In a time where various anti-aging techniques are making headway, the importance of partnering with an aesthetic nurse is incredibly important to meet those personal skin care goals. While mainstays such as Botox and fillers are part of this equation, continuing education and refining one’s skills in this “beauty arena” raises the bar in relation to the level of care for facial rejuvenation.

Recently, aesthetic registered nurse Elizabeth Reed attended a Las Vegas conference for the Society for Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialist. Additionally, Reed works alongside the highly regarded Dr. D. Glynn Bolitho, chief of plastic surgery at SCRIPPS Memorial Hospital, La Jolla.

In tandem, Dr. Bolitho was in attendance at the annual convention for The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Reed enjoyed the educational ambience which immersed her in lectures about the novel technologies emerging in the near future as well as keeping medical professionals up to date on new products.

“It’s such a great learning experience for me by ensuring that I’m on top of the newest things that are going on in facial rejuvenation,” Reed said.

Reed admits that her favorite part of the conference was taking part in an “injectables” course to further polish her technique. In essence, the hands-on training was an exceptional way to refresh her knowledge on the facial anatomy so patients can receive optimal results for various fillers such as Voluma and Juvederm.

“Voluma is an ideal selection used mostly for facial volume restoration while Juvederm acts as a great filler for the lips and nasolabial folds to smooth out smile lines around the mouth,” she said. “It was really a useful course for me.”

Top tier individuals who perform cosmetic injections have an in-depth background and education in the anatomy of the face.

“You really have to know the facial anatomy because it’s the key to safety, outcome and the end result for a patient’s aesthetic satisfaction,” she said.

As a whole, the conference afforded Reed an opportunity for valuable educational knowledge which in turn would benefit patients at the practice. And it’s knowledge such as this which patients seek.

Reed pointed out that when a medical team from a plastic surgery practice attends these types of conferences that it speaks volumes to their dedication. A quest for education also means fulfilling and exceeding the needs of their patients.

“It is all about creating an outstanding outcome for patients both surgically and non-surgically,” Reed said. She added, “And that also includes maintaining a youthful appearance to one’s skin even after surgery so they can continue to age gracefully.”


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