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9 Hour Online Course with Narrated Case Videos

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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

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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

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Fully Accredited Online Training with Printable CME Certificate

THIS ACTIVITY IS ACCEPTED FOR UP TO 9 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CME CREDITS

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.

Who is Eligible to Take PracticalCME Training Courses?

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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.

PDO Thread Blended Live Hands-On Course Outline

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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
  • Major Nerves 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

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

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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) 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.

Why Choose PracticalCME?

Excellence in CME Training Since 2008

  • 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.

  • Tara WoodTara R Wood, DO

    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

  • Dr. Lee, MDPDO Threads

    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.

  • Piotr M Wyrwinski, MDPDO Thread Online Training

    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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PracticalCME Medical TrainingReviews from Our Attendees
5 Stars - Based on 388 User Reviews

Tara WoodTara R Wood, DO

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

Piotr M Wyrwinski, MDPDO Thread Online Training

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.

Dr. Lee, MDPDO Threads

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are PDO threads?

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.

Who is eligible to train in PDO threads?

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.

Do all courses available online come with CME credits?

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.

I am a visual learner. How will an online course help me?

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.

Do I need to know Botox, Fillers and PRP when doing threads?

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.

Why choose Practical CME PDO Thread Lift Training Course?

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.

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