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At a RN Owned Medi-Spa in Maine, is the RN Allowed to Administer Botox?

What are the Maine regulations on registered nurses giving Botox?

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Different laws in every state about the practice of medicine and botox

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Regardless of your state, the laws being different from state to state, do you want a nurse to inject your Botox or trust a physician who may understand the anatomy better? This is a theoretical question. There is no doubt that experience is important and there are some nurses who may inject Botox with more consistent results than some doctors depending on their skills, experience and specialty.


Manhattan Dermatologist
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In Minnesota MediSpas must be owned by Physicians

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In Minnesota MediSpas must be owned by Physicians in order to administer prescription medications, including Botox or Juvederm.

Charles Crutchfield, MD
Minneapolis Dermatologic Surgeon
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RNs administering Botox

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In Florida, RN's are unable to inject botox. Based of a review online, Maine is more silent on the subject so you will need to contact the Medical Board in Maine to clarify its guidelines.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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In California nurses can inject botox and fillers at a Medical Spa as long as they have oversight of a Medical director.  The Medical director takes medical liability so you can be assured the RN's are trained appropriately.  Laws are different in every state

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RN injecting Botox

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In NY, a nurse can only inject botox under the direct supervision of a medical doctor.  As for Maine, I have no idea.

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At a RN Owned Medi-Spa in Maine, is the RN Allowed to Administer Botox?

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 You'd have to contact The Medical Board in maine and ask that question.  Every state has different regulations, here in California medi-spas must be owned partly by a licensed MD who supervises the RN's. Any non-MD injecting Botox would have to do so under an MD supervision.

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Botox administration in Maine

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Each state has specific guidelines on who can and can't administer Botox. You need to consult your specific state medical board to find out. However more importantly, for injections of any kind, it's not necessarily the guidelines of the state to determine someone's qualifications but just their legal status for injections. It's best to find someone who is well-trained - any kind of injections are an art! Find a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon!

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