The medical aesthetic industry has evolved like never before and is looking for quality trained professionals. As people are becoming aware of all the cosmetic procedures and injectables, many medical professionals are looking to either add value to their current profession or learn the new advancements in the world of aesthetics. There are several types of medical aesthetic training courses available while all require you to be either a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Physician, or Doctor of Dentistry. In most states nurse assistants, medical assistants, estheticians, and cosmetologist do not qualify to become aesthetic injectors. You may want to check the laws of your state who may direct you to your state medical board to get the latest information. If you want to be a successful aesthetic practitioner, medical aesthetics training courses are necessary to provide efficient and safe treatments to the clients. In this blog, we are going to answer the question, can you train in aesthetics without becoming a nurse?
What is an Aesthetic Injector?
An aesthetic injector is a medical professional trained in aesthetic procedures. These medical providers are responsible for caring out client face to face consultations, health history clearance, diagnoses and prescriptive orders. This type of professional will be either a Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Registered Nurses NP/APRN). These trained nurses have the ability to perform dermal filler injections, Botox, PDO Treads, Sclerotherapy, Facial Treatments and more. Depending upon their qualifications and license, they will be able to see patients independently and may or may not need to be overseen by a physician while carrying out such treatments. They will have the flexibility to either work full-time or part-time in a medical spa or clinic. If you want to practice individually, then that will require Master’s degree in nursing with some work experience, a specific state license, and certification in medical aesthetics training for botox and dermal fillers.
Earn The Degree:
People who want to train in aesthetics/cosmetic nursing are required to earn their RN degree via a university that provides a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or two-year Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN). It depends upon what goals you are trying to achieve and the requirements for the specific degree. Once you have finished the degree education program, you have to take the NCLEX-RN exam to get a license in your specific state. If you are intend to practice individually, you will want to proceed as a Nurse Practitioner. Nurse practitioners have more privileges and responsibility to practice depending upon their state laws.
To gain experience as an aesthetic injector start working with another injector, get hired at a medspa that will have other experienced injectors and on goin training. There are many opportunities to work for aplastic surgeon, dermatologist or at a medical spa as an assistant to a cosmetic nurse. Even though you have a license and certificate, most employers require years of experience. This on the job training will provide you with opportunity and experience to seek other options.
Take A Medical Aesthetic Training Course:
This is the first step towards your aesthetic career. Having this training will provide you with training and skills to start seeing clients. Even if you are practicing under a doctor, having a certification in aesthetic injections will help you to stand out from the other professionals seeking employment as an injector. It is important to take your course from an experienced and reliable training institute that provides you with ongoing support and mentoring.
Why is Aesthetic Training Important?
- Aesthetic injection training is important for many reasons. It is not difficult to pick up a book and teach yourself a new skill but when it comes to Botox® and dermal fillers there are risks for complications that can and often do arise. The hands on portion of training is invaluable and will help you gain not only the skills to inject but the confidence to do it safely.
- Training will also provide you with the skills for assessing your clients, dosing for optimal results, communicating realistic expectations, teach you product differences, how to mix product, when to follow up, and how to identify and treat emergencies.
- Training also provides you with the opportunity to meet and network with others in the industry and those in your training. You will have the privilege of meeting your local reps for additional training and product knowledge.
Meet the demand for these procedures through Medical Aesthetic Art Institute’s neuromodulators (Botox®), dermal fillers, and other medical-grade aesthetic training courses. Our experts will train the current and future professional injectors to know the ins and outs of this expanding industry.