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)

  • Uneven pigmentation

  • Open pores

  • Broken facial capillaries

  • Thread veins on the legs

  • Problem skin (rosacea, acne, etc.)

  • Unwanted hair and even hair loss

  • Unwanted fat

  • Excessive sweating

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

  • Dermal Fillers

  • Chemical peels

  • Photo-facials (IPL)

  • Dermabrasion / Microdermabrasion

  • Microneedling

  • Hair restoration

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Mesotherapy

  • Thread Lift

  • 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.


  • 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

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