Advanced Masterclass Combination Therapy

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River Aesthetics Academy provides advanced training courses that incorporate fundamental anatomical knowledge and applied practical skills on live models, using the latest techniques and highest quality products available on the market.

From experience we have found that treatments carried out in isolation never yield the best results, and in practice many patients require both volumisation and tissue repositioning techniques to achieve their desired look. This full day masterclass incorporates the combination of both Silhouette Soft® sutures and the collagen stimulator dermal filler Ellansé to create innovative natural rejuvenation and effectively treat signs of ageing around the face & neck area.

Aimed at doctors, dentists, and nurse prescribers looking to expand their aesthetic portfolios, this course has been specifically designed by the UK’s leading thread lifting and collagen stimulation doctors, Doctor Victoria Manning & Dr Charlotte Woodward.

Delegates will learn the latest thread lifting and collagen stimulation techniques, a sophisticated treatment to both offer existing clientele and attract new patients, in an intimate training environment of just 3 students ensuring maximum hands-on experience.

Course Requirements

  • Open for medical professionals only
  • Delegates must have prior experience with sutures and cannulas
  • 1 model per delegate will be required

Objectives and Content

  • Learn in detail the benefits of Silhouette Soft® threads and Ellansé
  • Understand how they can be used as a combination treatment to lift and volumise tissues, and how to perform bio-stimulation to improve skin texture and treat scarring
  • Gain a full understanding of the procedure and advanced techniques required
  • Understand the importance of patient selection
  • Observe a physical examination by expert trainers on live models
  • Participate in practical sessions with live models under the close guidance of our doctors
  • Understand how to deal with, and avoid through use of best practice, any complications that may arise

Course Details

  • Full day course
  • Maximum 2 delegates
  • CPD accredited
  • Certificate given upon completion


River Aesthetics Academy is led by Dr Victoria Manning and Dr Charlotte Woodward, two celebrated names in the world of advanced aesthetics, and amongst the most experienced thread-lifting and collagen stimulation experts who regularly conduct live demonstrations to global practitioners at the prestigious BCAM, CCR and ACE industry conferences.

Named in the Tatler’s Top 40 Doctors in the UK list, both doctors work extensively with the media offering opinion and expertise being featured in The Telegraph, Aesthetics Journal, The Sunday Times, Aesthetics Medicine, and Daily Mail, amongst others.

Dr Victoria Manning


Dr Victoria Manning is a highly skilled and experienced medical aesthetics doctor with over 20 years of clinical expertise across both general practice and aesthetics. Passionate about helping her patients restore their inner confidence and giving them their sass back after life knocks them down, being part of their recovery journey is what drives her.

A global aesthetics industry trainer, speaker and key opinion leader for Sinclair Pharma’s Silhouette Soft® Thread Lifts & Ellansé, Dr Manning is also an expert trainer in PDO Threads and Vaginal Rejuvenation techniques. Selected by Sinclair Pharma to head up the latest Silhouette Soft® Pilot in the UK, Dr Manning and River Aesthetics will be the first in the UK to trial the newest, innovative suture from the Silhouette Soft® thread portfolio. She was also recently appointed to join the Specialist Advisory Board of CMAC (Complications in Medical Aesthetics Collaboration) giving guidance to clinicians on complication management and outcomes.

Enthusiastic about teaching other medical professionals, Dr Manning advocates the importance of knowledge transfer amongst aesthetic practitioners following the ethos of that we never stop learning no matter how long we have been doing something. With an increasing part of her work being the correction of poor work by unqualified individuals, she is dedicated to ensuring safety is regarded as paramount by the aesthetics industry and constantly strives to push for regulation from governing medical bodies.

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Dr Charlotte Woodward


With more than 25 years clinical experience, Dr Charlotte Woodward is an extremely skilled and accredited medical aesthetics doctor and general practitioner who has practiced exclusively in the aesthetics sector for over 17 years. She discovered the world of aesthetics during her time as a GP and was instantly taken with the artistry involved, the ability to make people feel good and the privilege of witnessing overjoyed reactions of patients upon seeing their procedure results in the mirror.

Well-regarded for her innovative use of threads and fillers, Dr Woodward is always ahead of the curve with new products, procedures and pioneering techniques, and is often heavily involved in the developmental stages with international pharmaceutical companies. She was one of the first doctors in the UK to perform a Breast Thread Lift, setting the standards for industry best practice and leading the way for advances in the use of sutures in aesthetics.

Passionate about aesthetic medicine & safety, Dr Woodward is a prominent global advanced trainer for Sinclair Pharma’s Ellansé and Silhouette Soft® brands, as well as an ambassador for their newest product Maili, and a global trainer in PDO Threads and Vaginal Rejuvenation with Desirial®. She trains hundreds of medical professionals every year both in person at the River Aesthetics Academy, as well as at well-known external industry events and meetings.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Fluent in the concept of Silhouette Soft® threads and Ellansé and their suitability
  • Gain an advanced awareness of facial analysis in order to formulate appropriate treatment plans using the products
  • Understand your patient, contraindications, and process of patient selection
  • Learn how to correctly observe and conduct physical examination of patients
  • Be proficient in administering the practical combined treatment of Silhouette Soft® and Ellansé
  • Learn a combination of advanced techniques developed by the doctors for superior results
  • Gain the confidence to immediately start practicing this new technique in clinic with unlimited follow-on support from our trainers if required.

Training Dates Available

25 April 2022

26 September 2022

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If you need more information, or would like to book an appointment, then please contact us on 01202 024060

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