Online PDO Thread Training Courses (Miracu, MINT PDO and NovaThreads) Training

Online PDO Thread Training Courses

9 Hour Online Course with Narrated Case Videos

Printable Certificate after Completion of Post-Test

  • First complete the online curriculum at home at your own pace.
  • Covers smooth and barbed threads
  • Narrated case videos for both
  • Links to full text medical literature supporting articles.
  • Take hands-on with PracticalCME later, or with any other approved training course.

Streaming Online Interactive Course

Didn’t learn EVERYTHING in your old PDO training course?

Become an Expert with our online curriculum.

  • Start watching online Anatomy and PDO Thread Lift course material immediately
  • Downloadable consents and patient instruction forms
  • Dozens of linked case videos and proprietary PracticalCME narrated cases.
  • Perfect for providers who are already practicing but need more training.

9 CME Credit Hours

Fully Accredited Online Training with Printable CME Certificate

  • Accredited Certification by AAFP with AMA Category 1 Credits
  • Credits also accepted by AANP and AAPA

CME Credit Statement

This Blended Learning activity, PDO Thread Lift Training, has been reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians. This activity is acceptable for up to 9.00 Prescribed credit(s); the total amount of credit consists of 9.00 Enduring Prescribed credits.. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Who is Eligible to Take PracticalCME Training Courses?

PDO Thread Lift Training for Medical Professionals

  • Doctors (MD’s and DO’s)
  • Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Assistants
  • Others are eligible for the online course only, but not the hands-on training at this time.
  • Non-US Licensed Providers Chat with us using the chat box below or email us
No training course alters the legal scope of practice as defined by the medical/nursing boards in your home state/country. Please review all state/country requirements for supervision for these procedures prior to adding them to your practice.

Online PDO Thread Course Outline

9- Hour Online Didactic Curriculum (done at your own pace)

Thread Lift vs Face Lift

  • Thread Lift in the literature
  • Consensus opinion on thread lift
  • Differences between Thread Lift and Face Lift

Facial Anatomy

  • Online FAST TRACK PDO Thread Lift CME Course
  • Skin and Fat
  • Musculature and Fascia
  • Blood Vessels at risk and How to Avoid

Facial Aging

  • Skin Layers and Age
  • UV-induced Changes
  • Gravitational Changes vs Volume Loss
  • Shifts in the SMAS Structural Fat
  • What causes Jowls and Naso-Labial Folds?

History of Thread Lifting

  • Review of Historical Products
  • Review of Branded non-PDO Products

PDO Thread Lifting

  • Advantages of PDO suture material
  • Metabolism of PDO
  • Available FDA-approved PDO products
    • Smooth Sutures
    • Coiled Sutures
    • Barbed Sutures
    • Anchored Sutures

The Physics of Facial Lifting

  • Directional Rules
  • Areas to Avoid
  • Identifying a Good Thread Lift Candidate

Performing the PDO Thread Lift

  • Review of Local Anesthesia
    • Lidocaine maximum dosing
  • Planning and Marking
    • Upper Face / Forehead
    • Mid-Face
    • Lower-Face
    • Jawline
    • Submental
    • Neck
    • Body Areas
  • Consent
  • Smooth Thread Volumization Strategies
    • Brow
    • Cheeks
    • Upper Lip
    • Folds and Wrinkles
    • Neck
  • Barbed Thread Lifting Strategies
    • Floating
    • Tied
    • Anchored in Temporal Fascia
    • Mid-Face
    • Lower Face
    • Submental Region
    • Forehead/Brow
  • Detailed Procedure Description and Video Review
  • Narrated Case Videos Exclusive to PracticalCME
  • Avoiding Complications
  • Patient Instructions Post-Procedure
  • Launching Your New Service
  • Additional Literature
  • Post-Test

End of Online Didactic Curriculum

Miracu, NovaThreads® and MINT PDO® are registered trademarks of their respective owners. This course is independent and not affiliated with any one thread lift suture provider.

Course General Information & Purpose

How the Best Doctors and Mid-Levels Learn PDO Thread Lift Techniques
Nobody learns how to perform thread lifting procedures in their basic medical or nursing education. These PDO Thread Lift procedures do not belong to any one specialty or group of providers. For over a decade, PracticalCME has provided inclusive aesthetic training courses for all eligible practitioners. Hands-On training in PDO Thread Lifting (NovaThreads, MINT, Miracu) is our latest addition. It is our goal to provide you safe, evidence-based certification training before, during, and after the live hands-on training date. Our physician faculty members will continue to support you while you transition from student to provider in these services.

With our unique FAST TRACK™ PDO Thread Lift classes, you are ready to practice your new procedure in 3 easy steps…

  1. Watch the narrated online content at your own pace.
  2. Attend the live review of the protocols, Q&A, and hands-on training
  3. Begin practicing and re-review the online content when necessary

Over 98% of our attendees rate our aesthetic training courses “excellent” and would recommend PracticalCME to a friend or colleague.

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  • Dr. Huyen is very knowledgeable about aesthetics and is a great teacher. I felt very comfortable and encouraged to ask questions during her workshop. The hands on training was awesome. I now feel much more confident doing procedures. I highly recommend.

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    Dr. L. Antoni ForbesNostalgia Family Medicine
  • AMAZING! I highly recommend taking this course. The online portion is extensive. Hundreds of videos to watch and re-watch. The in person training with Dr Huyen was flawless. I learned more than expected. Dr Huyen has immense thread knowledge and is a fantastic teacher. I highly recommend! I will be signing up for another training soon!

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    Jenna Bartholomew Florida PDO Thread Training April 2022Eden Medical Spa
  • The didactics and practical portion of the class were outstanding. I felt prepared to start cosmetic injections after the class. Everything was explained and taught so clearly. I am looking forward to other Practical CME classes

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    Tara WoodTara R Wood, DO
  • Excellent and in depth course. Material is organized in a logical way and encourages one to follow along. Totally free of industry/company bias. Recommend it most highly- post test forces you to actually know the material! Time and money well spent.

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    Piotr M Wyrwinski, MDPDO Thread Online Training
  • The PDO Thread online course was very comprehensive. Even though I have done dozens of cases, I learned many new things from this training. I like that the course is constantly updated with new videos.

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    Dr. Lee, MDPDO Threads
  • Of all the CME courses I have taken in an effort to expand my medical practice, I can say without hesitation that PracticalCME's lectures have been the most well-presented, memorable, and enjoyable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

PDO is an absorbable suture material called polydioxanone which has been used since the 1980’s. It can be used in aesthetics to stimulate new tissue growth and/or reposition fallen fat pads in the face and neck due to aging. It has a low rate of complications and infection
Barbed PDO threads require local anesthesia and should be performed by MD’s, DO’s or NP’s, and PA’s working under a skilled MD or DO physician. Smooth PDO threads for volumization use a similar skillset as Dermal Fillers and may be appropriate for RN’s as well under a proper protocol and MD supervision per the laws of your state.
The PracticalCME online PDO Thread training is approved for 8 CME credits. It was the first PDO thread course to have CME credits using online materials and recorded cases.
At practicalCME, our online courses are visual, and you can watch it many times to reinforce your learning. Our PDO thread course has hours of narrated case videos that you can watch over and over again. Watching someone do a case live one time will not help you at all when you get home if you do not have the recorded course material and protocols to review again later.
It definitely helps to know Fillers prior to threads since both require finding the perfect depth of injection. But for patient satisfaction, many patients cannot be fully treated with threads alone, and would benefit most from combination therapy including Botox, Fillers and PRP in addition to threads.
PracticalCME was the first to offer both live and online CME-approved training in PDO threads and our blended online + live course offers 14 CME credits. It is very important to learn the characteristics of PDO thread material and the studies behind it prior to using it in your practice. This cannot be covered in courses where all you do is watch cases, or do a case with a proctor. Courses without CME credit are prone to bias from a sponsor or fail to have the academic rigor needed to earn CME accreditation.

We offer a nine-hour online thread lift training course with narrated case videos. However, you can complete our curriculum at your own pace.

After attending the hands-on training, live protocols review, and Q&A, you can go through the content when necessary. It’ll be available for two more years.

Yes, you can! If you need PDO thread training, our online courses are perfect for you, whether you’re a professional healthcare provider or are just starting your career in the field. 

Do you think you didn’t learn enough about this procedure in your old PDO thread course? Don’t worry! Our content can help you perfect your technique if you need more training.

If interested in our PDO thread lift training, USA medical professionals can take our online courses and put their knowledge into practice in our hands-on sessions.

However, our courses may also be suitable for medical professionals who want to integrate thread face lifting into their practice but are not in the USA.

Non-US licensed providers may review the content and benefit from our PDO thread lift training through online classes. However, they would not be eligible for our hands-on training. We encourage them to contact us through our website’s chat box or email for more information.

Yes, we do! Our courses offer the theory and practice you need on PDO thread lift procedures, featuring MINT PDO and NovaThreads training

However, both brands are trademarks registered in the name of their respective owners. Our courses are not affiliated with any PDO threads provider.

As one of their biggest benefits, PDO threads can lift and tighten the skin on different body parts, such as the jawline or around the eyes.

However, unlike other procedures, PDO thread lifting doesn’t involve surgical incisions or stitches, so there are also minimal risks of complications and quick recovery times. 

PDO thread lifting is considered a minimally invasive procedure but offers excellent results in terms of facial rejuvenation. Additionally, it’s cheaper and faster than most facelift surgeries.

Yes, of course! Our comprehensive training course has been designed to teach you how to perform each required PDO thread lift procedure effectively and safely.

This course’s material contains key information on accepted protocols and up-to-date literature on PDO thread sutures, their volume, proper guidelines for placement, post-procedure instructions, and more.

Therefore, besides mastering the techniques for a correct PDO thread placement, you will also learn how to avoid risks and deal with complications or adverse events to protect your patients’ health and well-being.

Besides comprehensive and up-to-date content on PDO thread-lifting, this course includes downloadable consents, narrated cases, links to case videos, and patient instructions forms to help you integrate this aesthetic procedure into your career or business.

In addition, our physician faculty members are committed to supporting you during your transition from one of our courses’ participants to an excellent and competent PDO thread-lifting provider.

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