When you decide that you’d like to try out Botox treatment, you may immediately discover that the internet is full of confusing information. You hear about people throwing Botox parties, having Botox injections readily available to anyone. Then, you find out that you can walk into a hair salon and receive Botox as an added extra. It can seem like the world has gone topsy-turvy when it comes to medical treatments.
However, to clear a few things up, it’s important to understand that you should only ever get Botox injections from a medical professional who is trained in the process.
In Australia, any muscle or wrinkle relaxants are classed as Schedule Four medication. As a result, you need a prescription for Botox from a doctor. A registered nurse can also inject Botox but only under the supervision of a doctor – and once they complete a training course. If anyone other than a doctor or nurse is offering Botox, it’s not a legitimately sourced medication and may not be safe.
If you are a Division Two nurse, you can complete training in medications to be able to administer cosmetic injections with supervision. A cosmetic injector must also have vast knowledge in both surgical and non-surgical treatments to ensure they apply the best approach to each patient.