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Aqualyx Training – LONDON – 30th November 2019 Aqualyx CERT. £630+VAT. 90 mins online, 90 mins assessment and injecting LIVE patient. LONDON FIELDS (E8) – 30th Nov 2019 Amount at checkout £756.00 GBP Aqualyx Training – LONDON – 17th February 2020 Aqualyx CERT. £630+VAT. 90 mins online, 90 mins assessment and injecting LIVE patient. LONDON FIELDS (E8) – 17th February 2020 Amount at checkout £756.00...
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...

The 5 Golden Rules When Becoming a Prescriber

Are you a medic considering becoming a prescriber of Botox for a non-medic Aesthetician?   Maybe you’ve been approached by someone to prescribe for them, or you simply think it would be a good use of your time. Could this be the next step to take in your career in Aesthetics?   With all that being said, at Visage Aesthetics we love to resource and equip you in all areas of the Aesthetic industry and so we’ve shared the five golden rules you need when being a prescriber.   ONE: Define the how, when and the cost involved when seeing one single patient AND a group of X number of patients.   TWO: Advise on your role with the patient, in the partnership  – Check the patients past medical history Give them impartial advice on possible botox / filler treatments and later prescribe botox / filler for them on request (define how you would like the request). Define who’s pharmacy account you’ll be ordering from. We recommend that the practitioner you’re prescribing on behalf of sets up their own pharmacy account, meaning you just need to sign the prescriber part of the form and you don’t have any financial responsibility for them not being able to pay for an order. THREE: Define your understanding of their role – Get their patients to complete a past medical history form which has been previous agreed by both yourself and the prescriber. (Flourish could come in handy here)  Advise whether you expect the patient to pay you directly for the appointment or pay them and they in turn pay you. Think – if...
The Nefertiti Facelift & Working with Platysmal Bands

The Nefertiti Facelift & Working with Platysmal Bands

Did you know that you have four Platysmal Bands? You have two on each side. What are Platysmal bands? Wikipedia describes Platysmal muscle this way – “The platysma is a superficial muscle that overlaps the sternocleidomastoid”… The platysmal muscle covers the upper part of the chest and shoulders rising to the sides of the neck. So now that we’ve cleared that up… we can imagine the process of aging in this area which is situated below the jawline and along the neck area. Usually we picture the aging process as the skin ‘drooping’ and loosing elasticity. However the same is not to be said about the Platysmal Bands – these bands actually tighten over time which forms prominent lines at the front of our necks. Enter the Nefertiti Facelift. It is most common for only one or a couple of the bands to become more prominent, causing the tenting out at the neck which affects the cervico-mandibular angle (the angle of your chin to neck). So how do we treat this problem area for so many? We hear from Dr Michael Aicken, founder of as well as trainer and practitioner at Visage Aesthetics U.K. – First up:  “Ask your patient to tense up and relax from the sides and identify which one(s) are causing the issue…” Next:  “Inject Anti-wrinkle toxin down the muscle band, directly into it by grabbing it like a rope between your finger and thumb. No anaesthetic cream is best as then it isn’t slippy,  (this area is not usually tender anyway). 4 units Anti Wrinkle Toxin (Allergan) or 5 graduations of a 1ml insulin syringe if you trained with Visage Academy /...

Foundation Course – Online ‘Recap’

Fancy a recap on the Visage Academy Foundation Course? It’s ok if you couldn’t take it all in – or you did take it all in but it has fallen out again! Receive a one-year subscription to the Foundation Course online modules for £100 + VAT (£120). OR Want a bit more info, to boost your knowledge and get some more verifiable CPD time logged? Had a nightmare with Botox top-ups or lumpy lips and want to figure out where it all went wrong? Maybe you’d like access to the Advanced Course online modules? A one-year subscription to the Advanced Course online modules is £100 + VAT (£120). OR get a year’s access to both for £150+VAT (£180). You can read about the course content for each at www.cosmeticappraisal.com before making a decision, then to gain access to one or the other or both, select from the list below and pay with PayPal. Options (prices include VAT and grant access for 365 days) Foundation Online course only £120.00 GBPAdvanced Online course only £120.00 GBPBoth Online Foundation and Advanced courses £180.00...