Botox has quickly become to No. 1 non-surgical medical aesthetic treatment, with more than 7 million treatments performed last year.
Despite the botulinum toxin’s popularity, there are still misconceptions about the treatment.
Are you a nurse, doctor or medical professional looking to earn your Botox certification? Discover the truth behind 6 of the most common Botox myths during Botox training!
Common Botox Myths
#1. Botox and dermal fillers are the same
While Botox and dermal fillers might sound similar, their uses are different. You will learn during cosmetic injectable training that Botox is used to paralyze the muscles, which reduces skin creasing and wrinkling. These wrinkles occur naturally around the eyes, mouth and in between your eyebrows.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are used to plump up areas that have lost volume due to aging. Fillers are typically used to treat smile lines, lips or cheeks. It is common for an injector to use a combination of Botox and dermal fillers on different areas of the face to achieve the best results!
#2. The treatment is permanent
Although the effects of Botox do last for a good amount of time, they are not permanent. This is why clients should have regular treatments if they want to make sure their wrinkles don’t reappear. You will learn during Botox training that the effects of Botox last between 3 to 6 months on average. This depends on factors such as the facial anatomy of the client, the dosage of product and the area being treated.
#3. Wrinkles will become worse if you stop using Botox
If a client decides to stop using Botox, the wrinkles will just go back to how they were before treatment. The muscles will slowly lose the relaxing effect from the Botox, and they will resume the normal development of wrinkles with movement.
#4. The best time to use Botox is when the lines appear
Recently, many nurses and doctors have seen a significant increase in the number of millennials turning to Botox as a preventative treatment. Between 2011 and 2016, Botox use among millennials aged 19 to 34 increased by 87 percent! Some believe that if a client waits until fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable, it might be more difficult to smooth out their appearance.
#5. Botox is just for wrinkles
Botox is not just cosmetic! In fact, Botox injections have been used to treat a variety of conditions. There are many patients who receive injections to treat migraines, because it helps reduce muscle tension, creating less strain on the nervous system. Botox is also commonly used for hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating of the underarms, hands or feet. This medical aesthetic treatment relieves symptoms by “turning off” sweating at the injection site.
#6. Botox is only for women
They don’t call it Brotox for nothing! In addition to more millennials requesting Botox treatments, doctors and nurses have seen more men come into the office to get Botox – many of them are in their 30s. For some men, Botox can be used to soften up the face and make them more approachable. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports a 376 percent increase of men getting Botox between 2000 and 2016.
Botox Training at National Laser Institute
If you are a doctor, nurse or medical professional, then you are eligible to take our Botox and cosmetic injectables courses.
In just 2 weeks, you will learn a variety of cosmetic injectable treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, PRP and more!
Our CE/CME courses are divided into 2 sections: didactic and hands-on training. In the classroom, you will learn proper injection techniques, patient selection and more! The second half of the course is spent doing clinical hands-on training in a medical spa environment with scheduled clients to give you real world experience.
After Botox training at National Laser Institute, you will feel comfortable and confident to perform these cosmetic injectable treatments in any medical setting!
If you are looking to learn the fast track route, you can take a Botox/Dermal Fillers weekend course! Our courses are highly customized to fit your individual needs.