Known as the #1 nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in America for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, Botox as a medical treatment has been linked to preventing irregular heartbeat in surgical patients. Patients who are more likely to experience irregular heartbeat are those undergoing open-heart surgery. Experiencing this increases the risk for stroke and congestive heart failure. However, research shows injecting Botox into epicardial fat pads during the time of surgery can eliminate the risk of irregular heartbeat for as long as a year after heart surgery.
Although Botox is well-known for being a cosmetic treatment, it was first FDA approved as a medical treatment to relieve eye spasms. A few years later it became FDA approved to reduce crow’s feet and other signs of aging.
Botox works by temporarily constricting targeted muscle movements upon the injection site.
In this small study, the team who received Botox injections into the heart muscle experienced no complications prior to surgery. They also did not experience irregular heartbeats compared to the patients who did not receive Botox.
Botox has proven useful for a variety of cosmetic and medical treatments. This research shows that it’s continued to be a success over the last decade.
In order to perform cosmetic Botox treatments, you must be a trained medical professional. And with over 5 million Botox treatments performed in the United States alone last year, more medical professionals have taken an interest in becoming trained.
Botox training at National Laser Institute can be complete in as little as a weekend. Led by leading medical aesthetic experts, this course teaches medical professionals the fundamentals of Botox and the latest Botox injection techniques. It includes hands-on training on real Botox clients in a luxury medical spa environment so medical professionals can become comfortable and confident practicing these new techniques.
National Laser Institute is the leading medical aesthetics school in the nation, training countless medical professionals every month. If you’d like to learn more about our courses for medical professionals or learn more about National Laser Institute, simply 1-800-982-6817 or fill out our form on the right.