Botox has become the go-to cosmetic treatment for wrinkle reduction and anti-aging.
But did you know there are Botox pre and post-treatment tips your clients should follow to achieve the best results?
During Botox training at National Laser Institute, medical professionals will learn Botox pre and post-treatment tips to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications from Botox injections.
Botox Pre-Care Instructions
Timing is everything. It is best to schedule Botox, Dysport and dermal filler treatments at least two weeks before a big event. Since these cosmetic treatments require little to no downtime, many clients choose to have them done on their lunch break — Botox can be administered in as little as 10–15 minutes!
Ask questions. Many first-time Botox clients are curious about the cost, how many units of product are needed and the areas of the face that can be treated with Botox and dermal fillers.
Avoid blood thinning medication. One week prior, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (generic, Advil, Aleve or Motrin), Vitamin E and fish oil or omega-3s to prevent bruising.
Don’t skip breakfast. The morning of, consume plenty of food and drink as this will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during the treatment.
Botox Aftercare Instructions
Wait 24 hours before getting other facial treatments. Wait at least a day before getting back into that normal skincare routine. This allows the body time to adjust to the medical aesthetics treatment.
Sit up. Do not lie down after a Botox treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
Go back for touch-ups if needed. Schedule a follow-up appointment if more Botox injections are needed two weeks after the first Botox treatment.
Avoid painkillers. Painkillers should be used sparingly for headaches or facial pain. Strong painkillers such as Aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox, also called botulinum toxin, is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. Botulinum toxin works to block nerve activity in the muscles. Botox is used to treat medical conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin is currently used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, including chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), overactive bladder. Cosmetically, Botox cosmetic can treat glabellar lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), canthal lines (crow’s feet) and more!
Botox injections should be administered only by a physician, nurse or medical professional, even when used for cosmetic purposes.
The effects of a Botox injection are temporary. After an injection, your symptoms may return completely within three months. After repeat injections, it may take less time before your symptoms return, especially if your client’s body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.
Botox Training at National Laser Institute
Physicians, nurses and medical professionals can take a comprehensive Botox training course!
In just two weeks, attendees will learn a variety of medical aesthetic treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane, Restylane Lyft and Juvederm), Kybella, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), PDO threads and more!
Each course is divided into two sections: didactic and hands-on training. During classroom education, attendees will learn Botox injection techniques, patient selection and more! The second half of the course is spent doing clinical hands-on training in our luxury medical spa environment with scheduled clients.
After continuing education courses at National Laser Institute, attendees will have the confidence and skills to perform these cosmetic treatments in any medical aesthetics 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.
We invite you to check out tens of thousands of National Laser Institute reviews from previous attendees like Dr. Ryan Krch who took several of our CE/CME courses. You can hear about his training experience in the video below!