It’s no secret that cosmetic injectable treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers are the most popular aesthetic procedures performed around the world—including in our Eugene, OR, practice. Because they’re so popular, many people in the medical field offer injectable treatments—ranging from general practitioners and dentists to aestheticians supervised by a physician.
Safety & Training Are Important
Even though many people assume injectable treatments don’t require the same skill level as other aesthetic procedures, only highly trained and board-certified providers can consistently and safely create the results patients want. That includes Hillary Lind Jewell, a board-certified nurse injector and nurse practitioner, who is growing a very successful injectable practice at Jewell Medical Spa.
As Dr. Mark Jewell’s daughter, Hillary has worked in our practice for 18 years. She became a family nurse practitioner in 2020 after graduating from Simmons University with summa cum laude honors. Since graduating, Hillary has set her goal to become one of the top injectors, and she is well on her way. She has been trained by some of the best injector educators from Allergan and Galderma, in addition to taking injectable courses taught by members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to keep up with the latest techniques and best safety practices.
Hillary shares her father’s high standard of patient care and safety, and she ensures her patients’ satisfaction while developing her own best practice.
What Are Injectables?
Injectables are a safe, minimally invasive way to restore lost volume, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve facial contours in a subtle, natural-looking way—when injected by a provider with extensive knowledge of the products and facial anatomy. When performed by an inexperienced injector or someone with minimal training, these treatments can backfire—changing your appearance in an undesirable way, costing more than they should, and even leading to medical complications.
When performed by experienced board-certified injectors, injectables have an excellent track record of safety. In the wrong hands, however, complications can range from unwanted aesthetic results to conditions such as the Tyndall Effect (when the skin appears bluish) and vascular complications if injected into blood vessels.
Why Your Choice of Injector Matters
Aesthetic injectors balance their comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy and physiology with an artistic eye for results that are in harmony with other facial features. This can seem simple when a highly trained injector performs these treatments, but it involves several factors that will affect the results.
Before performing the treatments, injectors must:
- Determine whether or not someone is a good candidate for injections based on their medical history
- Select the most appropriate product for your needs
- Select the right dilution of that product for your needs
- Determine the right amount of product to inject
- Determine the ideal placement of the injections to create a balanced, natural look
- Be able to recognize and deal with any complications that might arise
What patients often don’t realize is that injectors create customized treatment plans for each patient—injections are not one-size-fits-all procedures. Board-certified injectors such as Hillary Jewell tailor treatments after listening to the patient’s goals, examining their specific facial anatomy and medical history, and assessing the skin’s quality and tone.
You can also be sure that choosing a board-certified nurse injector who performs treatments at a plastic surgeon’s practice follows the highest safety standards, minimizing the risk of infection or other complications. And in Hillary’s case, as Dr. Jewell’s daughter, she’s been involved in the aesthetic field for most of her life.
Hillary’s attention to detail is unmatched. Patients never feel rushed, and her gentle touch puts patients at ease.
Whether you’re considering injectables to minimize wrinkles or to create fuller lips, you want results that look natural. You can discuss your concerns and goals with Hillary Jewell by requesting a consultation using the online form or by calling Jewell Plastic Surgery at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.
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