Part 2: How to Asses A Face
After “Be An Expert At Treatment Planning Part 1 – How to manage your customer’s expectations”, we now present part 2 of our expert series. This time we focus on facial assessments before the treatment and what to look out for when you are assessing your client.
Every aesthetic treatment needs to be carefully planned and include each client’s individuality.
When it comes to a face-to-face, the practitioner should evaluate the client and the face individually to ensure the best course of action for each patient.
We would like to help you create a template for your aesthetic journey roadmap buy giving you a few points to think about when assessing a patient and their face.
The trends and beauty standards between male and female patients differ widely and it should, therefore, be considered under which category of aesthetic goals, the client falls.
With age, the production of collagen and elastin slows down which causes saggy skin, wrinkles and furrows. Knowing the age of the client will give you a greater understanding of which treatment and product to use as well as of the patient’s hormonal state.
– Medical History
One of the most important things to assess is the patient’s medical history and any allergies, the patient may have. Knowing all about their medical past will help isolate any issues that might occur.
– Injection History
Whether a patient is a first-timer or a returning patient can make a difference in their mindset and the questions they might have. Furthermore, knowing your patient’s history with injectables can isolate any issues that may have occurred in the past and need to be avoided in the future.
– Aesthetic Wish
Knowing what the client wants and expects will help in providing a plan for the treatments and plays a huge role when it comes to managing a client’s expectations.
– Face Shape
Assessing the face shape will help to know what can be achieved with injectables and where injections need to be set to achieve the desired results
For Facial assessments it is important to evaluate the following things about a patient:
- Face Shape
- Forehead Height
- Eyebrow Shape
- Eye Size
- Nose Shape
- Lip length and height
- Skin texture
Assessing these features will allow the practitioner to create a plan for the desired treatments and helps with the creation of a natural-looking result. Furthermore, knowing the facial points of a client and having an in-depth knowledge of anatomy will help perform a save treatment, avoiding all dangerous areas of the face where the practitioner might come across the facial artery, blood vessels, never bundles and muscles.
By knowing the exact anatomy of the face and the areas that need to be avoided as well as the signs of vascular occlusion, practitioners will be able to avoid any complications and provide the best outcomes for their clients.