Getting Your Feet Wet in Aesthetics
In aesthetics, like other medical specialties, experience
and practice are invaluable. It is a highly procedure-driven field and
therefore excellence really comes with time, exposure and most importantly with
hands-on experience. It is a self-discovery of sorts, if you will.
Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional,
there are always new treatments on the horizon to learn. No one starts off
perfectly with a new treatment and no two providers likely perform any given
treatment exactly the same.
It is easy to get comfortable using the treatments and
techniques we have readily available. However, medicine is always evolving and
always being at the forefront of the latest technology benefits us. Doing
demonstrations of new products is a great way to learn more and attending
conferences which discuss, and often have live demonstrations of procedures,
will also get us exposed to new modalities.
It is easy to become busy with our professional and personal
lives, but we must always take the time to talk to other professionals and use
them for guidance or direction if we want to grow. Also, we must make sure to read
our medical and aesthetics journals for useful clinical information, studies
and helpful hints.
Aesthetics really is an artistic field. It can be fun and
fulfilling to correct something that has for a long time affected a patient.
But at the same token, it can be overwhelming to know and master so many
Remember, you didn't learn to ride a bike overnight. There may
have even been training wheels involved -- and we should always remember this
as we continue to grow in the field of aesthetic medicine.