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Should beauty therapists be injecting dermal fillers & botulinum toxins?

Should beauty therapists be injecting dermal fillers & botulinum toxins?

This is not a new debate, not by a long shot, but it is one which never seems to go very far away. As the aesthetic industry has grown, so has the number, and variety, of practitioners now offering injectable facial fillers and botulinum toxins to the public at large. We have raised the debate before about why cosmetic injectables should only be performed by doctors, nurses, dentists and some types of pharmacists.

What Is the Best Botox Dose and Dilution for Forehead Wrinkles and Frown Lines?

What matters when you have your Botulinum toxin (Botox) is the overall number of units that you are given. Practitioners may choose to dilute their Botox with varying amounts of saline, and this will affect how far the Botox diffuses away from the injection site.

Is prevention better than cure? Botox injections for younger people

From years of firsthand experience, and the feedback I get from my patients, I believe that if administered correctly, and in the correct doses, Botox for wrinkle prevention is indeed better than cure.

What’s the difference between the different brands of Botulinum Toxin?

Clients often ask me what the difference is between the different brands of botulinum toxin that are available in the UK. Well, the bottom line is not a lot, except maybe in terms of pricing. Let me explain why.

How to avoid a bad Botox experience

You can have a bad botox experience if you are given too much or too little Botox, if it’s given in the wrong place, or if your provider is inadequately trained or is unscrupulous and using something other than one of the regulated forms of Botulinum Toxin.

Resting Bitch Face - How Botox can turn that frown upside down

Resting bitch face is the term given when a person, usually a girl, has a scowl or feels they look mean when their face is expressionless, without meaning to.

How long should I have Botox to treat my wrinkles?

Patients often ask the question - How long is it safe to have Botox for?

What should I expect from a Botox Consultation?

By having a consultation with the Prescribing Medical Professional prior to any treatment taking place, the risk of any unwanted side effects from wrinkle-relaxing treatments is reduced.

BACN Responds to report in The Times about patients being at risk over Botox Jabs

The Times newspaper published an article entitled - Patient put at risk over Botox jabs - following an investigation into industry practices.?The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses responded to this report with the following statement.

How much Botox is too much?

Choosing the correct dose for a particular patient is not as straightforward as your Botox course tutor might have you think.

Response to inaccurate newspaper `facts` about Botulinum Toxin brands

When I read this newspaper article last week, 84% of Botox patients have no idea what`s being injected into face, I was appalled about how badly researched it was and how many plain incorrect `facts` it contains. Firstly it is highly misleading to suggest that the performance of Botox is so different to that of Azzalure and Bocouture.

Diary of a Botox Virgin

So here I am, 10 years in the aesthetic industry and the wrong side of 35, but I have never popped my ?Botox cherry?...that was until last weekend!

Are Insurers & Underwriters a Practical Key to Regulating the Aesthetic Industry?

You wouldn't drive a car if you couldn't get insurance, so will taking away medical indemnity policies for non-medics such as beauty therapists, podiatrists and physiotherapists stop the tidal wave of entry to the facial cosmetic injectable marketplace?

Remote prescribing of Botox by Doctors over telephone and internet banned by GMC

The General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members, UK Doctors, stating that the practice of remotely prescribing prescription only botulinum toxin products, such as the brands Botox, Vistabel, Azzalure, Dysport, Xeomin and Bocouture will no longer be permitted and Doctors must see a patient face-to-face before issuing a prescription for the drug; (although they may still delegate the administration of it to someone under their supervision, such as a nurse).

Podiatrists Injecting Botox! Just where does the foot end?

Some training companies are openly targeting and promoting training courses in prescription only botulinum toxins (Botox) and dermal fillers direct to Healthcare Professionals, those registered as Podiatrists.

Allergan Wins Legal Battle to stop sales of Botox Rival, Xeomin by Merz in the United States

It was announced this week that Allergan Inc. who manufacture the anti-wrinkle drug, Botox have won a court order in Santa Ana, California, USA which blocks one of their rivals in the botulinum toxin world, Merz Pharma from selling its neurotoxin product Xeomin, which recently received FDA approval in August 2011 for the treatment of glabellar (frown lines) and was due for commercial launch for cosmetic use in America at the upcoming American Academy of Dermatology (ADD) annual meeting.

The perfect age to get Botox : fact or fiction?

The question of when is the right time to start Botox treatment is a topic of much discussion in the aesthetic industry is it a case of start young to prevent wrinkles appearing or is it more a case of wait and see?

Botox granted cosmetic license for Glabellar Lines, with 50 unit, 100 unit and 200 unit vials available.

Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, were granted a license to promote the product for the treatment of glabellar lines on 30th November 2011. Up until now it has been unlicensed for cosmetic indication.

TreatmentsYouCanTrust.co.uk joins the debate on Cosmetic Injectables and non-medically qualified people

Sally Taber responds to the CTIA's stance that Aesthetic Therapists are the "best practitioners" for the job when it comes to cosmetic injectables

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin (incobotulinumtxina) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adult patients.

Should Botox jabs really be available in a high street branch of Superdrug?

This month, the UKs second largest high street health and beauty retail chemist chain, Superdrug announced that it would be offering cosmetic treatments including botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections at two of its stores in Kensington, West London and Milton Keynes.

Backlash Against The Botox Backlash!

Some of you may have read in the national press recently about the Botox Backlash from A list celebrities that supposedly have given up Botox for the natural look? We suspect that in most cases this is probably not the case.