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Botox Injection Training – Live Online & Interactive

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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.

botox injection training certificateOur 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.

interactive botox training materialsYou’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.

botox training on laptopDuring 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?

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  • 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.

Dr. Katz teaching Botox class

Course Professor, Dr. Howard Katz

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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Traditional VS Non-Surgical Facelifts

Non-surgical facelifts are an effective way to get rid of wrinkles and slow the signs of aging without the risks associated with surgery and the downtime required for recovery. This new process is safer, has almost no downtime, and is practically painless.

One benefit is that it only takes about 30 minutes and can be done right in your doctor’s office. A local anesthetic numbs the pain so that you won’t feel any discomfort and can resume your normal activities right after treatment. You may have a little bruising and swelling but that only lasts a short time, depending on your skin and how it reacts.

Is it safer to have a non-surgical facelift?

Any time you have surgery you run the risk of infection, scarring, and in extreme cases, paralysis. If it goes bad you may have to have another procedure to correct the damage done by the first one. And then there is the recovery time. It can take up to 2 months for it to heal and you will need a prescription for painkillers to deal with the pain and swelling that goes along with it.

A non-surgical procedure does not involve any surgery, you will have only minor redness and a little bruising at the injection site, but no need for prescriptions or pills and you can go right back to what you were doing before.

How are the results different?

Well, with a traditional facelift the results will last for a few years. But the downside to that is you may have tell-tale signs that you have had a facelift. If the results are very dramatic you may look like a totally different person, meaning that people won’t recognize you if it is really extreme. In some cases this is good, but in most cases, it is not.

The results you get with a non-surgical facelift are more subtle and natural-looking. You will look like you, only a younger version of you. Nothing on your face will look any different. You just won’t have the lines and wrinkles you had before.

Is there a difference in cost?

A surgical facelift will cost between $5,000 and $8,000. Depending on where you go, the cost could be higher. And if there are complications the cost will rise even more. Non-surgical facelifts are much lower in cost, around $800 but may be a little bit more depending on what all you are having done.

Non-surgical Facelift Options:

The options for non-surgical facelifts include Botox and other dermal fillers that eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin and stimulating collagen production to smooth out the skin making it tighter and more youthful in appearance.

  • Restylane is a dermal filler approved by the FDA to help eliminate folds and wrinkles in the skin. The results last from 6 months up to 1 year.
  • Hydrelle is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler with lidocaine approved by the FDA. One treatment with Hydrelle can decrease wrinkles for up to 1 year.
  • Juvederm is a gel-type dermal filler that promotes a smoother look to the skin. Juvederm contains the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid. The effects often last 6 months or longer.
  • Perlane is a cosmetic filler that restores fullness to the skin, correcting moderate to severe skin folds and wrinkles.
  • Radiesse is a dermal filler often used for facial contouring. It mainly consists of calcium hydroxylapatite which is similar to human bone. The effects last longer compared to the other types.

The dermal fillers work by attracting more moisture to the skin giving it a plumper, more hydrated appearance. When the skin is firmer, it smoothes out those wrinkles and makes you look years younger.

Botox vs Dysport: Which is the Better Option?

There is nothing noble about aging gracefully. We all want soft, smooth wrinkle-free skin for as long as it is possible. Some people are naturally gifted with a youthful appearance, but if you are not one of those lucky few, you can still beat father time by investing in anti-aging treatments to build up the collagen and smooth those wrinkles and laugh lines away.

There are several factors that will determine how your skin looks as it ages. Genetics has a lot to do with how we look as well as the food we eat, how much exercise you get, and how many hours you sleep every night. All of these things can contribute to wrinkles if you’re not careful. Out of the many products on the market for smoothing out fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, two products are recommended most often: Botox and Dysport.

These two products are very similar in what they do, so it just comes down to choosing one. Here is a little bit of information on both of them:

Botox and Dysport are both made up of neurotoxins that temporarily restrict the muscles in the area being treated.

Dysport or Botox – Which one should you choose?

Botox is comprised of a form of botulinum toxin that freezes the muscle movements in the area treated such as the fine lines around the mouth, forehead furrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. The difference between Botox and Dysport lies in the area of how many units of each are required to do the same job and how long the effects last.

From clinical reports, we know that Dysport gives quicker results than Botox, but it tends not to be as long-lasting. Further testing is needed to determine which of the two lasts longer, but it is suspected that Dysport may come out ahead in this department.

Because Botox contains significantly larger amounts of protein, it is very probable for the body’s immune system to kick in and fight any foreign particles entering the body. Dysport, with a much diluted quantities of protein, makes it easier for the body to not retaliate the injections.

Botox contains a large amount of protein, which can sometimes trigger an immune system response to kick in and attack the foreign invader. Dysport, while it is the same protein as Botox, has it in a diluted form making it easier to be accepted by the body. The body does not reject it other attack it, so it is often the better choice of the two in this area. It also works better for treating large areas as it spreads out in the system so you do not need to use as much for the same effect.

Just to give you an idea of what the cost is, 10 units of Botox runs about $52.50. The same amount of Dysport will cost around $6. While Botox has been around a lot longer, Dysport is proving to be a pretty good contender for that #1 spot.

Botox vs Xeomin: Which is Better?

When comparing two very similar products it is often difficult to say which is the better of the two. Both Botox and Xeomin are type-A Botulinum toxins. They are alike in that they contain some of the same ingredients and come in similar packaging. Similar, but different.

Where the difference comes in is that Botox contains an accompanying protein that detaches itself after being injected, and Xeomin does not. It is a purer type due to not having this other protein with it. The effects, however, are pretty much the same. So again, similarities and differences.

Both are used to treat:
● Crow’s feet
● Forehead lines
● Frown lines

One thing that Xeomin is very good for is the glabella wrinkles (furrows between the eyebrows). Its effectiveness has been proven in the US and Europe for this purpose. For the most part, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all similar products. They are all type-A neurotoxins and produce very similar results. The differences between the products are in how much is needed to produce the same results.

For instance, it is only an estimation that “it takes one vial of Xeomin to produce results equal to the same amount of Botox”, or that it takes “two times as many vials of Dysport to have the same effect as a single unit of Botox.” These estimates are not an accurate predictor of success. They are just guidelines when it comes to accurate dosing. One patient may need more or less than another.

The results of both Xeomin and Botox are temporary. Both wear off over time and the nerve impulses are restored. Both treatments require repeated applications every 3-6 months to maintain the results.

If you have tried Xeomin but did not achieve the results you wanted it may not be that it didn’t work, but that you needed a larger dose to be effective. Again there are factors that are different for every person so it is very difficult to predict how well it will work.

The differences with Botox and Xeomin is that there is less chance of an allergic reaction due to not having the additional protein, it does not have to be refrigerated (shelf-stable) and may be better tolerated by people sensitive to Botox. The additional protein in Botox may be what makes it last longer because it takes longer to be metabolized in the body.

How Long Does Botox Last?

Are you considering using Botox as an anti-aging treatment? Well, there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, of course, that the effects don’t last forever. You have to keep using it to keep the wrinkles away. The good news is, it’s not in short supply. It will be around for a good long time, no worries. And if you happen to get a treatment from someone and don’t like how it turned out, you only have to wait a few months for your skin to return to normal after the effects wear off.

Exactly how long do the effects of Botox last? It depends on how much was used and how much of it was applied to the treatment area. The dose will vary by person, and that may be a factor as well. It may last longer for one person than it does another.

You might think that it would be accurate to simply guess how many vials would be needed for the face, but each area requires a certain number of vials and everyone is different. There are 43 muscles in the face, to be exact. So it is not accurate to make an educated guess.

To show you an example of this, the tiny lines at the outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet) will usually require 8 to 14 units for each side. The group of muscles around the forehead (the area between the eyebrows) called the glabella area – usually require 18 to 36 units to smooth them out.

The effects are different for everyone. If you have thicker muscles, you will most likely require more than someone with thinner muscle. It is not acceptable to go deeper when injecting someone with thick muscles. Every injection must be precise and meet the same standards of quality.

The effects may wear off faster for those who tend to be more athletic. People who are active will heal quicker and therefore it will be eliminated out of their system faster as well.

Repeated Treatment Yields Better Results

Some more good news is that regular use of Botox produces better results and the effects last longer. Every time an injection is given it relaxes those muscles in the treatment area allowing them to get weakened from not being used which makes the Botox work even better. The effects last longer and new wrinkles are prevented since those muscles are not in use.

If you don’t see the results you want it may be because you are not taking the right number of treatments. The more it is used, and the more consistently it is used, the better the results will be. Botox is best for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth area. Deep-set wrinkles may not respond the same way as the lighter ones.

So then the question, how long does Botox last? When it is administered properly and injected into the right places, you can expect to see results lasting 3 to 4 months. Again this will vary from person to person, and it may last longer with consistent use. It is a good estimate to say between 3 – 6 months for most applications.

Some things that can affect how long Botox lasts includes:

● Metabolism
● Your age
● Treatment area
● Dilution of the product

If you received Botox treatment that did not last as long as you expected to take the initiative to try and find out why. It may be because the doctor didn’t use enough or it was not properly injected into the muscle tissue.

Many patients notice some minor results within three to five days after treatment, and then get the full effect after 14 days. This may vary slightly as it depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the Botox. Your doctor may request a follow-up appointment to see your progress.

Cost of Botox Injections

One of the most popular anti-aging treatments on the market today is Botox. It is frequently chosen as an alternative to facelift surgery. Making the decision to get the injections requires an understanding of how the costs are calculated and how many treatments will be needed overall. Some doctors charge different prices based on the location of the injections and unit costs. Here is a quick explanation of the costs of use over time.

Pinpointing an exact price for Botox is difficult as the costs will vary by states and geographical location. A general estimate of between $200 and $400 per treatment is to be expected in most areas. The price could be a bit higher if there is competition in the area. For example, one lady was charged $350 for her treatments based on the average price of the services in her area. She felt very confident that she had chosen a qualified doctor and the price was acceptable.

If the price is based on units, the average cost of a unit is $9-$12, or $200-$300 per area using multiple units. This cost is multiplied for every area being treated. For example, you may need 20 units just to do your forehead and 5-6 units for those pesky crows feet. The frequency of treatments is usually every 3 months.

That does not mean that this is the average price for all Botox treatments. This was the average cost in that area. The price in your area may be less for the same number of injections. Some research will be needed to determine whether the cost is something our budget can handle.

Price May Change over Time

Another consideration is that the prices may change off and on. Just like anything else, the costs of Botox and other dermal fillers will fluctuate and may rise or fall depending on the season and other factors. Your cost may change if you require fewer treatments or the frequency of your treatments may change. You may only require a couple of treatments to smooth out those beginning wrinkles and fine lines.

Regular injections of Botox help those fine lines go away and prevent the formation of new ones. It helps too if you avoid facial expressions such as frowning that accentuate the lines around your mouth and the furrow between your brows.

When injections are done regularly, the effect is long-lasting and prevents wrinkles in the area being treated. Botox restricts the movement of muscles in the treatment area which helps you avoid creating new lines and wrinkles such as the ones you’re trying to eliminate.

Once you have begun Botox treatments remembering to relax your facial muscles and keep from frowning will become a secondary habit. It may even help you to need fewer treatments to maintain your skin’s youthful new look.


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