Aesthetics Faqs For Nurses
is a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist?
Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist is an RN with specialized
training in cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, collagen
replacement therapy, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion, chemical
peels and photofacial. It is within most states' nursing scopes
of practice to perform these procedures with proper training.
Do I need a Medical Director to
be a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist?
Yes. Botox, collagen and other soft tissue fillers must
be purchased under a physician's license, so medical aesthetics
nurses need to align with a physician who will serve as their
Medical Director. Medical Directors can be plastic surgeons,
dermatologists, ophthalmologists or any other licensed physician
with an interest in medical aesthetics. Their responsibility
is to provide supervision to comply with state laws of medical
and nursing practice. A Medical Director establishes a professional
relationship with clients to monitor cosmetic procedures.
Do I need to be an aesthetician
to be a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist?
No, the training required for a licensed registered
nurse along with specialized training in skin care and cosmetic
procedures is beyond the training of an aesthetician.
Is there a license to become a Medical
Aesthetics Nurse Specialist?
Currently there is no separate licensing needed for a Registered
Nurse to become a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist; however,
additional training on specific procedures is necessary. This
can be provided by courses available from certified trainers
or on the job with a physician.
Where can a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist
Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialists have many options
to choose from for a work setting. These include a physician's
office, a medi-spa affiliated with a Medical Director, or a
freestanding clinic affiliated with a Medical Director.
What about malpractice insurance?
Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialists need to carry their
own malpractice insurance. Some Medical Directors may carry
additional coverage for a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist
under an umbrella of their own insurance.