In this edition of Louis the Laser Guy’s podcast series, “Pursue Your Passion,” Louis meets Heather and discovers her journey to becoming a cosmetic nurse. Heather took cosmetic nurse injector training at National Laser Institute after a leap of faith in herself.
“Hey, I’m Louis the Laser Guy, and welcome to my podcast, ‘Pursue Your Passion.’ Join me on my journey as we discover how estheticians, nurses, physicians, and complete career changers are living their passion in this booming billion-dollar medical aesthetics industry.”
Before Cosmetic Nurse Injector Training
Louis begins by inquiring about Heather’s background before taking cosmetic nurse training. Heather states that she is a Registered Nurse (RN), in her eighth year of nursing. As well as that, Heather says that she previously had no background in cosmetic lasers and cosmetic injectables.
In addition, Heather states that she, “kind of followed the path that everyone teaches you to do…I did hospital nursing, so I worked at the bedside recently until about the past year and a half. So all my experience has been in the hospital.” More specifically, Heather is in infusion sales, “so we are selling home IV antibiotics for patients that go home on this therapy for an extended length of time.”
National Laser Institute’s Cosmetic Nurse Injector Training
Next, Louis asks which course Heather took at the National Laser Institute at one of its brick-and-mortar locations in Dallas, Texas. In response, Heather said that she, “took the two-day course…Botox and filler definitely left me wanting more…I wish I could have taken more, but just with my work schedule, two days was all I could fit in. It was awesome.”
With a smile, Louis asks, “So it was a good, fun experience, huh?” Heather responds enthusiastically, “Yes, loved it. Ate it up!” To gain further insight, Louis asks if the course Heather took for cosmetic nurse injector training was difficult and if she was at all nervous to begin. To shed further light, Heather said she was, “a little nervous because it’s people’s faces…so I definitely was nervous…I was eating it up…especially the hands-on. I wanted more…It was so much fun. It didn’t feel like work to me at all!”
“Finding your purpose isn’t only about making great money, it’s about so much more. It’s about tapping into your passions and chasing your dreams.” – Louis Silberman CEO and Founder of the National Laser Institute
In continuation, Louis asks, “Did you enjoy the neurotoxin, the Botox and Dysport day on Saturday…or the general filler like Juvederm, Restylane…what was more your fancy?” Heather responds happily, “I really loved them both! I think maybe more filler because it kind of seemed like…it was maybe more of an art to it, you know?…the placement and kind of figuring out…what I think the patient would like or need based on what they were coming in requesting. So, I would say probably more filler, but they are so different, I really liked them both.”
An Artistic Eye
If you enjoy artistic endeavors such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and more, you will enjoy a career as a cosmetic nurse.
First, to undergo cosmetic nurse injector training, you have to be a medical professional such as a nurse, a Registered Nurse (RN), a Nurse Practitioner (NP), a Physician’s Assistant (PA), or another qualified medical professional. Next, like Heather, all you require is a passion for furthering your education and an interest in the world of beauty.
An Artistic Eye Paired With A Passion for Education
Cosmetic nurse injectors like Heather are truly artists in their own right. With this in mind, cosmetic nurses carefully study the different intricacies of the bones and tissue of the face. Through this, cosmetic nurses pinpoint exactly what cosmetic injectable is needed, how much to use, and where to inject it to achieve the client’s desired look. Next, your passion and drive for furthering your education will, like Heather, allow you to achieve the success you desire in your career as a cosmetic nurse injector.
Inspiration, A Leap of Faith
To continue, Louis asks Heather, “What made you first think that I want to explore something new in nursing…why cosmetic injections?” To shed some light on the former, Heather explains that cosmetic nursing has,
“always been in my mind. I’ve always kind of been interested in beauty…I’ve always done people’s makeup and I like to make people feel better about themselves and make them feel beautiful. So it has kind of always been in the back of my mind, ‘How can I do that as a career?’ and kind of blends the two of my love for beauty and making people feel confident and beautiful…Honestly, it’s just waiting to take that leap of faith.”
A Bright Future
In the following, Louis asks what is next for Heather. With this in mind, Louis inquires aloud, “So now that you have got a nice foundation of training, is your mind thinking, I’m going to go open up my own practice and be a crazy entrepreneur…or I’m going to work for somebody else and get some experience?… What’s your plan?”
To explain, Heather states that her, “plan would be to work for somebody else and just get some really good, solid experience in training and then, who knows? I definitely don’t want to limit myself.”
A Change of Pace
In continuation, Louis wonders aloud to Heather about the differences between traditional and cosmetic nursing. In response, Heather says, “I feel like it’s different if you love something versus, if you are just kind of doing it as a job…and when I took the course…it didn’t feel like work to me. It felt fun like I didn’t want to stop. So, in nursing, you kind of have to be flexible. It’s very rare that you get the nine-to-five in a nursing job.”
Next, Louis asks Heather to describe the differences in patients in cosmetic nursing versus the hospital setting. Heather goes on to explain, “Oh, I feel like you can’t even compare. So in the hospital setting, most of the time they are there because they have to be there, and they don’t want to be there. The difference to me, with the patients that were coming, they wanted, they chose to come…they wanted to be there. It was their decision…and so they were excited…I mean, they are just totally different. It was like they just couldn’t wait for you to get their hands on them versus the hospital.”
To wrap up, Louis says, “I’m excited to follow you on your journey as you move forward.
National Laser Institute
Are you interested in entering the medical aesthetics business through cosmetic nurse injector training? National Laser Institute offers comprehensive courses ranging in length from one day to two weeks! As well as that, the National Laser Institute’s team of leading cosmetic nurse injectors and cosmetic laser technicians will give you the tools you need to succeed in the medical aesthetics marketplace. Click here to contact National Laser Institute today!
As well as that, did you know that if you are interested in pursuing a career in the beauty and medical aesthetic industry, the quickest way to grow your business is with social media? For example, you can use Instagram or Facebook to expand your business. If you are interested in more tips and tricks, follow National Laser Institute’s CEO and Founder, Louis the Laser Guy, at @asklouology.