4 episodes

The field of facial injectables is moving fast. Who has time to comb through multiple journals searching for the latest information? Join Dr. Gigi Meinecke as she curates and discusses new developments with Botox®, dermal fillers, Kybella® as well as emerging industry products, techniques and all essential related material. Geared for cosmetic plastic surgeons as well as non-core esthetic practitioners – this is your space for everything related to the evolving field of injectables

Facial Injectables - Lessons Learned Dr. Gigi Meinecke: injector, educator, facial anatomist and podcaster

    • Science

The field of facial injectables is moving fast. Who has time to comb through multiple journals searching for the latest information? Join Dr. Gigi Meinecke as she curates and discusses new developments with Botox®, dermal fillers, Kybella® as well as emerging industry products, techniques and all essential related material. Geared for cosmetic plastic surgeons as well as non-core esthetic practitioners – this is your space for everything related to the evolving field of injectables

    Botulinum Toxin E Joins the Botox Party!!

    Botulinum Toxin E Joins the Botox Party!!

    Did you know there's a brand new neurotoxin poised to come to market?  Did you know that Allergan snapped up the biotech company as soon as their phase 2 clinical trial results were released?  Join us in this episode as we explore the personality and behavior of the latest botulinum toxin to join the Botox Party!

    • 12 min
    The Ultimate Guide to Injectable Asepsis

    The Ultimate Guide to Injectable Asepsis

    Are you using the correct skin prep for dermal fillers?  Do you know which one it is?  There’s a huge variation in what practitioners are using but there’s only one prep that falls within the standard of care in the US.  In this episode I talk about the recommended skin prep for dermal fillers and neuromodulators, the nasty scientific facts about bacteria in make-up, which gloves you should be using and much more. 
    Disclaimer:
    Listening to this podcast does not constitute qualification to perform the procedures discussed herein.  Facial Injectables – Lessons Learned Podcasts are intended solely for informational purposes and to supplement, not replace, proper training and supervision by qualified instructors.
     

    • 21 min
    Help! My practice was hit by a Botox® Bandit!

    Help! My practice was hit by a Botox® Bandit!

    Have you been the victim of a Botox® Bandit?  I have!  In this episode I’ll explain what it is, how you can potentially screen for it and what to do if you become a victim.  I’ll share my experience and tell you how I finally got paid.  Here's a link to the form letter I use - feel free to download and customize for your practice.  Use it when a patient gives you a bad check.
    NSF Check Form Letter

    • 17 min
    Snapchat Dysmorphia - what's that?

    Snapchat Dysmorphia - what's that?

    Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology recently published an opinion piece appearing in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (August 2018) discussing the phenomenon of “Snapchat Dysmorphia.”  The nonpareil is a 2018 take on the DSM-5 codified mental disorder of Body Dysmorphic Disease (BDD).  Esthetic practitioners should be screening potential injectable patients for BDD and make appropriate referrals when indicated.  In this episode we’ll discuss what BDD is, it’s prevalence, how to recognize it and how to handle a patient suspected of having the disease.
    Here are some links to articles and the BDD screening form mentioned in the podcast: 
    Rajanala S, Maymone MBC, Vashi NA. Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 02, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486
    Laryngoscope. 2016 Aug;126(8):1739-45. doi: 10.1002/lary.25963. Epub 2016 May 25. Body Dysmorphic Disorder in aesthetic rhinoplasty: Validating a new screening tool. Lekakis G1, Picavet VA1, Gabriëls L2, Grietens J1, Hellings PW1.
    https://www.psycom.net/eating-disorders/body-dysmorphic-disorder
    https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1333.html
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/10/health/snapchat-dysmorphia-cosmetic-surgery-social-media-trend-trnd/index.html
    BDDQ-AS  BDD screening questionaire - feel free to use in your practice
     

    • 16 min

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