Aesthetic Nursing

  1. Hi,

    I know threads about aesthetic nursing have been seen before, lately they haven't been generating much conversation. I am REALLY interested in becoming an aesthetic nurse. I will graduate in May with my RN, BSN and am just try to get some info. Would I be more likely to be hired if I already have the training for botox, etc or would an employer prefer to send you to the training of their choice? Does anyone have any insight or experience in the field, any comments or concerns. Thank you all.

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  3. by   CoachBarbara
    Hi April:

    I'm sorry I do not have any direct knowledge to offer you.

    However, I would suggest calling some aesthetic nurses employed in settings you are interested in working. Ask them for advice. You may get a feel for your local market.
  4. by   Itshamrtym
    I have seen adds in advance and spectrum where they will train you... Good luck,,, keep us posted and congrats on your new degree!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   thekid
    I am interested in this topic as well and will check back
  6. by   S.N. Visit
    subscribing..... Interested too!
  7. by   BotoxRN
    Hi April & everyone,

    I just found this site & was excited to find someplace to talk with others about this field. I have been in aesthetics for over seven years. There are different laws in each state. I live in Kansas & here & Missouri you don't even have to be a nurse to inject if you have a Dr. who is OK with it. I got my start in a medi-spa & was able to get some great training from various places. I believe the best training comes to you where you get to inject on your patients with someone there giving you one-on-one instruction.

    I have recently just went out on my own after years of making alot of money for everyone else. I am going to be doing independent contracting for several different Drs. as well as having a place in an office to see patients of my own. You have to have a Dr. order the Botox & fillers, so the Drs. in my office will be paying for the product & I will be getting a percentage of what I do.

    The main thing with this business is getting the experience & becoming a fabulous injector. I have built a huge injectable practice & have become well known for what I do. I still go to courses to continue to improve my skills.

    Good luck & let me know any other questions you have
  8. by   mission44
    I currently do IPL and hair removal. I will be getting my certificate for Botox and fillers.
    I was asked if I carry my own insurance? I tried to apply with a major Nursing carrier and they will NOT insure me.
    The spa I do IPL etc. carries ins., but I would like my own.

    Anyone know where I should check?

    Valerie, RN
  9. by   BotoxRN
    Hi DivePRN,

    As far as insurance, I have had the same problem but I do know that NSO will cover you if you are a W-2 employee. They ask if you do aesthetics if you say you're independent, but don't if you say you're W-2. I found another place on this thread -PPIB & just got a quote & it is $2900, where NSO is only $100! I am covered under the Dr.s offices I work in but I am going to get some on my own for my office. In the medi-spa I just left they had insurance so I never did worry about it.

    Hope this helps:spin:
  10. by   mission44
    Hi, Thank you.
    As an independent contractor, you don't usually get a w2. Other problem is I will be retired this year. The place I do IPL and laser hair removal has ins. for me. I'll check and see what I can do. I also sent the question to the ins agency via ANA for when I start doing Botox etc.
    Again Thank YOU
  11. by   BotoxRN
    Hi diveprn,
    Sorry I didn't realize you were an IC. What I worked out with my main office was for them to pay me $1000/mo so it would generate a W2. ( I think that anything over $5000/yr. will generate a W2). Then I write them a check for $1000 from my business acct. for rent. That way I can write off the rent as a business expense. We went through an attorney to set this up so everything is on the up & up. I did this also because of a past employer who will bew trying to sue me over my non-compete.

    Hope this helps!
  12. by   mission44
    That is great advice for the future. Do you mind telling me how you got your experience for the injections? I am going to take a class and a plastc surgeon may let me get experience under him, but if he doesn't then what?
  13. by   BotoxRN
    Hi Valerie,

    After I did some training I just started right in injecting. When I train people I tell them they have to start using what they learned right away or you can forget it - especially when you first get started. Hopefully your class lets you inject alot. Alot of the trainings have you inject 1 person - you don't really learn that much - especially if you are just watching someone else do it. When I train we do didactic for 2-3 hours & then if we are doing Botox & fillers, the person injects for the next 11/2 days. They typically will inject 10-12 people during this time. This is the only way to really get the feel for it. As you know everyone is so different & when it comes to Botox it helps to see alot of different people with different muscle configurations & facial differences.

    I still go to seminars if I think it will give me any new pearls for what I do. This week in Vegas I talked to alot of other RNs & saw live injections by some Drs. It was great to see how other people do things & get new ideas.

    Let me know how else I can help you & good luck with your training. By the way - do you mind telling me who it is thru?
  14. by   mission44
    Hi Thanks for more info again. Where are you?
    I decided to go through Medical Aesthetic Traing of CA.
    I also looked into Esthetic Skin Institute from FL they also have classes in CA.