Lpn can they work for a plastic surgeon and inject botox?

  1. Hi I'm new to this site, iv always wanted to work for a plastic surgeon and do laser/botox those kinda of things I was wondering if I were to become and lpn would I be able to do so? I would have to upgrade all my requirements to get into the school so I'm trying to get as much info as I can before I jump into it
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  3. by   roni j
    Hi..I'm an LPN and also a newly licensed Esthetician in Mn. I'm finding that the rules and regs are changing from state to state as far as who can inject Botox and who cannot. Contact your state's Board of Nursing and they will tell you if an LPN can inject Botox and under what circumstances. In Mn LPNs can under the direct supervision of an MD but in Florida, for example, only a Nurse Practitioner or MD can do injectables.
  4. by   duhitsbrielle
    Honestly I'm really sorry but I wouldn't want an LPN injecting anything cosmetic into my face. There is just too much of a schooling difference between an LPN and an NP. And as a nurse myself I don't feel that an LPN or RN has enough knowledge to be doing cosmetic injections. If you want to work in plastics then become a NP.
  5. by   libran1984
    I work with an LPN who is certified to administer botox for her primary job outside of the ED. She loves her other job and her work with the Doc. I wish you much luck. Don't get discouraged by what others say. A certified LPN working in the field may know more than some NPs outside of aesthetics nursing with regards on proper botox administration.


    edit: example of Specialty LPNs performing better than an NP... I was doing ACLS with an FNP who works primarily fast in/out clinics. She kept trying to shock an unshockable rhythm and wonder why the mega-code kept deteriorating. LOL.

    To each his/her own. People go around toting a vast amount of certs behind their name and say this is an example of my education and experience. However, others often over look or don't take the certified individual seriously if he/she don't have an RN somewhere in the title or in some cases, a BSN or higher- then you are pretty much just... well... out in the dust for qualifications, despite your... despite your qualifications!
    Last edit by libran1984 on Oct 6, '13
  6. by   Elay06
    I think that is very discouraging comment to become NP just to do injectables, there is many certificates an LPN can obtain, but i would not advice for an LPN to spends thousands of dollars on education if all she wants to do injectables.
  7. by   jasmine1234
    Does anyone get the impression that botox pricing is going down? Is there as much money to be made anymore? Seems like a waste to go through all the training if there isn't any money to be made.
  8. by   Gigi0220
    I'm an LPN practicing in Aesthetics at a Med Spa. I have a Medical Director. I pay him a fee to be my Medical Director. I pay .30% of my profit to the spa. They book clients for me as well as I bring in clients to the spa- cross selling services to hair dressers massage theripists ect. Very often I am requested over the NP and MD- I'm passionate about what I do I'm very good at what I do I love the money I make and make this job my priority. If you are passionate about doing anything make it happen. It's been a long road but I'm here doing it and doing it well!
  9. by   tracyNYC
    Quote from Gigi0220
    I'm an LPN practicing in Aesthetics at a Med Spa. I have a Medical Director. I pay him a fee to be my Medical Director. I pay .30% of my profit to the spa. They book clients for me as well as I bring in clients to the spa- cross selling services to hair dressers massage theripists ect. Very often I am requested over the NP and MD- I'm passionate about what I do I'm very good at what I do I love the money I make and make this job my priority. If you are passionate about doing anything make it happen. It's been a long road but I'm here doing it and doing it well!
    Gigi, I would like to talk to you about what state you live in. i think its great. i'm in nursing school and want to be a nurse injector. i have been doing botox for 18 years, and going to a nurse injector for 16 of those!
  10. by   LucyLou88
    I want to be more open minded on this, but I have to agree. I have had my face injected enough times to know that the person injecting needs to have a deep and respectful grasp of facial anatomy at minimum. Beyond that, there are too many things that can go wrong, and an MD who has an LVN/LPN injecting needs to stop trying to cut corners. He or she is collecting a fee for a medical procedure and paying an LPN minimal money to do his/her work. And being an MD doesn't mean you know what you are doing with injectables either. I'm a retired plastics nurse. I've been some unfortunate things by physicians who understand the science, but have no eye for the art of the human face. I do have an RN who I see now and then who does beautiful injectable work. She is certified, stays current, and has many years experience. Physicians visit her for their botox. But, LPN's are not allowed to hang IV's legally in Texas, why would I want them sticking needles deep into my face? Too many nerves. Too much opportunity for serious damage.
  11. by   LucyLou88
    Just wanted to add, insurance carriers will not cover a practice that has LPN's or estheticians (or the combo) working beyond the scope of their licensure and education. So, if an MD is handing over botox and juvederm to the LPN, she/he can lose their coverage.

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