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Hands-On Advanced Thread Lift Training for Total Face, Neck, and Eyes

Congratulations for your commitment to further your education and technical expertise in performing Thread Lift techniques for Facial Aesthetics. If you are evaluating this course, you have already completed PDO Thread Lift training levels 1 and 2 and have decided to further advance your training and skills in Aesthetics.

In this course you will learn to perform a full treatment of the face using PDO Threads. The course is designed to build on the learning and experience you have already, and expand your skills to include more advanced thread applications utilizing the more robust cutting COG Threads and Molded COG Threads for the Face, Neck, Chin, and Eyes.

Empire Medical Training’s PDO Thread LIft Training (level 3) will prepare you to offer additional, advanced treatment options to help you create the best aesthetic outcomes for your patients. This program is an intensive, focused hands-on training with Empire’s expert Physician instructors. The course is designed to help you acquire a higher degree of proficiency with the more advanced techniques that involve barbed, and other intricate threads. Empire’s advanced program is a 1-Day Hands-On Workshop that include training in the following areas:

  • Mid-Face and Lower Face (2 areas, most recommended)
  • Fox/ Cat Eye Treatment on eyebrows
  • Neck or Decollate areas



What makes this course different from the prerequisite course (Thread Lift Training Levels 1 and 2)?

  • Class sizes are limited to small groups where practitioners work very closely with the supervising Physician Instructor to perform techniques HANDS-ON.
  • As with all Empire Medical Training programs, our physician instructors are world class practitioners, practice owners, and expert in the area they are teaching. Nurse Practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in performing all Thread Lift techniques will also participate as instructors.
  • This advanced course will utilize threads of 18-19 gauge which includes V1 and V2 (molded Cog Threads).
  • During levels 1 and 2, practitioners spend more time learning how to place threads, this advanced workshop’s focus will be on technique and understanding the various thread applications. The course will include use of the more robust threads for a variety of treatment areas and areas to provide more lasting results.
  • You will learn Reversed-Vector placements
    • Understand technique, pros and cons
    • When to use bi-directional or unidirectional barb configurations
  • Use of Clarius Handheld Ultrasound Scanner so you can see the threads after placement.
  • Small group course with attendees who already have taken previous thread courses and have experience in placing smooth and barbed PDO Threads. By having a small group of people, attendees should be able to see and learn more cases from a group setting and be trained as a small group preceptorship.
  • More in-depth Knowledge training on PDO thread mechanism and anatomy.
  • Management of Complications and how to treat possible adverse events.

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For the price of only 3 workshops, get the most skills and save with a membership!

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Workshop Includes

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Perform techniques on a live patient during your practice session.

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Specialized Group Training

Practice stations are organized into groups to facilitate peer-to-peer technique exchange.

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Pre-Course Videos

Explore didactic training covering anatomy, product expertise, prevention of complications, and more.

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Live Q&A

Receive answers to your medical questions from our faculty of board-certified industry experts.

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Get your vibrant, full-color workbook with ample space for note-taking throughout the course.

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Empire Certificate

Receive a certificate of achievement to signal your completion of the course material.

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Injection training products are included in course (e.g., botulinum toxins, dermal fillers, etc.)

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*Based on course requirements.

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Witness the inspiring firsthand accounts from Empire students, demonstrating that with unwavering determination, success is not only achievable but inevitable.

Empire has developed this course to enhance the training already received in PDO Thread Lift training level 1 and 2, and better complement other aesthetic procedures presently being performed in your practice.

The course is taught by Board Certified Physicians and Specialists who have incorporated these procedures within their practice and will share their results and “injection pearls” in addition to reviewing the numerous vector diagrams, thread configurations, and how to create a full treatment and consultation. A full color manual and instructional videos illustrating the procedures are included through our Physician Portal.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Trainees must have taken previous Thread Lift Training Levels 1 and 2, or equivalent. Trainees must have performed at least 4 thread lift procedures on patients subsequent to the workshop.
  • Trainees MUST accompany their own models for the training and provide follow up, post care. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these guidelines as safety is our primary concern.
  • Empire Medical Training will not supply models for attendees. Trainees must be responsible for the results and provide aftercare to their models after thread treatments.
  • Trainees must send photos of their models with a treatment plan provided for pre-approval.

Empire Medical Training has created this Advanced PDO Thread Lift Training course for all physicians and nurse practitioners to help them broaden their skills in Aesthetics. Our objective is to teach practitioners safe injection and PDO Thread Lifting technique to help practitioners develop a successful aesthetics practice.

Join the thousands of physicians and nurse practitioners who have trusted Empire Medical Training for the past 23 years with training to develop new skills and learn new aesthetics procedures.


Upon completion of this program, attendees will have a thorough understanding of the following concepts:

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge to identify potential patients who would substantially benefit from these innovative therapies.
  • Patient consultation and creation of a full aesthetic plan and treatment strategy to give patient options while delivering optimal results.
  • Successfully mark the patient pre-operatively before the injection and create the proper vectors to achieve the desired effect.
  • Review mechanism of action for PDO Threads and pertinent anatomy for better understanding of the threads both as product and procedure.
  • Identify the indications, precautions, and contra-indications (relative and absolute) for the advanced PDO Thread Lift procedures including product selection and candidate selection.
  • Learn and develop proper technique for placement and in creating a full treatment plan for various facial indications and become proficient in the placement of lower gauge (18-19G) threads for greater lifting in less forgiving areas.
  • Learn how combination therapies in conjunction with PDO Threads can create better aesthetic results depending upon patient presentation.
  • Develop the knowledge and be able to identify potential adverse events associated with the procedure and to avoid complications through training, injection skills, and proper technique.
  • Develop and incorporate protocols and SOP(s) for the various PDO Thread procedures.
  • Learn Pricing and Packaging for the procedures and marketing pearls to incorporate within your present practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

This training caters to MDs, DOs, DMDs, DDS, NPs, RNs and other licensed healthcare professionals.

A board-certified physician expert will teach this course, with other licensed healthcare professionals assisting where needed.

Certainly! For those outside the United States, injections on anatomical models are an option; however, you will not be allowed to inject on a live patient.

Each state has its own regulations concerning live patient injections. Kindly consult your licensing board to determine if you’re permitted to administer injections.

In-Person Course Agenda

Agenda Training - Agenda
8:00am-8:30am Registration
  • Understanding the mechanism of PDO Threads
  • How to choose the ideal threads for patients
  • Understanding the differences between the differences in types of threads and composite material including PDO, PLLA, PCL
  • Learn how to manage threads inventory and storage
  • Thread mechanisms on Anatomy
  • Positive effects after placing threads
  • Negative effects after placing threads
  • Review Complications and Possible Adverse Events
  • Corrective actions and how to address complications
  • Post Care Instructions
10:30am-10:45am Break
  • Review before/after pictures and the unique approach to each patient in addressing needs and wants
  • Setting treatment goals and a long-term aesthetic plan for patients
  • Entry point and thread vector injections – reversed-vector placements
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
Agenda Training - Injection
  • Hands-On Small Group Training (4-6 Maximum) per instructor
  • Create a total treatment plan for each patient and be able to perform the procedure and observe additional areas with other students during the training

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*All courses are conducted by Physicians and other Specialists in Aesthetics, Pain, Surgery, and Medicine. Not by less qualified Instructors

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