Aesthetics Nursing - page 9

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

  1. by   Doodles NP
    I attended several of Barbara Jones's classes at the Aesthetic Enhancement Institute in Florida. They are excellent and I was well trained, although anxious, to start my own business. I am a WHNP and my collaborating MD is in Family Practice with little experience in aesthetics. I have developed professionally by continuing to attend hands on classes and I practice on friends and family any new procedures until i feel comfortable. I have my own business. I primarily make house calls but have relationships with Spas. I discourage working in hair salons although it is legal in NY.
    because I think they make one look less professional, although I have been associated with one high end salon.
  2. by   Patti247
    Quote from NurseKimberley
    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.
    I did the nurse aesthetics course and am sooo disappointed. As one nurse put it, the docs are not very helpful due to scare of the malpractice. PLUS this is a great avenue for the docs to have a cash flow and ezzzzzy for them to turn a buck!! The instruction was top notch while there and they drop you like a "lead balloon" once they have your money.
    Please accept my apologies for putting a negative spin on this, it is a true story and I invested over $8,000.00.
    I know of a NP, been with 2 docs over 18 yrs and even they are reluctant to offer their assistance!!! She sought their advice before getting into the courses, OOOO Great!!! they said!! She paid over $12,000 and now the tune has shifted..."welllll, I just don't know...." they whinned!!!
    I would love to be in this speciality!!! It was remarked by my instructor, "You have a great touch and will be excellent!"
    Opinions welcome!!!! Best of Luck and I hope you will have a great positive the song says: ".....It don't come easy...."please give it a go!!! and let me know
  3. by   mharrah
    I have to agree with Patti. I went to a facial aesthetics training for nurses. The training was great while I was there. But they do not meet their promise of being there to answer your questions afterwards. They gave us order forms while at training so that we could order the chemical peeling agents from them later. Well my first order was fine, but then when I needed to place another order, they said that they do not offer those products and that I needed to order it from the manufacturer. They did not bother to tell me this until two weeks after I faxed my order. So I emailed them and said I was totally confused as to why they filled my order the first time but not the second time especially since it was their name, address, and phone number on the order sheet and not the manufacturer. I never got a response from them. So I contacted the manufacturer of the peeling agents and had to go through a big registration process and waiting period before placing my order. My point is I got my products late, thus put a damper on my business, because of this school that claimed I could order everything I needed directly through them. On their website, they now claim that their students can become certified aesthetic nurse specialists. I emailed them and said that I was a previous student and wanted to know how I could be certified. Again I never heard from them.
  4. by   FLCRNA2B
    I thought I wanted to do Botox and Restylane and seriously researched the business in Florida and was very disappointed. It seems the MD's don't want nurses invading their territory. Even MD's that arent's interested in doing the procedures themselves do not want to cover a nurse under their license and malpractice insurance. I think the best bet is to look into other anti-aging products/therapies that don't require MD supervision.

    Entrepeneur RN
    Last edit by sirI on Oct 8, '07 : Reason: TOS
  5. by   bluemoon06
    Hi everyone I'm new here.. I am a pre-nursing student aspiring to become an aesthetic nurse and was just wondering, does it matter if an RN grauduated w/a BSN or ADN in obtaining the aesthetic nurse certification? How about when it comes to opening up your own practice? And is it easy to find a job in that area? I am from CA if that makes a difference.

    Thanks in Advance!
  6. by   RNmegan84
    I am so excited that I found this thread!! I have been looking into this for about a month or so and this has been the most help yet. I just recently learned that RN's could do procedures like this (guess I have been under a rock) and I plan on making this my new adventure. Isn't nursing great.... If you get tired of one aspect of it you can just find something new and exciting to move in to. I am an ICU nurse and am getting really burned out of the whole hospital scene. It's depressing. I would love to here some input from you guys... it seems like this thread has kind of slowed down though. Well if anybody's out there it would be great to here how things are going.

    And to bluemoon06, I here through the grape vine that it is very easy to find this type of work for nurses in CA. Good luck!

  7. by   Nursenai
    Hi, i have been a 2yr nurse in the ED and live in florida and have been wanting to break into the aesthetic field, but when i search for medspa RN positions or aesthtics job openings i don't get much back, and before putting my eggs in one carton, i want to assure myself of how i can search for job opening in plastic surgeon jobs what do u suggest???
  8. by   ginger79
    I was just wondering if any of you ever looked into a franchise opportunities for MedSpas and if, how lucrative this would be?
  9. by   lcassle007
    Quote from MHarrah
    New nurse here. I am interested in aesthetics also. I went to their site, but can't find out how much it costs. Can anybody give me a ballpark range? Also, I am interested in dermatology nursing but don't know much about it althought I do transcription on the side for a dermatologist. Do any dermatologists do aesthetic things such as facial peels in their office? I don't think my dermatologist does. Thanks.


    the cost is approximatley 1000.00 per class. ranging from 700-1200 dolllars. each class is about one day and the total cost for all the training they offer comes to around ten thousand dollars.
  10. by   lcassle007
    Hi...I am also considering the training in fort lauderdale. I live in florida and was wondering if you knew if you still need the MD medical director if you have a MSN. Also what do think the best business model is in order to make the most money.
  11. by   Patti247
    Personally, I would not do the aesthetics training again. I never thought nurses would be in a business to "rip off" other nurses. It just never occured to me. OOOO is it fine if you already have connections, but as it turned out for me Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are doing the injections, etc. Only IF a doc wanted me to be trained and certified, offered to pay for the courses would I do that again.
    Buyer Beware!!!! It is amazing to me how one can be a "tattoo artist" and a Registered Nurse cannot give the fillers or botox unless they have a physician to back them up. The filler and botox will be long gone before a law suit would or could happen but the tattoo....Go Figure!!!
    Best of Luck to those who follow through with it....I would LOVE to establish a business, but cannot find any support.
  12. by   KeriMarie
    I was wondering how to get started. I am a NICU nurse interested in cosmetic derm.
  13. by   mytara
    Quote from misswebkinzusa
    I just checked out the AMEN site and was excited to see they offer a 2 day certification course in medical aesthetics for about $300. The next seminar is in Las Vegas this October, and even with flight & hotel expense it will still cost less than going to esthetician school. Not to mention I wouldn't have to waste time learning about blush & mascara, which seems to be a mandatory part of esthetician programs. This seminar seemed to be what I was looking for. HOWEVER - on further inspection of the requirements to attend, it states you must have a MINIMUM of 2000 hours botox experience, or 1000 hours botox exp. with documented attendance of an 8 hour class! This is so frustrating! It appears I need to have the job before I can get the certification. Isn't this a little backwards? I assumed getting certified would help me get a job!
    If you consider all certifications for nursing offered by our national nursing assoc. thru ANCC one must always have work hours in to sit for the certification. This is more the training it shows practice in the field on top of the training. I took my courses in CA over a year ago and yes they gave me a certificate of training by the AMEN testing offers being certified after sitting for the exam. One can still go to course offered by AMEN just not sit for the exam to be certified until after experience is obtained.
    I struggled finding a position after my training as MD's look to nurses doing this as out of scope although injections peels IPL's and even some lasers under the jurisdiction of a Medical Director is well within the scope in most states. AMEN is also working to change laws and pave the road for nurses to practice esthetics in all states.
    I currently work for a medspa with commission and salary average about $30/hr. we have only been open for 1 year and at times I am very busy but overall things could be busier. Think it is a combination of slow economy and conservative Midwest.
    If in fact one goes to the seminars offered in CA, FL etc this is only the beginning one must aquire experience and do esp. the dermal fillers and lasers with some sort of preceptorship and this is hard and can be expensive to find this opportunity. I love doing esthetic nurses but it is my 2nd job and right now could not make a living at doing this if it was my only job. Supporting AMEN I feel is a way to help make the road for RN's in this field a bit easier.