Aesthetic Medicine Treatment Principles
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(a). Referring to these conditions, discuss what you might need your patient to consent for an aesthetic intervention.
– Autoimmune diseases
– Immunocompromised patients
(b.) Describe the stages in an aesthetic consultation.
Include in your answer:
Consent (written, verbal and oral)Record keeping
The cooling off period
(c). How would a competent practitioner manage to handle the following events in practice
Vasovagal episode (include signs/symptoms, causes and treatment)Needle-stick injury
A patient who is sensitive to needles and needs local anaesthesia.
(d) Describe the changes in bone, muscle, fat, and skin with progressive ageing.
(e) Discuss how physical characteristics affect our perception of beauty within Western culture.
Include in the answer age, facial shape (brows, skin folds, and facial contours).
(f). As with all medical treatments, it is vital to have continuity of care following treatment.
Define continuity of care.
Include in your answer the lifestyle changes you would recommend to your patient.
(g.) List the requirements for safe aesthetic treatment in a specific location.
How can routine audits regarding clinical outcomes enhance your professional practice.
(h). A patient presents to you who wants treatment with Botulinum Toxin and Dermal fillers.
Explain how combination treatment may be beneficial for facial rejuvenation.
Answer to Question: BIOL67540 Invasive Aesthetic Medicine
A. A Few Things to Consider Before A Patient Consents For Aesthetic Intervention
Consider a case in which a diabetic person is involved.
This case will require that the patient undergo a preoperative evaluation and lab tests before I can approve them for surgery.
An evaluation by an endocrinologist, who will be managing the patient’s diabetes, as well as an evaluation of any drugs and the effect on the body tissues, must be done.
If a patient has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, I will also need to evaluate how severe it is.
It is also important that patients are aware of the potential for infection and take any medications they may be on.
Patients who are immunocompromised need to have several perioperative, surgical and other treatments.
Before aesthetic intervention procedures can be performed, it is essential to examine the patient’s medications. It is vital that the physician determines if the patient needs to take more or less of the medication.
To avoid any complications in the future, it is vital to check with the physician for each of these three conditions.
B) Stages In An Aesthetic Consultation
When the patient presents their problem it is crucial to allow them to express their underlying goals.
The specific agenda of consultation should reflect the patient’s goals or aims.
The second stage involves the identification of the specific solutions desired by the patient.
The patient should be guided to help them understand how they can achieve their larger aesthetic goal.
It is crucial to examine the medical history of the patient after the patient has determined their goals and aims.
This involves the thorough examination of the patient’s medical history, including any known genetic conditions and diseases that could interfere with immunity.
Fourth, it is essential to address the patient’s concerns.
It is vital that everyone involved in the treatment plan comes to an agreement.
This includes the cost for the aesthetic procedure and the medication for any perioperative medical concerns.
As one of the highest ethical standards, the patient should be provided with all information written and verbal about the procedures and potential consequences.
Next, take photos of the patient before and during the procedure.
Next, give the patient aftercare advice and any side effects. Inform them about follow up procedures.
C) How to Handle a Vasovagal Episode. Needle Stick Injury and Needle Phobic Patient
Vasovagal Syncope is typically caused by an emotional response to a trigger.
It occurs when the body is not regulating blood pressure properly and has a high heart rate.
Vasovagal episode can manifest as lightheadedness, nausea, feeling cold or hot, general body weakness and inability to form coherent sentences.
Avoiding the triggers that can cause vasovagal episodes is the best way to manage it and/or treat it.
The practitioner can help by making sure the patient’s blood pressure stays stable and enough blood flow to their brain.
In the case of needle stick injuries, it’s important to thoroughly clean the wound with soap and warm water.
It is important to immediately contact a doctor or emergency department.
Assist a patient with a needle fear by reassuring them and showing empathy.
The practitioner may also be able to help the patient relieve the tension that can result from needle phobia.
D) Description of how bone and fat in the face change with age
Craniofacial ageing is caused by atrophy and changes that alter the dynamics and amount of bone expansion and/or loss.
Facial height can decrease due to changes in the mandible and maxilla. However, it may also increase in width or depth.
Maxillary resorption may cause perioral wrinkles. This condition causes the loss or support of the upper lips.
Resorption happens at the alveolar line, which results in a change in the projection and shape the chin.
Studies have shown that progressive aging may also be linked to a decrease in soft tissue in certain parts of the face and persistent in other areas.
The malar fatpad can slide slowly forward, then bulge against nasolabial folds.
This is what causes the nasal fold to become more prominent with age.
As we age, these changes continue.
As a result, wrinkles can be seen at various sites of the aging facial skin due to repeated muscle activity.
This is usually accompanied by skin sagging, which occurs due to the accumulation of fats or a lack in elastic recoil.
The anterior projection of the forehead and eyebrows may also change due to changes in muscle fat.
E. How physical characteristics affect our perception of beauty.
Because of its straight appearance and proportional alignment of features, a more youthful facial appearance is perceived as more beautiful.
An older, more beautiful face with a thicker facial frame is preferred by western culture over a shorter, more muscular one. The thin facial frame seems to have fewer facial features and appears more proportional.
Thicker and more defined brows can enhance the beauty and shape of the eyes.
It is considered unattractive to have a small amount of brow hair, as it makes the face appear empty.
Skin folds can be considered unattractive because they affect the symmetry and appearance of the face.
A western culture’s beauty is also determined by the shape of the face.
The most beautiful people are those with a slim and defined nose and lips.
A person’s beauty is also determined by their finely chiseled jaw, thin chin and high cheekbones.
The beauty of a younger appearance is more important than a older face that is droopy because of physiological changes.
F) Continuity Healthcare
It is vital that the patient has continuity of care once they have finished treatment.
It is important to inform the patient about any follow up appointments necessary to ensure that they are aware of their treatment’s progress and effectiveness.
It is crucial to make sure the patient has the proper equipment and medication so they can take care of themselves.
Patients should be informed about any potential complications, and should be given guidance on how to manage them.
For continuity of care, it is important that the patient has written details about all the medical treatment received.
Lifestyle changes that could be made to ensure continuity of care include eating foods that make it easier to swallow and chew.
In the initial hours after a procedure, it might be necessary not to drink liquids.
To prevent any bruising, it is advisable to lie on your stomach and with your head up.
Patients should also avoid tobacco and smoking as they can slow down healing.
An adequate diet high in fruits, vegetables and water is recommended.
(G). Describe the requirements for safe execution of aesthetic treatments. (137)
Premises for aesthetic treatments should comply with the following requirements.
First, they must conform to the requirements of the local authority.
For hygiene reasons, it is important that the surfaces of these premises are easy to clean.
Third, floors should not slip to reduce the possibility of falling.
Third, the floors should have adequate ventilation and lighting.
Finally, the premises should have a washbasin with warm water and clean water, a separate basin that is able to clean the equipment, an alcohol-based cleaner to disinfect it, single-use towels, hand driers and disposable gloves and gowns and a disposal container.
Non-compliance can result in legal actions or lawsuits against beauty salons.
How Routine Audits Of Clinical Outcomes Enhance Your Professional Practice
A clinical audit involves the examination of healthcare providers to ensure that they are meeting the prescribed standards.
The main component of an audit is to examine the performance of healthcare workers to make sure that they are doing what they should.
The audit’s primary purpose is to examine the quality of the services received to identify areas for improvement and to verify that they are meeting the standards expected.
The audit is designed to improve healthcare services quality and patient outcomes.
Audits can detect errors and mistakes in healthcare services, and corrective steps can be taken to increase patient and clinician safety. This improves professional practice.
H) Benefits of Combining Therapies to Achieve Facial Renewal. Importance of Performing a Physical Exam Before Treatment
Combination treatments are a way to tackle multiple concerns, and get better results.
This allows patients to achieve the desired results in a shorter time frame as they don’t need to wait for their first procedure before proceeding with the next.
It’s also more economical as the patient will pay for the costs of two procedures in one session.
The patient can have wrinkles and folds removed by using both botulinumtoxin and the dermal injectors. It also smoothens out wrinkles and lines, which results in a more youthful-looking skin.
It’s much quicker, more effective, and cheaper.
Before any treatment begins, it is essential to conduct a thorough physical examination. This will allow us to determine if there are any medical issues that might cause problems.
These conditions are important for safety reasons.
A physical examination is also a good way to determine whether there have been any prior medical procedures on the patient.BibliographyArnab, S., & Clarke, S. (2017).
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