Botulinum toxin (BTX) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species. It prevents the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from axon endings at the neuromuscular junction and thus causes flaccid paralysis. Infection with the bacterium causes the disease botulism. The toxin is also used commercially in medicine, cosmetics and research.
Botulinum is the most acutely lethal toxin known, with an estimated human median lethal dose (LD50) of 1.3–2.1 ng/kg intravenously or intramuscularly and 10–13 ng/kg when inhaled.
There are eight types of botulinum toxin, named type A–H. Type A and B are capable of causing disease in humans, and are also used commercially and medically. Types C–G are less common; types E and F can cause disease in humans, while the other types cause disease in other animals. Type H is considered the deadliest substance in the world – an injection of only 2-billionths of a gram (2 ng) can cause death to an adult. Botulinum toxin types A and B are used in medicine to treat various muscle spasms and diseases characterized by overactive muscle. The commercial form is marketed under the brand name Botox, among others...
BOTULINUM TOXIN training course
£1200 per person
One-day, intensive course. Theory & Practical training for both medical and non-medical students.
Booking this ONE DAY course is the starting point for most of our students. Throughout the course you will look at the theory behind BOTOX and will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills using the most up to date techniques and equipment. You will receive the Certificate of Completion.
Requirements for this training course
Open to experienced therapists only with one or more of the following qualifications:
NVQ Level 3 Beauty or equivalent
Dentist – or dental practitioner with a GDC number
BOTOX - BOTULINUM TOXIN Training Programme
1. 9:45 am - 10:00 am
1.  9:45 am – 10:00 am
Registration and coffee
2. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interactive lecture led by one of our Tutor
·      Treatment Protocols
·      Health & Safety
·      Diagnosis of skin conditions
·      Facial anatomy
·      Injection techniques
·      Injection sites
·      Patient selection
·      Scientific and product overview
·      Contraindications
·      Post procedure care
·      Complications
3. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
4. 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Live demonstration
5. 1:30 pm - 3.30 pm
Practical session on live models (supervised workshop in small group)
6. 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
7. 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
 Practical session on live models (supervised workshop in small group) 
8. 5:30 pm – 6.15 pm
Comprehensive summary session
Questions and answers
9. 6:15 pm – Close