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Allergan Botox® Training with CME Certification

In the realm of cosmetic surgery, you will find many different treatments that have been developed that offer skin rejuvenation and aim at restoring skin health. 

In fact, Botox® injections are the #1 most requested minimally-invasive procedure. With the number of aging baby boomers growing day-by-day, the opportunity for physicians looking to add aesthetic medicine procedures is great!

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Learning the correct techniques is the key to proper Allergan Botox training.

The IAPAM offers the exclusive Successful Aesthetic Practice System™, the only accelerated program taught by board-certified cosmetic dermatologists.

Our Allergan Botox® Training for licensed healthcare prescribers (MD, DO, DDS, PA, NP) follows the industry-leading IAPAM 3-Step Botox Training Protocolwhich will also teach you how to create a profitable practice. After attending our weekend program you will be ready to treat patients!

Allergan Botox® Workshop

There are different neurotoxin options that are available on the market, and Allergan Botox® is probably the most popular one that is used. 

Other FDA approved options include Merz’s Xeomin® and Galderma’s Dysport®. 

Patients will have their preferences on which botulinum toxin they prefer, so it is important you fully understand the differences between all of the available toxins, including dilution, spread, and how long they last. 

A key part of any comprehensive CME Botox® training program will include all of these key facts. 

Patients are coming to you to look better, so it’s critical that you fully understand all the parts of a Botox treatment. Here we shall take a look at what these training requirements are.

1. Understanding Facial Anatomy

Botox® is used for facial cosmetic purposes. It is injected using small needles into the muscles of the face and in the skin, allowing for muscle relaxation and reduction in the number of wrinkles in the skin. 

In order to perform these injections, it is essential to understand the complex anatomy of the face including the muscles, nerves and blood vessels that are present under the skin. 

This will allow for accurate treatments to be offered and excellent results to be produced.

Allergan Botox® is also used for a variety of other clinical conditions such as blepharospasm, strabismus, TMJ,  hyperhidrosis and spastic muscles of the hand, making it essential to understand the anatomy of these parts of the body as well.

Botox® training courses should be clear regarding what aspect of Botox® use they are discussing so that relevant anatomy can be taught. Newer indications such as migraine should also be discussed.

In fact, in our blog on “10 Botox Techniques and Tips for Awesome Results,” the number one tip is to completely understand facial anatomy.

2. Benefits & Risks of Allergan Botox®

As is the case with any treatment, the Botox® provider needs to have a sound knowledge of the benefits and risks of these injections.

But the training does not end with the knowledge of these – it is also essential to learn how to manage any complications should they arise. 

An important factor when choosing an Allergan Botox® training course, is to ensure that you have Board Certified Dermatologists performing the didactic and training.

Many programs have dermatologists and plastic surgeons on their advisory boards, but they rarely, if ever, attend the training. Any course designed around Botox training should cover these in detail. 

Pain management is also an important factor when performing botulinum toxin injections, since patient discomfort is the number one reason patients don’t return.

3. Rules & Regulations For Allergan Botox®

Every procedure that is performed by healthcare professionals is regulated by guidelines and standards. 

Botox® is a prescription drug and is only available through a licensed healthcare provider. 

As a guideline, physicians (MD/DO) can always inject without any additional certification. 

Preparing Botox in a doctor's office

Physicians Assistants (PAs) can usually inject under the supervision of a physician (some States have restrictions, please check your local State board).

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) can usually inject if they have prescribing authority in their State.

Nurses all require the supervision of a healthcare provider, however, not all nurses can inject. Most States allow Registered Nurses (RNs) to inject Botox® under the supervision of a physician, and many allow Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to inject the toxin.

Just keep in mind that Botox®, Xeomin® and Dysport® are all prescription drugs and if you can inject a prescription drug, you can most likely inject Botox®. However, its always best to double-check with your State licensing board.

Dentists (DDS, DMD) are generally permitted to inject Botox®, but some States limit the scope of practice to around the mouth.

3-Step Botox® Training Protocol™

The IAPAM’s faculty of board-certified dermatologists recommend the 3-Step Botox® Training Protocol™ as the quickest and most effective way to train you and your staff to become successful Botox® injectors. 

Our Botox® Classes are taught in a dermatology practice and led by dermatologists.

You will receive Botox® facial injection charts for you to use during the hands-on training classes and also have access to our clinical library of Botox® treatments, including: treating a gummy smile, hyperhydrosis, TMJ, migraines and many other in-demand treatment protocols.

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The uses of Botox® injections are a bit broader than other neurotoxin preparations. Hands-on, CME Approved Allergan Certification Course programs should be structured around each of its uses or all of its uses, ensuring that benefits, risks, procedural strategies and rules and regulations are all covered. 

Above all, it should be led by experts of the skin, Dermatologists.  For those of you looking to add aesthetic procedures to your practices, you should consider learning the IAPAM’s industry-leading 3-Step Botox Injection Training Protocol at the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium.

Here are the 3-Steps to get you started with performing Allergan’s Botox® injections:

Step 1: Complete the Introduction to Cosmetic Injectables Online Certificate
Step 2: Attend Symposium Didactic and Hands-on Workshop
Step 3: Perform 12 upper face Botulinum Toxin injections on friends and family.

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Allergan Botox® Certification Course

Having Botox® Certification is important for licensed healthcare prescribers looking to add Botox to their practice or medical spa. It is important to choose a Botox® Certification Training program, with international credentialing where you learn the best practices of patient management, pain management and injection technique for injecting cosmetic injectable toxins like Botox®, Xeomin ®and Dysport®.

The IAPAM provides licensed healthcare prescribers (MD, DO, DDS, PA, NP) with an internationally recognized Botox® Certification

The IAPAM’s injection training programs are done in a dermatology practice, not a hotel room. The Aesthetic Medicine Symposium is designed to ensure that you learn the right Botox® injection training techniques using the 3-Step Botox Training Protocol™.

Why the IAPAM’s Botox® Certification Course:

  • Receive internationally recognized aesthetic medicine certification
  • Hands-on training in a medical facility, not a hotel room
  • Start offering Botox treatments quickly, with our accelerated Botox training
  • Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler training also available

Program Overview

Botox® is the most popular minimally-invasive aesthetic medicine procedure, but it is not the most profitable

If you are going to add Botox® to your practice, it is important to add complementary procedures for a profitable practice. The IAPAM teaches the exclusive Successful Aesthetic Practice System™ teaching you not only Botox® but you will also learn about the Top 5 Non-Invasive Procedures.

The IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Certification Training is the industry’s most comprehensive CME Botox® injection training program for licensed healthcare prescribers (MD, DO, DDS, PA, NP) looking for accelerated, hands-on Botox® training or to incorporate the most popular aesthetic medicine treatments into a medical practice.

Hands-on Botox® Training

Join +10,000 MDs/DOs, PAs and NPs from all medical specialties who have successful trained in our Successful Aesthetic Practice System™ at the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium.


December 3-6, 2021
Scottsdale, AZ


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