The many uses of Botox, both cosmetic and therapeutic, continues to amaze clients and health care practitioners everywhere!
The latest therapeutic finding is that Botox can be used to treat pain associated with shingles, a highly inflammatory and often difficult to manage condition.
Botox Treatments for Shingles Discomfort
Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, known primarily in the medical aesthetics world as an extremely effective treatment for smoothing and preventing wrinkles.
In the therapeutic world, Botox injections are also a viable treatment option for chronic migraine and cluster headaches, hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, urinary incontinence, Bell’s palsy and muscle spasms.
Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, also responsible for chickenpox. After contracting chickenpox, the virus lies dormant in nerve roots and for many people, never flares up again. But for others less fortunate, it awakens (typically in older persons) causing an agonizing skin rash with lingering pain.
While about fifty percent of patients respond well to traditional pain medications for shingles, the other half is unfortunately left to suffer—until now.
Neurologists have recently discovered that Botox offers relief for shingles pain by blocking the release of chemicals involved in nerve transmission. While relief was found to be long-lasting, the only significant side effect was minimal pain at the injection site for some people.
Botox Training at National Laser Institute
During National Laser Institute’s Botox training courses, we teach physicians, nurses and medical professionals the latest, most advanced techniques for treating their clients.
Each Botox and fillers 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 and facial fillers 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 cosmetic injectables course, you will have had experience with Botox, dermal fillers (Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm®), Kybella, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and more!