Lumps and bumps can occur with any dermal filler injection. In fact, it is very common for patients to feel lumps in their skin days after treatment.
If you are just starting out in the medical aesthetics biz (or even a seasoned pro), proper dermal fillers injection techniques are essential to minimizing lumps so that they resolve themselves soon after a cosmetic procedure.
How To Avoid Facial Filler Lumps
One of the most important things you will learn during Botox and dermal filler injection training is proper injection technique and how to minimize potential side effects. When it comes to facial fillers, a common concern among clients is lumping beneath the skin at the injection site.
There are many reasons lumps and bumps occur after a wrinkle filler treatment:
- The filler is injected too superficially.
- Too much filler product is injected into one area.
- The filler moves to create a large deposit in an area.
Bruising can also cause lumps, which is why cosmetic injectors are taught to apply pressure to the treated area to avoid bruising.
Often, it is as simple as massaging the injection site so that you don’t feel a lump. For example, if you are treating the nasolabial folds (smile lines), “pinch” the area with your index finger and thumb to disperse the filler. Similar techniques are used on different areas of the face.
Dermal fillers are beneficial for eliminating facial lines and restoring volume loss in the face. They are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. This cosmetic treatment is unique because it plumps the skin while lifting it to restore collagen loss due to aging. Perhaps the most popular use for fillers is to plump the lips, but they can also be used to address the cheeks, jawline, chin, temples and sagging hands.
Dermal Fillers Training at National Laser Institute
If you are a physician, nurse or medical professional looking to supercharge your earning potential, it is time to consider the wonderful world of medical aesthetics!
National Laser Institute offers Botox and dermal fillers courses that can be completed in as little as a weekend up to two weeks of training. Each CE/CME training course includes classroom (didactic) education and clinical hands-on training for the ultimate learning experience!
You will learn several anti-wrinkle treatments including Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm®), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), PDO threads, Kybella and more!
As the country’s leading medical aesthetics school, one of the things that set us apart is we spend millions of dollars each year to book and schedule clients for you to work on during clinicals. Our goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in administering a variety of cosmetic treatments in any setting.
There are several reasons medical professionals enter the medical aesthetics industry. First, the industry is BOOMING – $16.7 BILLION was spent on aesthetic procedures in 2017. Treatments like Botox and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are cash-based, meaning you won’t have to deal with insurance hurdles. You can earn supplemental income and have the freedom to make your own schedule. Who doesn’t love the sound of that?!