The cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatment industry have been growing leaps and bounds in the 21st century. The idea of using cosmetic injectables and other scientifically and technologically empowered procedures to help with appearance has gained popularity that is unparalleled to any other cosmetic product.
Consequently, aspirants for a career in the cosmetic and aesthetic treatment field are growing. If you are someone who is looking to pursue a course in botox administration, continue reading this article to discover how to find the best botox training program for yourself.
Generally speaking, a good botox training course should offer a combination of the following.
- Information about the anatomy, physiology, and pathology associated with wrinkles.
- Content that’s scientifically accurate and up-to-date.
- How to properly administer Botox into specific regions of the face.
- Cadaver dissection/hands-on experience working with live patients in a clinical setting.
Multiple training courses for various levels of expertise are available. Still, all programs must teach you how to avoid common mistakes made when treating patients, not just focus on getting you certified or licensed as fast as possible.
Certified injectors need hands-on experience, supervision from a seasoned professional, and a lengthy post-certification program (continuing education) to remain sharp and informed about new procedures and products.
So, choose your training program wisely by following these simple guidelines.
What to Expect in a Training Course?
In the last few years, botox has maintained its image of being one of the best non-surgical treatments in the United States and has treated more than five million patients.
Here are certain things that you can look for in a botox training course.
Method of Instruction
Before choosing to take up a course in botox enquire about the method of instruction given by the institution. Does the institution offer live lectures, demonstrations by live patients or cadavers, homework assignments, and exams, in terms of classroom training? And whether interactive multimedia presentations, quizzes, interactive discussions, electronic submission of homework assignments, and exams in terms of Online/E-Learning. Make sure it has a well-laid-out curriculum and class plan to provide maximum learning. Whether the course is on an online platform or in-class, its focus should be on providing the students with enough lectures and study material to progress in the field in life.
Credentials of the Staff
Do you feel comfortable with the instructor’s professional credentials? Have you read any of the work in reputable publications, or have they presented at industry events?
The top professionals are usually sought out as speakers at conferences because they are knowledgeable and good presenters.
- Before joining a course, make sure you answer the following questions for clarity:
- Will the training course offer continuing education after graduation even if law does not require it for certification purposes?
- Does the course outline provide enough depth so you can understand all aspects of Botox injections before getting into the clinical setting?
- Can you perform a simulated injection of Botox on yourself by following the written and video instructions they provide?
- Do they include after-care/follow-up that teaches you how to maintain your skills using continuing education modules while in the field?
For classroom training courses, see if you can visit the practice location beforehand to have a personal interview with the instructor(s), see the facilities, meet some of their staff and observe any procedures being performed if possible. Even though live patients are present during class time, this allows you to speak with someone about their experience or ask any specific questions regarding treatment options before signing up for the course. If you cannot preview this, it’s maybe a sign that the institution is not offering credible services.
Instructor’s Approach to Patient Selection and Treatment
Are the instructors willing to discuss with you what type of patients they will be injecting during training or make suggestions about which areas patients may need work on before they get to your chair? Most injectors have a specific protocol for choosing patients, so if a particular plan is in place, that indicates their level of expertise and years of experience.
It is important to choose a good course that promises the best curriculum taught by experienced instructors and staff to ensure you get the most out of your training for brighter future prospects.