How to Find Medical Aesthetics Training for Botox
Is there still a demand for medical aesthetics training in Botox?
British plastic surgeons who have been fighting a quiet battle to maintain their share of the aesthetics market recently received some discouraging news. According to The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps), 2016 showed a 40% drop in the number of procedures performed by its members. It was the lowest in nearly ten years.
Former Baaps president, Rajiv Grover blames the growing trend in part on people seeking out specialists that perform these procedures within their normal practices as well as the unfortunate state of the economy.
Still, there can be little doubt that the ease and lack of downtime offered by injectables will continue to erode the cosmetic surgery industry for years to come. Clinics and spas that have chosen to add aesthetic injections to their menu of services have found that Botox training is less of a one-time certification and more of an area for continuing education.
Having passed its 15th anniversary as a FDA-approved cosmetic treatment in April of 2017, Botox is still the most recognized brand name in the aesthetics industry and Allergen continues to fund ongoing studies for new and novel uses of the neurotoxin. Combined with the ever-emerging off-label uses for Botox, it is really an industry all it’s own.
Whether you will be new to providing Botox injections or are just ensuring that your practice or spa is current on the latest trends you’ll want to ask a few questions of your classes and your instructors.
1. Is the curriculum up-to-date?
2. Does the curriculum cover off-label uses?
3. Does your instructor have recent hands-on experience?
4. Does your instructor know how to teach?
5. Can you see examples of your instructors work?
A significant proportion [of patients] say theyve come to me because they dont want surgery yet or they want to try to prevent it from happening at all,
-Dr. Frances Prenna Jones,
Aesthetic Injectables are Crossing Traditional Age and Gender Barriers
Botox, along with its sister wrinkle relaxers, Dysport and Xeomin, are becoming a part of a basic beauty regimen for a growing percentage of the population across every age and gender demographic and clients are often as well informed about the treatments as their practitioners.
With the diminishing demand for invasive surgery and the aesthetic industry’s move toward not just correction, but maintenance, it’s worth the investment to keep your knowledge and training in injectables relevant.
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