Questions & Answers with Doctor Rinat Sitanovich
Dr. Sitanovich is an International trainer in Contour Plastics, Botulinum Therapies and Thread Techniques.
Dr. Sitanovich graduated from the prestigious medical faculty in Orenburg State Medical Academy & specialised in Plastic Surgery at RUDN University, Moscow
His clinic Different Lab is situated in Moscow, Russia
Recently when Dr. Sitanovich was visiting Ireland I had an opportunity to sit down and ask him some questions
- Why did you get into this business? Is it something you have always been interested in?
From a young age it was a dream of mine to become a plastic surgeon without knowing what it really involved. I was always fascinated with the medical profession. I qualified as a general surgeon & then updated my professional qualification to plastic surgery. Since then I have been focusing on less-invasive methods of rejuvenation for the face and body.
- How can you best educate yourself on aesthetic procedures? Is it safe enough to Google information?
The best source of information is a qualified and competent specialist. On the web you might find a lot of biased information. This bias is caused by expectations that are too high or with the anti-advertising of certain treatments. I advise to turn to qualified therapists.
- In what country is it most common to get aesthetic procedures done?
In any country of the world, I think, because all aesthetic technologies are common and accessible. Anyone can learn those methods. For over 20 years the world of aesthetic medicine has integrated Botox treatments and Dermal Fillers. And for the last ten years aestheticians have been working with PDO threads (lifting procedures).
- How painful are these aesthetic treatments and procedures?
Patients can have certain sensitivity against all of these treatments. Thus we use a topical anaesthetic cream, containing lidocaine, helping to improve the comfort level during a procedure.
- Do you perform more work on men or women?
Recently approximately 60% of my clients have been male.
- What is the best age to get dermal fillers?
With skin, in order to improve the quality & overall look we can start using dermal filler from the age of 20-25 years. Wrinkle correction might start from the age of 25 plus. The best age to start treatment for lines is hard to say due to the individual nature of each client. Possibly from 25, 30, or 35 years of age
- Is there any treatment available to tighten the skin around the neck?
Yes, there are a few options. From mesotherapy and bio-revitalisation which improves the tone of the skin to reinforcement techniques with dermal fillers and thread lifting.
- Can you tell by just looking at someone whether they have had work done on their face or not?
If it’s done properly it can be difficult to tell if someone has work done nowadays. Therapists have mastered injectables and are very subtle. They can use a minimal dose of Botulinum toxin and/or Filler. Subtly is what I teach my students. Also clients prefer the natural look.
- Can you perform work on a client who has already had work done by another professional, Doctor etc?
Yes, I do. This is a common situation in my practice due to the large amount of practitioners in my area of work and clients are always are looking for their ideal therapist.
- How do you deal with a fussy client? (For example if a client asks for something specific to be done but you know that another procedure may suit them better how do you suggest that without upsetting them?)
These can be complicated situations so I suggest to go through a lengthy consultation or even a set of consultations. I explain to the client the area which they want to get corrected does not require any kind of invasion. If I succeed in persuading this client, we continue our relationship. If not, this client is looking for another specialist.
- How long do your procedures take?
The longevity of treatments depend on the area and volume of work. Sometimes during a single appointment I can do Botox, Fillers and PDO thread treatments. If there are a few areas of work, including thread lifting on the body, it takes longer. Speed is not the main concern in my work. On average my appointments are approximately one hour long. If I chat with the client it might take two hours (laughing).
- What’s your favourite procedure to perform?
I love smooth, painless and flawless treatments, where a client feels good and happy afterwards.
- What’s the best and worst thing about the industry?
The best aspect is the chance to meet and communicate with new & different people. The worst, I think is when I cannot meet a client’s expectation. If a client comes to me with high expectations that cannot be satisfied it can be disappointing.
- What advice would you give to somebody looking to start a career in Aesthetics?
From my own experience it’s important to love what you’re doing. Listen to your clients. Always look to increase your knowledge and improve your skills. You should never stop learning