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  • Writer's pictureCoralee Shaman

Things to pay attention to when looking for a cosmetic nurse injector

Winnipeg has a number of top-notch aesthetic clinics that focus on cosmetic injectables, you still need to be mindful that when it comes to your face, you owe it to yourself to do your research.

We’ve all seen photos of spocking brows, puffy cheeks and overdone lips. A skilled nurse injector knows the sweet spots for safe, beautiful results.

Here are five things to pay attention to when you're determining which nurse injector you should visit.

1. Credentials

Not only can an unqualified or inexperienced injector create an undesirable look, she or he can also inject into a blood vessel which is dangerous. Do not take that chance!

When it comes to cosmetic injectables, being a nurse is the FIRST step. In addition to a nursing licence, your nurse injector should have received training in Botox and dermal fillers. Don’t be afraid to ask what courses they’ve completed and who taught them. Because cosmetic injectables continually evolve, it is important to stay current and learn how to use the latest innovations. Ask if they’ve kept up with professional development.

2. Reviews on social media

Check out the nurse injector’s online reputation and reviews. You need to read online reviews critically, but if all the reviews are negative, you know there’s a problem. If you don’t find any reviews, that’s usually an indicator that the nurse injector may not have a lot of experience. When it comes to cosmetic injectables, experience is critical. If you book an appointment with someone who’s just starting out, make sure a senior practitioner is supervising.

3. Medically directed clinic

Make sure that the clinic you visit has a medical director who has the capacity to handle any complication that may occur. Getting a cosmetic injectable treatment is not like getting your eyebrows waxed. It is a medical procedure that comes with risks when it is not executed properly. Having a physician in house can ensure that if any complications arise someone will be there to prescribe treatment if needed. Also, it gives some reassurance that medical protocols are being met, with both the approved product being used and the staff skill level.

4. Before & after photos

A picture is worth a thousand words. Make sure you see examples of the nurse injector’s work. Some practitioners have skill sets that will align closely with your goals. For instance, one of my passions is lower face. I have spent a great deal of time honing my skills and studying with world-renowned practitioners who have pioneered new techniques. If you want a specific result, do the research to ensure your nurse injector has the capability to deliver the desired look. Spend time looking at before and after photos before you commit to a procedure.

5. Consultation process

Before a needle touches your face, it’s critical to have an in-depth conversation about expectations, the procedure itself and aftercare. That conversation serves two purposes: one, the nurse injector will learn about your goals and will be able to determine the best treatment option; and two, the nurse injector will see your face in action and take note of character-defining expressions that you don’t want erased. You want to look like the best version of yourself, not like someone else. So, a good injector will get to know your expressions. If you don’t feel heard during your consultation, it is probably not a good fit.

As always, I am here to help. Please call or email any time you have questions.


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