injections de médecine esthétique

Aesthetic medicine, a constantly evolving field, raises many questions and sometimes concerns. To shed light on this subject, we were delighted to welcome journalists from “So Soir” magazine to interview two of our specialists: plastic surgeon Dr Aurore Lafosse and dermatologist Dr Emmanuelle Steels. Their expertise and advice are a mine of information for anyone considering aesthetic treatment. Selected excerpts.

Choosing the right professional

Doctor Lafosse stresses the importance of professional qualification: “In Belgium, it is now forbidden for anyone who is not a doctor to perform injections as part of an aesthetic treatment.” These regulations are designed to ensure the safety and quality of patient care.

Understanding individual needs

“Each face requires a specific approach,” explains Dr Emmanuelle Steels. She insists that the doctor’s role is to help the patient identify the areas to be treated, not the other way round. This personalized approach is essential for natural, satisfying results.

Young patients and realistic expectations

Doctors also address the issue of young patients influenced by social networks. Doctor Lafosse warns: “It’s also in this age group that we encounter the most cases of dysmorphia.” She stresses the importance of a psychological assessment to avoid excessive changes motivated by ephemeral tendencies.

Botulinum toxin vs. hyaluronic acid

The interview clearly distinguishes between botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid. As Emmanuelle Steels explains, “Botulinum toxin aims to erase expression lines… Hyaluronic acid is a filler, restoring volume to the lower face.” This distinction is crucial in choosing the most appropriate treatment.

Transparency and follow-up

Finally, Dr Aurore Lafosse insists on transparency of costs and post-intervention follow-up. “You have to make sure the clinic has a transparent policy here,” she says, stressing the importance of understanding all the financial and medical aspects of treatment.

This interview with our experts highlights the importance of a thoughtful, informed approach to aesthetic medicine. By choosing qualified professionals and having realistic expectations, patients can ensure a safe and satisfying experience.

Read the full article in the December 2, 2023 issue of So Soir magazine. Read the article in PDF.