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.
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. Check out some IAPAM Testimonials below.
Cosmetic Botox Training
The use of Botox® in the world of cosmetic surgery has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years. It is these days being used more and more by people looking to get younger-looking skin devoid of fine lines and wrinkles. In order to administer Botox® for cosmetic reasons, it is essential that specific training is undertaken. Licensing requirements are strict, and in this day and age of ‘legal medicine’, having the right training is everything.
Cosmetic Botox® training should include certain elements to it –
1. A good understanding of the anatomy of the face and muscles
This is probably the most important step. The face is rich with nerves and blood vessels along with tiny muscles that control different expressions. When injecting Botox®, it is essential to have a sound knowledge of the anatomy of the face and where each and every structure lies. This will not only help avoid mistakes, it will also offer the patient the best treatment possible.
2. Types of botox
Having a good knowledge of the product being used establishes the performing physician as an authority. There are different types of Botox® available on the market, and it is important that these are explored in great detail when training.
3. Risks and side effects
4. Indications and contraindications
When is Botox® indicated for use? When should it be avoided? Botox® has been established as a safe treatment when performed by experts, but there may be situations when it should be avoided. This should also be discussed in detail when sketching out a training program.
5. Knowing the law and state guidelines
There are certain legal aspects that providers need to be aware of when it comes to injecting Botox®. State boards have different requirements as to who can prescribe and administer Botox®, and this needs to be adhered to.
These 5 elements form the basis of a cosmetic Botox® training program.
IAPAM’s Weight Loss Training and Symposium with Botox Training provide “practical and medically sound information”
“Excellent and methodical review of the program. Practical and medically sound information on establishing a successful practice. Great “starting a practice” advice. Gives one no hesitation to starting up this program,. A great option towards improving the long term health of a patient. Much cheaper than paying for management consultant.” Dr. T. Calvert (June ‘11)
“Really enjoyed the conference. Yes, it was worth the money.” ~ Dr. N. Hughes (June ‘11)
Really enjoyed learning about the “safety factors and information on frequently asked questions by patients, [as well as the] marketing and cost breakdown for the office [information] and the CD! Yes, worth the value with the [IAPAM] membership for continued information.” ~ Dr. K. Herring (June ‘11)
“It [the Weight Loss Training] was worth it.” ~ Dr. R. Arora (June ‘11)
“Lots of stuff; all great! Keep up the good job.” ~ Dr. O. Ghalambor (June ‘11)
“All [the topics were] of interest, [especially the] light based devices and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. Optimal balance of education and practical.” ~ Dr. T. Hanlon (June ‘11)
“I liked all the topics and really enjoyed what I learned.” ~ Dr. N. Hughes (June ‘11)
“Thank you for everything; it was a pleasure to meet you!! I’m so glad that I went to the Symposium and learned [so much] from [such] a very good professional team!!” ~ Dr. M. A. Morales Lares (June ‘11)
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