You want to increase your clientele, but your resources are limited, your time especially so. Adding new services in order to acquire new patients usually involves a significant investment in equipment and training. We understand and we want to help. This year, according to Google, more than 246,000 searches are done for information on Botox every month. Botox typically isn’t covered by insurance, so individuals seeking Botox Injections have the disposable income to pay for it. No anti-aging treatment offers results as quickly or as long lasting as Botox. This is why Botox is the most widely sought after anti-aging treatment in the United States.
Our Botox training doesn’t stop at teaching you how to administer Botox injection, we also teach you how to explain the benefits of treatment to your prospective patient and how to turn your patients into huge fans that will recommend you to everyone they know.New injectable products are being approved all the time, and injectable products are consistently being approved for new uses. This is why is it so important to make certain you find a course that teaches the most current FDA approved as well as off-label treatments for both aesthetic and therapeutic uses and how they should be used with dermal fillers. Many Botox injection training courses will get you qualified, but our course will offer you added credibility. Course director Dr. Howard Katz is named on the patents for all current Botulinum toxin products. The course is offered online, but on successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from Dr. Katz himself.
You’re probably wondering how in the world you can learn to administer Botox injection over the internet. Prior to the course, you will receive a kit that includes a foam head along with all of the needles and syringes needed. Throughout the course, the instructor will demonstrate each treatment, showing the placement, angle and depth from multiple angles. You will inject the foam head in the same manner and submit photos of each. We will assess the location, angle, depth and dose of each and either verify the accuracy of your technique or coach you on how to improve. Once you have correctly demonstrated accurate technique for all treatments, we will send your certificate.
During the course, you will watch the class in high definition from a computer, tablet or smartphone and you’ll be able to talk to the instructor just as you would if you were right there in the classroom. You don’t have to be a computer expert to attend. If you can send an email or surf the internet, you’ll have no trouble. When you sign up, you’ll receive an email with a link to the class. As you watch the class, type any questions you may have into the chat box. Use the camera on your computer, or any other digital camera to take pictures of your technique and upload them.
Maybe you’re still skeptical. One notable advantage to taking a course online is that you still have access to all of the recorded lectures and other course material anytime, day or night. Missed something? Still not quite clear on something? Just got lost at some point and don’t feel as comfortable as you’d like with the procedure? Not a problem. Go back and rewatch the class as much as you want whenever you want. Of course, there’s also the fact that you don’t have travel costs or time away from the office and online Botox injection training becomes rather attractive.
Need more reasons to consider our Botox Injection Training course?
- You can ask questions of Dr. Katz after the class is over, or consult with him on treatment plans for specific patients. Send photos of the patient and he will respond within 24 hours.
- If you live near San Diego or plan on visiting you may attend semi-private hands on classes anytime, for free.
- Get a discount on any of our live patient Dentox programs.
- Receive priority access to all new courses and webinars.
- Receive AGD continuing education credit. Many Botox injection training courses do not offer this.
This course is intended for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. State laws vary as to what specific professions are allowed to administer Botox. Be sure you will be eligible to administer Botox before signing up. Along with online Botox injection training, we also offer local in-person classes. If you have taken the online course, the cost will be deducted from the live class. We also offer private consultation in our office.
When you sign up for Botox injection training, you’ll not only receive the foam head, syringes and needles, you’ll also receive detailed information on pricing on all of the various Botox products and alternative products such as Juvederm and Restylane and when these products are preferable to Botox. You’ll also receive information on how to earn the kind of loyalty from your clients that has them raving about you. It’s our goal that you not only gain proficiency with with products, but that you are also able to develop a loyal following. You will also receive manuals, a list of resources and sample forms.
Treatment with Botox takes only a few minutes and requires no recovery time, many patients stop in for it over their lunch hour. Results are apparent in three to ten days and last three to four months, longer with repeated use. Botox injection is safe and carries few side effects, which are typically mild and temporary.
Our goal is to provide comprehensive training that you can easily integrate seamlessly into your existing practice. By the time you finish the course, you will know:
- The history of Botox as well as how to prepare it and how it works
- When to use Botox and when to use dermal fillers
- Indications and contraindications of Botox
- Facial anatomy and physiology, particularly in terms of aesthetics
- Differences between the various products and how to use them in various circumstances
- Different types of dermal fillers
- Proper techniques for every use of Botox
- How to conduct patient consultations
Course participants gain both extensive knowledge of aesthetic practice, and continued education credit.
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When a person decides that they want to have Botox on their face, nine times out of ten they have decided to do that because they are self conscious about the way that they are aging. This is of course a perfectly good reason to decide to have Botox, but that can often mean that those patients are even more aware of any accidental side effects that may occur, and one of those is uncontrolled drooling – definitely not something that a self conscious person wants to suffer! That is why it is critically important for you to do your utmost to make sure that you prevent the side effect of drooling. But how can you do this?
Well, first of all, this occurs when Botox is injected below the nose and around the mouth, and in most cases drooling as a side effect will only occur in patients who have experienced Bell’s Palsy in the past. They may not really be aware of it if it was a very mild case, but there is an easy way to find out: ask them to pucker their lips. Most people will be able to do this easily, but if you see any asymmetry in their pucker you will immediately know that there is some weakness there already. This means that you should avoid doing any Botox injections around the mouth, because the muscles there are just not going to be strong enough.
Knowing your patient is the most important thing that we can do in medicine, and you’ll find as you go that prevention is better than cure when it comes to creating a drooling side effect. Getting to know your patient better will immediately help you to prevent this rather embarrassing and slightly inconvenient side effect.
As medical practitioners, it is our duty and our honour to be able to treat our patients – and that is why we always take any side effects that that patient may have from the treatment that we give them incredibly seriously. The very last thing that we would want is for them to suffer an unintended consequence due to the treatment that we give them, but unfortunately with absolutely everything that happens in medicine, there is always a slight chance that something could not quite go right. With Botox, one of the more frequent side effects is bulging in areas that the patient would definitely not want to experience! So how can you prevent bulge side effects when treating your patients?
The key thing to remember is that the depth of the injections that we give to our patients really does make a huge difference to the way that their bodies react. Superficial muscle is the first area of muscle that a needle can come across, and if the Botox injection only reaches superficial muscle, it becomes weaker and the deeper muscle will bulge through, causing a bulge that the patient will find very unsightly. This most commonly occurs when you are treating the muscles on the cheeks.
Another mistake that some people make when it comes to treating the cheek muscles is injecting too high on the face. If you inject the muscles too close to the ears, you will hit a gland and puncture this gland causing a huge amount of trauma, and it will swell up and bulge in order to protect itself – and this swelling will occur within seconds so you will know that you have made a mistake! To avoid this, you should always make sure that you inject the check muscle the lowest that you can.
With every single medical procedure there is the chance of side effects. That is just a fact of life that we as medical practitioners have to accept, and every single one of our patients have to accept when they decide that they want to have a procedure. There is absolutely nothing within the medical world that does not have some risk, but that does not mean that we should just simply accept that: instead, we should be working our hardest to reduce those risks, and minimise the chances of them happening to our patients.
When it comes to Botox, one of the essential things that you have to is to make sure that the concentrate, or the mixture of the solution of the chemical, is absolutely perfect. If it is not the right concentrate level, it can cause huge side effects in your patients. This is especially important if a patient has come to you from another medical practice, and they have side effects from receiving Botox injections from another doctor. What many people do not realise is that we will then use Botox to correct these problems, but at a 0.1 ml concentrate, nothing too strong. Anything stronger would just exacerbate the problem even further.
You should make sure to separate the 0.1 ml concentrate on the areas of the eyes as well, because these areas are very delicate and you do not want to give them the normal concentrate of 1 ml. To create a 0.1 ml concentrate, put the 1 ml concentrate into a vial and then remove 0.1 ml with a syringe. Then add that to the saline, to create that 0.1 ml concentrate – and you should always have some of this with you so that you can treat patients who really need that extra bit of care.
Botox is one of the most precise and delicate arts that you will find in medical science, and for some people it will take years and years of training to ensure that they can be confident in administering Botox to their patients to the absolute best of their ability. This is because the facial muscles that we all have are incredibly small and all connected, so one wrong move in one area of the face can lead to massive side effects in other areas of the face. One of the places that is the most delicate, and patients are the most conscious of, is the area around their eyes. So how can you make sure that you can prevent side effects around the eyes of your patients?
Unfortunately, side effects around the eyes are the most common side effect that patients who receive Botox will experience, and the most frequent is bruising – though rarer side effects include droopy eyes and blurred vision. Bruising happens when the patient is injected far too close to the eye. These delicate muscles will instantly get bruised, and this can also lead to swelling which is not very attractive and can be quite painful. The key thing to prevent bruising the eye is to make sure that you know where the bony area around the eye socket is – and then make sure that you never inject closer than an inch to this area.
By avoiding this delicate area by at least an inch, you can be confident that the Botox does not get too close to the eye, and it will therefore not become bruised, or droop, or cause vision problems in the eyes of your patients, and they will be very grateful to you for your skill and expertise.
Botox is becoming increasingly popular for many people, not just those who would typically be expected to be the traditional customer: affluent, female, and in their forties. Today, it is completely impossible to guess what sort of person is going to walk through the door to receive their Botox injections because the taboo of receiving it has completely disappeared. Now there are plenty of men who are happy to say that they have received Botox, people in their seventies or twenties, and those who would not be considered particularly affluent.
This widening of the appeal of Botox is because people are really understanding the incredible difference that Botox can make for a patient, especially when it comes to their forehead – but this is often considered to be one of the most difficult places to inject Botox properly. As not all patients are exactly the same, you will often have to consider each patient as completely fresh and new. Some will have lines on the bottom of their forehead, some in the middle of their forehead, and some on the top of their forehead.
The key thing to remember is that you want to inject into the muscles where they are the strongest, and this will be where the lines on their forehead are the deepest. It doesn’t matter if your first patient of the day has them deepest in the middle of their forehead and your second patient of the day has them at the top of their forehead – follow the lines, and you will find the perfect place to inject. Injecting in that zone will make sure that your Botox is the most effective, as it will diffuse around that area and ensure that every muscle is relaxed and your Botox injections will be the most successful.
When it comes to medicine, so much of what we have to do runs on instinct. We have to listen to our gut so often because it almost always leads us to the correct answer, even if we can only prove it through medical treatment much later on. However, that can sometimes lead to decisions that are just wrong, and that is never more true when it comes to choosing a needle for an injection.
Most of us would go for the very thinnest needle when we are about to give a patient an injection, and to our gut instincts that makes perfect sense; the thinner the needle, the easier it will be to push through the patient’s skin, the blunter the needle, the more painful it will be for the patient. However, if you do decide to use a 32G needle, the absolute thinnest, that does not necessarily mean that it is going to be the sharpest.
The bevel that is at the end of the needle is what decides how sharp or how blunt a needle is, and that does not really have anything to do with how thin or wide it is. A 32G needle may be very thin, but any other needle could be sharper, and therefore going to be much better to use with your patient. In fact, in some cases you can find that the bevel of a 32G needle is not only blunt, but completely bent over making it completely impossible for you to use it to inject a patient without a good deal of pain and discomfort for them.
That is why you should avoid the absolute thinnest needles, even though your gut may tell you that it is the best choice – instead, focus on the sharpness of the needle instead.
One of the biggest problems within medicine today – and one of the biggest expenditures that those within the industry often have to deal with – is the cost of medicines and solutions, because it is all too easy to ruin them and make it impossible to use them, creating a cost that simply does not need to be there. This is never more true than when working with Botox and its different chemical make ups, because before it is possible to inject the Botox solution it needs to be mixed with another agent, usually a form of saline. However, many people make the categorical error of shaking the vial with the two mixtures inside as a way to mix them.
It is easy to see why people feel compelled to do this; after all, it is important that the solution mixes will with the crystals to ensure a uniform approach within the vial itself, so that it can be properly injected by needle. The trouble is that the Botox molecules are incredibly fragile and this shaking is just going to be too violent for them, causing them to disrupt, burst, and ultimately be destroyed. This then makes the Botox completely useless, which is a rather expensive mistake to make.
So that is the wrong way to mix Botox and saline, and a brilliant way to ruin a Botox vial. So what is the correct way? Actually, it is not really necessary for you to do anything to ensure that the two elements mix together well, because of the vacuum in the vial. The vacuum will pull the Botox and the saline together and mix them well so that you do not have to do anything to them in order to ensure their precise mixing. Any violent movements will just ruin the Botox, and that is just not necessary.
Even those who actually work within the medical industry, whether as a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, or any other sort of health professional, will often admit to hating injections – and that’s receiving them, not giving them! It’s no wonder that many people fear receiving injections because most of the time it can be very painful, from the initial sharp scratch that we feel when the needle goes in, to the slight bleeding that we often experience once the injection has been given, right through to the aching feel that is common for hours, and for some people, days after. So what can medical practitioners do to change this, and give their patients pain free injections?
One aspect of injection giving that is often ignored by doctors and others that give injections is the precise features of the needle itself. It is important to think about the angle of the injection of course, but if the needle itself is not right, then the injection will be sore no matter what angle it is placed into the body – although this is the part that most people focus on.
Almost everyone is aware that the smaller the needle the easier it will be to insert into the body, but often people disregard the sharpness of the bevel, which is the very end of the needle itself. The blunter the point at the end of the bevel, the more painful it will be for the patient, so you should always ensure that you are only using the most pointed and sharpest bevelled needles for your patients.
This small difference will make a huge difference to the experience of your patients, and is well worth focusing on to ensure that they are happy and comfortable with the injection experience.
No medical professional wants to give an injection to a patient that will be painful – it is not in their nature to harm a patient, and they want their patient to be able to trust them completely, something that is a little harder if they have just received pain from your hands. That is why so many health professionals strive to ensure that they always reduce the amount of pain and/or discomfort that their patients feel when they give them an injection.
The key to giving injections that are painless is to first understand exactly what it is about injections that make them difficult in the first place. By understanding that, it is possible to remove or reduce those elements, and therefore give patients a much more pleasant experience of receiving an injection. The main problem with injecting Botox to patients is that the manufacturers advise that it is first mixed with saline, and this mixture will have a pH of around about 4. This means that the mixture has become very acidic, and this causes the scratch and sharp feeling of pain that patients experience when the needle breaks the skin.
If you are injecting Botox and you want your patients to have a much more pain-free experience, then you can choose not to mix it with saline as the manufacturers suggest, but to instead mix it with bacteria static saline, a very different mixture altogether. This creates a solution that has a pH of around 6, almost neutral so that your patient does not have to endure an acidic injection, making the whole experience of receiving an injection much more pleasant and easy to undergo. Very few people realise that this small change within their medical practice could make a huge difference to their patients.
One of the most important aspects of Botox injections is ensuring that the patient does not experience any pain from the injection that you give them. This is a lot easier to say than to do, especially as every single patient is different, with different reactions to injections, different sensitivity, and a different approach and psychological relationship with needles.
The skin that lies across our bodies is actually relatively thin, even though it consists of many hundreds of layers. Underneath these multiple layers of skin are the muscles, those ingenious things that enable us to move – and are very sensitive, with millions of nerves running through them in order to be able to move effectively and efficiently. Underneath all of them is the bone.
Now of course, a Botox injection should never be reaching so deep as the bone, but for a good practitioner, the needle should not be getting anywhere the bone at all. That is why, depending on the thickness of the patient’s skin, the needle should be entering their body at an angle to ensure that it does not penetrate the bone. The exact angle will depend on the area of the body that you are injecting. For some areas, a 90 degree angle is appropriate, but this is rare.
By determining exactly how thick the muscle is in the area that you are injecting, you will be able to tailor the way that you give the injection to ensure that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort. Every patient will provide a unique puzzle, and it is one of the joys of working in medicine that you can never treat a different person exactly the same way as you have treated another – and this is perfectly true when giving painless injections to your patients.