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Botox Projected to Have Over $3 Billion in Sales by 2018


Botox is a brand name that many people are familiar with. As a cosmetic treatment, Botox (Botulinum toxin type A) aids in eliminating fine lines and wrinkles in order to give a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. For over a decade, this FDA approved service has risen to becoming the #1 nonsurgical cosmetic treatment in the United States, according to the ASAPS.

Data from Sterne Agee & Leach Inc. states that Botox is projected to reach sales of over $3 billion across the nation by 2018. Just last year, there were roughly 5 million Botox treatments performed in the U.S. alone–a number that has continued to increase each year.

What exactly is so great about Botox? Unlike plastic surgery, Botox delivers fast results with no downtime. Instant gratification is contagious in our society. People are happy when they’re able to quickly see a revitalized version of themselves in the mirror.

Clients aren’t the only ones who are benefiting from Botox. Many medical professionals have profited from this treatment. Those who hold a medical license and qualify to perform cosmetic injectables are capable of receiving Botox training in as little as a weekend. That doesn’t seem like a long time but leading medical esthetic school, National Laser Institute, assures that comprehensive Botox courses fully prepare medical professionals to safely and effectively inject clients.

“Our cosmetic injectable courses are led by top medical esthetic experts–plastic surgeons, dermatologists, expert nurse injectors and seasoned medical professionals,” Louis Silberman, President and CEO of National Laser Institute says. “We have a strong focus on safety and provide hands-on training so you feel confident when it comes to offering these treatments to your own clientele.”

Many medical professionals enjoy this area of cosmetic medicine because they love making clients feel more confident about the way they look. Because treatments like Botox are cosmetic, there is no messy insurance reimbursement hassles either. With Botox’s continuing success, it’s no wonder medical professionals are capitalizing on Botox training.

“I foresee Botox doing well for a very long time,” Silberman says.