As the medical aesthetics field grows, so does the demand for cosmetic nurses with Botox and dermal filler skills.
If you are thinking about taking the plunge into a career as a cosmetic nurse, here is where you might find yourself working.
Jobs for a Cosmetic Nurse
A cosmetic nurse is a registered nurse who performs aesthetic medical treatments and procedures.
As the medical aesthetics industry continues to grow, more job opportunities will become available for cosmetic nurses. Here are some of the possibilities:
- Physician’s office. These days, more physicians are incorporating Botox, dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables into their practice. These treatments are quick, relatively pain-free and have little to no downtime. Physicians also flock to aesthetic medicine as it is a cash-based business, and insurance companies aren’t involved.
- Dermatologist’s office. As a cosmetic nurse, you can work in a dermatology practice. Many clients come to a dermatologist for cosmetic skin issues, such as treating acne scars. There are tons of cosmetic services you can provide clients that will help keep their skin radiant and youthful. These treatments include Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacials and BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy.
- Medical spas. Botox and dermal fillers go hand-in-hand with cosmetic laser treatments. With recent advances in technology, medical spas are expanding their offerings to include aesthetically- and medically-based services.
- Laser clinics. Laser clinics are capable of working under a Medical Director to perform a variety of cosmetic laser and injectable treatments. These types of careers for cosmetic nurses include consulting with clients, understanding and performing treatments, and reviewing post-treatment information.
- Fitness facilities. Fitness centers across the country hire cosmetic nurses who have received their Botox certification. Hiring a cosmetic nurse to perform nonsurgical treatments makes sense. If you want to change your appearance, there is no shame in improving it the nonsurgical way!
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
One of the most common questions asked by prospective attendees is: “Who can inject Botox?” While the regulations vary from state to state, in most cases you must be an RN or higher to perform these anti-wrinkle treatments. But there are a few states that allow LPNs to do cosmetic injectables.
National Laser Institute pioneered the medical aesthetics industry with comprehensive professional training courses for cosmetic injectables and lasers that can be completed in just 1-2 weeks!
Our CE/CME courses are designed to prepare physicians, nurses and medical professionals to perform Botox, dermal fillers and other treatments in any medical setting!
Each course is split between classroom education and clinical hands-on training. In the classroom, attendees will learn things like proper injection techniques, facial anatomy, and pre- and post-treatment care. During clinicals, attendees are broken into small groups and have the opportunity to work on a variety of scheduled clients in a luxury medical spa setting in order to gain real world experience.
For attendees who have a limited amount of time, we offer CE/CME courses that can be completed in as little as a weekend or a couple of days.