Cosmetic ARNP

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    Does anyone work as a Cosmetic ARNP or Aesthetic ARNP doing things like Botox, Collagen, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, ect.? How did you get into this line of nursing? Did you have any special training beforehand? How is the job market and salary? Thanks alot!
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    I really don't know how much this would help you, but while looking for a dermatologist I found an MD in Dallas that has some sort of post graduate training school in medical aesthetics. It's a school where he trains you all about skin problems and how to manage them as well as perform botox, microdermabrasion, etc. Check out the website and click on the education link. www.acneskincareclinic.com

    Maybe look into some dermatologists in your area to see if they have websites or anything similar to this type of education program. I'm totally interested in possibly doing something like this someday too but always wondered how to get the training for it.
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    Quote from FLCRNA2B
    Does anyone work as a Cosmetic ARNP or Aesthetic ARNP doing things like Botox, Collagen, microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, ect.? How did you get into this line of nursing? Did you have any special training beforehand? How is the job market and salary? Thanks alot!
    Hi! I have read your posting and wanted to reply even though I am not a NP, but I am an RN with 8 years of Dermatology exp. I do the procedures listed above with MD guidance of course. I started in Dermatology as a file clerk and worked my way through nursing school and then when I graduated I stayed in Derm. After countless Dermatology seminars and conventions I was taught how to do the above mentioned procedures. I also was taught by the physician, pharmaceutical companies and other medical offices. There is a job market in my area of FL but you have to really look for it and be willing to do anything, its much different than floor nursing or family practice. As far as salaries they are comparable to other NP jobs...
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    I too am interested in Aesthetic procedures that I might introduce to my practice. I have found a couple of companies that do hands on workshops. www.npinstitute.com is one of the more commonly referenced workshop providers. I recently bought "Procedures for primary care providers" and noted that there was a chapter on botox administration as well as patient education and consent forms. At the end of the chapter, the book lists npinstitute as a web resource for training. Has anyone ever attended workshops such as these?
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    Hi, I thought you might like to know there is a local company that trains (and has been training for years with great reputation) RNs, MDs, PAs and NPs in Aesthetic procedures. Go to www.estheticskininstitute.com.
    Hope that helps!

    Quote from lrose80
    Hi! I have read your posting and wanted to reply even though I am not a NP, but I am an RN with 8 years of Dermatology exp. I do the procedures listed above with MD guidance of course. I started in Dermatology as a file clerk and worked my way through nursing school and then when I graduated I stayed in Derm. After countless Dermatology seminars and conventions I was taught how to do the above mentioned procedures. I also was taught by the physician, pharmaceutical companies and other medical offices. There is a job market in my area of FL but you have to really look for it and be willing to do anything, its much different than floor nursing or family practice. As far as salaries they are comparable to other NP jobs...
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    Quote from nursechick182
    i really don't know how much this would help you, but while looking for a dermatologist i found an md in dallas that has some sort of post graduate training school in medical aesthetics. it's a school where he trains you all about skin problems and how to manage them as well as perform botox, microdermabrasion, etc. check out the website and click on the education link. www.acneskincareclinic.com

    maybe look into some dermatologists in your area to see if they have websites or anything similar to this type of education program. i'm totally interested in possibly doing something like this someday too but always wondered how to get the training for it.
    i trained under dr. fam. his course is awesome and the only physician-taught course in the united states that i am aware of. i am now a rn, bsn, medical aesthetics provider and yesterday i received certification in botox injections through aesthetic advancements out of ga. i have paid for all this training myself. its worthwhile, but be prepared to pay. other courses taught in aesthetics are being taught by estheticians or nurses. dr. fam's is highly credible !
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    Quote from laserrn
    hi, i thought you might like to know there is a local company that trains (and has been training for years with great reputation) rns, mds, pas and nps in aesthetic procedures. go to www.estheticskininstitute.com.
    hope that helps!
    i would highly recommend a physician taught coure such as teh dallas center for advanced medical aesthetics. the esthetic institute is more expensive and isn't taught by a physician.
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    Thank you, CJE, for the great info....
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    Quote from cje
    i trained under dr. fam. his course is awesome and the only physician-taught course in the united states that i am aware of. i am now a rn, bsn, medical aesthetics provider and yesterday i received certification in botox injections through aesthetic advancements out of ga. i have paid for all this training myself. its worthwhile, but be prepared to pay. other courses taught in aesthetics are being taught by estheticians or nurses. dr. fam's is highly credible !
    also another company that i know has a web site www.ae1400.com that trains also.
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    Quote from cje
    i would highly recommend a physician taught coure such as teh dallas center for advanced medical aesthetics. the esthetic institute is more expensive and isn't taught by a physician.
    also another training institute is www.ae1400.com
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