So many times, physicians attend a weekend botox training course in the hopes of learning everything there is to know about opening a medical spa or aesthetic practice. Unfortunately, the reality of the market place is that most of these seminars are often run by laser manufacturers or consulting firms, both of whom are ultimately guiding you to purchase their products and services. A physician may start along the information path by attending a weekend program, but one needs to have ongoing educational and peer support, and access to additional CME approved clinical training. You need to look at entering the aesthetic field as a journey; you are not going to learn everything you need to enter the industry in one weekend, so you need to have access to accredited on-going clinical training, medical textbooks, DVDs and reputable on-line resources in order to hone your skills, just as you did in medical school.
I read a great quote from the ASPS, “while it’s one thing to temporarily substitute fillers for facelifts, the worst thing patients can do is to put price before professional training.” That is why the IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine) offers the industry’s most comprehensive Aesthetic Medicine Symposium training for new medispa physicians. Here are 6 of the many essential elements that are taught in the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox® Training:
– The patient consultation prior to the procedure is critical to a successful outcome;
– Before and after photographs are essential to demonstrate to the patient the changes that have occurred;
– Know your anatomy. This the key to proper injection placement and always inject based on anatomy;
– Watch someone else work and receive “hands-on training;
– Never oversell the longevity of the effect of Botox®. Tell patients that, on average, the Botox® will last about three months; and
– Only buy cosmetic injectables from the FDA licensed manufacturer, not third parties or the internet.
We have had many Symposium graduates comment that, “the initial training [and year of practice support, provided by] the IAPAM [keeps them] way ahead of the curve with all the information and assistance that anyone could ever need to grow a large and very rewarding Aesthetic Medicine practice. Let the IAPAM start you on your journey to add botox and other cash-based, non-surgical modalities to your practice, with the best clinical and business training available.
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