Injectable dermal fillers (often referred to in the medical aesthetics industry as simply “injectables”) are an incredibly popular way to enhance facial structure and achieve a more youthful look. The demand for this treatment is so high that more than six million injections are performed each year. For this reason, many professionals are taking advantage of the rising demand for this treatment, adding it to their repertoire of service offerings.
Injectables are a safe and simple aesthetic procedure with a high patient satisfaction rate that is among the most profitable services you can provide. If you are thinking about obtaining dermal filler training, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’ll need to master the use of only one or two classes of injectables. Patients are often well-educated about their options and will routinely make requests for specific dermal fillers. For this reason, it’s to your business’s benefit to enrolling in an aesthetic training program that will enable you to become familiar with a wide variety of injectables that will cover the following.
How to Distinguish Between Different Classes of Dermal Fillers
Injectables are formulated in multiple classes and compositions for everything from “finessing” superficial facial lines to delivering large amounts of volume in the deeper anatomical planes of the face to everything in between. As reported by the AAOPM, dermal fillers are available that fall within the following classes: Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-Lactic Acid, and Polymethyl Methacrylate. According to the American Academy of Procedural Medicine (AAOPM), there are over 300 dermal fillers in the world but only a few are FDA approved in the United States
How to Mix and Match Dermal Fillers for Different Needs
It’s essential to know which class of injectable will be ideal for meeting your patients’ needs, and how to mix and match them to achieve different results. During your dermal filler training, you’ll learn about the difference between classes of injectables and which are most safe and effective for various areas of the face. Fillers covered include Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Sculptra, and Belafil, and more.
How to Translate Your Knowledge of Dermal Fillers to Facial Anatomy
To properly administer dermal fillers, you must have a firm grasp of facial anatomy, as well as how the aging process affects it. (From an aesthetics perspective, facial aging can be understood as a progressive and predictable loss of volume and skin elasticity.) Because the anatomy of the face is rich with nerves and arteries, it’s imperative to be able to accurately identify where injectables can and can’t be safely administered. As with any medical procedure, injectables can cause permanent damage if not administered correctly. High-quality dermal filler training will ensure you can provide your patients with the highest levels of safety.
How to Select and Perform the Right Dermal Filler Technique
Knowing how to identify different classes of injectables or even how to mix and match them is one thing. Knowing how to perform the proper technique is another. Just as different classes of injectables are designed for different needs, different classes of filler require different techniques. The training you’ll receive in your Dermal Fillers Training 101 course with AAAMS will teach you techniques such as tunneling, point, stretching, and dual plane applications that can be used together in a single treatment area. Each patient must be approached individually to guarantee the best results, and this part of your training will provide the hands-on experience for successfully adding injectables to your practice.
How to Assess for Pre Care and How to Perform Post Care
A good dermal filler training program will give you the knowledge you need to assess patients before treatment, as well as how to perform effective post-care. Treatment begins only after a thorough assessment of the patient to determine how to safely and effectively proceed. Knowing how to perform proper post-care is just as essential. Not only does it ensure that any potential complications can be quickly identified and addressed, but it also creates a better experience for the patient.
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