- Level: Expert
- Price:€1700 (package options available)
- Duration: 2 days practical plus theory study time
- Practical experience: 6 hours with live patients
Our PDO COG Thread Lift Course is an advanced follow on course to the PDO Thread Lift Foundation course. Both courses can be taken together as a package discount. Designed for existing advanced practitioners, the PDO COG Course extends skills using COG style suspended sutures.
Candidates will have to show treatment evidence proving suitability for the advanced nature of the course. While PDO threads are marketed as non-intrusive, that is only relevant against highly intrusive procedures such as traditional facial lifting. PDO has an increased infection risk profile, and should be treated as a minor surgical procedure with typical infection control procedures for minor surgery.
- We use a range of market leading threads, including Silhouette Soft, N-Lift, MINT, Chroma Threads, HDerma, Honey Derma providing a broad understanding of thread options.
- Adding thread based facial lifting is a natural progression for aesthetic practitioners wanting to provide a well rounded treatment portfolio.
- Our live clinic training model means you learn in a real world environment. Practical skills training is central to all courses.
There are three main types of threads currently available; polydioxanone (PDO), polylactic acid (PLA) and polycaprolactone (PCA).
PDO threads have been around the longest and are made of a synthetic biodegradable polymer that has been used in surgery for many years. PDO threads are absorbed into the body over six months by hydrolysis and work by triggering fibroblasts to produce more collagen in a targeted area.
There are three main types of PDO threads used; mono, cog and screw threads.
Mono threads – are smooth without barbs and are anchored to a point on the face or the scalp. They mainly tighten the skin and provide a small amount of lift.
Cog threads – have barbs that hook onto the skin to provide support and lift the sagging tissue.
Screw threads – have one or two intertwined threads around the needle and provide good volume restoration to sunken areas of the skin.
The production of collagen around the threads and their barbs helps to restore volume and improves the skin texture and elasticity resulting in a natural aesthetics outcome.
We expect to start running these courses in October.
Although we have estimated that it should present fewer issues in running advanced aesthetic procedure courses in October, there is always a chance with COVID-19 that operational delays may happen. In this case we would bring practitioners aware of any date changes.
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Ongoing support after your training..
We understand that it is not always easy to budget for your education needs, so we have partnered with Flexi-Fi to provide an affordable, convenient finance option for your course. Spread your course fees over 24 or 36 monthly repayments.