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Industry leaders teach you the

Foundations of THREADS

This advanced course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy, patient assessment, numbing techniques, thread insertion, lifting techniques, adverse reactions, and how to manage patient complications.



One-on-one training
Up to 1 hour of personal training with our experts
Training products provided for this hands-on course
Live Q&A
With 2 Instructors: Dr. Gideon Kwok, Lori Robertson or Rio Calvert, MSN, FNP-C
Live Demo
Thread Insertion Demo
Breakfast Pastries & Lunch
Coffee, drinks, snacks and lunch provided
Included to follow along with training
2.5 Hours
Virtual didactic training on PDO threads
CME Credits
Awarded upon successful completion


Who is this training designed for?

This training is designed for MDs, DOs, DMDs, DDS, NPs, PAs, and RNs.

Is this course CME Accredited?

Yes! For completion of the Didactic (Activity #1) and the Hands-On training (Activity #2), you will receive 15.5 CME credits.

Can providers outside of CA and the US attend?

Yes! According to the State of California Business and Professions Code Section 2729, nurses licensed in another state or country are eligible to take this training for CME accreditation.


Hands-On PDO Threads Training

In-Person Workshop (9 AM PDT)

After taking this training course, you will be able to properly assess, choose the right product, inject, and treat your patients with beautiful results.

Course Agenda:

-Q&A about all things threads

-Live injection demo performed by 2 instructors; Dr. Gideon Kwok, Lori Robertson or Rio Calvert, MSN, FNP-C

-Your one-on-one hands-on training

Topics Covered:

-Facial Anatomy, facial vasculature, location, depths, and precautions
-The aging process, patient assessment, symmetry and balancing  
-Thread knowledge, types of threads and choosing the thread type
-Thread placement and insertion techniques
-Choosing vectors, lifting techniques, anchoring locations
-Indications/contraindications of threads
*length may vary depending on class enrollment.


As a result of these activities, the participant should be better able to:

On-Demand Didactic

  • Analyze anatomical landmarks. Fat complications ligaments, muscles related to dermal fillers, and neurotoxins.
  • Describe the aging process and how to utilize volume replacement with dermal fillers and collagen stimulators.
  • Explain facial muscle assessment origins, insertions and muscle action /function as it relates to neuromodulator use.
  • Assess and evaluate for adverse events/reactions as they pertain to dermal fillers and neuromodulators.

Hands-On Activity

  • Demonstrate proper injection techniques for neuromodulators.
  • Demonstrate proper injection techniques for dermal filler.
  • Verbalize and express understanding of the aging face and how to appropriately rejuvenate with dermal fillers.
  • Verbalize and express understanding of the muscle's origins and that are related to neurotoxin injections and their outcomes.


Dr. Gideon Kwok, DO

Dr. Gideon Kwok, DO has more than 15 years experience performing medical aesthetics; and is co-owner and Medical Director to 8 Skin Perfect Medical Clinics in Southern California. He is a national trainer for GAIN (Galderma), Cutera, Bioform (Radiesse), Merz, as well as a faculty member and trainer for MINT threads. The drive and desire to help others, whether it be his patients or fellow providers, is what keeps him at the forefront of the industry.
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Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C

Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C has more than 12 years of experience performing medical aesthetics and is part of the national faculty for several premiere aesthetics companies, including Allergan and Galderma. She strives to educate other providers on safe and effective injection techniques so more and more patients can enjoy the life-changing benefits injectables have to offer.
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Rio Calvert, MSN, FNP-C

Rio Calvert is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Rio works in the field of aesthetics as an aesthetic provider. She is also an international aesthetic laser trainer as well as a certified PDO thread lift trainer for multiple industry-leading companies. She also trains aesthetic practices on the latest injectable procedures, techniques, and best practices. Rio has a passion for teaching and empowering others to reach their highest potential. Rio’s hobbies are camping, fishing, hiking, dirt bike riding, water sports, and cooking.



By completing the on-demand didactic and hands-on training, you will be awarded:
Upon completion of hands-on training.
Upon completion of didactic.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and Ai. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.



Bridget H., R.N.

"Lori and Dr. Kwok are very thorough and patient with people who are new to the industry!"

Ailleen J.

"I already have a foot in the door, I just didn't feel confident doing injections and now after this, I feel really confident about where things are, how to even approach someone and how to even assess. This was amazing!"



And courses fill up quickly
This advanced course requires practitioners to have at least 1 year of full-time hands-on injection experience or equivalent. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please email us at before enrolling.