Botox Injections: How to Become Certified
Botox is the top noninvasive cosmetic treatment in the United States, representing just part of an industry that has ballooned to over $14 billion. If you’re looking to get into the business of Botox, however, there are a few things you need to know.
For starters, Botox was officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) way back in 1989, so it’s hardly “new” as far as cosmetic treatments go. It is specifically designed to help erase fine lines and wrinkles on the face, creating a much more youthful appearance. And while millions of injections are administered every single year, it is not something that just anyone can do.
For instance, in order to legally administer Botox injections, you have to become certified by attending an approved program or training course. In this article, Avante Laser Institute will outline the specific steps for attaining this certification.
The Botox Certification Process
1. Check to Make Sure You Meet the Requirements
First things first: in order to administer Botox, you must be a physician, nurse, dentist, RN, or physician’s assistant. More than that, you will need to provide your medical license upon enrolling in any training course. Obviously, becoming a medical professional is a big step, but not an impossible one! It’s up to you where you want your career to take you.
2. Enroll in a Licensed Certification Course
There are hundreds of different Botox and dermal filler education courses out there. However, if you’re going to pursue training the right way, you want to find one that is reputable, accredited, and ticks all the boxes for attaining proper licensing. We always recommend seeking out courses that have experts with years of professional experience teaching the courses. This is a great sign that you’ll learn real, worthwhile skills, not just “theory.”
Speaking of theory, it’s also a good idea to find a course that offers lots of hands-on training. While classroom education is no doubt important, clinicals are often highly sought after by employers. In the end, you want to be as comfortable as possible with the injection of Botox and dermal fillers. This will give you the confidence you need to really jumpstart your career with gusto.
3. Attend Training and Earn Your Certification
Most medical aesthetic schools will ask for a deposit when you enroll in Botox injection training. However, most will also have payment plans of various degrees, ensuring you can get your education now and pay it off once you’re gainfully employed. Once you have the finances worked out, you’ll be ready to attend.
Once you meet all the course prerequisites and graduate, you’ll receive an official Botox certification. Keep in mind, however, that some states will still require you to inject Botox only under the supervision of a physician. However, now that you’ve met the requirements and finished all the state-mandated training, you can begin offering Botox treatments as soon as you’re ready.
Botox, Injectables, and More
The Avante Laser Training Institute is the leading provider of medical aesthetics training in Greater Houston, with several courses specifically designed around injectables. Located in The Woodlands, Texas, our team of experienced professionals helps educate students from all over the state through a mix of online training and in-person seminars.
Of course, one of the main things that makes ALTI stand out from other training institutes is the way we’ve built our programs around you - the student! Our online modules allow you to learn from anywhere and study at your own pace, while our open-schedule in-person training sessions maximize your convenience when the time comes for in-person learning or clinical.
At Avante Laser Institute, you’ll receive tutoring from experts who have years in the field while enjoying small class sizes with loads of one-on-one interaction. Most importantly, each course we offer is fully self-contained. Just select the modules that you need, and complete them at your own pace.
Join Our Growing List of Successful Graduates
Register with the Avante Laser Training Institute and get the comprehensive training you need to enter the multi-billion-dollar aesthetic industry. Whether you’re a first-timer looking to change careers or a medical professional looking to expand your offerings, joining ALTI is the most important step on your journey. If you’re located in The Woodlands, Greater Houston, or beyond, our team is waiting to help you change your career, your life, and the lives of others!