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5 things every practitioner needs to know about injectables

By June 1, 2018June 8th, 2018Injectables
Practitioner Tips

Here at Dr Face, we’re all highly qualified doctors. Dr Vilma and Dr Jane are also certified Allergan trainers, which means they are experts in the field of injectables, teaching Australian and international doctors how to correctly inject anti-wrinkle medication. Here, they share some of the topics that are covered in training.

1. The correct technique

The correct technique is all-important, and this is the focus of Vilma and Jane’s teaching, with lots of hands-on training. Students learn a range of challenging techniques that are used to balance, correct and enhance facial features.

2. Product differences

The differences between the various options (or major brands) of injectables that are available on the market, including their dilution, diffusion (spread) of product within the skin and how long they last in the skin.

3. The consultation

The importance of a thorough interview and examination with the patient before treatment. Not everyone is a good candidate for every kind of treatment and some people are more prone to serious side effects than others. This is why a good practitioner must check their medical history, current status and so on before treatment goes ahead.

4. Facial anatomy

An understanding of facial anatomy – muscle position and function, as well as placement of veins in the skin. The Allergan training institute helps the practitioner blend the knowledge of facial anatomy and the functionality of facial muscles with the right injection techniques to deliver natural looking results.

5. The correct dosage

The correct storage procedure and dosage of anti-wrinkle medication. The right dosage is vital, as every patient is different. Even gender can make a difference, as males generally need a higher dose for their larger facial muscles. Students learn how to measure exactly the right dose not just for the procedure, but for the individual patient.

We also think about…

  • Contraindications i.e. knowing which patients not to treat.
  • The importance of after care and any follow-up treatments that are required.
  • How to choose the correct injecting technique to minimise discomfort for the patient and get the best result.
  • How to numb the area to be injected to reduce discomfort to a minimum for the patient.
  • Hygiene procedures to decrease the incidence of infection.

For more on this topic, check out our post 3 things you should always ask before you get fillers and injectables. And remember, seeing a trained doctor ensures you benefit from the best products, best practice and best results.

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