Botox® (botulinum toxin) is the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedure, annually, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with nearly 6.3 million injections worldwide in 2019 and another 7.4 million in 2018. But can someone find a Botox and fillers course? What is a Botox certification? And how often should one renew these credentials?
As the only FDA-approved prescription treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your eyebrows and your crow’s feet, a Botox training course from a board-certified physician is essential to become a highly skilled expert.
Take Your Botox Course at Qazi Cosmetic Academy
You must be a physician, a nurse, or a medical professional to administer Botox, as well as similar prescription medications such as Xeomin and Dysport, into your patients’ faces. However, by enrolling in a certification course, you can become proficient enough to earn your training degree –– and expand your income with each injection you make.
At Qazi Cosmetic Clinic and Med Spa in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Nadir Qazi proudly offers the Qazi Cosmetic Academy. We are proud to have become California’s gold standard education and training in cosmetic medicine.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, training is currently extremely limited for Course I, while Course II will be scheduled in the coming months. Here’s what to expect in each curriculum.
Course I: For Beginning and Intermediate Injectors.
The first course is spread over three days, from 9:00 am through 6:00 pm:
- Day 1 is for Neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin and Dysport)
- Day 2 is for Dermal Fillers (Beginner Level)
- Day 3 is for Dermal Fillers (Intermediate Level)
Neuromodulators include injections for patients who are exhibiting forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet at the sides of each eye. However, they are also the correct injectable for people who get frequent migraine headaches, who are not pleased with the shape of their face because they have thick or square jaw lines, who want a slimmer jawline, or those who tend to grind, clench, and wear out their teeth.
By the way, each day in either Botox and Fillers Course starts with an information session on starting your own business as a cosmetic Med Spa, an overview education and anatomy about the specific injection you’ll be taught to use, a short lunch break, a live, step-by-step demonstration by Dr. Qazi on a patient, then an intensive, five-hour, hands-on training where you will learn how to inject each of the medications.
Best of all, qualified physicians, nurses, and physician’s assistants will actually be able to note “before” and “after” results by also working with real patients with Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, as well as Dermal Fillers like Hyaluronic Acid and Radiesse Facial Filler, under the specific care of Dr. Qazi.
In addition, no previous experience with injections is necessary in Course I and your patients will not require any anesthesia.
What Will You Learn in Course I for Botox Certification?
Each Botox training course is not all about the best way to give Botox injections and how much you can make by doing that. They provide a detailed roadmap of how to become an expert across a three-day intensive course.
We’ll start with a comprehensive lecture that combines anatomy, theory, history, and discussions of the compounds you’ll be administering.
We’ll then discuss the differences and similarities of each product and its uses, as well as how to avoid complications when injecting neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
At the end of Day 3, you will receive a certificate of completion for the Qazi Cosmetic Academy Neuromodulator and Dermal Filler Training.
What Else Is Helpful to Know About Botox?
Course I is best-known for teaching you how to inject Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. However, a Botox injection can also help with other medical conditions, including:
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Severe underarm sweating
- Cervical dystonia with severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
- Blinking that your patients cannot control
- And an overactive bladder.
What Are The Side Effects of Botox?
Side effects are rare for injections of FDA-approved medications like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. But after any neurotoxin treatment, your patients may notice one or more of the following conditions:
- Red puncture marks
Why Should You Learn About Dermal Fillers?
As part of your Botox Course I for Beginner and Intermediate Injectors, Dr. Qazi will also teach you, step-by-step, about the proper use of dermal fillers, including popular products such as Radiesse®, Juvederm®, Voluma® or Sculptra®.
Each of these products can be effective as FDA-approved injectable fillers, as well as those comprised of Hyaluronic Acid, a sugar complex found naturally in our bodies.
Dr. Qazi prefers Radiesse compared to others fillers because it was introduced to the U.S. in 2010. Now, after a decade of proven results, it:
- Provides immediate volume and correction opportunities in your patients
- Contains Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa) microspheres, a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite
- Triggers your patients’ bodies to stimulate collagen production to make their jaw wrinkles disappear
- Smooths and plumps the area around their jaws and chins for one to two months
- Dissipates moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in their faces
- Offers beautiful results that can last for up to two years
- Can also be used on their cheekbones, hands, and other areas of their bodies.
In addition, as you’ll learn as part of the Botox training course, by injecting long-lasting fillers such as Radiesse into your patients’ cheeks, you can give them the perception of a fuller face with a correspondingly slimmer jawline.
What Are The Side Effects of Dermal Fillers?
Because you’ll be injecting a needle into your patients’ faces:
- It is common for their skin to bruise; please recommend that ice packs are applied to dissipate any bruising, redness, and swelling after a few days
- It is also common that your patients’ muscles that raise their eyebrows can be affected for several hours by lidocaine, but this dissipates later in the day
- Dr. Qazi may also suggest adding some saline with the HA filler to add extra volume to your patients’ temple areas
- Finally, skin discoloration, scarring, and numbness are rare, but may happen.
Course II: For Beginning and Intermediate Threads Training
After completing the Botox and Fillers Course, if you want to take your practice to the next level of cosmetic services, our Level II, two-day course has been specifically curated for qualified physicians to get training in a real world and real clinic environment.
With your knowledge, comfort level, and expertise garnered in our three-day Botox certification, Dr. Qazi will review the intensive curriculum for both Basic and Advanced PDO thread training.
You’ll also gain intimate, personalized, and hands-on experience with this schedule, from 9:00 am through 6:00 pm:
- Day 1 is for Beginners PDO Threads (Face), with an information session on how to create a strong online presence on your website and social media, education on PDO threads, a demonstration by Dr. Qazi, and hands-on training.
- Day 2 is for Advanced PDO Threads (Face and Body), with an information session on emerging trends and the latest techniques, education on advanced PDO techniques, and more hands-on training.
Both days include a short lunch break and in-depth question and answer periods. As with Course I, you will receive a certificate of completion for Course II: Qazi Cosmetic Academy Beginning and Intermediate Threads Training.
Why Do Your Patients Need PDO Thread Lifts and HD Lifts?
PDO Thread Lifts are a relatively new treatment for sagging skin, a common sign of aging in a patient’s jowls and neck areas. These non-surgical, cosmetic alternatives to a traditional facelift might be the right procedure for them, and a great supplement to our Botox training course.
Using surgical-quality, barbed microthreads, Dr. Qazi will work one-on-one with you to show you the step-by-step PDO Thread Lift procedure that:
- Attaches threads to your patient’s skin’s tissue to stimulate collagen production
- Slightly pulls the remaining threads to lift and tighten his or her sagging skin
- Reduces their appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Keeps the threads in their skin for 4 to 6 months before they harmlessly dissolve
- Slims and shapes their jawlines
- Balances their chin, neck and jaw without traditional surgery
- Creates separation between their neck and jaw
- Provides a more youthful overall look for a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift.
A second procedure you’ll learn in the Course II Training is the HD Lift, a new, non-surgical gold standard for a patient’s aging face. Dr. Qazi has perfected this revolutionary technique to add volume and structure to people’s faces:
- Creates a naturally-appearing lift
- Contours their face
- Combines with fillers to support and enhance threads to lift a patient’s sagging skin
- Naturally builds collagen to help them create a slimmer profile
- Yields immediate and remarkable results.
What Are The Side Effects of Basic and Advanced PDO Thread Training?
For both Basic and Advanced PDO Thread Training procedures, the side effects for your patients may include:
- Minor pain from the numbing needles –– recommend that they use Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for any discomfort, but do not take Ibuprofen or Naproxen in the first three days after your procedure
- Minor bruising and swelling –– to reduce either, it’s recommended that you tell them to apply a cool compress for 10 minutes per hour the day of their treatment for the first 24 hours; also suggest that they should not schedule any special events within two weeks, though traveling is considered safe
- No scarring post-treatment
- Finally, early infections may occur after the first few days of any PDO Thread Training treatment, as your patients might notice increasing redness, tenderness, swelling, pain, heat, nodules, or pus
- Minimal downtime for recovery
What Are The Results for Your Patients?
Depending on the area you treat on your patients’ faces through the Botox and Fillers Course, Botox / Xeomin / Dysport results can be amazing, especially when you see the actual “before” and “after” photos for the procedures you’ll learn at Dr. Qazi’s Cosmetic Academy.
Results typically take approximately two weeks after your patients’ initial treatments and can last up to six months for each of these injectables. Because of this, we recommend that you schedule follow-up visits with your patients to maintain optimal results for treatments you’ve learned at your Botox certification.
For Radiesse®, Juvederm® Voluma® or Sculptra® dermal fillers, your patients can typically notice full and natural results instantly after just one treatment, which can last up to 12 months.
For Thread Lifts, results are seen by many patients immediately; however, because it takes time for collagen to build, typical results are seen in about three months.
Aftercare Instructions for Qazi Cosmetic Academy Training Treatments.
During each Botox course and Beginner and Intermediate Threads Training Course, Dr. Qazi will take the time to fully discuss and explain the aftercare instructions for each of the particular procedures and treatments.
This is particularly important after a neurotoxin treatment where it is typical that your patients may notice some swelling, bruising, red puncture marks, asymmetry, soreness, or even itchiness.
Please note that any of these post-injection issues are all common and should resolve themselves in the next few days up to a week or longer, as your patients’ final results will usually be seen about two weeks after their treatments.
What to avoid after Botox injections:
- Please tell them to not touch their face for at least six hours; however, they can then use water and a gentle cleanser.
- They should not engage in vigorous physical activity for 12 hours.
- They should not put pressure on the treated area by sleeping on their face or performing any exercises by putting their face below their heart.
- They should not use a steam room or sauna for at least 14 days.
- They should not use AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C, or oil-based make-up for 3 days.
- They should not wash their face with hot water for 3 days.
- They should not exfoliate their incision site for 5 days.
- They should not consume alcohol, coffee, or fish oil for 2 days.
What to take for pain relief after a face slimming:
- We recommend Tylenol (Acetaminophen) for any discomfort; but they should avoid Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the first 3 days after their procedure.
- They should also avoid NSAIDS and other blood thinners which can lead to increased bruising.
What to do about bruising and swelling:
- If your patients do experience some bruising and swelling, which is typical, they can apply a cool compress or arnica gel.
What to avoid after non-surgical facelift with threads:
- They may have some swelling or bruising after the treatment, so you should recommend an ice pack.
- You should also recommend not to schedule any special events within 14 days of the treatment.
What to avoid after dermal fillers:
- If swelling should occur, they should use an ice pack.
- Also, they should not book any important events for 3 to 6 days after the procedure, avoid alcohol, and should not take certain medications.
Book Your Training Today
If you want to sign-up for your Botox course to receive your Botox certification from a cosmetic expert who has administered thousands of Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers injections, or receive detailed, one-on-one training for PDO Threads and Advanced PDO Threads procedures, please contact our office here to schedule your Qazi Cosmetic Academy training.