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As mentioned previously, the summer months and hotter weather usually means one thing – more on show. Because of this, looking and feeling your best is important.

Here at Cosmetic Couture, we understand this and are offering non- invasive treatments to help you feel beautiful in your own skin. #summertimebeauty

What is Lipo – freeze?

Referred to as Crylipolysis or ‘fat freezing’, Lipo – freeze offers a non – invasive alternative to liposuction by reducing the thickness of the top layer of fat to sculpt the body. This process of apoptosis means that the desired sculpted body can be achieved with studies revealing that between twenty to forty percent of fat cells being killed in the affected area in just the first session.

The treatment and its benefits

Differing from other non – surgical treatments, this procedure freezes and kills fat cells using a controlled temperature, meaning that the affected fat cells crystallise and die leaving the body sculpted in the weeks that follow. This process can also be used to treat stubborn areas of fat on the body that exercise doesn’t seem to reduce such as the underarms, lower abdominal etc.

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With summer fast approaching, feeling confident and happy with the way you look is important – especially with having more on show because of hotter weather. Here at Cosmetic Couture, we understand this, and are now offering treatments to make you feel your best whether on holiday, or at home in the upcoming sunny months. #summertimebodysuccess

One of the ways we are doing this is through a quick and simple procedure to help those who suffer with excessive sweating, leaving you feeling confident, beautiful, and ready for the summer.

What is it?

Effecting men and woman, excessive sweating or Hyperhidrosis, refers to an excessive amount of perspiration produced by the body, leaving effected areas constantly damp and clothes uncomfortable. As well as this, many people who suffer from this condition feel embarrassed due to the marks left on clothing – making daily tasks difficult.

However, there is a solution and with correct treatment, excessive sweating and its effects can be significantly reduced leaving the client feeling confident and beautiful in their own skin.

The treatment

A quick and simple procedure, this treatment involves Botox being injected into the problem area preventing excessive amounts of perspiration. This is done by injecting into the affected area, preventing the sweat glands from producing too much sweat.

The procedure to assist in the condition of excessive sweating
The procedure to assist in the condition of excessive sweating

 

So, whether at home or away,  the above treatment can help in making you feel beautiful, confident and ready to enjoy the upcoming summer months.

 

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Level7

It has recently been announced that two voluntary registers have been agreed upon by The Joint Council of Cosmetic Practioners (JCCP) – an independent regulatory body for cosmetic medicine lead by The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses or the BACN.

These registers assist the public and potential clients to identify safe institutions for treatments such as Botox as well as fillers. In this, a clear set of entry requirements and standards are observed with the first register including a list of approved education, training and accreditation providers and the second being a list of JCCP registered practioners who meet its education, clinical and practise – based standards.

What this means for Cosmetic Couture

Cosmetic Couture are now an approved and accredited training provider of Level 7 in advanced injectables with this prestigious award being a clear indication of the high standards of both training and treatments at this particular institution.  Cosmetic Couture have also been working along side the JCCP as part of the beauty expert reference group to help develop the standards therefore developing the Level 7 award in line with such.

What this means for students

The Level 7 Award in Advanced Injectables Aims to Provide students with a flexible programme of study, that adheres to Health Education of England guidelines, enabling Aesthetic Practitioners to develop knowledge and practical skills that ensure safe and accurate administration. The products students use being Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Filler with Cannula. More so, when studying Level 7 at Cosmetic Couture, students can expect a syllabus that includes prinicples of ethics, treatment in Aesthetic Practice, and Cosmetic Psychology. As well as this,  Dermatology, Botulinum Toxin use, Dermal Filler Use, practice of Botulinum Toxin, Practice of Dermal Filler with Cannula can also be expected to be taught at the highest level.

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The difference between mediocre and great – why Cosmetic Couture is leading the way

Knowing the best way to solve an issue is extremely satisfying, whatever the problem is. This is also prevalent in Aesthetic practice where I am told that there is no better feeling then when a client is 100% satisfied with the results of a treatment they receive. However, occasionally treatments may not have the desired or intended results, and it is here where the difference between a mediocre and great Aesthetic practitioner can be seen.

This can especially be understood in the usage of HA fillers where the occasional problem may occur and therefore, a corrective course of action or ‘back up plan’ is necessary – a mantra in the minds of the practitioners at Cosmetic Couture who are leading the way in non- invasive treatment.

Skin deep – HA dermal fillers

The cosmetic injection of HA-containing dermal fillers has become one of the key strategies in skin rejuvenation and replaces the HA lost in ageing skin. The characteristics of such decline include loss of skin moisture, laxity, and are a consequence of both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. However, as mentioned above, there is a small risk when using fillers which could include tear trough’s, persistent lower eyelid edema and overcorrections – correlated to the high water-binding capacity of HA in dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Because of this, it can be asked, how is correction possible?

treatment with Hyaluronidase – making fillers safer and reversible

This family of enzymes used to correct problems encountered in the use of dermal fillers is known as Hyaluronidase which encourages the dispersion of fluids in hyaluronic acid – an ingredient found in some fillers. It is also used in medicine as a spreading agent for other drugs in the tissue. Yet, in aesthetic practice, Hyaluronidase’s effect upon filler is formally known as hydrolysis which reverses the effect of hyaluronic acid, breaking down the filler.

Above is an image of a hylase molecule - the enzyme that breaks down HA

 

An image of Hyaluronidase – an enzyme that is used to break down HA 

In regards to usage, this should be done by an expert handler as this substance can affect some indigenous HA found naturally in the face. As well as this, conservative administration and an in-depth understanding of how Hyaluronidase and the anatomy of the skin works, is a must for any administrator. Because of this, the use and perfection of this substance can be seen to be an art – to carefully balance the ingredients as well as to inject in the correct place for Hyaluronidase to have the best result.

From the expert Maxaine McCarthy’s experience of Hyaluranidase  

Having worked with thousands of people with dermal filler, Cosmetic Couture CEO Maxine McCarthy has seen her fair share of beautiful and disasterous work. Because of this, sometimes Hyaluranidase is a must especially in cases when too much filler is used as well as asymmetries. Yet, with the practise of dermal filler increasing and therefore Hylauranidase also, is there any adverse side effects to ths corrective product? According to the expert, this is very rare with momentary pruritus (a reaction that provokes the need to itch) after injecting hyaluronidase being the most common. However, though extremely unlikely, an allergic and even a anaphylactic reaction is possible. This is why all students at Cosmetic Couture are prepared with first aid knowledge in order to deal with anaphylaxis.

An image of the well - known Jordon before the use of Hylase
Image 1 of the well – known Jordon Parke before the use of Hylase
An image of Jordon after the use of Hylase
Image 2 of Jordon after the use of Hylase

 

Case Study –    Jordon Parke                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This well known dermal filler user desired a more natural appearance and the difference can definitley be seen in images 1 and 2. Image 1 shows Jordon before the use of Hylase or Hylaurandaise, with the second showing the result. From these images, it can also be seen that the use of this corrector has clear and significant results that occur between 1 – 2 days.

 

Emergency usage of Hyalurondaise

Though extremely rare, a result of dermal filler injections can be necrosis – the death of all or most of the cells of the skin due to lack of blood supply, injury or disease. More so, this condition, though extremely rare, normally occurs when an artery has been injected with early signs including blanched skin which is visibly paler because of an obstruction of blood.

In regards to emergency usage, Hyaluranidase is used to dissolve the filler that has caused this issue, which is red and purple in colour, due to dehydrated skin when affected by necrosis.

Here at Cosmetic Couture, a combined theoretical and practical course is available to Aesthetic practitioners in order to use this substance correctly and safely.

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To fill or not to fill …. Why choose dermal filler?

Confidence is key – an aspect which both personal and professional life is moulded by. Appearance can also affect confidence massively, and to feel you are putting your best forward, looking and feeling your best, dermal fillers could be the solution.

As time passes and looking less youthful plays on our minds, dermal fillers can be used for lines and wrinkles caused by the loss of fat that occurs during the ageing process – a result of genetic or lifestyle factors. The ageing process also effects the amount of HA or Hyaluronic acid found naturally in the skin, resulting in loss of skin moisture as well as laxity. Because of this, dermal fillers containing HA can be used to erase the effects that time has on the skin.

More so, fillers in the form of a liquid or gel are injected into the skin to restore natural – looking plumpness that growing age decreases, as well as to sculpt lips and the cupids bow. As well as this, the most common areas to be treated include the nasolabial folds (between the mouth and nose) and the lines extending from the lips. This is done by injecting the filler into the dermas or cutaneous of the skin.

Juvederm or Intraline?

So, the plunge has been taken and it’s been decided that the non- invasive treatment of dermal fillers is the best route to take for lines, wrinkles, or sculpting. However, which one to choose? With so many fillers on the market, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with choice. Because of this, below is a comparison of two of the most popular fillers on the market today and are also stocked at Cosmetic Couture.

Where can it be used?  

Juvederm

Cheeks – to lift and contour

Nose and mouth – smooth’s lines around these area

Lips – sculpt and plump

Intraline

Cheeks – to lift and contour

Face – to smooth medium to deep wrinkles

Lips and cupids bow – to sculpt and plump

What are the benefits?

Juvederm

In regards to Juvederm, this filler replenishes the plumpness and volume in the cheek area that may flatten due to ageing and is also non – invasive – a gel is injected beneath the skin making it a non – surgical process. More so, with this dermal filler, longevity is a plus with clinical tests showing results lasting between 6 months and 1 year with the client requiring less product on the next course of treatment.  More so, another reason some prefer this particular filler is because of the amount of hyaluronic acid it possesses which works by holding in water at the injection site and acting as a cushioning agent. Because of this, a smooth finish and temporary volume is added to the skin. Juvederm has been used by professionals since 1996 making it tried, tested, safe and used worldwide.

Intraline

Intraline is derived using a proprietary bacterial fermentation process and follows years of Swedish research to utilize an innovative specification of molecules. This means that this filler has a beautiful, smooth result.  As well as this, the filler is never animal – based or derived in comparison to Botox.

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An image of Intraline – a dermal filler which is currently stocked at Cosmetic Couture

 

Other Information

These particular fillers should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or a history or  a presence of multiple severe allergies. Juvederm should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins.

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Whether wanting to train or be treated in Derma plane, this process promises amazing results and is one of the latest beauty procedures used by Cosmetic Couture.   

To begin with – The benefits

When done safely, the popular treatment of dermaplaning has amazing, instantly recognisable, rejuvenation qualities. This occurs by displacing the top layer of dead skin cells that has yet to flake off as well as removing fine vellus hair- a type of hair that covers most of the human body – leaving skin smooth, flexible and glowing.  These great results occur when fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed and when scar tissue is merged due to accident or acne.  

Derma plane, beauty, rejuvination, Cosmetic Couture

 

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(Derma plane procedure)

How it is done – it’s all in the angle!

The process of professional Derma plane is extremely safe and consists of a regulated sheering action whilst the skin of the face is taught, using a surgical sterile steel scalpel. More so, this action is done at a controlled 45-degree angle, making it the perfect position to remove keratinized skin cells at the epidermis and unwanted hair. 

How it’s done – combination treatments exclusive to Cosmetic Couture

Derma plane PRP Therapy® – A luxury treat for the skin

A combination treatment exclusive to Cosmetic Couture where PRP therapy is used after dermaplaning.  In this, blood is taken from the client and platelet rich plasma is used on the face to encourage skin re – growth and rejuvenation.   As well as this, a micro – needle stamp can be used making the treatment even quicker and more effective! This is done by introducing the plasma to the dermis of the skin, producing great results even with a minimal 1.00 mm stamp.

 

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(The quick and effective use of a Derma – stamp)

 

 

Derma Plane PRP Therapy® with Cryoglobes – The complimentary, youthful, frozen applicator

To create an even more youthful appearance, Cyroglobes are used in the form of an invigorating massage using freezing temperatures and occurs around 15 minutes after PRP has finished its first cycle of ‘drying’ or clotting on the skin. By massaging with this tool, the microcirculation of blood restarts – encouraging cellular activity and rejuvenation that natural occurs because of blood healing qualities.  But why use freezing temperature?  The cold temperature is brought into contact with the face causing natural therapeutic vasoconstriction and vasodilation in the tissue of the skin resulting in the tightening of pores, smoothed wrinkles and calmed redness. This process is like that of temperature therapy used to assist in the healing of injuries. 

 

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Cryoglobes – assisting in the tightening of pores and reducing redness)

After reading the following, a few questions and pre- conceptions may be on your mind, of which, the most common have been answered; 

1) Will the hair removed by Derma plane come back with a vengeance?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Not at all! Contrary to common belief, hair regrowth and quality is not effected by the removal, meaning that after the procedure, the vellus hair on the face will not thicken.

2) Am I suitable for the Derma plane or combination PRP treatment?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Most people are eligible for either treatments, and it’s not just one for the girls! However, there are a few circumstances where the process is not advised. This includes those with active skin conditions, such as acne, as well as people who have blood conditions including issues with blood clotting. Other circumstances where the client would not benefit from treatment includes those with diabetes that is unchecked or not in abeyance.  As well as this, it is not advised for those undergoing treatment for cancer.        

3) Who benefits the most from the treatment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Almost every skin type will benefit from the rejuvenating effects of Derma plane PRP. More so, this treatment is ideally suited to those who wish for a more youthful appearance without the need for more intrusive procedures.                               

Derma plane training as well as Derma plane PRP Therapy® is available at Cosmetic Couture for Advanced Beauty Therapists. If interested in perfecting this rejuvenating technique, please contact our Course Coordinator on 0161 832 3236.

Derma plane – the power of rejuvenation.                                                                                                                   

 

 

                                                                

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Dermal Filler: Blunt tipped cannulas vs. needles at level 7

Maxine McCarthy (all rights reserved 2017)

In this paper I would like to explore the contrasting experiences of using blunt tip cannulas and needles to inject fillers. This is prior to documenting further exploration in this area to make a more comprehensive study available later this year.

I particularly want to describe some of the perceived advantages, analyse their performance criteria and argue that for much of the filler work we do Cannulas should be used and students should be trained to level 7 in order to use them.

I will refer anecdotally to the advantages of injecting filler with blunt tipped cannulas of various kinds in comparison with using needles, as there are no substantial experimental studies to establish how Perlane, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse or my favourite, Intraline perform differently in use to enhance cheek shape, for example, using cannulas and needles without distinguishing the skill of the aesthetic practitioner from the clinical equipment used.

If we were going to make this rigorous we would need to describe anatomically the dividing lines between the eyes, nasolabial folds, cheeks, fat pads and other features; and the appearance that one practitioner’s perceived advantage delivering more filler more quickly is another practitioner’s perceived disadvantage. The skill set of the clinical practitioner as ‘skilled artist’ appears all important and this is what we will argue in conclusion.

I can report that at Cosmetic Couture we have been using blunt tipped cannulas in all these areas and more with almost all the fillers and have found the experience of using Cannulas to compare favorably to the experience of using needles.

Cannulas seem safer in that logic dictates that a blunt tip can do less harm than a razor sharp needle tip.  Logic also suggests that it will take time and experience and careful training to level 7 to overcome the initial skill deficit in managing the complex art of manipulating a blunt tip cannula making them more accurate.

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What little bruising there is results from inexperienced application which does not occur when the access point is accurately breached.

The lack of bruising is indicative of the absence of trauma, indicated by the absence of pain. Because there is little or no pain there is no need to inject anaesthetic except at the entry point.

But likewise, the absence of pain should be no green light for less skillful practitioners to go barging in with large volumes of filler spraying it all over the deep structures of the face. The artistry comes with experience, we have seen it take 2 years experience approximately with a proven number of treatments during that time.

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At Cosmetic Couture we have used the blunt tipped cannulas in this range for most of the HA fillers listed above and can describe them as ‘safer’ in the right hands, and ‘more accurate’ used in the right pattern and with skillful manipulation through one or two ports which can be suggested by the picture below:

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From the picture above you can see that the entry points to cheeks can be accessed without bruising or obvious swelling and little reported discomfort so far. Of course clients have always embraced new techniques with me and we look forward to doing more training and CPD in 2017, passing new knowledge and skills onto the many aestheticians that train at Cosmetic Couture.

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For some it is the simplicity of the entry port that makes them say they will never face the needle again, and for those who fear needles or the pain then being able to access half the face from a couple of ports is obviously a brilliant advantage, assuming they do not experience discomfort. Areas that are not accessible by either needle or cannula need to be treated separately.

With the reduced number of entry points comes a reduction in time taken on the procedure as handling the diplomacy of repeated injection points is eliminated.  There needs to be more research on why the pain is reduced so much, but it would appear that there are few pain receptors susceptible to the blunt tipped cannula at this level, and the discomfort is a much milder secondary pressure or sensitivity issue. The subjectivity of this pain is also interesting when thinking about acupuncture, and the concept of dramatic placeoba effect.

Where there are specific filler demands, such as for Sculptra in close proximity to bone and thin dermis it is too difficult to use cannulas and we revert to needles in this case, where a number of other innovative pain reduction technologies can be employed.

Considering the tower technique?

Volumising is mainly less uncomfortable using cannulas, but of course with the bigger gauge cannulas, an even larger gauge needle must be used to generate a puncture site sufficiently big enough for the cannula, and the pain and bruising caused here can be significant.  This becomes a personal choice for the client, as too does the question of sensitivity to the cannula. Just as some clients have a fear of needles, so some clients have a fear of the uncomfortable sliding sensation that the cannula creates as it worms its way under and through the skin  and sometimes even sounds quite loud in creeping its way along, and this becomes a phobia. This effect is multiplied by the length of travel that the cannula has to go because the entry point is so far from the insertion point. Thus the perceived benefits can be varied, and the SKILL of the practitioner is actually more critical in achieving accuracy of delivery over greater distance of cannula tip to syringe.  Comparing the rigid pointed needle accuracy with the flexible blunted accuracy of the cannula is difficult, but I have been using cannulas for a long time and have become quite expert in their subtle manipulation beneath the dermis, suggesting to me that product placement is slightly less precise in some ways and more precise in others. Avoid using the cannula for the superficial fine lines and focus on using them for larger more significant features. A combination of both may be required.

Common sense tells us that though the cannula is less specifically damaging than the needle upon entering, it might be thought of as more invasive in the potential threat of spreading infection across a wide range of tissue geography possibly even providing a means, a channel as it were of infective spread which needs to be avoided.

Speed and ease of use balance against this, and the option some specialists include is the use of tower technique with needles to build up pyramids of filler to minimize the injection points required. The claim for precise buttressing using these constructions does indeed compete for the exact elevation of superficial depressions and the precise elimination of unsightly contours.

Injectors following this plan have often used epinephrine in the injection to reduce bruising by vaso constricting the impacted blood supply. As a non medic this should not be used as it is POM – increasing the risk of side effects.

The very slow injection of the needle can allow tissue to part rather than be torn or cut in order to allow the procession of the needle tip.  When accompanied with a little lidocaine the needle insertion can appear as pain free as any cannula.

Where the superficial injection wins out is doing vermillion borders and the most delicate of fine lines around the lips it is normally because of the incredible precision required in location, volume, choice of weight, migration and proliferation of filler.

By contrast the wider diameter cannula can produce an incredible inflation effect for a whole area and seem the more logical choice.

Weighing up the advantages and disadvantages is by no means straight forward. Blunt tipped micro cannulas help the jawline because the smoother continuous length required is more easily delivered, so too for cheeks, large sections of lips and big brows. The relative depth of the cannula injection means that an underlying sculptural effect can be created, lifting from deep below the surface and creating a contour on the visible upper layer that does not betray the work done below.

For the description of needle injection positives we can create a kind of parallel world where everything is simple. But this is an improbably straight forward world compromised by hidden complexity: atomic weight, viscosity, cross linking, monophase short medium and long term water absorption and rate of expansion. So it is not actually that straightforward. And  to top it all, some simple physics, that with cross linked molecules of HA so large, the surface area  to weight ratio follows predictably bizarre logic, 1 cubic millimeter, has a surface area of 4, 2 cubic millimeters has a surface area of 6 not 8, 8 cubic millimeters has a surface area of 24 square mm  not 32 . so calculating the absorption rate and volume goes all over the place just when the calculations via maths or experience need to be more accurate than ever.

So, the enduring analysis is that when you scale the complexity of the manipulation of Cannula vs the simplicity of Needle you have to consider the precise outcome you require, and if you are prepared to expose yourself as a practitioner to the difficulty and raise yourself to the task then the cannula is 9 out of 10 as opposed to the needle 7 out of 10. But without the training and anatomical understanding required the cannula is not precise enough to simply be picked up by anyone trained below level 7 and score this highly.

Describing the complexity of the anatomy itself helps to explain this; with Cannula the art is to get the tip to precisely the right level and then deliver all the material at exactly the right place, neither above nor below, and make the calculation before hand as to exactly how long the withdraw and inject product phase will be to accommodate precisely the right amount to elevate, contour, mould, shape, fix, or prepare the clients face.

This complex process can become even more complicated with the addition of anti bruising strategies such as mixing lidocaine with the filler. With the increased confidence knowing that the process is pain free comes the possibility of slowing the whole placement down, squeezing even more slowly as the cannula moves through the three dimensional space appropriately, allowing the material product in itself to be solely responsible for minute pressures which can be seen and felt by the injector, providing more accurate feedback on the placement. This is when it really does feel like an art form, human sculpture in both senses of the word.

Calculating the speed of delivery actually helps us focus on the unconscious algorithm that our practitioners brain uses to sculpt, factoring in the filler product’s atomic weight, molecular size, cross linking scale, viscosity, the needle gauge and length, the tissue density and anatomical placement level, the water absorption factor and the swell consequences; all of these over time – seconds, hours, days weeks months, then to cap it all, the fade away effect.

The way that the blunt cannula tip processes the various types of tissues has been well discussed, and I plan another more academic article to further the discussion, but here I want to describe my experience of the tip pushing aside all the various features of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system rather than cutting them.

By way of indicating my experience I will start by detailing the way the blunt tipped cannula deals with blood vessels. Feeling the resistance that tissue puts up to the movement forward of the cannula is a way of measuring the relative friction of general and safe transport. From that average resistance you can then spot the additional burden of blood vessels ahead of the tip. By comparison with the pop of the needle piercing one or the tug of snagging one, the ‘push aside’ gives the momentary feeling of redirection, a bit like squeezing through a crowded room on the way to the bar, and then the very slight surge forward as the blood vessel obstacle is passed.

There is always to be taken into account the very slight increase in friction the further the length of the cannula goes into the tissue, and then as each additional blood vessel is passed a little extra lateral pressure is added to the cannula too, thus giving further resistance. This compares very favorably to piercing and damaging the vessel, as indicated in the stark graphic I wanted to include here but will have to wait until my next report when I will also comment upon the HEE reports assessment of high risk areas for needle such as the temple, where there is a danger of blinding. But needles are rarely used so wildly as to do this damage, and I for one have never made such a mistake, in years of needling. So the blunt tipped cannula needs to be judged on its own merits more pushing aside or snagging other features of the integumentary system such as sebaceous glands, sweat glands, hair follicles, hairs, and aspects of the anatomy and physiology of face; bone, muscle.

 

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10 Facts about lip fillers
10 Facts about lip fillers
10 Facts about lip fillers

1. Like an artist with paint, every practitioner has their preferred filler. At Cosmetic Couture we use temporary filler which is hyaluronic acid (HA) such as Intraline and Juvederm.

2. You can choose to have your lips numbed beforehand with a lidocaine infusion or a topical anesthetic. At Cosmetic Couture we can numb the area around your lips with an injection into your gums, or you can opt for a numbing cream.

3. You will see the results almost immediately. Your lips will be a little swollen at first, but you’ll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 24 – 72 hours to settle and the swelling to calm.

4. HA fillers last about three to six months. But if your body is on the thinner side, you’ll metabolize the formula faster and the injections won’t last as long.

5. At the beginning of the procedure, it feels like a pinch and then it stings as the filler is being injected. Afterwards we will massage your lips a little, apply Vaseline and then let you go about your day.

6. You can completely erase HA fillers if you don’t like how your lips turn out for whatever reason. Because HA is not permanent, we can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase.

7. There’s practically zero downtime. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes total, and the numbing will start to wear off after about 15 minutes.

8. Some slight bruising and bleeding at the site of injection is normal and expected. The bruises should fade after five to seven days. 

9. Don’t expect to get Kylie Jenner lips. You should expect to increase the size gradually over time — not all at once — for the most natural results.

10. You don’t have to go all out. You can choose which areas of your lips you’d like the focus to be. Whether you want to create shape, add volume, define the cupids bow. You can discuss what look you want to achieve in your consultation prior to the treatment.

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JCCP – Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners

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Why?

To provide credible regulation and guidance for the public/clients in an unregulated sector

To establish a recognised vehicle for accrediting and assessing practitioner’s in the non-surgical sector

To reduce risk to all parties working in the sector

To provide a focal point for the many key stakeholders in the sector

To agree to a set of clinical standards that can be used for registration and the development of a set recognised educational/training qualifications and programmes

Core Principles

Driven by client/public safety

Independence

Inclusivity

Fairness

Sustainability

Key Supporters

Department of Health

HEE

Professional Associations

Major Pharma companies

Insurance brokers

Pharmacies

Education sector – Universities and private providers

Leading industry practitioners

Key Functions

Overseeing the management of a Register (s) that will identify members of the JCCP and be made available to the general public

Establishing a set of entry requirements for membership linked to the CSA developed standards, a competency model, accreditation and other key entry requirements e.g Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Establishing and managing a ‘Code of Conduct’ for its members and a set of procedures in order to enforce the ‘Code of Conduct’

Agreeing a Memorandum of Understanding between the JCCP, the Governing Councils and Professional Associations with regard to the procedures involved in dealing with complaints from the general public and any actions taken within the various ‘Codes of Conduct’

Publicising the Register (s) that will identify members of the JCCP, its function, Code of Conduct and be made available to the general public

Outlining and overseeing a set of procedures for accrediting individuals against the agreed standards and potentially processes for ‘credentialing’

Working with the CSA and other industry stakeholder groups with regard to providing information and commenting on issues that will affect the updating of standards

Maintaining an effective relationship with the CSA and with the key Governing Councils and bodies involved in the aesthetics industry

Professor David Sines was appointed as interim chair of the voluntary, independent body to establish the organisation. He explains, “The purpose of the JCCP is to provide public protection with non-surgical cosmetic procedures, through establishing standards that will underpin registration of accredited professional providers.”

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Golden Lips

Golden Lip Masterclass by Cosmetic Couture

Golden Lips

Exclusive for students who have trained at Cosmetic Couture. The Golden Lip Masterclass is a 1 day course!

Which includes a Golden Lip Kit providing you with:

– 2x Cosmetic Couture’s GOLD Collagen Lip Mask

– The Golden Tool

– 1x Intraline Dermal Filler

– The Required Marketing Material

– Advanced Techniques

The cost of this exclusive masterclass is £299

Call now to book your place 0161 832 3236

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