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There’s a new site for Botox training that allows physicians, dentists and other medical clinicians learn how to perfom Botox and filler injections (Including Dysport) online. It seems so popular that it’s full right now and has a waiting list.
By: Botox Patient - In: Botox Training16 May 2011
As A Botox Training MD Member You’ll Have Access To Everything You Need To Know To Add High-Profit Botox & Dermal Filler Treatments To Your Practice:
Hands-On Botox & Filler Training Videos: Learn how to perform all common Botox and dermal filler treatments with 11 detailed video overviews and demonstrations; Brow lifting, crows feet, gummy smile, smile lift, lower face treatments and more!
Comprehensive Training & Resource Guides: Illustrated PDF treatment guides showing exactly how each treatment is performed and how it can be modified for the best results. Resource Guides show you where to find the best deals on products and services to grow your cosmetic practice, from legal services to marketing resources.
Insider Secrets From Experts: 5 interviews with physician experts that are already raking in cash that give you insider info on exactly what works; marketing, consultations, up-selling, pricing and more! Our experts spill the beans on everything from perfecting your consultation, to training your staff, to exactly how to prevent unhappy patients. These interviews give you access to information you can’t get ANYWHERE else and are easily worth the membership all by themselves.
5 Special Bonus Products: Q&A sessions, patient marketing tips, consent forms, before and after pictures for your use, and the special Ultimate Botox Guide, a 35 page patient marketing eBook to distribute to your existing or prospective clients to position yourself as the expert in your market!
FREE Botox Marketing Mini-Course: Just ask to be notified above (you don’t have to by anything) and we’ll send you a free mini-course on marketing your new cosmetic services! You’ll find out how to set up your legal structure, where to outsource and where to do-it-yourself, and how to train your staff. It’s completely free and without any obligation!
This obviously isn’t the same as the Botox training that physicians are offered…
Here’s what happened in Texas:
Discount Medspa Defendant D’Alleva Agrees To Halt Unauthorized Sales of Prescription Drugs, Devices
Owner offered prescription products, including Botox-like drugs, for sale online
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today resolved a November 2009 enforcement action against a Tarrant County woman who unlawfully marketed and sold prescription drugs, including instructions for botulinum toxin injections, over the Internet.
According to state investigators, Laurie D’Alleva and her Mansfield-based businesses, Discount Medspa and Ontario Medspa, improperly marketed cosmetic enhancement prescription devices and prescription drugs over the Internet. She also provided links to video instructions for “do-it-yourself” injections of botulinum toxin. To resolve the state’s enforcement action, D’Alleva agreed to pay the state of Texas $125,000 in civil penalties, attorneys’ fees and the Texas Department of State Health Services’ investigative costs.
The drugs and devices marketed by the defendant are only available to purchasers who have prescriptions from licensed medical professionals. Thus, the defendant improperly made those products available to persons without requiring prescriptions. Further, the defendant did so without licenses to dispense, distribute or sell prescription products, as required by state law.
Products that D’Alleva offered for sale included: Dysport® and “Freeze,” which both contain botulinum toxin; several prescription saline solutions and creams; an anti-depressant to lift libido; the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone for weight loss; and the prescription device Restylane® for face augmentation.
Court documents filed by the state indicate that an undercover investigator purchased a “Newbie Starter Kit,” which contained the prescription Restylane® in a filled syringe, a 50-unit Freeze product containing purified neurotoxins, one package of Bacitracin, empty syringes and needles, and other pharmaceuticals.
The state’s enforcement action charged D’Alleva and her businesses with multiple violations of the Texas Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. According to investigators, the defendant falsely – and unlawfully – claimed that prescription-only products were available to all purchasers without restrictions. Further, although D’Alleva promoted her membership with an organization called the Texas Medical Council – which she said granted her the authority to sell prescription-only products – no such organization actually exists.
By: Botox Patient - In: Cheap Botox13 May 2011
You’ll have to watch an advertisement, but Anderson Cooper’s take on Botox Mom illegally shooting up her 8 year old daughter is worth watching.
The ‘Botox’ vial shown in the clip clearly doesn’t have a hologram and I can’t believe it’s real. I’m guessing that it’s some fake from China. It shouldn’t be too hard to find out where she, and these other ‘pageant moms’ are getting this.
If you’re a physician, dentist, RN, or NP, there’s a new video training site that offers a Botox training course.
Here’s what you get with the Botox Training MD course.
Did your get your new year’s resolutions all listed when you welcomed 2011? More importantly, are you prepared to make them part of your reality?
If you’re a bit apprehensive (like I am!), then you better read this great article. It offers valuable tips on how to “Make Things Happen in 2011.”
1. Walk before you run. Great ideas usually start as big, blue- sky concepts in our head. The downside to this is that you may not know how or where to start executing. Break your big idea into small, actionable chunks that will move you past the “dreaming” stage. Once you get some initial feedback on your “small” steps, you will feel more confident taking the bigger steps.
(Author’s note: This reminded me of a quote I saw once - ”Give details to your desires and you’ll give wings to your dreams.”)
2. Find the courage to move. What separates the entrepreneurs and creative professionals from the rest is an innate desire to move forward. Yes, planning is crucial, but don’t fall into analysis paralysis. As soon as you take that first step (applying for a patent, designing a prototype), your momentum will grow. You must challenge yourself to take action sooner rather than later.
3. Try, try and try again. Even the best idea can suck the first time it’s prototyped. Trial and error is a must in the creative process. The important thing is to learn, refine, study and create a new-and-improved version. Rather than getting discouraged by your “failures,” just keep moving. Then build a new prototype. Then do it again. And then one more time if needed until you get it right.
4. Create a routine and stick to it. Part of being able to work on your project a little bit each day is carving out the time to do so. Routines can seem monotonous and uninspiring, but they actually form a strong foundation for creating true insight.
5. Create simple objectives and review them frequently. Working on complicated projects can make it difficult to remain focused on the goal. Lots of new ideas enter the scene and the project’s scope can grow out of control. This phenomenon, called “scope creep” can make it impossible to ever complete anything. The best way to avoid it is to write down a simple goals that summarize your objective at the start of each project. Read it regularly and ask yourself if you are still focused on the original goal.
6. Avoid “out of sight, out of mind”. Whether you are writing a book, developing a new medical instrument or just learning a new skill, it is imperative that you maintain momentum. It’s like exercise; the more you do it, the easier it becomes. The same thing applies to your brain. Just as when you run everyday, the exercise gets easier and easier, the same thing happens with your brain. As Jack Cheng argues in a great blog post, “Thirty Minutes A Day”: “the important thing isn’t how much you do; it’s how often you do it.”
7. Say “no” more often. Be selfish with your energy.
Creative energy is not infinite. Seasoned idea-makers know that they must guard their energy – and their focus – closely. Take author Jim Collins for example. His books Built to Last and Good to Great have sold millions of copies. His business acumen and insights are in demand. Yet, “even though Collins demands over $60,000 per speech, he gives fewer than 18 per year.” More than that and Collins wouldn’t have enough time to focus on the research and writing that yield those bestselling books. The ability to say “no” is an essential part of the productivity process.
The tips here should only be followed as long as they are actually working. If moving forward seems impossible, then take a walk, call a friend, visit a museum. Make sure you occasionally shake up your established routine. New perspective is gained and helps recharge us to keep moving forward.
Cheers to a fabulous 2011!!
from Medical Spa MD
Since we’re already talking about online strategies, allow us to share with you some great tips that we found.
These are some steps that you can take to further your SEO efforts even offline.
What to do: Use offline advertising to promote your web presence.
How to do it: Include your website URL and other online accounts in your offline advertisements (think: print ads). When you do this, potential clients will know about you via offline means and will hopefully look you up when they get the chance to go online.
What: Ditch the traditional Business cards.
How: We don’t mean that you should do away with business cards. Rather, we encourage you to include your web addresses in the information you indicate in your card. That way, any person who gets a hold of it will know how to find you online.
What: Use your car for advertising.
How: Have you ever been stuck in traffic and noticed a car with a sticker that contained a web address? Some might think that it’s a little bit tacky but it’s just like having a mobile billboard showcasing your web address. It’s a good way to get your online location out there. Just think of it as the modern bumper sticker!
What: Be Creative.
How: You have a whole array of ways and means to boost your online presence outside of the internet. What’s left for you to do is get with the program and use the resources available to you. Remember though that you should be mindful of your marketing strategy. Make sure that your offline SEO efforts tie in with the general plan. Otherwise, you run the risk of doing more harm than good.
Remembering this little line even in your online dealings will definitely get you a thumbs up from your web friends.
The question now is this: how can you spread the love when all you’ve got in front of you is your computer?
The answer is simple: let your fingers do the talking.
The easiest way to do this is by commenting, whether it’s on your friends’ blogs, facebook profiles, myspace accounts or youtube videos. Let them know that you’ve seen their posts… and that you appreciate their efforts at sharing a part of themselves with you.
Another thing you could do is to engage your online friends in conversations. They don’t have to be about deep topics like philosophy or the woes of life… even a simple discussion about music, your favorite vacation spots or even just your favorite Thanksgiving food will pave the way for creating relationships. And at the end of it all, that’s what you want: to be able to connect with people and form relationships.
A word of caution, though. There’s a thin line between being friendly and being annoying. You’d want to be careful that you’re the former rather than the latter. Here are a few things that you may want to remember:
Commenting may be something that’s taken for granted but it’s a simple way to appeal to people’s desire to be appreciated. And doesn’t everybody like to feel appreciated? We know we do so, feel free to send some love our way.
The prevailing idea is similar to what a respected icon in the makeup industry opines: Women should be afraid of Botox. Her reason: because it involves injecting poison into your skin.
I’d be rich if I got a penny for every single time I’ve read and heard this statement. Here’s the important truth that you, our dear reader, should remember. Botox cosmetic, administered in the proper dosages by an experienced injector, is safe.
Firstly, Botox is not injected to the skin but into the muscle underneath. Its purpose is to calm the muscle, giving the skin a break from repetitive creasing which, in the long run, allows it to return to its taut state. When the skin is allowed to smoothen out and tighten up, your wrinkles become less visible and eventually disappear.
Secondly, Botox is not scary. In fact, even the FDA acknowledges that most common side effects associated with the drug’s cosmetic use is ptosis or drooping of the eyelid.
Yes, there have been several reports linking Botox to paralysis and death but those instances are not from the cosmetic use of the drug.
The FDA’s Postmarket Drug Safety Information has the following information:
Adverse effects for pediatric cases are reported to come from treatments of muscle spasticity in cerebral palsy.
For adult cases, migration or distant spread of toxin effects are reported to come from treatment of spasticity and cervical dystonia. The report also stated that the several deaths connected with the use of the drug cannot be attributable to the toxin itself but to complications of pre-existing conditions.
With regard to the cosmetic use of the toxin, the FDA categorically stated, and I quote, “…there have been reports where some symptoms could be consistent with distant spread of toxin effect following dermatologic use. However, no definitive serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of Botox at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines) or 100 Units (for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) have been identified”.
Even with this current track record, doctors are careful with injecting the toxin to the lower part of the face to treat smile or marionette lines. There’s a world of difference between causing droopy eyelids and paralysing somebody’s lips disabling them from speaking. The first only pertains to appearance, the other can affect one’s life and work. Doctors know this so, some of them refrain from performing these treatments. In any case, the effects of Botox cosmetic, both the good and the bad, are only temporary. As such, things return to the way they were after a period of time.
We don’t have any legal authority to say that a malpractice case becomes moot after things return to normal. But at the very least, people should consider the fact that there are few medical malpractice cases involving Botox as a sort of reassurance. Doctors take care of their patients and their reputations and would not intentionally cause harm to clients. Add this to the fact that the drug itself is safe, and you end up with something that should not be feared.
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