Ultrasound technology is used across the medical field. In the last few years, industries like dermatology, cosmetology, and aesthetic medicine have adopted doppler ultrasound technology. As an education-forward organization, PNAA likes to stay ahead of cutting-edge technology and practices. Which is why we will be adding this technology to our roster in the coming months.
How is doppler ultrasound technology used in medical aesthetics?
First off, a little breakdown of doppler ultrasound technology. The wide-angle view of doppler ultrasounds is that they’re noninvasive tests that bounce “high frequency sound waves off circulating red blood cells” to produce images. Medical professionals use dopplers to diagnose conditions like blood clots, blocked arteries, or aneurysms.
When it comes to medical aesthetics, a doppler ultrasound can increase procedure safety. This is true for both models in the classroom and clients in the office. Procedures like fillers raise concern over “unintended injection of facial arteries,” resulting in serious side effects. By utilizing doppler ultrasound technology during medical aesthetic procedures, we can reduce risk and achieve more desired outcomes.
What are the benefits?
Risk reduction is a big benefit—arguably the most important. In addition, doppler ultrasound technology can help:
Visualize the filler: The images dopplers produce help medical providers visualize the filler and identify problems specific to the model’s or patient’s anatomy.
Precisely target: Especially in the case of hyaluronic acid filler, a doppler ultrasound offers precision targeting and results.
Adapt to different anatomic structures: Every person, and every anatomic structure, is different. Doppler ultrasound can adapt to the specific anatomy of a patient to prevent intravascular injections.
PNAA using this technology to enhance model safety
At the beginning of July, we attended an “Ultrasound in Aesthetics Training” course that covered the basics of doppler ultrasound technology. On day one, we learned the clinical applications of doppler technology in aesthetic medicine and the basics of image-guided procedures. On day two, we watched a live demonstration and put our new skills into practice with hands-on training.
What we took away from this training is the need for this technology in our organization. PNAA prides itself on staying ahead of the curve, staying safety-first, and investing in cutting-edge technology that helps our students and models. Once available, we intend to use this equipment to train students on proper techniques, reduce risk in high-risk areas (like the nasal labial folds), and host hands-on workshops.
Coming soon: doppler ultrasound technology at PNAA
As trainers in the medical aesthetic industry, we realize the importance of being on top of what’s new to provide the most up-to-date and safe procedures. The doppler ultrasound technology coming soon to PNAA will be the perfect confidence builder and educational tool for our students and provide extra safety for our models. Check back soon for its availability—this is just the beginning!