SCALPAJECT TRAINING - MODULE 6

General Contraindications

Contraindications are conditions that may be present on a client and are such that you would not be allowed to proceed with the treatment unless they have written confirmation from their GP that it is safe to do so. 


It is essential that you not only look for these problems, but you should have already asked your client if they were aware of any issues when you did your consultation. 


It is vital that you check for contraindications - should you ignore them and proceed with treatment, you could find that the procedure makes the problem worse. If you are at all unsure, you should suggest that the client visits his/her GP to have the matter checked before you provide the treatment. 

 

Here are possible contraindications, also listed on the client intake forms:

•Cancer 

•Diabetes

•Hysterectomy

•AIDS/HIV

•Psoriasis

•Spinal Injury

•Keloid Scarring

•Menopause

•High/Low Blood Pressure

•Claustrophobia

•Hormone Imbalance

• Hepatitis A/B/C 

•Rosacea 

•Cold Sores 

•Blood Clot Disorder 

•Circulation Disorder 

•Metal Implants/Pins

•Heart Disease

•Epilepsy/Seizures

•Headaches

•Eczema

•Immune Disorder

• Skin Disease/Disorder

•Varicose 

•Veins/Phlebitis 

•Pacemaker/Defibrillator 

Thyroid Disorder 

•Blush/Redden Easily  

•Depression/Anxiety 

•Bruise Easily 

•Lupus 

•Fibromyalgia 

•18+ of Age

•Recent Dermal Injections/Fillers

•Allergies

•Pregnancy

•Alcohol or Drug Abuse

•Any Active Infection

•Use of oral or topical Roaccutane or Retin-A, vitamin A or other such products in the previous 3 months for the treatment of acne or other dermatological conditions 

Precaution and Protocols

It is important to go over pre and after care instruction with your clients prior to treatment. This information will also be provided in a form that can be given and signed by your client. This can be found with the other client intake forms provided by Scalpa Academy.  


Three of the most common side effects with any filler enhancement is swelling,  bruising and possibly small lumps or bead size bumps. However, with the Hyaluron Pen, these side effects are minimal to none. In any case, please go over these side effects with your client. 

 

Avoid Bruising 

 Although needle-free injections rarely cause bruising, it can happen. With a little knowledge on your part, bruising can be minimized.


Bruising after filler treatment can’t be cured or fixed,  so the goal with bruising is to prevent it in the first place. Here are a few tips to provide clients on how to avoid bruising.


 1- No aspirin, Aleve, or Ibuprofen 1 week prior to your appointment (Tylenol is fine)

Do not take Vitamin E one week prior to injections. Multivitamins are okay. Stop alcohol two days prior to injections. No garlic two days prior to injections. Eat pineapple 2-3 times 1-2 days prior to injections. Take Arnica one day prior or morning of injections. You can find this at most drugstores and often at Whole Foods. Drink plenty of water before and after injections. Body dehydration is known to dissolve Hyaluronic Acid fillers rather quickly. The more water you drink the longer the product will last in the lips as hyaluronic acid molecules expand by retaining water a 1,000x its weight. 


2- Lump or bumps in lips

Depending on thickness of filler product and the size of lips, a somewhat common side effect of lip fillers are small lumps or tiny bumps. These are usually small bruises underneath the filler. Sometimes the filler settles at injection site and can be smoothed out with a light lip massage after injection. Massaging lips gently will help smooth any bumps or lumps, but if bruising is present avoid the massage until bruising has diminished. Proper massage technique will be demonstrated to be used to help smooth out any product lumps or bumps. If lumps are caused from bruising it is best to leave lips alone and allow time to heal and settle on its own. Most bumps and lumps settle after 7-10 days. Another side effect from lip injections that often appear in lips that have either been injected multiple times over or simply a reaction to the HA filler is known as product bumps or cysts. These bumps typically show up weeks or sometimes months after injection of filler. In this situation the product can be removed or dissolved using a few different types of techniques. With the Hyaluron Pen, these side effects are greatly minimized so we will not be covering these techniques. 


3- Swelling

Some swelling will occur. Icing and Arnica will help with swelling and bruising. 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off throughout the next few days after injection will help with this. It is also important to understand that the filler product, once injected, can expand an additional 10% several hours after injection once the cross -inked filler molecules begin to absorb the water in the body. Note that if swelling and expansion is not desired then it would be best to avoid consuming liquids until swelling goes down. Arnica comes in both a topical ointment and pill form and is a wonderful all-natural remedy for both bruising and swelling. Again, with the Hyaluron Pen, these side effects are greatly minimized. 


4- Note to patients 

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance we produce within our body which promotes collagen. With age, our bodies produce less and less. In the case of fillers, the life span of ScalpaJECT Hyaluronic Acid filler can last anywhere from 3-12 months depending on the person and where it is injected. With the Hyaluron Pen, we use fine line filler to achieve a more natural and soft appearance. The filler is injected into the epidermal and upper derma layer of skin which is why there is little to no bleeding. With the first application, typical results may only last a month to three months, at which point you might notice the fullness has depleted. The good news is that with every injection session you not only add additional hyaluronic acid building blocks, but you encourage your own collagen production, thus producing longer lasting results.  


Live Procedures

Lip Injection Live Training

This video covers  the different areas to target when giving lip injections using the Hyaluron Pen. The client in this video has previously received lip injections using the typical needle method. Here, we will provide more information on the similarities and differences between the two and she will tell you first-hand her experiences with both. 

This video is the sole property of SCALPA and is subject to copyright law. Any misuse of this video is subject to a fine up to $500,000. This video is intended for the us of SCALPA Trainees only.

Frown Lines Live Training

Frown lines appear on the forehead between or slightly above the brows, while smile lines form around the mouth area. Getting fillers to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles is a common procedure. This video will show you how to properly inject using the Hyaluron Pen to help rid those fine lines, leaving clients with plump, younger looking skin. 

This video is the sole property of SCALPA and is subject to copyright law. Any misuse of this video is subject to a fine up to $500,000. This video is intended for the us of SCALPA Trainees only.

Smile Lines Live Training

Founder and CEO, Bryce Cleveland, targets smile lines using the Hyaluron Pen while being instructed by professional practitioner, Christina Daniels. Learn her techniques on how to efficiently target these fine lines pairing the Hyaluron Pen with ScalpaJECT Hyaluronic Acid. 

This video is the sole property of SCALPA and is subject to copyright law. Any misuse of this video is subject to a fine up to $500,000. This video is intended for the us of SCALPA Trainees only.

Lip Filler Live Training

 Lip enhancement is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done today. Using the Hyaluron Pen, you can now enhance lips without the use of needles. See the different areas you will want to target as well as the different amounts you will be using for each client. This client has received 2ml of ScalpaJECT Hyaluronic Filler to give her lips an instant plump.  You will be able to see the before and after results of this procedure in this video.  The second video has no sound because the studio got very noisy, however we wanted you to be able to see the rest of the procedure. 


This video is the sole property of SCALPA and is subject to copyright law. Any misuse of this video is subject to a fine up to $500,000. This video is intended for the us of SCALPA Trainees only.

Lip Filler Live Training

Bryce demonstrates another lip enhancement procedure using the Hyaluron Pen. More techniques for application are covered in this video as well as answers to commonly asked questions such as how much pressure to apply when using the pen. The results on this client are full and enhanced yet natural. 

This video is the sole property of SCALPA and is subject to copyright law. Any misuse of this video is subject to a fine up to $500,000. This video is intended for the us of SCALPA Trainees only.

If you have any questions at any time please contact your trainer at trainer@scalpashop.com

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