful over the past 11 years. View our Business Training Webinar Schedule for upcoming dates.
Ongoing Support And Education
We believe that all health care practitioners who remain current with the newest technologies whether it be through new medicines or methods will be able to offer services to patients with the highest of standards. Your training and education should not end when you leave an Empire Medical Training classroom. As a leader in providing education and certification, and as part of our commitment to your success, graduates of all Empire Medical Training programs receive ongoing support through instructional videos which are sent to you each week by email. These are professionally taped and edited videos with a large focus on learning the "Pearls" in medicine. We have many of these videos available on our resources section listed above, and, the complete series is sent to all Empire graduates each week. If you would like to get a head start on learning to implement a new procedure, just let us know! We will include you in our instructional video series.
Our Pledge to You
We promise to do our very best at providing the highest quality training for you. We also understand that everyone learns at a different rate, and although our goal is to make you as proficient as possible, we cannot guarantee you will become an expert, automatically, just by attending. That would not be a fair promise to you. We do, however, guarantee that our training will be the best you will receive and if you feel that you need more training after attending our event, we will arrange this training, either by allowing you to repeat a course or by arranging for you to receive one-on-one training with a private instructor, at no cost to you. That's right, one-on-one training at our expense! We are committed to your success.
The American Academy of Procedural Medicine provides certification pathways for Physicians, MDs and Dos, and well as Doctors of Chiropractic, Doctors of Dentistry, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Learn more
Empire offers certification for Physicians and Dentists (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) of all specialties, as well as Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Learn more
Note: Empire's Faculty consists of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons and other Specialists. Beware of training offered by less qualified personnel.
Hour by Hour Agenda may change, please call for specific times
Registration 9:00am--10:00am Overview
Component Factor of platelet-rich-plasma
•What is platelet rich plasma?
•Growth factors and other cytokines within PRP
•(2) FDA approved PRP preparation processes
•Clinical validity of platelet-rich-plasma
•Clarifying the issues surrounding PRP
Centrifuge Equipment (New/Used) & PRP Kits available for use
10:10am--11:30pm Indications for PRP Therapies Medical and Aesthetic, Relative Contraindications, Procedure in preparation of Platelet rich
Plasma, Injection Charts & Dosages, Review for correct placement, safety and techniques.
Review of Laviv (FDA elastin cell therapy), Adipose Stem Cell Therapies, Indications for Laviv Therapies. Relative Contraindications, Procedure for re-injection, Injection Charts & Dosages,
Review for correct placement, safety and techniques.
Hands-on demonstration/treatments Physician participation in harvesting, injections of volunteer patients
Lunch(on your own)
Additional Hands-on demonstration/treatments Physician participation in harvesting, injections of volunteer patients