Injecting fillers is a very accurate job. Therefore, in the first place, always make sure you go to a well-trained doctor. For my full face treatments where I optimally balance the face with various types of fillers in order to create a naturally rejuvenating effect, I work with various types of filler (such as Restylane and Juvederm). Different types of fillers are suitable for different indications.
Our cosmetic doctor Annebeth Kroeskop has recently started working with the Lumify Ultrasound system so that she can first look into the skin where any filler has been placed and she will gain insight into the various skin layers. The Lumify also helps to visualize the vascular structure, making the injection even safer.
Working with the Lumify gives her the opportunity to perfect her work even further. Especially when it comes to new clients it is very nice that they can see where the injection was made earlier. The echo device works on the basis of sound waves. These sound waves map the structures of the face and as a result we can see elements that we cannot see directly from the outside.
The ultrasound is called when a client, for example, has suffered complications from previous treatment such as too much filler or an autoimmune reaction. Because we can better see with the device where the filler is located, it is possible that a complication can be solved better, such as more efficient removal of an excess of filler.
When new clients come to us who have already undergone previous treatments with other doctors, an ultrasound helps to better identify where possible injections have already been made. Previously we had to do this by looking closely at the face, asking for the history and manually feeling where the filler was inserted (which is very difficult for the deeper layers in particular).
Now with the ultrasound we can work more safely; we get a better insight into the skin layers. In this way, a treatment plan can be drawn up more precisely, which will all benefit an even safer result.
In short, this new way of marking is an important step towards working more safely.
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