Building Careers

PDO Thread Lift Training

Our foundation course in PDO thread lift is for advanced aesthetic practitioners. This course aims to help you build the techniques that will set you apart, enabling you to step into the future of advanced cosmetic procedures. We will cover all you need to know for you to treat your clients with confidence and competence. The course includes anatomy, use of local anaesthetic, consultation and assessment, managing complications and aftercare.

Course fee €1900

Our PDO Thread Lift Training is designed to facilitate a level of theoretical and practical knowledge to deliver PDO treatment safely with the ability to address complications that may arise.

What you will learn

  • Facial anatomy
  • Facial nerves
  • Facial symmetry
  • Volume loss to fat pads
  • Consultation and assessment
  • Patient selection
  • Managing expectations
  • Contraindications
  • Aftercare
  • Dealing with complications

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For delegates new to A.T.A.I, all our courses have a foundation of theory considered the minimum for delivering Cosmetic Procedures, as laid out by Health Education England (HEE). We follow these guidelines as best practices in delivering cosmetic procedures as Ireland at this time has no framework for the aesthetic sector,

For more details and payment plan options, please call us on +353 1 524 1511 or book a callback.

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Aesthetic Doctor
Michelle Westcott

With over 16 years in aesthetic medicine, Dr Michelle Westcott is a master trainer. Michelle teaches a broad remit of aesthetic medicine including PDO threads, Silhouette Soft, Skin boosters, varied advanced filler modalities. Dr Michelle loves teaching: ” I am constantly learning, training and updating my skills, as I believe that knowledge is the most precious gift anyone can possess. Aesthetic Medicine is a field I feel extremely passionate about and I  strive daily to maintain the highest possible standards and strive to make patient safety and amazing aesthetic outcomes my priority.

Aesthetic Nurse
Lynn Murdock

Nearing 5 years in aesthetic medicine Lynn has performed thousands of procedures and is our lead dermal filler, PRP, and skin booster trainer. A qualified teacher and RGN, Lynn has a passion for aesthetic medicine and teaching and is as much a student as a teacher with constantly building her knowledge and skills. “Delivering an aesthetic outcome a client is happy with means having many tools in your bag. It is as much an art as it is science, and when you get that right the happiness it brings clients is truly rewarding”.

PDO threads, PDO sutures sold under a mired of brands, Silhouette Soft, MINT Lift, N-Finder the options are rather endless. Most threads are manufactured in South Korea; we teach the techniques required to deliver PDO, PLLA threads regardless of brand. The PDO technique is minimally invasive when compared to traditional facial plastic surgery. However, PDO procedures are invasive procedures. When attending a PDO training course, you will note the setup for minor surgery. There has never been a more important time to think about infection control than in the time of COVID.

As the primary aesthetic medicine college in Ireland, the A.T.A.I Clinic is a quality assured audited ISO certified clinic for aesthetic procedures—this means we follow best practices in infection control and have equipment on-site to manage complications; we even have an AED. In the U.K such procedures are regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission.) The independent regulator of health and social care in England. As Ireland does not have such an oversight board, there is no quality control imposed on clinics to adhere to infection control, equipment, cleanliness standards, or who can carry out these procedures. It is due to this lack of regulation that A.T.A.I took the step to become accredited with the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) — Silhouette Soft and PDO Threads are classified as a minor surgical procedure.

Complementing training

Skin Boosters provide the perfect complementing treatment; we offer a comprehensive course for multiple brands of skin boosters. Providing a treatment pathway for your patients delivers better aesthetic outcomes and ultimately happier clients. Talk to us today and grow your career.

Jalupro Superhydro Protocol

PDO threads: Most thread lift procedures make use of PDO threads. They have been around for the longest period of time and have been used in surgery for years. They are composed of a biodegradable polymer and dissolve within the body in 4-6 months. The procedure results can last for an additional 15-24 months, and they generally create type 1 collagen. Dissolving threads stimulate collagen synthesis, which enhances youthful appearance. Many choices of PDO thread are available for use, and closing the correct thread for your client may not be that easy. Usually, PDO threads are excellent for repositioning and rejuvenating, therefore, better suited towards younger clients.

PLLA threads: PLLA threads are composed of lactic acid derived biocompatible polymer and are used in various treatments. PLLA benefits include the ability to regenerate collagen over a longer period of time when compared to PDO threads. When inserted into the skin, this thread forms type 1 collagen with a very minimal (if any) inflammatory response. They last for 12 months within the skin.

PCA threads: PCA threads are not used as often as the PDO or PLC threads, but they last up to 2 years and create type 1 and 3 collagen. They are the newest threads, and they are composed of caprolactone (bio-absorbable monofilament). The structure within the PCA thread is more robust and therefore takes much longer to break down. It is highly potent at stimulating collagen and hyaluronic acid. Even once dissolved, collagen production can last for another year. These treads provide a small amount of lift and rejuvenation. These threads provide a larger amount of lift when compared to PDO and PLLA threads and are better suited to older clients who need a small to moderate amount of lift.

Complementing treatment

Combining treatments provides a treatment pathway more suited to many clients expectations. From PDO threads, chemical peels, dermal filler through to IPL all benefit from paring with skin boosters. Training with A.T.A.I opens your career to a world of options.

How much is the PDO training?

Our PDO Thread Lift training course is €1900 with a deposit of €500

I am a beauty therapist or non medical professional can I attend this training?

Sorry due to insurance protocols and the problem of beauty therapy being an unregulated qualification, we are unable to facilitate training for beauty therapists or nonmedical professionals. We delegate a medical professional as an NMBI registered nurse or midwife, IMC registered doctors, and dental council of Ireland dentists. International delegates are welcome and will also have to verify qualifications and current membership to a medical board.

Do I need to bring my own model?

No, we provide all models for the practical component of the course. If you do wish to bring along a model, please let us know at the time of enrolment.

Who is able to attend this training?

Nurses and doctors can attend this course. We only accept NMBI registered nurses, IMC & Dental Council Ireland, doctors with current valid registration.

Is there a practical component to the training?

Yes, the course is structured with the delivery of theory of approximately 30 hours through our virtual learning environment. In addition, the practical days see you observing injectable treatment plus hands-on administering of skin boosters. All our courses have a strong focus on practical skills.

Do I need specific coverage for PDO threads on my insurance?

No, our insurance covers you on the practical treatment days. Once you have qualified you will, of course, need to update your insurance to cover the new treatments.

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17augCourse date is typically the beginning of online theory. After enrolment we will be in contact with you to outline the course schedule. Course is multiple days and dates with Orientation/Foundation Day On:PDO Thread Lift Foundation TrainingAdvanced, for existing practitioners

16novCourse date is typically the beginning of online theory. After enrolment we will be in contact with you to outline the course schedule. Course is multiple days and dates with Orientation/Foundation Day On:PDO Thread Lift Foundation TrainingAdvanced, for existing practitioners

Live Clients

We provide all clients for training courses.

Clinical Environment

Learn in an actual clinic environment.

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