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National Laser Institute now offers a 2-day PDO Threads course for physicians, nurses and medical professionals!
What Are PDO Threads?
PDO threads are absorbable sutures that stimulate cellular rejuvenation and collagen growth. The threads restore the natural v-shape of the face by accentuating the cheeks, tightening the jawline and diminishing the jowls.
In the past, polydioxanone (PDO) threads were favored by surgeons performing cardiothoracic surgery, because they dissolve within four to six months and don’t create scar tissue.
PDO threading has recently gained recognition in the medical aesthetics industry. The threads can be inserted almost anywhere on the body, but physicians and nurses have found that they are especially effective for the neck and jawline. The lower third of the face is challenging to treat effectively with Botox or dermal fillers. But by combining these common cosmetic injectable treatments with PDO threads, patients will experience optimal results!
In addition to new collagen growth, there are many other benefits to PDO threads:
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Skin lifting and brightened skin tone
- Instant and sustained increase in volume
- Improvement in skin wrinkles for up to 12 to 18 months
- No surgery and minimal downtime
PDO thread lifts are very versatile, allowing practically all areas of the face to be treated including the under eye area, eyebrows, crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial folds, naso jugal folds, wrinkles around the mouth, jaw line, jowls and neck.
Types of PDO Threading
There are two types of PDO threading techniques: Nu-Mesh and Nu-Lyft.
Nu-Mesh creates a mesh under the skin using smooth or twisted threads in two or three different directions. This creates a net under the skin and causes the body to create more collagen. It is used to treat areas like the neck, cheeks and lips.
The Nu-Lyft method repositions and tightens the skin.
How does a PDO Thread Lift Work?
A thread lift can be completed in just three easy steps!
1. Patients are numbed with a lidocaine injection
2. Then a small needle is used to place an “introducer” port in the treatment area
3. Where a microcannula, pre-loaded with the threads, is inserted through the port and pushed through the subdermal layer of skin. As the cannula is retracted, the thread is left in place, creating a subtle lift.
PDO Threads Training at National Laser Institute
At National Laser Institute, we offer PDO thread certification for physicians, nurses and medical professionals who have completed our Botox, Dermal Filler & Advanced Injectable course OR has six months of Botox/dermal filler injecting experience.
During PDO thread lift training, attendees will receive hands-on training where they will treat scheduled clients in an educational setting to gain real-world experience. You will be trained on how to administer PDO thread lifts on some of the most in-demand treatment areas:
- Cheek vector
- Lip enhancement/Peri oral lines
- Nasal labial folds
Attendees who complete PDO threads training will demonstrate knowledge of three types of threads:
- Smooth. Improves collagen and crepey skin in the cheeks.
- Twisted. Improves collagen while adding volume. This type of thread is typically used in the nasal labial or marionette area.
- Barbed. Provides a lift in the lower/mid face and the neck.
With threads certification from National Laser Institute, you will be prepared to confidently provide these aesthetic treatments to your patients in a safe, professional and efficient manner. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion.
If you would like to learn more about National Laser Institute’s new PDO Threads course, course dates or any of our other CE/CME courses, fill out the form on the right, or give us a call at 800-982-6817 for more information.