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A Beginner's Guide to Medical Aesthetics!

A Beginner's Guide to Medical Aesthetics!

If you’ve found this article you are probably in one of two groups. Group One: you are trying to become an aesthetic injector or aesthetician. Group Two: You’re not even exactly sure what medical aesthetics means.

Group One: this is not the article for you. I’m in no way certified or knowledgeable enough to guide you. You could try following @ninjainjector or @jaderamadan_pac on Instagram - that’s a great place to start.

Group Number Two - come on down!

I’m LC, the marketing manager at Rêvée Aesthetics in Richmond, VA. I spend a lot of time taking photos and videos, gazing at a computer screen, editing said photos and videos, and analyzing data points about those same photos and videos.

When I joined the team in March of 2022, all I knew about medical aesthetics was that Botox makes it hard to raise your eyebrows, and not much else. Luckily, the team at Rêvée Aesthetics is not only greatly knowledgeable and thoroughly trained with a deep well of medical experience, but also incredibly kind, patient, and full of teachers. Surrounded by such a talented group of coworkers, it didn’t take me long to get caught up to speed on the ends-and-outs of not only Botox, but the entire aesthetics industry.

But for those of you who don’t spend 40 hours a week surrounded by people who live, breathe and sleep aesthetics, jumping into the industry can be overwhelming, and even intimidating. As someone who specializes in Art and Technology and spends more time in front of a screen in a dark room with headphones on than in public, I’d like to be the bridge between the perfect beauties on IG with needles and lasers and glass skin, and anyone interested in taking small steps into self-care, skin care, or just addressing a small insecurity about your appearance.

This is my Beginners Guide to Medical Aesthetics!

Step One:

“Book your free consultation today!” Ok, yes I get it. This sounds like a sales tactic to get you in the door and sell you on all our services and products, but listen, our Practice Manager Lauren cares about people, what’s best for them, and has over 20 years experience in this industry.

We offer a lot of different services and treatments. Some of these services can treat the same things in different ways. (especially the lasers, they can get confusing) Lauren takes you through a deep dive on your skin using this machine called the Visia to see what’s really going on. She truly listens to you, to your skin and body goals. Her vast experience will be able to come up with a plan tailor made to your needs, desires, and budget. Plus if you are confused at all she will be able to offer you answers to 99.99% of your questions.

I have had a consultation with Lauren. It was super helpful. It made me feel heard and understood. And afterwards she sent me home with a skincare regime that wasn't too overwhelming for my I-occasionally-wipe-the-grunge-of-my-glasses and I-wash-my-face-in-the-shower beginner level of skin care. More on this later.

But to round it all up, whether you’re a complete aesthetics newb like I was or a seasoned veteran who just wants to change practice, a consultation is a great way to get started. It’s no financial commitment, covers the basics of what we do here, introduces you to the overall vibe at Rêvée, and sets you up for a treatment plan customized perfectly to you.

Step Two:

How many steps do you think should be in a skin care regimen? Because when I started I thought splashing some water on my face when I woke up in the morning was enough. I now have a seven step program. Yes, that does seem like a lot, but it was introduced to me slowly over a period of time.

I learned the two most important things are to wash your face and then moisturize at night and to always always always wear sunscreen during the day. I personally use ZO skin health Gentler Cleanser and Trio by Skin Better Science at night. For sunscreen in the morning I like Skinbetter Sunbetter TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion. You can buy those products in our office or through our store link here.

If you decide you like our practice, and set up a regular treatment plan, my tip is to ask your provider about one new product you should introduce into your routine every time. That way you can gradually work up to the boss babe level of skincare to get that glass skin!

Step Three:

I don’t really need to say anything else. Hydrafacials are amazing. They are totally the gateway treatment into aesthetics. You should get them once a month. Close your eyes and relax.Your skin will be exfoliated and deep cleaned, and you’ll glow like a glazed donut for the next week or more.

Plus our amazing aestheticians Sam and Hannah can help answer any question you have about other treatments while they work miracles on your face.

After that the world is your oyster! I also really recommend Botox. It can be done on your lunch break and makes you feel years younger. What next? Lasers or CoolSculpting would be my next recommendation. Beyond that? Treat yourself to some new lips! If you're interested in filler, starting with the lips is the simplest solution. And trust me, any of our three injectors will make sure to listen to your needs and pay attention to your anatomy to give you the best results for your face.

So that’s my starting guide to the world of Medical Aesthetics. If you have any questions you can check out our YouTube Channel or Instagram, or just call and talk to one of our lovely Guest Relations team members. They’ll be sure to point you in the right direction.

If a computer nerd like me can do it, so can you! And thanks to the talented individuals at Rêvée Aesthetics in Richmond, VA you might even catch a rare glance of me out on the town instead in front of my Macbook. Self care and confidence await!

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