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If you’re wondering if Botox is going to take you on a slippery slope, compare it to the person who never dyed his hair and decides to make the big jump. Will the skin of your face begin to bend if you do not get regular injections? I ask myself the question ‘especially when I identify on television the stars that have’ cracked ‘for Botox’ and I remain on my guard. And yet, I’ve seen the good effects of Botox on my friends and colleagues. So I say to myself that never say.

Year after year, Botox ranks first among low-invasive cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (the equivalent of the Canadian Society for Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery) . In 2009, 4.8 million Botox cosmetic procedures were performed in the US. This is 4% less than in 2008, but still in the lead position before filling or dermal filling with hyaluronic acid (Juvéderm and Restylane), which, for its part, increased by 7%. Botox also prevails over other non-surgical procedures, according to research published in August by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

What is Botox?
It is a poison: it is a purified protein called botulinum toxin type A, derived from a bacterium. Botox temporarily relaxes muscle areas by blocking the nerve impulses that trigger contractions, which has the effect of softening wrinkles and altering expression. Botox is also used therapeutically in cerebral palsy and excessive sweating. Although Botox has been used outside of its clinical indications since the 1990s in North America, it has not been approved by Health Canada for the treatment of the two vertical lines between the eyebrows (the “wrinkles of the lion” in 2001 and for frontal wrinkles and crow’s feet in 2005.

A study published in 2009 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports that Botox can also improve mood. According to what theory? The less you frown ‘a facial expression difficult to do with smooth eyebrows’, the better you feel. People who appreciate the effects of Botox (some of my girlfriends do) just say that it’s an asset to look young, especially in the competitive environment of work.

But, let’s say you go on trial; if you decide to stop it then, what will happen? “The myth is that if you stop Botox, your face will look wrinkled and your features will sag much worse than you had before, “says Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland. Patients with Botox have an average of 40 years. But in fact, he says, if you stop, your face returns to its normal state of animation and the facial muscles regain their normal strength. (Of course, you’ve advanced a bit older since your first injections, which can be seen when the effect of Botox disappears.)

Another fear, Dr. Mulholland admits, is that your face will have lost all expression. “Patients say they do not want to look like someone who got too much Botox.” (He bets that Nicole Kidman has had too much.) “It’s not about removing any facial expression; it is a matter of temporarily changing the expressions so that you do not look angry, sad or tired.”

Botox Training Course
If you’ve been paying attention to the latest trends in beauty and skin care, you already understand that in order to provide the best aesthetic medicine options to your patients Botox course is absolutely essential part of any aesthetic practice. In fact, there is no single product or “anti-aging” cream or home remedy that will eliminate wrinkles, crow’s feet, deep lines, or defy the aging process as quickly as Botox®. With 50,000 adults turning 50 every year, the demand for cosmetic injectables has never been greater!

Botox Training Course Aims and Objectives

  • Appreciate the probity of medical research.
  • Undertake a thorough assessment of your patient.
  • Understand the biochemistry and mode of action of Botulinum Toxin
Demonstrate the bio-availability and diffusion of Botulinum Toxin.
  • Recognise the immunogenicity, efficiency and safety of Botulinum Toxin
Understand the anatomy of the facial muscles.
  • Develop foundations of documentation good record keeping.
  • Learn dilution requirements and demonstrate various injection techniques
  • Be able to discuss the contraindications for Botulinum Toxin treatment.
  • Deliver appropriate post-injection advice.
  • Recognise complications for Botulinum Toxin treatment and appropriate management.

What are the risks?
Common side effects are bruising and swelling. Sometimes, but rarely, “serum sickness,” which manifests as flu-like symptoms for a few hours, says Dr. Mulholland. “An unfortunate complication is the relaxation of an eyelid, or ptosis, because Botox has gone through the adipose tissues to reach muscles that we did not want to block, or it is found in the muscles that make moving the eyeball, resulting in double vision . “But he adds that this type of effect occurs only for less than 1% of patients and disappears in 2 weeks. The Botox website in cosmetic use also reports symptoms of asthma and an inability to swallow.

If you are interested in Botox, talk to your doctor and ask him or her to recommend a practitioner. (If I decided, I would also do my own research, perhaps by talking to a friend who had a good experience and on whom I can see the results’ I would ask her doctor’s name.) Then check with the College of Physicians or the Canadian Medical Protective Association that the physician is not being prosecuted for malpractice; there is also the English website RateMDs.com which allows to read the testimony of patients on their doctor. Ask to see photos before and after how long the chosen doctor administers Botox.

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