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Botox in Dentistry

Botox in Dentistry

Picture this: you’re at your local dental office, having some routine work done. While you’re in the waiting room, you see a small display in outlining how your dentist can treat those stubborn fine lines and wrinkles in your forehead while he works on your teeth – helping you leave their office with a whiter […]

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How Long Does Botox Last?

How Long Does Botox Last?

Botox is one of the most popular treatments against aging and wrinkles, and it has been used by doctors for many years now. The reasons behind its popularity are not difficult to understand: Botox is very efficient, delivers quick results and is relatively inexpensive. But how does it work and how long does it really […]

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Neurotoxins in your Aesthetic Practice

Neurotoxins in your Aesthetic Practice

Medicine, cosmetic or otherwise, is constantly evolving. New methods and developments are being researched and implemented all the time to help people improve their health and quality of life. Many treatments that are developed today aim at not only improving an individual’s appearance, but also several clinical conditions. For example, consider the implications of neurotoxins, […]

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Aesthetic Medicine Part 2: Today vs. 30 years ago

Aesthetic Medicine Part 2: Today vs. 30 years ago

The evolution of aesthetic medicine over the last few decades is quite extensive. Before, if you wanted to alter or improve your appearance and didn’t want to rely on promises from the latest over the counter skin cream, you would resort to plastic surgery. This would involve hospitalization, anaesthetic, recovery time and an expensive bill. […]

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Aesthetic Medicine – Then & Now Pt1

Aesthetic Medicine – Then & Now Pt1

Aesthetic medicine has evolved extensively throughout history. People have always been keen to improve their attractiveness and to enhance their beauty, but up until only a few decades ago, the process of having an aesthetic procedure done was limited to plastic surgeons and specialists. “Aesthetic Medicine” used to be a term that was basically unheard […]

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Botox Injections by Nurse Practitioners – infographic

Botox Injections by Nurse Practitioners – infographic

NPs can inject Botox. However, since Botox is a controlled substance, your State may require that you work with a physician. First, you should consult with your State nursing board as they will know the latest rules (they do change!). Basically, if you can currently prescribe (controlled) drugs, you can most likely offer Botox to […]

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Positioning your Medical Practice – Part 4: Hiring and Training the Right Staff

Positioning your Medical Practice – Part 4: Hiring and Training the Right Staff

So far, in your journey to open your Medical Practice, you’ve established your location, your marketing, your client target market and your design elements – all important factors that will contribute to the success and longevity of your practice. This article examines the final and very important step to establishing a successful practice: Hiring and […]

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Starting your own Medical Practice – Part III – Marketing for Success

Starting your own Medical Practice – Part III – Marketing for Success

In part three of this four-part article series, we will focus on how marketing can help your medical practice become a successful business. Since independently operated medical practices are seeing rapid growth in urban areas, and are seen as a commodity, it is important to set yourself apart from your competitors. The best way to […]

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Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 2

Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 2

In part one of this 4 part series, we focused on the initial set up and location of your Medical Spa Practice. Once all those elements are in place, it is important to focus on the interior elements of your practice, such as design and aesthetics. Having a relaxing, inviting reception area of your practice […]

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Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 1

Starting an Aesthetic Medical Practice: Part 1

Consulting and Location Opening up an Aesthetic Medical Practice or medical spa is akin to starting your own business. You need to have a solid plan which will help determine your success. Within this plan, finances need to be in place, a business plan operational, and there should be a solid knowledge and foundation of […]

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