We receive many inquiries on who is able to provide Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and Dermal Filler treatment, as well as who can participate in our training courses. We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive below.
Who can provide Botox and Dermal Filler treatment?
Botulinum Toxin is a prescription medication and can only be prescribed by a medical practitioner. Typically dentists, physicians and nurses can provide treatment and the injections. The medication is typically sold through the manufacturers directly to dentists and physicians.
What are the training requirements?
Dentists, physicians and nurses do not graduate with any type of training in the field of cosmetic injectables. They are typically required to take additional continuing education courses before providing treatment. Please note that PTIFA is not a regulatory body, and only provides training courses. PTIFA is proud that our curriculum exceeds all regulatory standards in the world, including the Alberta Dental Association and College’s Standard of Practice. We always recommend that you check-in with your regulatory for specific guidelines in your jurisdiction.
I have another type of medical background (ie: paramedic, phlebotomist, etc), can I participate in training and provide treatment?
At this time, we are not aware of any other practitioners being able to administer treatment. Please contact your local college directly for further details and let us know if your college has included treatment within your scope of practice.
What type of nurses can provide treatment, and how do we get product?
Typically nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed nurse practitioners can take training and provide treatment. They are generally required to work under the care of a physician or dentist. We always recommend you speak with your local college directly for specific guidelines and clarification. PTIFA is not a regulatory body and will always recommend you speak with your local college for details. Product is typically not sold directly to nurses from the manufacturers.
Where/how do I get product?
Upon completion of our Level 2 course, we provide instructions on how to set-up an account and order botulinum toxin and dermal filler product directly from the manufacturers.
What is the difference between “Practitioner” registration and “Team Member” registration?
PTIFA takes great pride in cross-training the entire practice on how to integrate treatment into any sort of medical practice. That’s why we offer two different types of registration options for each course:
- Practitioner Registration: this is for dentists, physicians and nurses who require injection/treatment training
- Team Member Registration: anyone who wants to learn more about what botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are can register as a Team Member. You can take the L1 online course which provide an introduction to botulinum toxin and goes through advanced anatomy. In the Level 2 course, Team Members take separate training from Practitioners and learn all of the clinical integration (ie: how to speak to patients about treatment, what is Botox, how to do the photography, how to reconstitute & draw-up, what supplies are required and how to order, billing, insurance etc). We recommend Team Member registration for receptionists, office managers, chair-side assistants, dental assistants, hygienists and any other team member who works in a practice that offers botulinum toxin and dermal fillers treatment.