Botox injections are the most popular aesthetic medical procedure performed in the U.S. However, such market growth has led to the undesirable reality that physicians mistakenly think that all they need to do is hang out a shingle and start injecting. Finding the best botox training is the key to launching a safe and profitable cash-based injectables program, so on behalf of the IAPAM, I would like to offer physicians these tips for selecting the best botox training.
Botox is just one of the tools in the physician’s anti-aging arsenal, and patients’ concepts of anti-aging have grown significantly, so it’s critical that physicians entering this field have comprehensive hands-on botox training. It follows that new physicians in the field of aesthetic medicine should engage in industry-leading training in facial skin and musculature to ensure the most successful patient outcomes. These physicians should seek out comprehensive, multi-day programs that are taught by board-certified dermatologists acutely familiar with the skin, and the cosmetic use of botox.
In speaking with members of the IAPAM faculty, I was advised that, when looking for a botox training program, one should look for a comprehensive curriculum that covers the entire procedure: from initial consultation through to satisfied patient, and all training should include didactic as well as hands-on teaching methods, as is done at the IAPAM’s Symposium ( http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com )
Also, botox injection training course like the IAPAM’s Symposium ensure that physicians understand the medication and how it specifically works. The best botox training should teach doctors how to appropriately dilute the product and how to safely and effectively administer it. Seminars should provide an in-depth discussion of facial anatomy and how to evaluate muscle movements to decide on product placement. A physician must understand the details of how botox interacts with the muscles, as well as how to achieve beautiful aesthetic results by decreasing muscle contraction in a designed and organized fashion. Effective programs should also offer instruction in how to handle any adverse events both from a medical standpoint as well as helping the patient to understand the situation.
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