Using a Medical Aesthetic Practitioner

When the point of skin care and aesthetic treatment is for you to feel good about the way you look, or to deal with issues that are really bothering you, it’s essential to make sure that you use an experienced and medically-trained practitioner.

The last thing you want is to be left with is skin damage after what should be a great experience, but without the proper information, all too often isn’t.

Aesthetic nurse training for a nurse practitioner involves extensive theoretical teaching on applied facial anatomy, product pharmacology, and the principles of treatment. Trainees should then gain hands-on experience under the close supervision of an expert trainer.

But it is underpinned by their already extensive medical training and background.

High quality ongoing training and ongoing professional development is also key.

So far so good, so why does it sometimes go wrong?

Well, strange as it may seem, despite the availability and popularity of treatments, it’s actually an area in which there is no real framework of standards – much to the frustration of many medically qualified aesthetic practitioners (like me).

The bottom line is, for non-surgical management and treatment of aesthetic skin conditions and procedures, make sure that your practitioner is what they say they are. If they are a member of the ACE Aesthetic Complications Group, so much the better because this means they remain up to date with current evidence-based procedures, guidelines and protocols.

The best practitioners will put clients’ needs and safety first, and only act in their best interests.

Having done your research and finding a medically trained practitioner you trust, then all that’s left for you to do is go and enjoy your aesthetic treatments, anxiety-free.

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