Cosmetic ARNP

  1. 0 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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  4. Visit  nursechick182 profile page
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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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  5. Visit  lrose80 profile page
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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...
  6. Visit  PractitionerNAR profile page
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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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  7. Visit  laserRN profile page
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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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  8. Visit  CJE profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Thank you, CJE, for the great info....
  11. Visit  Dianna, ARNP profile page
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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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  12. Visit  Dianna, ARNP profile page
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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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  13. Visit  powergirl profile page
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    I am a Registered Nurse. I know of non medical students attending aethetist training and wonder how the nurse aesthetist is differentiated from the non-medically licensed aesthetist. Is the certification different? Are nurses able to perform more invasive procedures with or without MD supervision? Are there salary benefits to having your RN license when choosing careers in in the aesthetic fields? Thank you in advance for helpful replies.:spin:
  14. Visit  BChapp3182 profile page
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    The skills are pretty easy to learn. I'm still an RN but have been performing the procedures you mentioned for a few years. Many places teach you how to do them (weekend classes) or when you set up an account with say Allergan (for Botox) a rep will come out and train you for free. The makers of Restylane will also give you free training. If your going to purchase a laser or other equipment the company you buy from usually also provides free training. You don't need to take the paid for seminars.

    I think as an NP adding a few procedures to an existing practice can be a great source of additional income. However, the clients are different. You have to please them, sell to them, smooze, spend oodles of time on them and cater to them. Getting these clients in a competitive market is also very difficult and very expensive to do.

    As for jobs for NPs doing this it depends on your state. Some states let RNs do it. In many places doctors will train a medical assistant and have them do it, even if it's illegal, in order to make more money. In my town it's a cut throat business. New people constantly adding it to their practice drives the price down. Then you end up getting more people who can afford it but you also get a new class of people who if they spend $500 on Botox expect the results of a facelift as the money they've spent is like a million dollars in their mind and they expect much more. (Regardless of how you educate them before). This can make you burnt out really fast.

    I've found the most national clinics that want to avoid huge public lawsuits will pay for an NP. Sleek Med Spa, DermaCare, American Laser Centers always seem to be hiring.

    After I get my FNP I plan to pick up some extra hours and money doing it part time. It's easy work, very social, but very different from "regular" NP work. I don't think I could go back and do it full time, lol.
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  15. Visit  anppatricia profile page
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    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...
    Is your RN degree an Associate or Bachelor? Does a MD have to be present while you perform the Botox and Dermal fillers? Does a RN have to be certified in these areas or just CE or on the job training?


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