Entry Level Thread Training

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River Aesthetics Academy provides in-depth 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.

Our one-day masterclass focuses on the basic principles of using Silhouette Soft® sutures to create innovative natural rejuvenation and effectively treat signs of ageing around the mid and lower face. Aimed at doctors and dentists who are looking to expand their aesthetic portfolios, the course has been specifically designed by the UK’s leading thread lifting and collagen stimulation doctors, Doctor Victoria Manning & Dr Charlotte Woodward in partnership with Sinclair Pharma.

Delegates will learn the latest thread lifting and collagen stimulation techniques in an intimate training environment ensuring students gain maximum hands-on experience and can confidently go on to immediately offer this innovative treatment to both attract new clientele and offer existing patients.

Course Requirements

  • Suitable for fully registered doctors, nurses and dentists.
  • 1 model per delegate will be required

Objectives and Content

  • Understanding of the Silhouette Soft® product along with the results that can be attained.
  • Gain a full understanding of the procedure and learn a combination of techniques to achieve mid and lower face rejuvenation
  • Discover how the innovative bidirectional cone device can be used as a dual action treatment providing highly effective lifting and anchoring of tissues and stimulation of the production of natural collagen
  • 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 focusing on the mid and lower face areas
  • Understand how to deal with, and avoid through use of best practice, any complications that may arise

Course Details

  • Full day course
  • Maximum 3 delegates per training session
  • Delegates will be provided with learning materials before the course, and it is imperative that this is studied prior to attending
  • Provisional cost for delegates £1,200 (exc VAT) per/person


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 cutting-edge technology of Silhouette Soft® threads and their suitability
  • Gain an advanced awareness of facial analysis in order to formulate appropriate treatment plans using the products
  • Understand your patient, contra-indications, and process of patient selection
  • Learn how to correctly observe and conduct physical examination of patients
  • Be proficient in administering the practical treatment of Silhouette Soft®
  • Acquire the ability to assess where different thread techniques may be appropriate and learn a combination of 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.
  • Subsequent support from Sinclair Pharma (Silhouette Soft®) with preferential pricing on products, access to their online learning platform, access to full range of marketing materials, assistance from local account manager and listed on their official clinic finder

Forthcoming Dates

14 February 2022

20 June 2022

21 November 2022

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