Botox seems to be everywhere nowadays. The advent of new derivatives of the Botox toxin that are affordable and available to everyone, from movie stars to housewives, has made it open to whole new range of customers. Simultaneously, the practice of giving Botox and making Botox available at their clinics, has also spread like wildfire throughout the medical community.
Once upon a time, only plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons offered Botox. Now, it’s even given in spas and at weekend getaways, under the supervision of a PA or a registered nurse practitioner. While getting a license is not difficult for anyone qualified enough and from the medical background, patients are still extremely choosy about where they get their Botox done, as they should be. The majority of well informed and educated patients seek out doctors as a rule, to give them Botox. It’s been seen that doctors of any background can take Botox training, be it internal medicine, surgery, gynaecology, psychiatry or ophthalmology. The advantage for patients is that at any given moment, a doctor is better suited to offer them a completely effective experience as opposed to the nurses, because even if nurses are extremely qualified, the chances of something going wrong are more likely. And the advantage for doctors is that facial anatomy is not something out of the ordinary for them- indeed, it is one of the most basic topics they learn in medical school, so they are exquisitely familiar with the details of facial structure, application of the injections, correction of wrinkles and drooping and sagging, and injecting fillers. It’s just a matter of available knowledge being more at hand for doctors, so a lot more of them choose to capitalize on it nowadays.
Dentists and RMPs offer Botox too nowadays. With so many workshops with licensing shortcuts available, pretty much anyone with a good healthcare background can offer Botox to patients. Patients however, have caught on to the concept of Buyer Beware. Not many patients consider going to a provider for Botox unless they have reliable certification, and a certain amount of experience. Obviously, again, this is easier for doctors to accomplish, which is why even psychiatrists offer Botox to their patients, and to widen their patient base.
In addition, doctors are more eminently suited to handle any side effects or complications. As such, the occurrence of complications is very, very low, but good doctors always inform the patient about the procedure they are about to undergo, something that aestheticians or beauty parlor Botox givers really have no clue about. Patient comfort and patient education go a long way to reassure the patient and me sure they come back again, which is why so many doctors establish a regular patient traffic that adds on to their usual practice. If you take into consideration the fact that Botox is a very time effective procedure, with barely 10-15 minutes needed for the injections, the number of patients is pretty lucrative. And ethically the doctor doesn’t feel dodgy either, as that is the amount of time a patient needs, really. So both doctor and patient satisfaction is high. All these factors add up to explain why Botox training is on the rise in the medical community. If you haven’t made it a part of your practice yet, you should definitely consider it.