First thing’s first, what is the global perspective? According to Abi, one of our dermatologists’ injectable nurses; the global perspective takes a well-rounded approach to assessing the individual needs to each patient. Most patients come into ICLS without the full knowledge of all of the options available to them. And reasonably so, as that is our job! So Abi has created a means of determining exactly what a patient is looking to achieve, and then works backwards.
When addressing the face, Abi finds out what the patient is hoping to improve, and then is able to create a tailor-made solution that not only addresses the short-term goals, but will also address more long-term aging concerns. It would be like putting a bandaid on a deep cut. It might work in the short-term, but if we don’t address the underlying problems, and structure of the skin, then we’re not going to get long-lasting results. In so doing, patients are not only able to “mix and match” so to speak; but they also work closely with Abi to prioritize these options based on what is most important to them! She is always talking about “baby steps” so she can help by focusing on the concerns that are the most bothersome. By taking this global approach when consulting with patients, it allows her to delve into what a patient really hopes to accomplish and helps them to achieve it step by step.