What is a Medical Aesthetics Nurse Specialist?

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A 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 ... more
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