WARNING: Know The Must-Ask Questions Before Signing Up For A Beauty Academy or Training

With so many amazing new beauty treatments hitting the market people are chomping at the bit to get certified, but with so many academies and trainings out there, how do you know who to learn from? When researching Beauty academies or trainings there are many Lucrative & Exciting new beauty services to learn such as Microblading, Lash lift, Scalp Micropigmentation, Fibroblast Skin Tightening, Hyaluron Pen and so much more, but there are important things to look out for when researching an academy or trainer. In this article I am going to be going over the important questions you should be asking before signing up to have someone train you in the newest beauty procedures to ensure that you get the best training possible and avoid falling prey to inexperienced instructors just looking to make a buck!

Professional trainings should look like this one below, extremely hands on and focused on helping the students put their new knowledge into a guided practice

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Questions you need to ask before signing up for a beauty academy or training:

How long have they been in the industry and how many clients have they worked on?
With each client that an artist works on they are learning more and more every time and gaining not only a better understanding of the skin, but they also encounter a wider variety of skin types therefore giving them more in-depth experience.

How many people have they taught?
In addition to seeing how many clients they have preformed the procedure on, it is also important to see how many trainings they have given in the past to show that they are not only experienced in what they are teaching but also how they are teaching it.

Do they have a gallery with 2+ years of experience?
Another important factor when looking for an instructor is that they have a gallery that is not only plentiful, but that they have one that demonstrates they have been doing this for multiple years. Just because and instructor shows that they have worked on many clients, does not mean they are not brand new to preforming this procedure.

Do they have a successful business?
One easy way to tell the quality of a training is to look at the instructors business as a whole. Does every aspect of their business thrive? Ultimately, you are looking for a trainer to teach you a skill that is going to further and better your own business, so someone who’s business outside of the training is not thriving should not be teaching you how to grow yours!

Who did they learn from and when?
You are paying money to be certified for this new beauty skill so do not be shy about asking for the trainers background! To ensure that an instructor is not giving out certifications without having the proper training background themselves, don’t be shy about asking for their credentials and when they were trained and received a certificate themselves. This is also a quick way to see how long they themselves have been practicing this procedure for.

Are they trying to make a quick buck? Or are they the best of the best?
Signing up for a training without doing your background research is dangerous because unfortunately there are many inexperienced people out there who are offering trainings not because they want to share their experienced passion but instead because they are looking to make a quick buck! Making sure you ask all of these questions before signing up for a course is a good way to weed out those who are only in it for the money.

Do you admire their work?
Lastly, it is important to admire the work of the person you are learning from. Do your research, look at all of the instructors past work, and if you want to be giving your clients the beautiful results that they give theirs, then thats a good sign that they are the instructor you want to be learning from!

The Beauty Academy/Trainings I Recommend:

Before signing up for a training it is important to make sure that you also understand what it looks like when a procedure is taught incorrectly. For instance, if you were researching where to get certified for the new Fibroblast Blaze Needling procedure, you would want to look up and gain an understanding for what the procedure looks like when it is done correctly and what the things to look out for are when it is taught incorrectly. As a reference I have included examples of proper vs. improper techniques when preforming the Fibroblast Blaze Needling procedure below.

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Hyaluron Pen: Needle-Free Lip Injections

This week I dove into learning everything there is to know about the up-and-coming process of needle-free lip injections (and I even tested it out myself!). The latest beauty obsession has been centered around having a perfectly plump pout, but not everyone is blessed with it naturally and those who aren’t may not be comfortable with the thought of putting a needle to their face in order to achieve it.

Every procedure is completely personalized to you so for my treatment we only added too my top lip since I wanted a very natural look that would simply even out the sizes of my top and bottom lips.



Questions I Had About The Procedure:

What Exactly is Hyaluron Pen?
The Hyaluron Pen is a device that uses enough pressure to push hyaluronic acid into the skin. Since there are no needles involved, this process is considered to be a much more gentle way to plump your lips.

What Is Being Injected Into My Lip?
The Hyaluron Pen is using pressure to push Hyaluronic Acid into your skin. So what is Hyaluronic Acid? Hyaluronic Acid is produced naturally in your body to help the skin retain moisture so as you can imagine, when you put more of that substance into your lips it helps to give your lips a plumped, moisturized, and more youthful glow.

How New Is This Pen And Why Haven’t I Heard Of It Before?
Although new to the beauty industry, the Hyaluron Pen has actually been around for a long time- used in the medical field to inject insulin into the skin for diabetics. The technology of this pen has been long tested and perfected, the only thing thats new has been the discovery that this needle-free method can be used to insert Hyaluronic Acid into the skin as well.

Is it semi-permanent/Permanent?
One of my favorite things about this procedure is that it is considered to be a temporary beauty treatment and is not in any way semi-permanent or permanent. Some companies may try to advertise this as a semi-permanent solution but this is absolutely not the case and I will explain to you why. One of the main reasons injections using hyaluronic acid are so safe and trusted is because your body actually produces this same substance and therefore these injections will eventually be metabolized by your body. Additionally hyaluronic acid fillers help to retain moisture instead of stimulating collagen production like some injections do.

How Long Does It Last?
The results of this treatment last 4-6 months. Although the Hyaluronic Acid found in your body and the Hyaluron Acid being inserted into your skin are the same, a good Hyaluronic Acid filler will be cross-linked which helps to slow down the speed at which your body metabolizes it. Fillers that stay in the skin forever and are not naturally metabolized by the body (like silicone for example) can cause a plethora of issues so when taking that into account, the fact that you would need to come in every 4-6 months for a refill is actually a very good thing.

Let’s Say Worst Case Scenario I Don’t Like It, What’s Next?
Okay so let’s say you hate it. Is it the end of the world? Not at all. In the unlikely case that you are unsatisfied, Hyaluronic Acid fillers can be partially or completely removed with an injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase which will help to dissolve the Hyaluronic Acid in your lips.

Are there any restrictions client-wise?
There are very few restrictions on who can receive this treatment but pregnant women, people who are severely allergy sensitive, and anyone with extreme skin conditions should speak with their doctor before receiving this treatment.

What If I have An Allergic Reaction To The Hyaluronic Acid?
I watched a show once where this lady was allergic to water so I cannot confidently tell you that you are not going to have an allergic reaction, but it would be pretty incredible if you did since your body contains this exact substance naturally.

Does It Hurt?
I personally did not have any pain throughout the entire procedure, I actually did not feel anything at all. I will admit that the sound of the pen was a little bit startling but I was given a countdown before the sound each time and lets be real- I would much rather hear a loud noise than feel any pain.

What Is The Aftercare?
Avoid rigorous exercise, makeup, and keep your lips clean and hydrated for the first 48 hours after your treatment to prevent infection.

Is There Pre-Care I Need To Do Before My Appointment?
24 hours before your appointment you will want to avoid ingesting any NSAIDS, alcohol, or supplements such as fish oils that can increase your risk of bruising. You also will want to arrive at your appointment without makeup on and let your treatment provider know if you have a history of cold sores so that they can give you treatment advice for before and after your lip enhancement.

How Long Does It Take?
Numbing beforehand will take btween 10-30 minutes and the injection process itself usually takes about 15-20 minutes.

Will I Bleed or Bruise?
Compared to normal lip injections it is a lot less likely that you will bleed or bruise with the Hyaluron Pen but you have to understand that it is possible! Your treatment provider should check for veins in your lips and try to avoid them during the process but they can be difficult to find/avoid. Anytime substance is pushed into a vein you may have slight bleeding or bruising.

How Do The Results Compare To Botox?
Hyaluronic Acid fillers boast a vary natural and soft result compared to botox results which can be more prominent.

In What Way Is This Safer Than Traditional Filler Methods?
One of the major risks of fillers comes from the possibility of the fillers blocking a blood vessel if they are injected too deep. When using the Hyaluron Pen to infuse your lips with Hyaluronic Acid it is anatomically impossible to accidentally inject the substance in this way so it does not pose the same risk as traditional injection methods.

The Process:

Step 1: Numbing

Numbing cream is applied to the lips.

Step 2: Cleansing

The lips and face are thoroughly cleansed to ensure that no bacteria is pushed into the skin during the procedure.

Step 3: Comfort/Planning

A hair net and eye mask are applied to keep your hair out of the way and ensure that you are comfortable.

Step 4: Check For Veins

A light can be used to check for veins that will be avoided during the process.

Step 5: Injecting With The Pen

Although it looks like there is a needle at the end of the pen, it is actually an open space where it pushes the serum out of of the pen and through your epidermis.

Step 6: Massage

Your lips are then lightly massaged to distribute the Hyaluronic Acid evenly throughout your lips.

Step 7: Results

All done! You get to checkout the results and get stoked about your hydrated and happy plumped pout!

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