Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 3): I Don’t Want A Trout Pout!

Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 3): I Don’t Want A Trout Pout!

One more first-timer misconception to mention here is about deciding whether or not to try lip filler injections. It’s important to enhance with small doses and return after a few weeks if you decide to go bigger. But it’s a common fear that you’ll get a ’trout pout’, ‘sausage lips’ or just lumps and bumps that won’t go away afterwards.   1ml is the standard starting point and it’s rare that 1ml can enhance a lip so much that a client will think it’s too much. In fact, many clients who opt for a half ml initially, say that they preferred the look of their lips for the first two-three days after receiving the lip filler, before the initial swelling had subsided, making them regret not getting a full ml.   It is so important however, that your practitioner is well trained in using lip filler. Lips can go wrong very fast with untrained hands. Filler placement and post-injection moulding both need to be targeted and accurate so as to avoid ‘sausage lips’ (where the filler comes out too far to the edges of the mouth), ‘duck lips’ (where the top lip is bigger than the bottom) or the dreaded ’trout pout’ (where the lips look out of proportion with the rest of the face). On Visage Academy we are fairly militant in our teaching about these to ensure that our trainees know how to avoid them! When making injectable decisions it’s important, like with everything, to do your homework. Looking at what results your practitioner has been getting – do they post their results somewhere where you can take a look? Do they have a portfolio of before and after pics on their...
Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 2): I Still Want To Look Like Me!

Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 2): I Still Want To Look Like Me!

Another common misconception with some first timers considering embarking upon a journey into aesthetic injectables, is that they think that if they allow even one treatment to their face, their face shape will entirely change and they will immediately start to morph into something unrecognisable or melt away when exposed to sunlight! Fortunately, the over-the-top look doesn’t tend to be something that happens all-of-a-sudden; itt takes some commitment, a series of bad choices and a lot of money. It just isn’t likely after one tastefully delivered treatment.  With dermal filler administered by expert hands, you’ll still look like you, but a slightly fresher version. Click on this image below to see some examples of dermal filler applied subtly to the tear troughs (lines under the eyes).               Ask your practitioner to order some Dermal Revolution for you by sharing this link: https://dermalrevolution.com – Request a treatment with our trainer, Dr Aicken, at his London or Belfast Clinics – If you are interested in expanding your career and training with us, clink on the following links to  see our upcoming course dates: BELFAST LONDON BIRMINGHAM DUBLIN – Heres links to some of our other blog posts we think you might be interested in reading: Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 1): Once You Pop You Just Cant Stop! Body Positivity and The Aesthetics...
Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 1): Once you pop you just can’t stop!

Some Common Misconceptions About Aesthetic Injectables (Part 1): Once you pop you just can’t stop!

When we first arrived on the aesthetic injectables scene in the mid-2000’s the classic treatment for the woman over 40 was to fill their nose-to-mouth (nasolabial) lines with dermal filler. For a first-timer, receiving this treatment gave incredible satisfaction for both the practitioner and the client. This little taste of cosmetic magic meant that suddenly there existed the possibility of achieving an impressive age-defying result, which took only ten minutes but could last a year and… yes in a lot of cases this was a treatment that could take five or more years off a client. The client would notice that their makeup would stop collecting in the nose to mouth folds and they would stop seeing those dark lines and shadows in their photos and think, “flip, I should have got this done years ago, what was I so scared off? I could have prevented these bad boys from setting in permanently had I have known!” One thing that holds back some people from giving injectables a try, is the misconception that it’s a ‘slippery slope’ and that ‘once you pop, you can’t stop.’ They think that once starting into injectables, they’ll need to keep it up for the rest of their life. They aren’t ready for that commitment or another obsession, as life is already hard enough! So it’s nice for me when I get to be the voice of reason and offer reassurance that treatments only last for as long as Toxin and fillers last! For toxin (anti-wrinkle injections), that means 3-6 months and for filler, it’s 6-12 months, depending on the type used and the area of the face treated. I encourage a balanced and...