Botox is an excellent product for temporarily smoothing and preventing wrinkles, and dermal fillers can diminish marionette lines on the sides of the mouth as well as add or replace lost volume in cheeks, lips, temples and under the eyes. But did you know that there are also “off label” uses for cosmetic injectables that can be used very effectively in other areas? For example, Botox can help prevent excessive sweating, correct a gummy smile, soften the jawline and lift the brow, while dermal fillers can make both earrings and high-heeled shoes more comfortable to wear? These are just a few of the reasons why finding an expert injector is so important.
While there’s no doubt about it—cosmetic injectables including Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella and others are more in-demand today than ever before— optimal results have a lot to do with the injector. Products like these have the ability to make a big difference in the way we look (both “good” in the right hands, and less than satisfactory in the wrong ones)—and more importantly, they can make a difference in the way we feel about ourselves. For a closer look at cosmetic injectables training and what it really takes to be an expert cosmetic injector, we spoke with Ami Montague, LVN, Aesthetician and Instructor at National Laser Institute.
NLI: How important is it for the cosmetic injector to have an “artistic eye”?
Ami: I think it’s imperative to have an artistic eye. One doesn’t necessarily need to be an artist, but she or he should certainly have the ability to scan a face and note where, exactly, to inject to create a more youthful, balanced appearance—both in animation and at rest.
NLI: What other qualities are important for an expert cosmetic injector?
Ami: Without a doubt, integrity is a must. A vow I make to every new patient is that I will not allow them to become “over-treated”, meaning that they look like they’ve had “too much” work done. Again, results should be both youthful and balanced.
NLI: What about the injector-patient relationship? What’s essential there?
Ami: The injector should place an emphasis on developing strong interpersonal skills. It’s important to really listen to the patient, but it’s equally important to learn how to politely decline treatment to any patient who will not have an aesthetically pleasing outcome.
NLI: But does turning away a patient make them not want to come back?
Ami: This is a business that is very much built on relationships. Although profit may be lower that particular day, politely declining treatment when necessary creates both trust and a long-term relationship with the patient, which will provide more income over time.
For more information on cosmetic injectables training including Botox training, dermal filler training, Kybella training for moderate to severe sub mental fat and all of our training courses for medical professionals, call us today at 800-982-6817.