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Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the look of frown lines between the eyebrows (glabella lines) and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. It is also used for a number of other minor conditions, such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) for which it can be injected into the armpits as it paralyses the nerves.
A Botox technician will administer the injections directly. Any authorised consultant can administer wrinkle relaxers, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons or physicians specialising in cosmetic procedures are often more experienced.
A very calm and approachable demeanour is crucial when dealing with patients. Many may be afraid of needles or apprehensive of the decision to have Botox. A technician should be able to give them all the information they need so they can make the right decision for themselves.
Technicians will have expert knowledge of Botox and the pros and cons of having it and will therefore spend a lot of time talking to patients, advising them on the procedure and the effects.