Five reasons why I love The Aesthetic Blueprint meeting

How often do we sink into our injection habits? Meaning, every new patient receives twenty units of Botox in the glabella, delivered over five aliquots of 4 unit doses? Or, you pick the same filler, time after time, never thinking about other ones that could perhaps do a better job? It’s so easy to fall [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|1 Comment

Top 6 things to know about Kybella

Kybella is now available to offices and patients for the treatment of submental fullness, A.K.A. double chin. Right now, a strong effort is being made to train over two thousand accounts on the safety and use of Kybella by the end of 2015. As one of the Allergan trainers for Kybella, I have had extensive [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|3 Comments

Certification Organizations in Aesthetics

During my last blog, I addressed the need to credential your aesthetic skill set. Certification allows you to properly title yourself; it allows the public as well as your colleagues to know that you have achieved a certain level of expertise in aesthetics. A title reflects going the extra mile to be an expert. Those [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|0 Comments

Self-labeling hogwash

“Advanced Nurse Injector,” “Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner,” “Injection Specialist,” “Master Injector.” Hogwash. These are self-labels, and they hit a nerve with me. Can you tell? What qualifies an injector as “advanced, master, specialist?” Is she a specialist in both neuromodulators and dermal fillers? What makes her a specialist? Education, experience? Did she take two courses and [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|7 Comments

Injecting Lips in 6 simple steps.

Lips can be daunting, even for the most seasoned injector. Many beginner injectors want to start with lip techniques; however, it’s not the most practical place to begin. For me, creating the perfect pouty lip is what puts a smile on my own lips! Lips are my absolute favorite place to inject on the face. [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|13 Comments