How To Become An Aesthetic Provider
I frequently am asked how to become an Aesthetic Provider
The Aesthetic and Cosmetic industry is an exciting field of helping people feel better about themselves. Common procedures are Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Jeauvau, Dermal fillers such as Versa, Juvederm, and Restylane, lasers and non -invasive body contouring such as Sculptra.
It is also always changing and only growing by the year. There are constant new products frequently on the market including lasers injectable, peels, skincare, and topical procedures.
I train many physicians and nurses wanting to get out of a hospital environment and out of an insurance-based income. This is possible by strategically planning for your new career.
Each state has different requirements as to who can inject patients. I am asked this question frequently, and although I am not able to give legal advice, my suggestion is if you are a registered nurse, always have a physician supervise you no matter what state you are in.
I also recommend my new injectors that are brand new to Aesthetics to definitely work with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist or someone who does have experience, so that when adverse reactions happen (and they can) they have a go -to person that can help them and educate them. Having the proper malpractice insurance is also important.
Because Aesthetics really does not have and board certification, there are certain groups that one can join such as ISPAN, CANS, and others.
Attending yearly conferences such as The Aesthetic show are great to continue education, learn about new products, and watch demos.
But how to get started?
There are a few companies and the United States that offer education on getting started.
It is important is to do hands on training which should be included in the course. My theory is that one can listen to lecture all day, but especially in this industry having hands on training is of utmost importance.
I was very fortunate in that I worked with some of the top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons for 20 years who took me under their wing and taught me a lot about surgery, facial anatomy, and facial injectables.
Continued education is imperative as there are many different techniques that cannot be covered in one weekend.
Having a certificate showing attendance to one of these courses is helpful and finding a job in aesthetics. Also, networking is extremely helpful! Social media is a powerful and free platform to meet others and attract new followers and potential patients.