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How to inject Botox with confidence, a beginners course for Doctors - March...
Sun. 26 March 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEDT
About the course
The course will be both lecture and practical based giving you the opportunity to inject model patients with supervision. Dr Jonathan Brown, Director of Cityskin Clinic in Melbourne will be teaching the course and will be superivising the injections.
By the end of the day you should be able to understand relevant facial anatomy, be able to assess a patients face prior to treatment, draw up Botox and administer injections in safe manner.
Lecture 1: An Introduction to Botox by Dr Jonathan Brown, Cosmetic Physician.
Explore the benefits of working in aesthetic medicine. This will help you to understand your motivation for becoming a Botox specialist. In this lecture, learn how Botox was initially used in medical treatments and how it became the most common injectable cosmetic procedure in the world.
Key points covered: The history of Botox in medical use, the history of Botox in cosmetic medicine, common areas that Botox can treat. How does Botox work? How long does it take for Botox to take effect?
Practical Session 1. How to draw up Botox ready for use
Learn how to reconstitute a 100 unit vial of Botox and 500 unit vial of Dysport ready for use. Learn the techniques to reduce the risk of causing a blunt needle. We will provide all the necessary equipment for the practical session
Lecture 2: Facial anatomy
A discussion of the key muscles of the face that we treat with Botox. Learn about frontalis, corrugators, procerus and orbicularis oculi muscles and how they cause lines.
Key points covered: What is frontalis and how does it cause forehead lines? What is the glabella? What are crows feet?
Lecture 3: An introduction to facial aesthetics - which area do we treat first?
Learn how to assess which cosmetic areas are priorities when treating patients.
Lecture 4: How to treat glabella, forehead and crows feet
Learn where to place Botox injections to treat frown lines and forehead lines and the different depths of injection for treating the forehead, crows feet and glabella with Botox injections. Find out how to assess a face prior to injecting Botox and where to inject safely to avoid ptosis.
Key points covered: How many units of Botox are needed to treat the glabella, forehead and crows feet? How deep do I place the needle? How to hold the needle to allow accurate injection.
LUNCH BREAK - lunch will be provided free of charge for all attendees
Lecture 5: Assessing a patient's facial movements
Using videos of real patients you will learn how to assess a patient's face and which areas should be treated.
Lecture 6: Assessing a live patient
In this lecture we will discuss treating a live patient. Review the relevant anatomy, find out patient concerns and forumulate a treatment plan.
Lecture 6: Watching a patient being injected
Watch a patient undergo Botox treatment by Dr Brown. See the depth of injection in different areas and how to minimise bruising and discomfort.
Practical Session 2: Inject a model patient
In this practical session you will have the chance to inject a model patient under guidance. Learn how to inject with confidence.
Lecture 7: Aftercare and dealing with complications/problems
Find out how to treat common problems and manage complications including 'Spocking' after Botox, heavy brow, lid ptosis and more.
Lecture 8: Conclusion and questions
Have a chance to ask questions for both injectors and a model patient. Find out how it feels to have Botox from a patient and ask them about it.