Aesthetic Medicine Principles
This assignment will integrate and test knowledge from several e-learning modules.
Before submitting this assignment, it is recommended that all e-learning modules have been completed.
(a) Describe the conditions you may need to consent to your patient’s treatment for aesthetic reasons.
– Autoimmune disease
– Patients with immunocompromised conditions
(b) Describe the stages involved in an aesthetic consultation.
Include the following in your answer:
Consent (written or verbal)
Period of cooling off
(c) How would a competent practitioner handle the following situations in practice?
Vasovagal episode (includes causes, symptoms and treatment).
Needle-phobic patient who wants local anaesthesia
(d) Describe how bone, muscle, and fat changes in the face with the aging process.
(e) Explain how our physical characteristics influence our perceptions of beauty in Western culture.
Include age, facial shape and brows in your answer.
(f) Like other medical treatments, continuity after treatment is crucial.
Please explain what continuity of care means.
Your answer should include lifestyle changes that you would recommend to your patien.
(g) Describe the requirements of a location in order to safely perform aesthetic treatments.
What routine audits of clinical outcomes can improve your professional practice?
(h) A patient visits you at clinic and requests treatment with Botulinum Toxin as well as Dermal Fillers.
Discuss how combination treatments can be used to rejuvenate the facial skin. Also, the importance of a thorough physical exam.
A. Considerations before a patient consents for anesthesia intervention
A case involving a diabetic patient is the first thing I will consider.
The patient will need to be evaluated and tested for diabetes before surgery can be performed.
A complete report must be obtained from an endocrinologist who is managing diabetes. The drugs used and the effects of diabetes on body tissues must also be evaluated.
For patients with autoimmune diseases, I will need to assess how severe the condition was at the beginning.
It is also a good practice to consider any medication a patient may be taking in order to determine wound healing and potential infections.
Patients with immunocompromised must undergo specific perioperative or surgical treatments prior to aesthetic intervention.
It is important to assess the patient’s current medication prior to any aesthetic intervention.
To avoid future complications, it is crucial to discuss all three conditions with your physician.
B) Stages of an Aesthetic Consultation
Once the patient has presented their problem, it’s important for them to also present their underlying goals.
The specific agenda for consultation should be based on the goals and aims of each patient.
The second stage is to determine the exact solutions the patient wants.
It is important that you help the patient understand the options available to them in order to achieve their overall goal of aesthetic intervention.
After the patient has established their goals and objectives, it is important to review the patient’s medical history.
This includes an examination of the patient’s medical history to determine if there are any genetic conditions or diseases that could affect immunity. It also includes the type of medications the patient is currently taking.
Fourth, it is important to discuss the patient’s concerns and expectations and provide any necessary treatment.
It is crucial to reach an agreement on the treatment plan that is mutual.
This covers the cost of the procedure as well as the medication for perioperative medical issues.
It is essential that the patient is provided with both written and verbal information about the procedure and any possible implications. This is one of the ethical standards that has been universally accepted.
Take before photos for documentation. Next, perform the aesthetic procedure.
Provide aftercare advice to the patient, including any side effects, and advise them about follow-up procedures.
C) How to Manage a Vasovagal Episode, Needle Stick Injuries and Needle Phobic Patients
Vasovagal syncope usually occurs when the body responds to a specific trigger factor.
It is caused by a malfunction in the body’s regulation blood pressure and a dysfunctional cardiac rate.
Vasovagal episode symptoms include lightheadedness, feeling very cold or hot, general weakness, inability form coherent words, nervousness, and loss of consciousness.
It is important to avoid the triggers that cause vasovagal episodes.
A practitioner can assist the patient by making sure that blood pressure doesn’t drop and that enough blood flows to the brain.
It is important to wash any needle stick wounds with soap and water. If soaps are unavailable, you can use alcohol-based solutions.
You should immediately go to the emergency department or a doctor.
If you are managing someone with a needlephobia, it is important to reassure them and show empathy.
The doctor can help relieve tension caused by needle phobia.
D) Description of how the bone and muscle fat of the face changes with progressive ageing
The dynamics of bone loss and expansion can lead to craniofacial aging.
A decrease in facial height due to changes in the maxilla or mandible can be accompanied by a slight increase in width and depth.
Maxillary resorption can cause perioral wrinkling. This is a condition where the upper lip loses support.
This happens at the alveolar-ridge, where the loss of any tooth can cause resorption. It alters the projection and shape of the chin as well as the form of the upper lip.
Research shows that progressive ageing is associated with the loss of soft tissue in some areas of the face, and persistence in other parts.
The malar fat pad may slide in a gradual manner and then bulge against the nasolabial line.
The nasal fold becomes more prominent as we age.
As one gets older, these processes continue.
The repeated muscle movement causes wrinkles at certain areas of the aging skin.
The skin will sag in certain areas due to fat accumulation and/or lack of elastic recoil.
Anterior projection loss at the forehead and brows can also be caused by changes in muscle fat.
E. How physical features affect our perception of beauty in Western countries
Because of the rigid appearance of the features and its proportionality, a younger face is considered more beautiful.
The western culture considers a long, thin facial frame more attractive than a short, chubby one. This is because the proportionality of facial features distribution appears more balanced in the thin frame.
Thicker brows, which emphasize the shape and beauty of the eyes, are more desirable than those with a thinner frame.
Because it can make the face appear blank, a minimal amount of brow hair is undesirable.
Skin folds, which can disrupt the symmetry of the face or give it an unattractive appearance, are considered undesirable.
The western culture also considers facial contours as a factor in determining beauty.
A person with a well-defined mouth and a narrow nose is considered to be more beautiful.
High cheekbones, a well-shaped jaw and a thin chin are all considered to be more attractive.
The features of a younger-looking face are considered more attractive than older faces that look droopy from physiological changes.
F) Continuity care
It is crucial that the patient receives continuity of care after treatment. This will help to achieve the intended treatment goal.
Make sure the patient knows about any follow-up appointments that may be required to monitor their progress and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
It is important that the patient has all the equipment and medications they need to take care of their health.
It is important that the patient is aware of possible complications and given instructions on how to deal with them.
In order to ensure continuity of care, the patient should have written documentation about their treatment and any medication they used.
In continuity care, it is recommended to eat foods that are easy to chew and swallow.
You might need to avoid liquids for the first few hours following a procedure.
To avoid bruising, it is recommended that you sleep with your head up and on your back.
To slow down healing, the patient should avoid smoking and using tobacco products.
It is important to eat a balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, and drink water regularly.
(G) Describe the Premises Requirements To Safely Perform Aesthetic Treatments
These are the criteria that should be met when a premises is used for aesthetic treatment.
First, these premises must be built in accordance with the regulations of the local council.
To maintain hygiene, surfaces must be easy-to-clean.
To prevent falling, floors should be non-slippery.
A proper ventilation system and lighting are also required.
The premises must have a washbasin that can be filled with warm, clean water, separate sinks with enough water to clean equipment, alcohol-based cleaners to disinfect, single-use towels and hand dryers, disposable gloves, gowns, and a garbage bin.
To avoid any unnecessary lawsuits or legal claims, all beauty treatment professionals must comply with these requirements.
How Routine Audits of Clinical Outcomes Can Improve Your Professional Practice
The purpose of clinical audit is to examine the quality of healthcare and determine if it meets the established standards.
Audits are primarily about evaluating the performance of healthcare providers to make sure they do what is right.
The audit’s main focus is to assess the provided services to determine if they meet the required standards. It also identifies areas where improvements can be made.
To improve patient outcomes, the audit focuses on improving healthcare services.
The audit can help identify errors in healthcare services and take appropriate measures to improve patient safety and the professional practice.
H) The Benefits of Combining Treatments in Facial Rejuvenation. It is important to have a physical examination before treatment.
Combining treatments can be a great way to address multiple facial aging concerns and achieve better results.
Because the patient doesn’t have to wait until the first procedure is completed before proceeding to the next, it allows for quicker results.
The patient pays for both procedures in one session. This makes it more cost-effective.
A patient may request treatment with botulinum txin and dermal Fillers. This will allow them to remove wrinkles and folds, smoothen out lines and give their skin a younger appearance.
It is much simpler, more efficient, and less expensive.
To detect potential complications, a physical exam of the patient is required prior to any treatment.
This is essential for patient safety.
An examination can help identify any medical conditions that may have existed in the past and determine the best course of action.
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