Looking to see what’s going on in other countries is certainly advisable if you’re on Botox advanced courses. Keeping up to date with the latest trends is always a good idea and you will always need to be prepared for any questions your customers ask you.

South Korea is famed for its interest in cosmetic surgery procedures and according to the Daily Express, there’s a new trend coming out of the country that might be of interest to anyone currently learning to be a cosmetic clinician.

Apparently, people over on that side of the world are increasingly looking to Botox as a way of achieving slimmer shoulders without having to put the hours in at the gym. Injections are made straight into the shoulder muscles in a bid to reduce or weaken muscle mass and therefore make the shoulders appear slimmer.

Botox is traditionally used to help people slow the signs of ageing and get rid of crow’s feet and wrinkles. If a customer comes and asks you about using it to shrink their shoulders, you’d be wise to advise them against it since the muscle mass in your shoulders is required for everyday use and potentially damaging it could lead to problems later down the line.

However, Botox can be used to help people manage chronic or persistent pain in their neck and shoulders. Recent research from the University of California, Los Angeles found that people with pain for more than two months who had already tried other medications and who were given Botox had a much bigger reduction in their pain scores than other study participants who received a placebo.