Superficial esthetic treatments include services such as microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels and laser treatments. Injectable treatments consist of fillers, neurotoxins and fat-killing agents. Esthetics and injectables need each other because they complement each other. Whether you do or don’t offer both in your practice, you need to be familiar with both to help your clients achieve all of their cosmetic goals.
The first category of injectable treatments is fillers. Fillers are used in areas of the face where wrinkles or lines are caused by volume loss. The most common areas for fillers are:
the nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the outside of our nostrils to the corners of our mouth),
marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of our mouth down to our chin) and
nasojugal folds (the areas of volume loss in our cheeks right under our eyes).