The motivations behind why people look into cosmetic surgery procedures will change from person to person, something that’s key to remember when undergoing derma filler training.

While some may be interested in turning back the clock and keeping hold of their youthful good looks for as long as possible, others may come in with more sensitive issues which you’ll need to know how to deal with carefully and compassionately.

In your career, you’re guaranteed to have people come through your clinic door asking how they can reduce the appearance of their acne scars. There are lots of different types of acne scarring that can affect people, some of which will respond well to dermal fillers as a course of treatment.

The procedure works well with boxcar scars (similar to chicken pox, with well-defined edges), and rolling scars (where the indentation left in the skin closely resembles a wave). The other added benefit of dermal fillers is that any volume loss caused by acne scarring can be treated as well.

When patients ask, let them know that a numbing cream will be used so there will be minimal discomfort, while ice may be brought in to help reduce the chances of bruising. It’s also important to sit down with your client and discuss which scars are to be targeted – and the ones they suggest should be your primary focus.

Of course, there are other options for treatment and you should advise your patients that they do have other options, like punch excisions, fractional non-ablative laser and even microdermabrasion that they might find more appealing.