Top Tips for Selecting a Cosmetic Injectables Training Provider

Whilst many people have not been able to attend regular cosmetic appointments due to the pandemic there has been little drop in the interest and growth of the cosmetic injectables sector.

Working from home and seeing ourselves on camera has led to many concerns regarding facial symmetry, wrinkles and volume loss.

As clinics re-open, many people who have never had lip filler, cheek filler or antiwrinkle products are now signing up as patients.

This surge in clients will unfortunately end in many inexperienced Cosmetic Injectors providing services that they are not equipped to perform. Sausage lips, duck pout and overfilled cheeks- just to name a few!

Avoiding bad lip filler

One of the injectable treatments being increasingly requested is lip filler. Thanks to high profile patients such as Kylie Jenner there has been a trend in recent years towards a bold, overfilled lip.

Lips have tended to be even in height and volume top to bottom. Cupid’s bows have been losing their shape and sadly many people have described lips in recent years as resembling “sausages”.

This has led to many patients avoiding the procedure for fear of ending up with this look.

How does this happen? Why do Injectors create this look?

Some injectors have sadly fuelled this trend by creating this aesthetic within their businesses.

Often Cosmetic Injectors are afraid to say no to their clients, as they are looking to make money at any cost or because they lack the education and skills to create a bespoke, individual result for their clients.

How can you avoid this as a Cosmetic Injector?

Whilst product rheology is a significant indicator of aesthetic look, one of the most important factors that will determine how a patient looks at the end of their appointment is injector technique.

An injector could have access to every filler product ever invented but if they aren’t thoroughly trained in injecting techniques, then they aren’t going to achieve the best possible result for their patients.

But what training is available to Cosmetic Injectors in Australia?

Traditionally many Nurses and Doctors who end up in the world of aesthetics have little to no formal training. It may be that they worked with a cosmetic or plastic surgeon or had some other industry contacts.

Many injectors are taught the basic techniques by representatives of the major aesthetic product pharmaceutical companies.

What many people undergoing this training don’t know is that a large number of these “instructors” have no medical training or registration.

They are simply salespeople who are trained in verbally discussing with registered health practitioners how to use the company’s products.

They aren’t legally allowed to physically pick up a needle and show a student any injecting techniques.

Are private training facilities the best place to start?

Many bespoke training facilities are now accessible to new Cosmetic Injectors, however the quality and length of these courses can vary between providers. 

Many providers invite huge groups of students to 1-3 day training events, but do not supply enough models for everyone to have the right amount of hands-on training.

The practical element of Cosmetic Injectables is critical to your success and where you spend your time and money training, will ultimately decide your fate as a Cosmetic Injector.

Top tips on selecting a training provider

Before you go ahead and choose your next course, please ask yourself (and the training provider) the below questions!

1) Who is conducting the training? Do they have experienced and qualified instructors who can demonstrate the techniques.

2) What is the student-to-trainer ratio? It is best to look for small student groups (ideally no more than 5 per class).

3) What theory and learning materials is included? The practical skills are very important BUT knowing your anatomy, product rheology and patient consultation is critical.

4) How many treatment models will you be provided? It is so important that you receive a good number of models to learn the relevant techniques. The minimum expectation would be 1 per student per treatment area. If they offer more- then this is definitely somewhere to consider learning! The more time on the needle, the better.

5) Where is the training location held? Learning in a simulated clinic environment is best- so think medical with all the usual requirements for a patient assessment.

The Advanced Skills Academy (TASA) is a Registered Training Organisation that provides a number of practical industry relevant courses in their state of the art facility at Bundall on the Gold Coast.

Our injectable courses provide both theory and practical components. You can complete the theory in your own time to suit your lifestyle.

Our practical sessions have low student to instructor ratios (1:3 maximum) and you will never share a model with another student.

If you have been considering a career in aesthetics and have further questions about our courses, then please contact us either on 1800 900 800 or with our contact form to get in touch so that we can provide you with more information to help you choose the best course options for you.

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