Why and Where to Attend an Advanced Botox Course


There are unlikely to be many TV fans that have not seen evidence of the transformational properties of the botulinum toxin, or the similar effects produced by the injection of dermal fillers. Although it may have become something of a fad for the “real housewives of Beverly Hills” to inflate their lips to extraordinary degrees, the appeal of these procedures for most people lies in the fact that they hold the promise of a more youthful appearance; a chance to turn the clock back or, at least, to create the impression of having done so.


Although regulations differ between countries, in South Africa, these are procedures that may only be performed by medical practitioners who must also have completed one of the recognised Botox training courses. Certain of the more advanced applications will require additional and more specialised instruction, but, given their relevant background knowledge, mastering the basics of these procedures is quite sufficient to provide doctors with the necessary skills and confidence to get started on the less complex treatments.


In practice, since it is likely that around 80% of all of the treatments they will be called upon to perform will relate to the eradication of crow’s feet, frown and laughter lines, as well as those affecting the forehead and glabellar regions, these will normally provide the main focus of the introductory training. Given the technical similarities and the overlap between the two types of aesthetic treatment, the use of dermal fillers will often be covered as a component of both the basic and the advanced Botox training courses.


Instruction should not be confined just to the practical elements, such as the injection techniques, and the selection and handling of the various proprietary materials used. In addition, it is also important to include a discussion of the psychological aspects of aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, as well as the ethical and medico-legal considerations governing the marketing of medical aesthetic treatments. It is also important for trainees to become thoroughly familiar with the possible complications of these procedures, as well as both how to avoid them and to deal with them, should it become necessary.


On completion of the basic training and sufficient practice of the procedures learned, for those who wish to expand their services, the next step will be to enrol in one of the advanced Botox courses. After a brief revision of the basics, the instruction will focus on new applications. These can vary, but may include the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching). Aesthetic treatments may cover lip lines, brow lifts, and even the increasingly popular Nefertiti lift that redefines the lines of the jaw and neck to create the more youthful and elegant profile, previously only possible with cosmetic surgery.


Widely recognised as a centre of excellence by the medical aesthetics industry in South Africa, the Medskills Training Academy provides training in a wide range of medical aesthetic and ant-aging applications. From our well-equipped training premises, practicing specialists and leaders in their field provide the theoretical and practical instruction to small groups, to ensure personal attention for all attending our advanced Botox and other training courses for doctors, dentists and qualified beauty therapists.