One of the key points of your practice is to attract new clients. This can be challenging when time is one of your most valuable resources, and you likely don’t have nearly as much time as you would like. However, to bring new clients into your practice takes investment. The beautiful thing about injectibles is that your investment does not involve pricey devices or technology. Instead, it involves an investment of your time and dedication to learning proper technique. Seeing the immense popularity of Botox and dermal fillers (over 250,000 searches a month), this investment is well worth it.
Rising Above the Pack
One of the things we have seen accompany the rise in popularity of injectible treatments is an increase in substandard care. More and more consumers are learning that there is more to cosmetic injections than meets the eye. As they do, trained, qualified personnel are rising head and shoulders above the pack.
The Importance of Training
There are several aspects to injectibles like Botox and dermal fillers that you need to know in order to predict, with any amount of accuracy, what the product will do for each individual client. It is not enough to read the marketing material offered to you by manufacturers. To understand how to treat a patient, you need a firm grasp on factors such as:
- Facial anatomy. There are numerous nerves, arteries, and blood vessels that are crucial to the anatomical structure and movement of the face. Without proper training, there is a risk of inadvertently injecting product into an important vessel or nerve. This is especially relevant around the eyes and mouth.
- In order to achieve the desired result from cosmetic injectibles, you must use the proper dosage of product. The amount you use will not only be based on your patient’s goals, but also on your selected product, its consistency and potential extent of diffusion, and on the number of treatments your patient may have had in the past. This can be tricky. Some people build up a tolerance to Botox after several treatments, whereas the product may have a cumulative effect in others, which would mean you need to use less product to achieve the same result. Training provides you with the skill to make adjustments as needed.
- The technique employed to deliver soft tissue fillers, in particular, will differ based on the viscosity of the product. For instance, one would assume a thinner filler would be appropriate for superficial use. This is typically true. However, there is the issue of the Tyndall effect, of which the clinician must be mindful.
Med Ed labs offers numerous training courses throughout the year. To learn more about our courses and the facilities we use, contact us at (888) 801-9444.