Millions of men and women have received Botox treatments and it continues to be the single most common cosmetic procedure anywhere in the world. Botox is the trade name for Botulinum toxin, which finds popular use in cosmetic and medical procedures. Wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes are two of the most common treatment areas. However, Botox is also used to treat excessive sweating. Apart from these cosmetic uses, Botox also finds use in certain medical procedures.
Going under the knife with costly surgery is not as popular as Botox treatments. Surgery is much more expensive and a large group of the population simply does not have the financial resources for this. Botox on the other hand is relatively inexpensive, almost painless, requires no healing time and has almost no associated complications.
Botox certification is a must-have for any person wishing to get into the profession of cosmetology. There are many institutions offering Botox treatments, but not all offer the same value so it’s important to compare course offerings and do your proper research. And make sure you compare relatively similar programs. Comparing a hands on course with board certified dermatologists is radically different in quality than an online course delivered via online video.
Who is Qualified to Become Botox Certified?
Botox courses are offered to doctors, dentists, assistants of physicians, and licensed nurses. This varies from state to state and it’s important to understand that only physicians can buy Botox and it must be administered either by the physician or someone under their supervision.
There is only one professional association that certifies people to do Botox treatments. The organization is called the International Association For Physicians In Aesthetic Medicine.
A Requirement for Cosmetic Practice
Using Botox to help patients look and feel younger is a growing market that continues to expand as our population ages. Botox is an effective way for your practice to earn non-insurance revenue. It is also a product that can be combined with a number of skin treatments, making it a lead-in product. The procedure is quick and risk free – given proper training in administering the injections.
Until a few years ago getting Botox certified was difficult to achieve. Choose the right program to learn the skills needed to deliver exceptional treatment and you could be setting your practice up for a very profitable future. You would be well served to consider a program that has three main elements: intensive hands on training that allows you to actually practice the procedure; board certified dermatologists on staff who can provide insight and expertise in this very specific procedure; and a clinical environment, rather than a conference room in a hotel, to practice and learn your new skills.