‘First, to do no harm’ should be the goal
Irish Medical Times
The so-called Hippocratic ideal of ‘Doing no harm, above all’ is not dead, according to the Aesthetic Training Academy Ireland
Primum non nocere
It is the guiding principle in medicine. Aesthetics is framed too often as amounting to only injectable procedures, which leads to the question ‘Is the oath often forgotten in favour of high hourly rates?’ Aesthetics clinics are popping up on every corner, yet the majority of these clinics are performing injectables only. While injectable treatment does provide an immediate effect, if underlying skin health is suboptimal, then the results of injectable treatment will also be suboptimal. While it is understandable that new practitioners wish to train in botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers, too often that is where the education ends. Injectable treatment should be the last procedure performed after underlying skin concerns have been addressed. If the only tool you possess is a needle, then every concern can only be targeted with that single implement, leading to mismatched therapy and ultimately patient dissatisfaction.
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