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Nursing Careers: Esthetic Nursing
Is Esthetic Nursing Right For You?
Esthetic nursing is a
lot different from any other types of nursing.
Esthetic nurses perform treatments that will enhance a personís
facial features, help to cover up scars or they can give Botox injections
and apply permanent makeup. Esthetic nursing is a fairly new direction
that some nurses are taking. Read on to discover more about esthetic
Any nurse can become an esthetic nurse. There are additional classes that you must take to learn the art of chemical peels,
microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy, and
permanent makeup application. At this time, there is no actual esthetic
nursing license, but there is an Association of Medical Esthetic Nurses
(AMEN), that is developing practice standards and lobbying for a national
An esthetic nurse may
work in a plastic surgeons office, a day spa setting, a beauty salon or
they may open their own business. Many nurses have opted to open their own
practices because the rewards are so great. An esthetic nurse can expect
to earn anywhere from $70,000 to $110,000 depending on the geographical
Esthetic nursing is
more prevalent in the West coast regions such as California. But it may
very well move itís way East in the future. If you are thinking about
opening your own esthetic nursing business, do it in a fairly large city
where you know that you will get the clientele that has the money to pay
for such procedures. These are highly elective procedures and are not
reimbursed by insurance plans.
An esthetic nurse may
give Botox injections, but she must work under a plastic surgeon to do
this. However, the doctor does not have to be on site during the
procedure. All other procedures such as chemical peels and sclerotherapy
can be done without the need for a doctorís supervision.
Esthetic nurses also
can learn the art of applying permanent makeup. This is simply injecting
small amounts of ink underneath the skin.
A client may require permanent eyeliner or eyebrows. This is very
useful for people who are visually impaired or have a physical condition
that leaves them without the ability to have a steady hand to apply makeup
An esthetic nurse is
able to help people that have serious scars from accidents, burns or other
physical deformities feel good about the way they look. This can do a lot
to boost the self confidence level of these people and to help them resume
a normal life. Nurses will go into esthetic nursing because they are
finally able to make a huge impact in someoneís life.
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