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4 Things You Didn’t Know Happen When You Get Botox

Things You Didn’t Know Happen When You Get BotoxBotox may be the ultimate wrinkle eraser, but do you know what happens after it is injected?

Neurotoxins like Botox temporarily inhibit the nerves that signal specific muscles to contract, which causes fine lines and wrinkles.

While Botox didn’t gain FDA approval as a cosmetic beauty treatment until 2002, it was actually discovered in the 1820s by Dr. Justinus Kerner.

During Botox training for medical aesthetics nurses, you will learn how Botox work and be able to explain the treatment process to your patients.

Things You Didn’t Know About Botox

  • Small bumps appear, but only last for a few minutes. Pea-size bumps tend to pop up right after a Botox injection but disappear shortly after. These bumps are saline, which is used to activate the botulinum toxin product. 
  • Your skin will become smoother. One effect of neuromodulators is smoother skin. Less muscle activity tends to lead to skin that is more flexible since the underlying facial muscles have been temporarily put to rest.
  • The more often you do it, the less product you’ll need. The more frequently you receive Botox injections, the less product you will need over time. 
  • Botox can trigger headaches. Delayed headaches typically occur if you keep trying to raise your brows high in surprise, frown hard or smile so big your eyes scrunch up.

Botox wrinkle treatments are used to address frown lines, a furrowed brow and crow’s feet. There are several off-label uses for Botox, including the lips, eyebrow arch and platysmal bands. The injections can also treat excessive sweating, among other medical conditions.

Botox Training at National Laser Institute

During National Laser Institute’s comprehensive aesthetics training courses, we teach physicians, nurses and medical professionals the latest, most advanced techniques for treating their clients.

Each course combines didactic theory with clinical hands-on training for the ultimate learning experience. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with the medical aesthetics training you receive.

In the classroom, you will learn about facial anatomy, Botox injection techniques, patient selection and more. Clinicals are spent in a state-of-the-art medical spa setting where you will put your new skills to use and treat real clients.

One of the things that set us apart from other medical aesthetics schools is we spend millions of dollars each year on scheduling clients for you to work on to gain real-world experience in a medical spa environment performing laser and anti-wrinkle treatments.

By the end of a CE/CME training course, you will have had experience with anti-aging treatments like Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm®), Kybella, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and more!

To learn more about National Laser Institute’s continuing education courses, give us a call at 1-800-982-6817 or fill out the form on your right.