Visage Stories #FindYourGlow

Visage Stories #FindYourGlow

Find Your Glow With Visage Aesthetics UK We are looking for training patients to receive low-price Botox and Dermal Filler treatments on our courses in Central London  which will be held on the 15th, 16th, 18th and 19th of May. Founded by Dr. Michael Aicken, Visage Aesthetics offer training in Aesthetic Injectables administration to professionals via the ‘Visage Academy’ Supervision and teaching on the course is with Dr Michael Aicken who has 10 years experience in the use of Botox and Fillers. Dr Aicken has been training other professionals for 8 years in London and Belfast. The Visage Academy Diploma offers a chance to receive treatment at discounted prices.. As the syllabus calls for a ‘stimulated clinic’ with real patients, we are looking for those interested in receiving low-cost treatment as part of our training course. We also offer a referral system – if you refer a colleague/friend to us, you will both receive a £20 M&S Voucher. Price difference: £40/area Botox £80/ml filler  For comparison a private appointment with Dr Aicken in east Belfast would be £190 for 1 or 2 areas Botox, £285 for 3 areas botox. Filler: £300 for 1st ml, £200 / ml thereafter in same consultation. Interested? BOOK HERE Gerardine’s Story “Ruth and Mike are amazing, kind, caring and very approachable. They have always made me feel welcome and from the very start they reduced any anxiety I had about having the procedures. Now I have complete faith and trust in Visage – their professionalism, their vision and the services they provide. I with them every success.” Gina’s Story “Dr Aicken and his wife Ruth...
LIPS LIPS LIPS: Achieving The Luscious Yet Natural Result

LIPS LIPS LIPS: Achieving The Luscious Yet Natural Result

  Hey I’m Ruth, I work within the Dermal Revolution team. Nearly everything Valentines themed, will have a luscious lip stain stamped on it right? Limited editions lipstick shades come out JUST for Valentines Day, and we are bombarded with LIPS LIPS LIPS. So what about achieving luscious lips with filler – minus that UNNATURAL result? One of the most common phrases I hear in the waiting room is this – “Oh I’m not into lip fillers” I never understand it because these clients are usually going ahead with a few areas of botox and one other filler area, they are seemingly educated in the treatments. I ask them why and they say “I don’t want to look unnatural” – makes sense I guess when we only have to switch on our laptop or phone and a picture of a Kardashian pops up. Those girls are everywhere and their lips are not ‘subtle’ or ‘natural’ looking. So maybe it’s time to set the record straight about Lip Fillers- IT CAN BE DONE SUBTLY. With a little bit of product you can enhance the natural shape you already have, just so you can enjoy your lipstick to its full potential or to restore an asymmetry that annoys you. In actual fact the most beautiful Lip enhancements I’ve seen Dr Michael Aicken do have been on 55-60yr olds where there has been a thinning of the lips and a flattening out over time. No more than 0.5-1ml of filler has been administered restoring the lips back to a shape they once had and creating a ‘cupid’s bow’ again (which is usually...

Dermal Filler Doses – Article in Aesthetics by Dr Michael Aicken

Dr Michael Aicken, founder and course director of Visage Academy has this month written a detailed article published in Aesthetics Journal. This article touches on what doses of Dermal Filler should ideally be used in different situations.  We have made this article free for our Visage Academy blog readers and can be viewed below with the permission of Aesthetics Journal who we recommend strongly for your CPD requirements.  ...

Biofilms

The concept of hygiene and infection risk is something we cover during our training and we try and develop good aesthetic hygiene practices for our trainees.  In Aesthetics this month there’s a CPD module on the concept of biofilms and what that means for you as an Aesthetic clinician. The author of the article has laid out in detail what a biofilm is and worryingly the role that research is suggesting that biofilms play in the development of post treatment complications with dermal fillers.  This effect is more prevalent in repeat customers who have had many treatments before.  Simple hygiene and good aseptic techniques are all that you need to hopefully prevent biofilm complications. Here is a brief extract from the article from Aesthetics, written by Dr Samizadeh: https://aestheticsjournal.com/cpd/module/biofilms ” The increase in demand and popularity of injectable dermal fillers for aesthetic enhancement has increased the incidence of complications. Improper or inadequate disinfection of the skin, poor injection technique, presence of potential pathogens, (e.g. the patients’ own microflora such as Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and mycobacteria), injection in presence of previous permanent implants and reduced immunity increase the risk of bacterial infections. Biofilms form when bacteria adhere on the surface of the temporary or permanent implants and aggregate into communities that are physically joined together and become resistant to antimicrobial therapies and the immune system. Diagnosis and developing effective treatment of the biofilm is crucial in aesthetic practice. Even when experienced clinicians inject dermal fillers, they can cause various inadvertent reactions, ranging from minor and self-limited responses to severe complications. As such, there is an essential need for prompt diagnosis, treatment and...

In this month’s Aesthetics journal, former Visage Academy trainee Dr Rupert Critchley has written a very detailed and informative piece on smile enhancement. Definitely worth a read in your professional development time. See pages 32-33 Link Here to article Gareth Visage...

Mid-face Rejuvenation

This week in Aesthetics Journal there has been a detailed and comprehensive review of just how Aesthetic Clinicians should approach the mid face.  The mid face provides its own unique set of challenges when it comes to augmentation, you are relying on much deeper injections, landmarks that are more difficult to find and often these skills are not taught on basic courses that only deal with the classic 3 areas of botox and some basic filler techniques. In the article the authors go into detail regarding the root causes of the aging changes that we see on the mid face and the impact these have on the lower face.  Knowing what changes occur naturally as we age allows us to better plan treatments and more importantly understand why we are giving treatments rather than just following a know recipe for success. I would highly recommend reading the article which is available for free after registering with Aesthetics and accredited for CPD points – https://aestheticsjournal.com/cpd/module/mid-face-rejuvenation (By  Anna Baker AND Mr Dalvi Humzah / 06 MAY 2016) To compliment this article I have also linked a video from ourselves at visage academy that Dr Michael Aicken has produced to explain how to perform cheek augmentation with Dermal Revolution DEEP Dermal Revolution + Flourish Limited Special Offer: For a limited time get your subscription to Flourish for just £1 when you subscribe to our £99 a month package for 2 x 1ml Dermal Revolution DEEP a month.  This package gets you Flourish Cosmetic Software for injectables (Botox and Filler) the complete secure cloud based medical record storage system as well as 2 x 1ml Dermal Revolution Filler working...