Aesthetics Nursing - page 2
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
Apr 19, '06I'm curious if Nip/Tuck and other shows like Dr. 90210 help push this field as well. I've heard that shows like Grey's Anatomy and others have been the reason a few other students pursued anesthesiology.
Kind of silly to do it based off of a tv show, but meh, more power to em I guess lol =P
May 26, '06I attended the Aesthetic Enhancement Institute in Florida in February and highly recommend it for anyone interested in this area of nursing. However, the instructor, Barbara Jones, states that if you do not put what you have learned into practice within two weeks, you will loose the skills you have learned. So I would recommend that you have things lined up before going to the classes. I myself had problems with liability insurance. Marine insurance is the best in my opinion. I had everything lined up as far as getting a policy with them, and then finally the dermatologist I was going to rent space from spoke to her liability insurance provider who finally admitted to me "There are a lot of unanswered questions about this, and we are just not sure we want to take the risk" after keeping me hanging for months. So be prepared for roadblocks.
I also have a few questions of my own for nurses experienced in this area:
1) In your state, are you at all regulated by the Board of Cosmetologists and Barbers? Do you have to get permission from them to open your salon/spa etc even thought you are a nurse? I know this varies from state to state, but I am interested in how other states regulate this. If not, do you have any other regulatory committee you have to answer to? And what about the department of health?
2) Do you feel it is okay to operate in a hair salon type setting (still having an MD available if needed) or do you think this is distasteful?
Jun 10, '06Hi, I'm an RN, own my own med spa, been open 6 months now. I went to esthetic skin institute in FL. This is a great base but it's only maybe 30% of the real world knowledge your going to need in this field. You really learn most of the trade with hands on practice. The problem with these teaching facilities are they have never owned and operated a spa so they don't have the real world experience, tips, etc. to share with you. Your basically learning the foundation of how to perform each procedure. Unless you can get someone to teach you the basics these workshops are a must.
If your looking to own a spa and think your going to be rolling in the money any time soon, stop fooling yourself. The industry would have you think it's very profitable but the people telling you this are the spa consultants and equipment manufacturers who want you to buy something. It's not the truth.
The problem with looking for work as an aesthetic RN, most docs will hire medical estheticians to do it for half the price. Laws in Fl have actually been passed not allowing RNs to do hair removal yet an electrologist with a GED and a 10 week course can do it. How do you like that for pt. saftey?:angryfire
Laws are constantly changing. NP's are more protected in this field. I'm headed to NP school just to protect my business for the future. This is a business that is currently on shaky ground.
Jun 11, '06It is ALWAYS goo to hear from someone "in the business", thank you. The NP path, you are taking, shows your dedication. It does sound challenging but very rewarding; like most areas of Nursing, "Ya Gotta Love What You Do", to do it well.
Again, thanks for the post.
Jul 5, '06Hi....This is a very interesting thread! As I have been debating doing the Esthy thing myself but feel becoming an LPN first might be more beneficial.
The above poster mentioned going for PN, is that LPN? I am confused because I believe she is also an RN.
Anything I can learn I appreciate! Thanks
Jul 6, '06Hello everyone! I am a nurse practitioner in California and very interested in working in the aesthetics field. How did most of you get your first job? Cold calling? I haven't taken any courses yet, but have been running a business for the last 5 years (unrelated to nursing), so I know that end of it. Is anyone out there willing to share what type of compensation a NP can expect to perform aesthetic procedures? Any advice on the training necessary? Best way to get it?
Jul 25, '06I have a 20 plus year critical care nursing career. I went to esthetician school (600 hours) to become a skin care specialist, and a little over a year ago started my own business. I do facials with Dermalogica, chemical peels, microderm, waxing, permanent makeup, and just trained on Botox. It is all a challenge but I love being independent. It is a far cry from the ICU.
Jul 25, '06I would appreciate any tips you have to give, as a med spa is my five year goal. I currently run a one person skin care studio. I would love to work in a medi-spa setting with several RN independents. Education is difficult, and I think the docotrs here think that we are intruding on their turf.
Jul 25, '06Quote from RN EstheticianWhat sort of investment figures do you need to considerI would appreciate any tips you have to give, as a med spa is my five year goal. I currently run a one person skin care studio. I would love to work in a medi-spa setting with several RN independents. Education is difficult, and I think the docotrs here think that we are intruding on their turf.
to start up a business like your skin care?
Jul 25, '06Quote from RN EstheticianYeah for your SUCCESS!I have a 20 plus year critical care nursing career. I went to esthetician school (600 hours) to become a skin care specialist, and a little over a year ago started my own business. I do facials with Dermalogica, chemical peels, microderm, waxing, permanent makeup, and just trained on Botox. It is all a challenge but I love being independent. It is a far cry from the ICU.
Aug 6, '06I would love to correspond with someone who has experience in perm makeup in Florida. In Fl it's required that you have a supervising physician. Does anyone has suggestions on how to go about this, and what do they usually require as payment in return?
Sep 9, '06i too am starting the journey of nurse esthetician. Current employed in Peds for 24 years, need a change. I am going to a training session in California: Medical Esthetician training of California, anyone heard of this in regard to their reputation, experience etc. Then I am a bit perplexed on the next step, there are 2 medi-spas in my area I would like to just do something per diem to get experience. I would also like to work on the level of a consultant under dermatologist, plastic surgeons. Does anyone have advices as to marketing oneself to these areas as to why should they hire me and get beyond the turf war. I don't need to make a bundle but long term plan would be to make what I am making now in a different, more independant and get out of a hospital setting without taking a nose dive financially.
Any advise would be welcomed. Also are there those in MN or WI that have experience with the BON regulations?
Oct 19, '06I am also looking for aesthics training I'd love to be cert. in botox etc. I live around the Houston Galveston TX area. I am the head of my household and cannot travel to far. Any idea's anybody?