Aesthetic RNs, also known as Cosmetic Nurses, provide care to clients seeking cosmetic services and may also assist physicians with surgical procedures. These nurses perform consults, assessments, treatments and follow up care relating to various cosmetic and aesthetic procedures.
Common indications for cosmetic medical treatment:
Aging or sun-damaged skin
Lines and wrinkles
Loss of youthful facial contours
Scarring (acne scarring, stretch marks)
Broken facial capillaries
Thread veins on the legs
Problem skin (rosacea, acne, etc.)
Unwanted hair and even hair loss
Types of treatments Aesthetic RNs perform include, but aren't limited to:
Skin care advice, product knowledge / recommendation
Skin Rejuvenation treatments
Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections
Dermabrasion / Microdermabrasion
Non-surgical fat reduction
Laser treatments for hair removal, skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal
Aesthetic Nurses mainly work in outpatient medical clinics, medical spas, private offices, and occasionally in outpatient surgery centers. Most facilities are affiliated with plastic surgery practices or cosmetic dermatology practices.
DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Consulting with patients, including scheduling, interviewing and medical screening prior to services being provided.
Examination of skin to assess both aging and other health problems.
Performing pre-operative and post-operative care.
Assisting the physician with procedures and surgeries.
Preparation and sterilization of instruments and surgery suites.
Administering injections of Botox and fillers, performing chemical peels, laser hair removal, dermabrasion, CoolSculpting, removing tattoos, and more.
8+ months of recent work experience as an Aesthetic RN
Current BLS certification
Current TB Screening
Active/Unencumbered State Nursing license
Valid Photo Identification or Driver's License
Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process