Botox, or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein that can and is most often used for cosmetic, anti-aging purposes. On April 12th of 2002, Botox became FDA approved to treat lines and wrinkles on the face. A decade later, Botox is now ranked as the #1 nonsurgical cosmetic treatment with over 10 million treatments performed throughout the United States.
Botox is manufactured by Allergan and, in the United States, must be administered by a medical professional. Botox works by injecting the solution into targeted muscles through a very fine needle. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox relaxes the targeted muscles within the face so that they cannot contract on a temporary basis. As a result, your muscles are then forced to relax, which is what creates a softer, more youthful appearance when it comes to eliminating wrinkles.
Botox is not permanent, however, which is why clients eagerly come back for more. Botox typically lasts between 3 – 6 months with results showing up after 24 -72 hours.
Medical professionals are also able to use Botox as a medical treatment as well. In fact, the FDA first approved Botox as a medical treatment on December 21st of 2000. In the medical world, Botox is able to help with chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, excessive sweating, muscle spasms, bladder control, and more.
Dysport is similar to Botox in that it is also derived from the type A toxin. Medical professionals must be certified in order to provide this treatment as well.
Many clients seek out medical professionals for Botox treatments because it is cheaper, faster, and requires no downtime in comparison to plastic surgery. With National Laser Institute’s Botox courses, medical professionals can earn Botox certification within 1 – 12 days (depending on the type of comprehensive course) with the option to earn CE/CME credits.
A new study found Botox and dermal fillers were some of the safest cosmetic treatments with very little adverse reactions. Roughly 1 in 3,000 Botox treatments produced minor adverse side effects. Because of the low risk and high benefits, more people are turning to Botox treatments in order to appear more youthful and rejuvenated. Medical professionals choose National Laser Institute for Botox training because they know they will receive hands-on training from leading experts in the medical aesthetic field.
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