Preparing yourself for your Botox training

Woman giving botox injections.Have you ever considered taking botox training?  It’s not a bad idea in this day and age.  People are in the market to look younger longer, and botox therapy is one very common way that they achieve that.

Botox injections help smooth out and tighten the skin on a person’s face.  It can make someone look years younger than they are, without plastic surgery.  This is the big selling point, of course.  Most people would like to look younger, but don’t want to invest the time and money to have surgery done.  A botox injection is a lot more convenient.

Since this isn’t something that can be done at home, people who want an injection must have it done by doctors trained to give Botox.  Fortunately, this is a procedure that can be done by a doctor, RN, or even a dentist.  So, no matter what sort of practice you’ve got, you can generally add botox injections to the list of services you offer.

Remember, though, botox injections can be very dangerous if not done properly.  This is an actual poison that you are injecting into someone’s skin, so if your considering botox therapy, please take it very seriously.  Complications that can occur include paralysis of the face, discoloration of the skin, blindness, and even death in some cases.

Generally, botox therapy should be handled by someone in the medical profession.  It does require additional certification.  So, if you’re interested in getting training, take some time to find the best course.

Not all courses are created equal, of course.  It’s best to look into a few different courses, and see which one is best.  You don’t want to feel rushed with this decision, after all.  Always remember that this is something that you are investing in for your future, and the well being of your patients.  As your potential instructor any questions you may have before you sign up.

Here are three common questions people have when considering botox training.


What does it cost?

Botox training generally costs upward of $12,000.  This is a medical procedure you’re learning, after all.  Now, keep in mind, that a botox injection generally costs around $80.00, and it’s common for patiants to come back for additonal injections about every three to six months.  This is a great way to add extra income for your practice, and you will likely make the money you invest in the class back quickly.


Do I need any certifications first?

Yes.  Most accredited classes will only teach medical professionals.  By this, they mean doctors, nurses and dentists.


How long will it take?

The good news is that botox training takes very little time.  A lot of classes are done in a day, at most two weeks.  At that point, you have your certification, and can start preforming botox injections.

Botox training can a great addition to most practices.  If you’re looking to provide new services to your patients, or perhaps gain better employment in the medical field, then it is definitely something to consider.


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