We recently caught up with Su-en Chow from SCinjectables, who kindly gave us an exclusive interview:
Tell us about your work
I work as a registered nurse specialising in cosmetic injectables. I perform anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers to all areas of the face to help people look fresh and look a little (or a lot) less wrinkly than they are 🙂
How did you get interested in the beauty industry?
Honestly, I fell into this industry by chance. I was working as a traditional nurse and a colleague introduced me to this speciality of nursing. I took up the opportunity and applied for the job because it allowed me to work a more predictable roster and I felt I could balance my work and family life better. Nearly four years later I have never looked back and I absolutely love what I do!
What services do you offer?
I offer anti-wrinkle injections which can either soften or eliminate the existing lines around your face (most popular areas are frown, forehead, crows) and I also offer dermal fillers which will enhance and/or restore volume loss in particular areas of the face. (most popular areas are cheeks, lips and smile lines).
What’s a brotox?
“Brotox” is the terminology used for anti-wrinkle injections performed on men. It has significantly increased in popularity over the past few years. Many of my clients are male who care about their appearances and just want to look less tired, fresher and less wrinkly in certain areas!
Can you describe a typical day?
A typical day is getting to work half an hour early and preparing for my day of clients ahead. For each client, I focus heavily on the consultation process which involves reviewing their previous treatments and if there is anything we can do to tweak the treatment to gain a better result this time. For new clients, it is a thorough consultation of what they are wanting to achieve, realistic expectations, common side effects and risks and for all my clients ensuring they are medically cleared and appropriate for treatment.
I like to allow plenty of time for consultations and treatment, none of this rush in and out, let’s get as many people through the doors as possible!
After seeing and treating each client, I spend some time entering what treatment was performed in their progress notes so we have it on record for review purposes. This process happens throughout the day for all my clients and I get to go home very happy knowing my clients will be looking fabulous at the 1-2-week mark. (ant-wrinkle injections take 1-2 week to show their maximum results).
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight has definitely been starting out my own business and being able to give my clients the attention, care and time that they deserve, regardless of the type of treatment they are wanting.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love that I can help people feel better about themselves with treatments that deliver natural-looking results. My motto is ….. “Be the best version of you” – and I like that I can help people achieve this aesthetically.
Do you have any predictions for the beauty industry?
The beauty industry has enjoyed a rapid and expansive growth over the past decade and it certainly looks like this trend will continue to grow. Women have always been known to want to look and feel their best and more recently men have also had a desire to look the best they can be. This makes being in the industry of cosmetic injectables a very exciting place to be!
Do you have any plans for the next 12 months?
Absolutely. My plans are to help as many men and women look and feel better about themselves. There is a lot of misunderstanding from people who have never had treatment before, I see this as a huge opportunity to educate and reassure people how safe and natural these treatments can be if performed by an experienced and well-trained professional.
SCinjectables is based in Greenslopes with a target market of men and women who are interested in looking fresher, a little less wrinkly and looking the best version of themselves. The business is run by Su-en Chow who is a registered nurse and cosmetic injector with over four years of experience in the industry. Head to the Scinjectables Facebook page for more information or to book an appointment.