Training Required to Inject Botox?

I am a qualified skin care therapist and tutor, who now would like to move into appearance medicine ( botox, restylane etc ) what training do I need to enable me to embark on a new career.

Doctor Answers 6

Training necessary to inject Botox

Thanks for the question.

I train hundreds of clinicians annually throughout the United States. The requisite training necessary to legally administer injectables varies from state to state. At minimum, you must be a nurse as far as I am aware. 


Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Training for Botox

In the US aestheticians are not allowed to inject Botox. This is something that is taught to plastic surgery residents in the program that I work with.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Training Required to Inject Botox

Each state has different guidelines on who can admnister botox. You will need to check with the medical board of your state for clarification of its guidelines. Your background does not suggest that you would be legally allowed to inject botox or dermal fillers in Florida.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Scope of practice for am Aesthietic Skin Are professionl

You should really check on the state regulations as well as your licences pto discover the scope of your practice.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox injection therapy may not be appropriate for non-physicians

Botox injection therapy may not be appropriate for non-physicians. As with any medication botox should be administered by educated physicians although in some cases it may be injected by a technician under a physican's care. Nevertheless, a technician will not have the knowledge skills of a qualified physician.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Who can inject Botox

The legal level of training for Botox injections depends on individual state regulations and typically requires physician (MD or DO) supervision. Be careful, as getting involved with injections without proper training may lead to increased legal exposure for your skin therapy practice.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

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