What exactly does an aesthetic nurse do?

  1. So what does a typical day look like for an aesthetic nurse? Are there close interactions with doctors? What exactly do you assess (besides obviously the skin)? Etc. etc. I want to learn SO much more about this field, and since aesthetic nursing isn't even talked about in school, I want to know exactly all the little details a nurse does for this job...?
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  3. by   MassED
    an aesthician would know... I'm sure Dermatologists/skin care spas utilize them... don't know anything about it, though.
  4. by   Telelizard
    Botox, fillers like Juvederm or Restylane, Laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation lasers, etc. If you work in a medical spa, you won't really have much interactions with the doctor. There is usually a medical director but depending on the facility, he may not be on site at all times. If you work for a plastic surgeon, you can do pre-op, post-op on surgeries. You will have more contact with the physician in this setting. I have worked as an esthetician in both settings.
  5. by   nurseprnRN
    i'm not an "aesthetics nurse" and don't play one on tv, but i can tell you some things they don't do: weekends, nights, and holidays.