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R3 Medical Training is the nation’s leader in aesthetic therapies that include PDO Thread Lift Training (Basic and Advanced options). Learn in a Hands On setting with real threads on real patients and real biologics! 


R3 Medical Training is now offering Basic and Advanced ONE Day Certification Training Courses to help teach you the following:

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Hands On Thread Lift Training Courses

Whether you are just getting started in PDO Thread Lifts, or have been doing them for a while. R3 Medical Training courses will elevate your skill set! R3’s courses are an immersive experience in threads, with the See One… Do One… Have One concept in play.


There’s no better way to learn and remember a skill than hands on experience. In this case the learning includes real patients and real procedures occurring under the tutelage of our expert trainers!


R3 Medical Training offers both Basic and Advanced PDO Thread Lift Courses. The Basic certification course includes face procedures, which attendees get very good at over the course of a full day.


The Advanced Courses are customized to fit the attendee needs. There are options for having the course at your practice, or at our trainer’s practice or at one of our scheduled locations. Options include learning PDO Thread Lift for the neck, arms, legs and abdomen too!

Thread Lift Training

Trust us… do not learn pdo thread lifts from an instruction manual!

It’s not enough for you to simply have an idea of the steps involved with thread lift procedures. Learning in a hands on setting will help you learn and retain the skills needed to excel in the procedures such as:


  1. Who is a candidate?
  2. How many threads, what kind to use and where to place them?
  3. Should you use biologics in conjunction with the threads?
  4. What to watch out for that could go wrong and how to prevent complications.
  5. The placement of threads involves tactile feedback. Are you too deep, superficial, or is the patient experiencing pain?? Hands on training provides that feedback.

Most thread lift courses involve watching a procedure and maybe getting to insert one thread. That is NOT sufficient. R3 Medical Training does not skimp on acquiring patients or product to help you learn what you NEED to know and remember to be highly competent in the procedures. Sign up Today!

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Common Questions

PDO Thread Lifts involve dissolvable suture type threads, thinner than hair, that are medical grade and used for “lifting”  and tightening tissue along with sparking increased collagen formation to generate youthful appearance.


PDO stands for polydiaxanone, and it is a polymer that is used for several biomedical applications including sutures.  It is dissolvable and between two and six months it’s gone. As it slowly dissolves, the byproducts are excreted through urine.

The PDO threads are excellent at “lifting” tissue to minimize folds and/or wrinkles. Placement of the sutures occurs by numbing the skin and then inserting a cannula subcutaneously through the area of skin that needs “lifting”. The insertion of the threads occurs through a needle hole, and after the procedure there’s no incision or significant bleeding.


Since the threads dissolve within a few months, the tissue would simply sag back to where it was prior to the procedure. However, the placement of the thread initiates a biological reaction that includes increased collagen and elastin formation. This increased tissue then holds the skin in its new position, making the more youthful appearance last for a much longer time.

When it comes to thread lift procedures, the sutures come mostly in two types. One is barbed, where the sutures have various tiny “points” that emanate from the sutures in several directions. These are excellent at being used to hold tissue once it’s pulled to minimize wrinkles and folds.


The other type are smooth PDO threads. While smooth threads are not able to hold tissue, they do spark a biological reaction under the skin. This includes an increase in elastin and collagen formation, which is very helpful at helping the skin achieve a more youthful appearance with reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.


Thread lifts are a fantastic minimally invasive method of lifting skin that has wrinkles and is sagging. This includes marionette lines, smoker’s lines, crow’s feet and more.

Thread lift procedures are generally very safe. But they should be done by individuals who have obtained proper training, such as with R3 Medical.


One may see thread protrusion, skin puckering or unbalanced results if the threads aren’t properly implanted. This is why we offer such hands on training!

PDO Thread Lifts can be performed under the scope of several different provider types. This will vary from state to state. For instance, licensed MD and DO’s who achieve certification in threads can perform them in any state. In almost all states, Nurse Practitioners are allowed to independently perform thread lifts.


When it comes to PA’s, Naturopathic Doctors, RN’s and aestheticians, there will be variations from state to state with regards to independent scope or underneath a medical director.

Not really. There are limitations as to what thread lift procedures can accomplish. However, it can be great at maintaining a face lift, or for someone who has wrinkles and fine lines that are not ready for surgery it can prevent the need for a long time.

The Basic PDO Thread Lift Course is a full day and will teach providers the following with regards to face and neck procedures:

    1. Who is a candidate for thread lift procedures?
    2. How to evaluate patients prior to procedure and technical planning.
    3. Complications to avoid.
    4. Which threads to use and where, and hands on technical application with real patients (and each other).
    5. Post procedure instructions and what to watch out for.

The advanced course goes further than the Basic Course, and extends beyond just the face. Attendees will learn specifics of neck thread lifts, along with other areas of the body such as abdomen, legs/arms and more. The student/teacher ratio is significantly less in the Advanced class, with hands on experience a priority and specific body areas being customized to the student’s desires.

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Basic and Advanced PDO Certification Courses

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