How to Choose the Right Injector for Filler and Anti-wrinkle Treatments
The use of non-surgical cosmetic procedures has increased. Used correctly, there’s nothing like filler and anti-wrinkle treatments for replacing the permanent loss of facial fat that occurs with ageing as well as for smoothing lines and wrinkles.
But to ensure a natural result that makes you look fabulous for your age, it is crucial to find the right injector.
Here are Dr Babak's top tips to help you choose your injector.
1. Check Credentials
Ensure the injector is a licensed medical professional.
There’s only one Medical Council recognised qualification for doctors in New Zealand, the two-year Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine.
There is NO official qualification for non-doctors, with some injectors only completing training courses of a few weeks’ duration.
Check the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine member directory to make sure you’re using the highest trained medical professional in New Zealand.
2. They Provide a Thorough Consultation
Proper facial analysis by your injector using good clinical photography is crucial to determine if more treatment is really needed.
Schedule a consultation with the injector before committing to any procedures. This is an opportunity to discuss what you want to achieve, express concerns, and assess the injector’s communication style and willingness to answer your questions.
3. Focusses on Natural-Looking Results
A skilled injector aims for natural-looking results that enhance your features rather than radically changing your appearance.
How is your injector’s appearance? If they look fake, frozen or unnatural it’s a good indication of what results they will provide.
It’s important to understand that all faces are slightly asymmetrical, and that’s okay. Tweaking continuously to get perfect symmetry will likely lead to a distorted and fake look.
Overfilled cheeks can be a result of overly frequent treatments. Well-trained practitioners will sensitively decline treatment in such a situation, avoiding overfilling.
4. Understands Gender Impacts Filler Use
Creating a masculine look requires filler in different places than a feminine look. For women, it’s all about cheek filler; for men, it’s about enhancing an angular jawline and square chin.
5. Provides Personalised Treatment Plans
A reliable injector will create a customised treatment plan based on your unique facial anatomy and what you are hoping to achieve.
Avoid practitioners who adopt a one-size-fits-all approach.
6. Ask for Recommendations
Get recommendations from friends or family who have undergone similar procedures. They can provide valuable insight into the injector’s skills and professionalism.
Also look at the injectors reviews to see what their patients have to say about their experience and results.
7. Follow-Up and Aftercare
A good injector doesn’t just end the relationship after the procedure. Make sure your injector lets you know what their follow-up treatment includes as well as what aftercare instructions they provide to ensure optimal results and can address any concerns that may arise.
8. Trust Your Instincts
Lastly, trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right or if the injector is pressuring you into treatments you’re uncomfortable with, walk away. Your comfort and confidence in your choice is paramount.
Finding the right injector needs careful consideration and research. By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to choosing an experienced injector to help you look fabulous and well for your age.
Dr Babak is the only New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine accredited doctor living and working in Rotorua and only one of three across the wider Bay of Plenty.
Call or text 021 577 546 to book an initial consultation to talk through what you want to achieve.