Aesthetics Nursing - page 10

Hi all-- I am really interested in the medical aesthetics thing--botox, stuff like that. Anybody know where I can get trained? I live in Colorado, by the way. THANKS :p... Read More

  1. Visit  wantanewjob profile page
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    Quote from mttopmama
    Hi Tanya,

    I am new to this site and saw your posting of the course you are planning to attend in Texas. I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide about the course. I am currently in Aesthetician school expecting to graduate in February. Beauty school training is a whole other topic, but in my state, it is better to be a licensed esthetician in addition to RN for private practice. Good luck @ the course!!

    mttopmama
    What state do you live in? I can't even get my state nursing board to give me any information on the subject! Thanks!
  2. Visit  azicurn profile page
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    what I did is google "botox training" and a ton of sites come up for comanies that do training/certification. It's usually a 1 or 2 day course and they're all over the US. I haven't taken any yet, so if anyone has can they recommend a good one?
  3. Visit  healthyhere profile page
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    As im reading each post on this thread I want to respond & give helpful advice that will benefit you professional and financially in your quest to get into the aesthetic side of medicine!

    Instead I will simply begin by stating a couple things (and later be happy to keep answering the other questions).
    * Paying for aesthetic training on lasers & actual cosmetology type procedures is the wrong focus for an RN! Once employeed, training will be provided on lasers & equipment by the manufacturer or your employer. The only type of training that would even benefit you before getting your first aesthetic med position, is possibly injectables. Which if you are an experienced RN & have a knack for the needle.. this will be a breeze. Contacting the manufurer of these injectables to seek treatment is a great source. Allergan (maker of botox) is based in SoCal but has offices throughout the U.S.
    *Before deciding to BE YOUR OWN BOSS with a medspa set up, first gain experience by working at one - hands on training/experience is the best way. If unsure of the BUSINESS aspect, hiring a consultant to assist you in developing your new business is not a bad idea!
    *Each State has different regulations when it comes to aesthetics and what is "medical" and who can do what. You, as an RN, want to stick with the MEDICAL (more $$) portion of this industry as opposed to becoming aestheticians or learning how to do $50 facials and applying makeup!!! YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ALREADY - LETS NOT HAVE YOU DOWNGRADE WHEN YOU HAVE THE LICENSE ALREADY TO DO THE MORE PROFITABLE PROCEDURES!!
    * An RN inexperienced in aesthetic medical procedures that can SELL me on her self during an interview, will be the one that Im confident will be able to promote and sell the clinics treatments, not just do them! Youre an RN, so a hiring manager know's youre capable of treating their patients safely after training... BUT CAN YOU SELL WHAT YOUR ADMINISTERING? Its a key skill that alot of you are overlooking and what will be the difference in your future success in Aesthetic medicine. So if youre confident to go into an interview with no formal aesthetic training, no actual aesthetic experience, yet you KNOW you are perfect to do these procedures and you want everyone to have them done!!!! Then youre more qualified than the person who went to a class to learn about facials and a good company or clinic will hire you - AS IS!! AS AN EXPERIENCED RN - NOT AESTHETICIAN!

    I could go on and on ... lol

    I've interviewed plenty of nurses for these positions some of you seek and I've consultanted and trained many who have branched out on their own. I truely wish you all well...
    and the best advice i can give in general is for you to be COST affective with your sesires for "training on procedures" . Alot get it for free so you spending your money on it and not having much left over for your marketing needs - THAT IS A BIG MISTAKE when opening your own.
    For those who simply seek employment - GO APPLY WITH CONFIDENCE
    Those starting their own company - hire a consultant, even if just for a day as opposed to fully (to keep cost down) and get the info you need to start RIGHT! Its a competitive business, you dont want to fail before you've even begun.

    I'LL BE BACK SOON TO ANSWER MORE QUESTIONS.
    In the meantime, you can find info on your state's government, commerce or health department webpage on legalities.
    Another no cost source is the manufacturers you are buying your equipment from!! They're very helpful before & during the potential sales process ;-) And if they really like you they'll get you in touch with the right info and people. Note: ive done pro-bono consulting after reps begged me to help their customers whom they felt were not going to succeed due to lack of knowledge.
    So use them, especially if you're gonna buy things from them.

    If you really dont know where to tart, just let me know where youre looking to work, what your questions are and i'll do my best to point you in the right, least costly direction.

    Have a grea day.

    OH, JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING:
    ** My current career (that i'll be putting on pause to seek a nursing degree this fall) is as a national Medical Aesthetic Management Consultant, specializing in medical business development, training, marketing, support and consultative sales training.
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  4. Visit  nancy4436 profile page
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    I do medical/legal work but want to get into doing facials and other procedures. I live here in Los Angeles. Any help as to where I can train? Do manufacturers of products train RNs? What does the BRN require re: licensing? nancy
  5. Visit  keka1103 profile page
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    I was directed to this site by one of my longtime friends and colleagues in esthetic nursing. I was distressed to read a posting from Tiffany$$ telling of how she was not successful in esthetic nursing, how she could not find an MD to work with, and how Esthetic Skin Institute (Sasha Parker) and staff members infomed her that yes a law was passed against injectables after she took the courses. This is absolutely untrue. No one at ESI" would say such a thing, since there is NO LAW that states this. Laws are made by the legislatures after several readings and have what are labeled as rules. So when looking for laws, always ask for the rule! To this date there is no law. She also states that the Medical Board outlawed it; they do not have the authority to outlaw something. Medical Boards have a right to make opinions, but not laws. Recently (approximately 2 months ago a nurse was brought up to the board following a complaint by a dermatologist and the case was thrown out; this is directly from her attorney that defended her and her doctor). Today there are many nurses all over the state of Florida doing cosmetic injectables in plastic, derm, and general offices. If we do not watch constantly someone indeed may submit that a law be made, but until then it is a gray area. The only law that exists is the prohibition of nurses doing laser hair removal that law went into effect in JUly 2001. I am sorry that Ms Tiffany$$ has been unsuccessful. ESI remains the leader in providing continuing education in esthetic hands-on training and is a big supporter of the Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses who are committed to working endlessly at the state and legislative levels across this country protecting nurses right to practice esthetic nursing. We are Not sitting back and complaining as so many nurses do. It seems too often that only a few work endlessly and selflessly and the other that sat back and complained will also benefit.
    Isn't it time that we become part of the Solution.
  6. Visit  keka1103 profile page
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    Quote from Patti247
    Personally, I would not do the aesthetics training again. I never thought nurses would be in a business to "rip off" other nurses. It just never occured to me. OOOO is it fine if you already have connections, but as it turned out for me Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are doing the injections, etc. Only IF a doc wanted me to be trained and certified, offered to pay for the courses would I do that again.
    Buyer Beware!!!! It is amazing to me how one can be a "tattoo artist" and a Registered Nurse cannot give the fillers or botox unless they have a physician to back them up. The filler and botox will be long gone before a law suit would or could happen but the tattoo....Go Figure!!!
    Best of Luck to those who follow through with it....I would LOVE to establish a business, but cannot find any support.
    Patti
    It is such a typical nurse response. I do not understand how Patti247 feels that nurses are ripping nurses off. For her one comment there are so many yes many many nurses who have benefited by taking aesthetic training and are very successful all over this country. Not everyone is cut out for being a business owner however. So, I think that this analysis is somewhat jaded.
    Sorry For you.
  7. Visit  healthyhere profile page
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    nancy,
    youre currently an RN?
    have u thought about applying at a medspa?
    perhaps maybe just part time?
    some of the big ones will train you.
    ive done some work with two of the large ones out there in Cali, i can
    give you some inside tips on them :wink2: if you want to apply to either one of them.
    let me know.
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    Quote from healthyhere
    nancy,
    youre currently an RN?
    have u thought about applying at a medspa?
    perhaps maybe just part time?
    some of the big ones will train you.
    ive done some work with two of the large ones out there in Cali, i can
    give you some inside tips on them :wink2: if you want to apply to either one of them.
    let me know.
    Yes, I am a registered nurse and would be willing to work part time for anyone who is willing to train me. If you have contacts you would like to share, please do.

    I would also be interested in learning how to use my medical/legal training in a consulting capacity if you can direct me. Anyway, thanks for responding.
    Last edit by sirI on May 15, '08 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT INFORMATION - MEMBERS CAN CONTACT YOU VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE
  9. Visit  MarshaTuscany profile page
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    Hi,

    I am reading this thread and my stomach is sinking. I just got certified in Dermal Fillers and Botox. Spent a great deal of money for the courses. I live in New York City and Pennsylvania where I am licensed as an RN and I have one more semester to finish my NP.

    When registering for these classes, it was made to sound like you can just go out and practice once certified. No one explained that I needed a MD to get the product, and I am not clear on the legalities. What type of mal practice do I need to get and where do I get this information? I looked at the state board but there is nothing mentioned. So how do I find out? How does one get a collaberating physician and what is the correct amount of money the physician would get from this?

    Does anyone know what the laws and procedures are in New York and Pennsylvania? And what mal practice I target?

    Any help here would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Marsha



    Quote from cosmetic tattooist
    Hey gals
    I work entirely free of md involvement. it's the only wasy to go. check your state regs and sometimes they are vagur. here in colorado we can do perm makeup, microderm, lamprobe for skin tags, brown spots etc. i care not to do the fillers because the insurance for one will kill you, it is highly competative so it has driven the prices down and you have to pay an md to sponsor and the spa a fee it;s not worth it. my advice is try to do it yourself so you can keep your profit. i work approx 2-3 days a week, got my husband a DC to go back to nursing school and now we wrok together in a small office low overhead and making outstanding money. NO BOSS
    in conclusion do your homework before entering one of the courses that promise. it is up to us to check all avenues in every state we wish ot work.
  10. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Quote from MarshaTuscany
    Hi,

    I am reading this thread and my stomach is sinking. I just got certified in Dermal Fillers and Botox. Spent a great deal of money for the courses. I live in New York City and Pennsylvania where I am licensed as an RN and I have one more semester to finish my NP.

    When registering for these classes, it was made to sound like you can just go out and practice once certified. No one explained that I needed a MD to get the product, and I am not clear on the legalities. What type of mal practice do I need to get and where do I get this information? I looked at the state board but there is nothing mentioned. So how do I find out? How does one get a collaberating physician and what is the correct amount of money the physician would get from this?

    Does anyone know what the laws and procedures are in New York and Pennsylvania? And what mal practice I target?

    Any help here would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Marsha
    Hello, Marsha and welcome to allnurses.com

    Good to have you with us.

    Many entites will paint a very wonderful picture of success w/o much effort and some leave out the most important specifics regarding what may be involved in getting started/setting up a practice. It's really left up to the individual to research your area (state) and especially your own BON to find out if you will have any additional legalities involved. Sometimes it is a nightmare actually getting the proper answer you need.

    You need to contact your state BON directly and see exactly what (if any) rules/regs are in place regarding practicing in this area. Also, since you will be NP, you need to be sure that you can actually practice as NP in combination with the botox/dermal fillers (in other words, not out of your scope of practice as NP). It's quite possible that as NP this practice will not be in your SOP.

    As for malpractice, I checked with Nurses Service Organization (NSO), a very reliable liability insurance company. They will not insure the NP who is self-employed and practicing cosmetic procedures in the state of New York or Pennsylvania (or my state for that matter). You need to research other companies about this.

    I do wish you luck with this. And, please keep us posted.

    Hope you enjoy allnurses.com
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  11. Visit  MarshaTuscany profile page
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    Iris,

    Thank you for responding. Just having a place where I can start discussing this is helpful and a big relief. I am going to respond below in bold lettering.

    Quote from sirI
    Hello, Marsha and welcome to allnurses.com

    Good to have you with us.

    Many entites will paint a very wonderful picture of success w/o much effort and some leave out the most important specifics regarding what may be involved in getting started/setting up a practice. It's really left up to the individual to research your area (state) and especially your own BON to find out if you will have any additional legalities involved. Sometimes it is a nightmare actually getting the proper answer you need.

    Yes, it feels like a bit of a nightmare. Not the worst thing in the world but difficult. A big problem is that there is no specific answers. There is not a formula to follow. And yes, the entites don't let you know this. The thing that was somewhat misleading is that the people who are teaching these courses are registered nurses. A dermatologist actually referred me to this course and had wonderful things to say about the nursing instructors knowledge of the subject. When I took the courses, there were doctors in the class. So the picture presented is a little off the reality of the real facts.



    You need to contact your state BON directly and see exactly what (if any) rules/regs are in place regarding practicing in this area.

    Yes, I will call them directly since I can not find info on the website.

    Also, since you will be NP, you need to be sure that you can actually practice as NP in combination with the botox/dermal fillers (in other words, not out of your scope of practice as NP). It's quite possible that as NP this practice will not be in your SOP.

    I have thought of this and am considering practicing this as an RN. Regardless of RN or NP we still need the doc for the product

    As for malpractice, I checked with Nurses Service Organization (NSO), a very reliable liability insurance company. They will not insure the NP who is self-employed and practicing cosmetic procedures in the state of New York or Pennsylvania (or my state for that matter). You need to research other companies about this.

    I wonder if they cover RNs

    I do wish you luck with this. And, please keep us posted.

    I really like doing these procedures. So I have a lot of work ahead of me. I hope to get more input like yours because I really need to discuss this with others. It helps clear my mind.

    Hope you enjoy allnurses.com
    It seems like a great place. I am glad i found it.

    Marsha
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  12. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Quote from MarshaTuscany
    Iris,

    Thank you for responding. Just having a place where I can start discussing this is helpful and a big relief. I am going to respond below in bold lettering.
    It seems like a great place. I am glad i found it.
    Glad you found us, too, Marsha.


    Yes, it feels like a bit of a nightmare. Not the worst thing in the world but difficult. A big problem is that there is no specific answers. There is not a formula to follow. And yes, the entites don't let you know this. The thing that was somewhat misleading is that the people who are teaching these courses are registered nurses. A dermatologist actually referred me to this course and had wonderful things to say about the nursing instructors knowledge of the subject. When I took the courses, there were doctors in the class. So the picture presented is a little off the reality of the real facts.
    I'm sure these entities can teach the material, but nurses must be certain the education received is sanctioned by their own BON.

    And, that can be the frustrating part about some BON. No clear-cut answers. Some things have no precedence, but I can assure you if there is any question and you do not get some type of BON stamp of approval, you will be practicing rather by the "seat of your pants" type of theory.....


    I have thought of this and am considering practicing this as an RN. Regardless of RN or NP we still need the doc for the product
    Problem with that is getting the malpractice coverage. You must be insured at the higher level of education (NP) and must find coverage as such.



    I wonder if they cover RNs
    No, they do not. Not if you are self-employed. It's the, "self-employed and working in cosmetic procedures", that is non-insurable. Sounds as if you could be covered if you are employed by a physician practicing in this area.


    Just keep on researching this. I really wish you well......
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  13. Visit  spark540 profile page
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    healthyhere

    i'm a BSN nursing student in about to graduate. i plan on moving to cali soon after passing the nclex. i would love to get into esthetics! would you please pass on your insider tips? the esthetics nurses don't make much here in vegas. do you think it is worth it to try getting experience in this field before applying to the medspas/plastics/derm when i move to cali? i'm just confused as to where i should start since it's going to be at least 6 months before i actually move. any info would be greatly appreciated.
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