Who Is Administering Your Botox? Why Credentials Matter

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Posted on August 23, 2018 under Medical Spa

Botox has been used as an effective drug in minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and furrows, especially on the forehead and feet. It has become a standard practice of using Botox for treatment in clinics, hospitals, and spas. Yet, it is impossible to self-administer Botox since it is a regulated drug. Only specialists with appropriate licenses are allowed to administer Botox. Law has been so stringent on Botox medication that the drug is traded only among manufacturers and professionals

How can Botox help you?

Botox is a derivative of a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. Even if the bacterium is poisonous to be consumed as food, its synthesized cosmetic medication produces freezing effects on muscles. Hence, it was first introduced for the treatment of muscular spasms. When its effects on wrinkles, furrows, and crow’s feet became evident, it found breakthrough success in widespread use. It has also proven to be helpful in treatments for hyperhidrosis.

The effect of enlarged prostates produced in men can also be cured with Botox. It also lasts longer than the effects in the treatment for wrinkles. Symptoms related to infections in the urinary tract and frequent urination are also cured by direct injection of Botox into the prostate gland. It has also been widely used in the treatment of migraines because of the drug’s action in preventing pain sensations from reaching the brain. Research is being conducted into the usefulness of Botox in arthritis treatments. All in all, Botox has been widely recognized as one of the important drugs in different branches of medicine.

Qualification and Credentials

Healthcare professionals who are trained and qualified are generally given the license to administer Botox. They include nurses and medical assistants. In some states, only licensed physicians are allowed to administer Botox.  Some training facilities offer single-day courses to give training in Botox injections. In most cases, even healthcare professionals are required to take such courses before a license is issued. They receive training in the technical aspects of Botox and dermal fillers.

In states where healthcare professionals other than physicians or doctors are allowed to inject Botox, careful supervision of physicians or doctors is demanded. California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida are such states. Manufacturers do not supply Botox to drug retailers, hence only the doctor is allowed to place orders. The Beauty care and spa professionals can only work in partnership with a trained professional to administer Botox. They are not allowed to independently use Botox in the services they provide.

Such stringent measures have been placed to prevent the public from abusing the drug which can indeed prove to be harmful if wrongly used. All of our facilities in the cities of Virginia and Maryland employ trained professionals who are licensed to inject Botox under the supervision of surgeons like Dr. Franklin D. Richards and Dr. A. Dean Jabs.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit https://cosmeticplastics.com/  or  http://breastaugmentationmd.com/ Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase, and Potomac. 

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers