As the popularity of injectables has begun to rise, there has been a lot of debate regarding when enough is enough. Some people feel that they want to look completely different from their natural appearance, while others just want a little bit here and there to accent what they’ve already got!
So how much is too much? How can we measure that accurately across the board so patients and injectors never cross an ethical line? It is hard to determine the criteria for deciding this matter because some feel that modern beauty standards should be the guiding principle while others feel it should be subjective to each individual’s point of view.
Each individual has their own standard of beauty that is unique to themselves, and this perspective should always be the guiding criteria for the injector, however, due to the high volume of work that a successful injector has under their belt, the patient should be influenced by the injector.
When an injector first sits down with a patient, the patient is in a very vulnerable position. They have to be able to trust in the injector, and trust that their judgement is guided by trying to achieve the best outcome for the patient and not money.
We believe that a good injector will not continue to perform work that they feel is excessive or damaging to the well being or outward appearance of the patient. When professionals pursue money they will pressure clients into getting more and more work done, and this is something that clients need to be aware of when they are doing their research on injectors.
You need to have a healthy and trust fueled patient to injector relationship. When doing your research to find injectors near you make sure you read reviews, look at before and after pictures and videos, and most of all follow your intuition during your consultation by asking, “am I being upsold?”
In your research you should also be aiming to discover whether or not the practitioner is ethically supportive. Being ethically supportive is so crucial because 9/10 times a patient is going to listen to the professional advice of the practitioner. In this vulnerable position, a bad practitioner can be motivated by selling rather than the patient's well being.
At the end of the day, responsible practices should always ensure that they put their foot down when they feel enough is enough. They should always communicate with the patients as to their reasons why and leave the conversation open ended so they can keep a respectful and healthy dialogue with the patient.
The ethical lines within the injectable community can be blurry at times, but when you work with people who have a successful track record, good reviews, stunning before and after photos, and great communication, you will always feel at ease and full of trust!