Here’s some great reasons to extend your clinical skills and train in medical aesthetics:
Increase your earning power
With prices in the hundreds per session, if you see just 5 patients a day, think about what that does to your earning power... As a nurse, building a client base of trusted patients who keep returning should be relatively straightforward!
It’s a fantastic area to work in – the perfect antidote to the NHS!
Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are a growth area – even with the economic downturn the industry kept booming! It's also a really interesting area, with lots of new developments and a nice environment.
Add flexibility to your career
Many of the nurses we have trained choose to work full time or part time, work for someone else in a clinic, or work for themselves – so many options are available!
Build on your existing knowledge
As a nurse, you no doubt have excellent experience with needles and injectables, as well having the fortitude, the bedside manner and the knowledge of anatomy and medicine that will set you straight onto the path to success as an aesthetic practitioner!
Keep on learning
Aesthetics is a fast-moving medical field. There is always something new to learn, with new treatments and techniques constantly being developed.
Satisfying patient interactions
It can be hugely rewarding to know that you are improving a patient’s happiness and sense of self in a way that only aesthetics can really do. From consultation to aftercare, the vast majority of patients are truly grateful that you are helping them be who they want to be, and that you’re achieving results.
Nurses: not a prescriber?
We would suggest you read the guidelines issued by the NMC.
At present face to face consultation must be provided by a medically qualified person or a nurse prescriber. You may wish to work alongside a prescriber to begin with, but we recommend in the long term you become a prescriber yourself and undertake the V300 prescriber course. We can give you details of the universities where you can undertake these courses.
Most of the nurses who undertake training with us are not prescribers to begin with and we can set you up with someone from our presciber service.
There is a wide range of treatments nurses can offer if you decide not to use Botox to start with, from skin peels to dermal fillers to laser treatments and so on – we can help you with training in all these areas.
What does the new Healthcare Improvement Scotland law mean for me?
In April 2016, Healthcare Improvement Scotland started regulating independent clinics in Scotland.
This means that if you are offering botox and aesthetic treatment to patients outwith an NHS setting - you must register with HIS.
More information & a registration form can be found via the link: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/
Whether you’re on our home turf here in Glasgow, or you’re from further afield in Scotland and beyond, Practical Aesthetic Training is the best training centre for you! As befitting the hands-on practical training our company is named for, you’ll get to practice on models in a real aesthetic clinic environment.
Held at the top-of-the-range Glasgow Medical Rooms, our one-day foundation course covers all you need to know to get started in your aesthetic journey.
You’ll receive detailed pre-course reading ahead of your course, and a CPD certified certificate of completion once you finish provided the tutor is happy with your standard – as well as ongoing support.
To see our current Foundation Botox and Dermal Filler course dates, head over to our ‘Book Now’ page. We can’t wait to facilitate your progression from beginner to aesthetic master!