Qualification Requirements to Administer Botox

Date: November 18, 2021

Qualification Requirements to Administer Botox

What qualifications do you need to administer Botox?

While there are currently no official regulations surrounding who can receive training to be a Botox practitioner, members of the industry are becoming increasingly aware that this is an issue and training bodies are lobbying government for the introduction of strict regulations.

However, if you are not a trained medical professional, you will struggle to find a reputable and fully insured Botox course provider who will take you on.

What’s more, as Botox requires a prescription to obtain, any non-medically trained individual would need to work with a qualified prescriber to legally administer Botox to patients. The prescriber is held equally responsible for the patient and their procedure and therefore they would not want the procedure to be performed by a non-medical professional.

Who can become Botox qualified?

Many companies do not offer Botox training for non-medical professionals. As we are members of Save Face, we believe that only medical professionals should be able to become Botox qualified and as a result we will only accept you onto our advanced or beginners botox courses if you are a member of the medical community.

This includes:

  • Dentists
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Pharmacists
  • Radiographers

By doing this, we hope to combat the rise in unqualified individuals being able to deliver poor quality treatments that are not only more likely to be undesirable and require restorative follow up treatment, but also are likely to put patients at risk.

What type of Botox qualifications are there?

Level 6 is the qualification required to become a Botox practitioner. It is the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree level certification.

Any one of our Botox courses will provide you with a level 6 qualification.

On top of this, you will need a specific qualification to prescribe Botox as Botulinum Toxin is a prescription only medication.

If you currently hold a prescribing qualification, either independently or through your profession as a dentist, doctor, or pharmacist, then you will finish our course with the ability to both prescribe and administer Botox yourself.

However, if you do not currently hold a prescribing qualification then you will need to work with a licenced prescriber who will need to attend consultations with your patients before you can administer Botox.

We have a network of licensed prescribers that we can connect you with after you finish our courses if need be.

Botox qualifications at Dr Hennessy Academy

Whether you are a medical professional wanted to expand your skillset to take on more work for yourself, or a trained and qualified prescriber looking to begin a new career in the aesthetics industry, we have training courses to suit you at Dr Hennessy Academy.

Get in touch with us to enquire about any of our beginner or advanced courses today.

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