Pop Quiz: Test your Knowledge on Anti-Wrinkle & Dermal Filler
12 January 2023 in Foundation Level
It’s good to test your knowledge following your foundation anti-wrinkle & dermal filler course. It’s important to do this throughout your aesthetics careers to ensure you’re providing a safe environment for your patients. Here’s the question and answers following our Instagram quiz.
1. Best practice following treatment with anti-wrinkle include (Select the true statement)
A. Follow up of treatment at 2 weeks
B. Ignoring written aftercare instructions
C. Heavy alcohol, heavy exercise, saunas, steam rooms
D. Lying down or bending over
Answer – A Follow up of treatment at 2 weeks Anti-wrinkle treatment is at maximal effect on day 14. It is best practice to review your patient at this time to assess the outcome of the treatment. It allows you to check the patient’s response to treatment and to perform a top up if necessary
2. Considering dermal filler (Select the true statement)
A. Hyaluronic acid fillers do not attract water
B. A high G prime product is always suitable for lip treatments
C. Hyaluronidase should always be available in the event of vascular occlusion
D. Calcium hydroxylapatite is suitable for use in the lips
Answer – C Hyaluronidase should always be available in the event of vascular occlusion Dermal filler is made from hyaluronic acid and hyalase is an enzyme used as a dissolving agent for this. In rare cases dermal filler may be inadvertently injected into the blood vessels blocking blood supply. Recognising the signs of a vascular occlusion and treating promptly with hyalase to break down the filler and return blood flow to the area are essential steps in achieving full recovery.
3. Considering the onset and duration of anti-wrinkle treatment (Select the true statement)
A. Onset of action is immediate
B. Peak effect is seen at 2 weeks post treatment
C. Duration of effect is always 5 months
D. Complications always take 2 weeks to become apparent
Answer – B Peak effect is seen at 2 weeks post treatment After anti-wrinkle treatment has been administered the muscle will gradually weaken. For most people the results typically begin to appear between day 2 to 5 but it will be 14 days for the full effects of the treatment to be seen. After this time anti-wrinkle treatment will start to wear off gradually and dynamic movement will start to return. On average most patients should expect to get 3-4 months before full muscle activity returns. With continued treatments they may start to get a little bit longer as anti-wrinkle treatment can have a cumulative effect.
4. Rules around prescribing in aesthetics include (Select the true statement)
A. Face to face consultations for prescribing are not always necessary
B. Dermal fillers do not require a prescription
C. Injecting anti-wrinkle treatment into friends does not require a prescription
D. Anti-wrinkle treatment can be prescribed for oneself and self administered
Answer – B Dermal fillers do not require a prescription Unlike anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal fillers do not need to be prescribed so they can be purchased and administered by anyone. Due to the fact that this is an unregulated sector this treatment can legally be carried out by someone with no training or medical background.
You have 12 months email support following your course. Get in touch with a member of the training Array Academy training team if you have any questions following your course.
We also offer an aesthetic injector support package with 24/7 support in the event of a vascular occlusion. You can read more about this support package here.