Dermal fillers have been gaining continuous popularity since it has been introduced in the aesthetics market. They are also known as soft tissue fillers and are FDA approved. The surprising fact is that its off-label uses are more popular due to its all-round beneficial nature. Ageing often causes fat loss in the facial areas that cause the face to look hollow.They give a permanent exhausted look to the person’s profile. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of the deep face lines so that the skin looks fresh and reenergized.
What you need to know about dermal fillers
The most popular and commonly used type of dermal filler is hyaluronic acid. There are also other types available in market that include, collagen, calcium hydroxyl apatite and polylactic acid (PLLA). Although, hyaluronic acid is mostly preferred owing to its safe use and longevity when compared to collagen and other available options of dermal fillers.
Now a bit about hyaluronic acid, it is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that forms smooth filling effect when its gel form is combined with water. This particular quality makes it the perfect solution for treating the nuances caused by the age factor. Its longevity can be further chemically modified and made to last for as long as 12 months. The injections are made comfortable for the client by using micro needles and numbing substances such as Lidocaine.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal fillers have a variety of uses and in order to inform your client of that, you ought to invite them over for a consultation session before you treat them. You will be able to check their medical history and see if their desired look is practically achievable, while they will also get a chance to learn answers to all their queries and get comfortable with you by reviewing your dermal filler training and experience so they know they are in good hands.
You can let them know that dermal fillers can be used in the following facial parts:
- Tear troughs
The lines under your eyes otherwise known as eyebags make you appear permanently tired and old due to loss of tissue and volume.
- Nasolabial folds
Also known as smile lines, these folds that run from your mouth to your nose on both sides.
- Mouth corners
The droopy corners of the mouth that make you seem unhappy.
The excess skin and sunken cheeks due to fat loss can be improved.
- Lips & Vermillion border
Borders of the lips can be given a volume boost to increase their definition.
Non-surgical nose job to straighten out any bumps or hooks.
Why as a medical professional you must have a unique aesthetic eye
Dermal filler training is a tricky business as often medical professionals lack confidence and remain doubtful about putting their training to practice. They keep thinking aloud and worrying if they will actually be able to inject dermal fillers once their training is over. This happens because they have not been taught to have an eye for aestheticswhich is as important as having the knowledge of administrating the dermal injections.
Only a unique aesthetic eye combined with the skills to administer a dermal injection properly can give the required result to satisfy a client. The art of proportionally balancing the face while improving it aesthetically is a skill required by every medical professional who wants to become an aesthetic practitioner as well.
The essential components of a quality dermal filler training
A dermal filler training course should be planned in such a manner that the trainee gets to experience hands on training. Just watching an expert inject dermal filler injections is not enough. Practical experience is required to qualify a medical professional to conducthis own practice.
Hence, it is essential for a medical professional’s training that they get the chance to practice the theory they are being taught in a supervised environment. This will help them gain knowledge of all the possible things that could go wrong and how they have to handle them, client protocol and to understand and differentiate among the products readily available in the market so they can choose the best possible product according to their client’s needs. These are the essential component of quality dermal filler training to be provided to a medical professional.
How your dermal filler training can help you in other aesthetic practices
While dermal filler training can be used for administration of dermal filler treatment, there are many other treatments that you can offer by benefitting from your training. It can be used in conjunction to treatment of Botox. Laser and IPL skin tightening is also a procedure that comes under this umbrella. Your training ought to teach you about the sequence and the required break for a particular time period before conducting all these procedures on the same client.
Get yourself an experienced instructor
It is very important that you get trained under a learned instructor who has a vast experience of performing dermal filler procedures as he will have performed thousands of dermal filler procedures and will know how to artfully undo or lessen the effect of dermal fillers and teach you that too.
Although hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are very safe and have a low risk of casing any complications, there can side effects of lumping, migraine and over filling. A medical professional ought to have a learning curve that covers dealing with all these nuances. While the lumping and migraine are purely medical problems that need to be sorted by a doctor, the over filling is a common complaint that has to be sorted by the medical professional themselves.
Some clients complain that the dermal filling has been overdone and they are not satisfied by the results. This aesthetic concern can only be approached if your instructor has shared their expertise and personal experience to prepare their students to take on every challenge they come across in their aesthetic practice.