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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

83 months ago

morgan,ms in Greenville, Mississippi said: wow what about np do they are md supervision required to perform the juva derm and botox I am really interested. Had a certification course in new orleans but md in the south are very territorial.

It's not a matter of being territoral. It's a matter of legal responsibility if something goes wrong. And, things can go wrong!

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Debbie in Salt Lake City, Utah

83 months ago

MMW in Quincy, Florida said: I work in North Florida, and averaged close to 50,000 a year when I worked full time. Now I work semi full time, around 33 hours a week, and this year I'll hit 40,000. I work on commission and recieve tips. My hours are incredibly flexible and I receive medical, dental and vision insurance. My situation isn't super common, but it can be done. Our spa has three estheticians, and we all do pretty well. Just be very selective about the type of establishment that you work in.

I am getting my Masters Esthetics Certification here in UT, Will I need to do additional training once I am in FL or will this be enough Any Comments appreciated.

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morgan,ms in Greenville, Mississippi

83 months ago

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas said: It's not a matter of being territoral. It's a matter of legal responsibility if something goes wrong. And, things can go wrong!

Sure things can go wrong but the np must carry own malpractice as the primary source of legality, is this procedure done in ststes without md supervision, if th BON has approved the procedure?

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morgan,ms in Greenville, Mississippi

83 months ago

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas said: It's not a matter of being territoral. It's a matter of legal responsibility if something goes wrong. And, things can go wrong!

Are you performing these procedures and something went wrong?

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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

83 months ago

Susan Cocks in Cincinnati, Ohio said: Jeff, I have been an RN for over 20 years, I've only practised about 8 0f those years. I really want to get my certification on giving Botox and fillers. I've been told different things though,
such as I have to work under a medical director. Gee, I've wanted to work for a plastic surgeon for years and in Cinti. it is impossible because those jobs never become avaiable. Ineed to know where to find out if this is true, and you can only buy your supplies from an M.D. and where do I find out about malpractice insurance. I have a really good friend, that just opened his own space, that is willing to let me use his space when he's not there. And put my services on his web site. A esthetician in the same building will let me use her client list and room. I just don't know where to get the answers. Please help if you can. Thanks so much

States are different laws and I am not familiar your Ohio's. Most, however, either only allow these with an doctor's direct supervision or only allow a doctor to do them. I know of no state that allows an RN to perform these proceedures without a doctor. I suggest you send an email to the Ohio Board of nursing and ask them directly. Be specific with your questions (eg Are RN's permitted to inject botox or fillers? and,if it is, s it permitted without a physician's supervision?) Ask them to respond to your email address. In this way, you have it from the licensing board in writing.

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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

83 months ago

morgan,ms in Greenville, Mississippi said: Are you performing these procedures and something went wrong?

I do not perform these procedures. It is outside the scope of my license.

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NPChappell in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

83 months ago

In the state of FL only nurse practitioners and physician assistants can perform medical spa tx like botox, fillers, laser. The practice must be owned by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist if it is not the primary office location. Any other type of doctor may have a medispa practice so long as it is located within or is their primary office (no satellite offices allowed). They changed the laws around 2005 no longer letting RNs do this type of work in FL. As an NP in FL you need to have a collaborative agreement with a doctor in order to work. There are several states where the NP is not required to have any MD involvement, like NM and AZ (google pearson report for state by state specifics). You don't need to attend classes to learn botox or fillers, the drug reps and companies will train you for free when you set up an account with them.

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Sharal in Orlando, Florida

83 months ago

Thank you for the info. Much needed. Was not aware RN could not give botox injections. Luckily I am still in the research mode and have not done that. Thanks.

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lecmtnmt in birmingham, Alabama

82 months ago

TO ALL YOU RNs: a nurse CANNOT give Botox injections when working independently!!! she can only do this under an MD. PERIOD. anyone can inject as long as your MD gives you the OK to, and you are working under him. this means that an esthetician can do this just the same. i get so sick of RNs in the skin care world running around acting like they are above estheticians.

as for what i do??? i went to RN school, but did not complete. hurt my back doing pt. lifting and withdrew lacking 2 semesters. went to esthetics school and got licensed. then, went to massage therapy school and got licensed. i have no RN degree, just a state license in esthetics/massage therapy. i work in a large spa. i brought home just over $72k last year. do what you love and know your limitations/state laws regarding esthetics and nursing.

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Rachel, esthetician in Los Angeles, California

82 months ago

Lisa Noack in Los Angeles, California said: Sandy,
I became board certified in my state from a coarse I took in San Diego. Look online for any coarses that certify in Aesthetics you dont need an esthetician license to do this type of work. RN can do alot more. Good luck hope this helps.

Hi Lisa,
I have been doing alot of research in regards to entering into the field of medical aesthetics. I came across this forum and your postings were very informative, thank you(it is very hard to find information in this specialty that is not misleading.)I am currently living in Pasadena and am in an LVN program.( i will complete the prog. in Aug. of 2010) My plan initially, was to become an RN from the start but with all the waiting lists, found this to be my best option to begin my experience in nursing. I have been an esthetician for about 5 years, working in various parts of the beauty industry. I appreciate the training in nursing to advance in my knowledge of health and wellness. However, I am passionate about esthetics and am very determined to work in more advanced dermatology procedures as well as lasers. Your experience is an inspiration to me. I have already recognized from my time in the hospital, that i am not interested in hospital nursing.
It seems as if continuing on to obtain an RN license will take some time. I would appreciate any advice you may have about becoming a medical esthetician while I continue training and working towards licensure in the medical field. I noticed one of your postings listed you as being in Pasadena, would you have any recommendations for local practices in my area? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance~

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Pat in McKinney

82 months ago

I need some advice in North Dallas area. I am RN with 20 yr experience in OB/GYN in state of Florida and moving to McKinney, TX. I would like to pursue working in the esthetics field. I will transfer my RN license to Texas, but then what should I do? Should I take a course as esthetician and get that license? Since I do not have experience in the skin care field, wouldn't it be difficult to get a position without the esthetician license? I would like to be able to work with injectibles and laser treatments eventually. Does anyone have suggestions for me or can you recommend a few schools in Dallas area for me to research?

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Lisa Noack in Los Angeles, California

82 months ago

Hi Rachel,
As you know you need your RN to operate Lasers and do injectables. I am not an esthetician but I have three working for me. Getting certified in Aesthetics some people feel that they mean the same. It's working with the skin. Most Esthetician schools don't teach Lasers and/or injectables because they aren't RNs. You will make more money as an LVN than an esthetician unless you opt to do both. I believe that will be hard if you plan on getting your RN. My advice is to get hired by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in the field as an LVN then venture out. Most of these Dr.s however would rather pay an Medical Assistant than an LVN. Be persistant. Good Luck,
Laser Lisa

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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

82 months ago

Lisa,

I understand the limitations in Cali. However, Texas requires a State Certificate for lasers. You do not have to be a nurse.

Esthetic schools also do not teach lasers or injectables because esthetic schools are regulated by the states's cosmetology boards. Lasers are beyond the scope of cosmetology.

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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

82 months ago

Pat in McKinney said: I need some advice in North Dallas area. I am RN with 20 yr experience in OB/GYN in state of Florida and moving to McKinney, TX. I would like to pursue working in the esthetics field. I will transfer my RN license to Texas, but then what should I do? Should I take a course as esthetician and get that license? Since I do not have experience in the skin care field, wouldn't it be difficult to get a position without the esthetician license? I would like to be able to work with injectibles and laser treatments eventually. Does anyone have suggestions for me or can you recommend a few schools in Dallas area for me to research?

In order to do "Facials" or Skincare related services you will need a cosmetology license in esthetics. In Texas, it is called a "Skincare Specialists License" and not esthetics. Go figure. As for schools, I make it a policy to only recommend instructors and not schools as I believe that the education is only as good as those who are teaching.

One thing I recommend for anyone considering attending school is to ask what textbooks are used, buy them and study them prior to starting (or even signing up) so you already has an understanding of the theory before starting.

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Lisa Noack RN in Santa Fe Springs, California

82 months ago

Here in CA there are Aesthetic schools. MATC Medical Aesthetic training of California. They certify Doctors and Nurse in the field for Lasers and Injectables. It's a little different than AEI Aesthetics International. MATC is Recognized by the CA medical board and Nursing Board. I know the laws are different in each State RN do not need certification recognized by the state depending on where you work. You can be trained by the Laser companies but its not recognized by the State. I know this because I have worked with the State and officials regarding the Laws. Assembly bill 1482 and Senate bill requiring a Scope of Practice.

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rose in ocala in Ocala, Florida

82 months ago

I am a esthetician ; I have my Licenses but Ican;t find a job here in ocala ;please if you no about a job email me

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Juliet< RN in Fresno, California

81 months ago

joyce in Phoenix, Arizona said: I am an RN that decided to learn lasers and injectables. I recently graduated a local esthetic school and will be taking the laser and injectable training next month. i don't think I needed to go to eathetiics school but it can't hurt to have this training. I am not sure what the salaries are like.. I pay for all these esthetic services anyway might as well be able to inject myself...Ouch

Hi Joyce,
I hope that you still read this. I am an RN myself and have been for 14 years, now interested in skin care as well as laser and injectables. Also looking into registering in esthetic school. Plan to open a spa for skin care. Do you find the esthetic school helpful? Have you landed a job w/ any medi-spa or a plastic surgeon or dermatologist? Does it pay well?

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honey in Lake Oswego, Oregon

81 months ago

Would you consider this field in Portland, Oregon? Does anybody know the pro's and con's in this state? I want to work for a physician, is there a M.D. here with an outstanding reputation to learn from ?

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Lisa in North Augusta, South Carolina

81 months ago

Jennifer in North Augusta, South Carolina said: Hey, I also have my Bachelors in Nursing and have been an Esthetician for over 8 years. RN's make a ton more money and you are able to do anything with your license under a doctors orders such as: administering Botox, Fillers, Medical Chemical peels, Medical Microdermabrasions, Laser treatments, eye lash extensions, permanent makeup, even body peircing not to mention basic nursing care. I worked in a spa for several years and got so bored after a while because what you are able to do with your license is minimal. As a RN you are able to find a job any where in the world in any area. Good luck!!!

Hi Jennifer, I have communicated with you before. I am an RN and I too live in NA, SC. Small world! I am very interested in what you are doing and wanted to know if you are aware of any docs in the Augusta/Aiken area who need an RN to perform botox, peels, etc. I don't have any experience, but I read a great deal about it. Also, any NPs or PAs in Aiken/NA who are interested in this line of work--they can directly supervise in SC (at least that's what I read on the SC nursing license website). I would absolutely love to do what you are doing. Any information and advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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az in El Cerrito, California

81 months ago

Lisa Noack RN in Los Angeles, California said: Laser companies do train, however I am State Certified for Lasers and Injectables through a program here in CA recognized by the RN Board and Medical Board. Some of my collegues are doctors, I now run my own Laser business with a doctor as my director that comes in once a month to review cases. I also have 2 estheticians that do treatments for me. So it depends on how far you want to take your career.

Hi Lisa I would like to speak to you if possible. I am an NP and looking for some direction.

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

81 months ago

Jill in Bloomingdale, Illinois said: Anyone here, Mac rn, or anyone else. I am currently a labor and delivery nurse and I am wanting to go into esthetics. Can anyone email me who has done this, I have some questions! thanks so much, Tinkrbellrn@sbcglobal.net

Hi, I am an ICU nurse for 25 yrs, but getting olderand tiring I decided to jump into easthetics. I took several expensive medical esthetics coarses which were 1-2 day courses with little help or information on how to get started in the field. Also there is this level of secrecy regarding "getting started"by the instructors. I have become very frustrated with the whole thing. I also took an even more expensive laser training course and after a year, no work or practice I am practically at square one. In order to use and injectables you must becovered by and MD. Finding one who will do this is next to imposible. None of the spas are hiring nurses ( who are much better at this than MDs for the most part). They are able to use techs for all the laser work at $15.00/hr. The ecconomy has not even helped either. I am still wanting to do this, but be aware; it is not as easy as it seems. Thanks AE

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

81 months ago

AKline in Ellettsville, Indiana said: dRN,
I feel your pain. I too am an RN and am just completing an esthetics program in a few weeks. With the experience most RNs have, this program was quite simple and honestly a waste of my time and money. I am paying dearly for getting the license. If I were you, I would try and find a doctor to work for and have him/her train you. With injectables a RN can do this with a physicians order. If he wants to send you to training, then great. Email me directly if you'd like and I will fill you in. snglnrs@aol.com
Angie

I agree with you. Without an Md or nurse paractitioner backing you you cannot do anything, even to order the injectables and other medications..can't do. I am certified up the wazoo, but have been unable to get hired in Arizona Been a BSN for 25 yrs. AE

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

81 months ago

Lisa in North Augusta, South Carolina said: Hi Jennifer, I have communicated with you before. I am an RN and I too live in NA, SC. Small world! I am very interested in what you are doing and wanted to know if you are aware of any docs in the Augusta/Aiken area who need an RN to perform botox, peels, etc. I don't have any experience, but I read a great deal about it. Also, any NPs or PAs in Aiken/NA who are interested in this line of work--they can directly supervise in SC (at least that's what I read on the SC nursing license website). I would absolutely love to do what you are doing. Any information and advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

I am a bsn for 25 yrs, recently became certified in all fillers/sclerotherapy, lipolysis and full blown laser certs. I have been unable to find spa who wants to hire and Rn with no experience even with the certs. You can not order the injectables or do any treatments with out an MD covering you. You cannot rent a laser and open your own mobile service or your own spa without an MD or Np present. The economy has not helped. It is very frustrating for me, but I want to keep trying. If you get your NP you really can go into business for yourself. For me I don't want to go bck to school for 5 more years to do that because of my age. Hope this helps. The certs are also very expensive. AE

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

81 months ago

amber in Huntington Beach, California said: I really need to know if i absolutely to get my RN license to perform injections and work with lasers. im currently taking me pre reqs for nursing but dont know if i have to do this to get where i want to be. any advise?

What I want to know is: how did you get a medical director. I have an Az nursing license and a CA. I wanted start my own business,lease a laser, and perform all the injectable treatments for which I am certified. I have also been certified in a full blown laser course. I have tried several ways, asking the MDs I work with, and those I know and none has been excited about it orinterested at all. I am so anxious to get started but I keep beating my head against the wall to get started in this field. The economy has also made things more difficult.

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Lilian in Thousand Oaks, CA in Ventura, California

80 months ago

I am an Esthetician for years but with the economy like this I am not sure what to do. I like to become an RN but the only thing is that I am already in my fifties and I don't know if it is wise to go back to school in my age for another 4 years and after that if anybody would hire me. by the way I am working a part time job to support myself. Can anybody help me.

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

80 months ago

az in El Cerrito, California said: Hi Lisa I would like to speak to you if possible. I am an NP and looking for some direction.

Hi, I am an Rn with many yrs of nursing behind me. Recently became state certified in all types of laser, botox and other injectables. In Arizona, an Md has to be present in your facility if you(the Rn) wants to do laser therapy. Also we must have an Md or NP order all the injectables, and follow our treatments. It is difficult to get that type of support. I say make sure you make an "arrangement with an MD or NP to cover you BEFORE you put out the cash for the training. AE

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bellavanna in Riverside, California

80 months ago

Lilian in Thousand Oaks, CA in Ventura, California said: I am an Esthetician for years but with the economy like this I am not sure what to do. I like to become an RN but the only thing is that I am already in my fifties and I don't know if it is wise to go back to school in my age for another 4 years and after that if anybody would hire me. by the way I am working a part time job to support myself. Can nybody help me.

Hello Lilian,

I am an Esthetician myself of over 12 years and I have returned back to college to become an RN.. I will be applying this Fall for the nursing program and I am very excited.I am very glad that I did go back to school due to the fact our economy is so bad and medical field is the way to go especially if you have a passion for it. You know what it doesnt matter how old you are, you would be surprised of all the different ages in college. So if I were you I would definitely look into and pursue your dreams. :) You will be happy you did!

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Lisa in El Cajon, California

80 months ago

You may wish see if you have an L.V.N. ( L.P.N.) program in your area. You would complete the program in a shorter amount of time (not make as much $$) but be employable much sooner.

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brambleton in Chantilly, Virginia

80 months ago

Lisa in El Cajon, California said: You may wish see if you have an L.V.N. ( L.P.N.) program in your area. You would complete the program in a shorter amount of time (not make as much $$) but be employable much sooner.

My hospital has an all RN staff, so getting an LPN would not get you employed at all. Your options around here would be to work in LTC or rehab. I wouldn't suggest that anyone get their LPNs, just my 2 cents.

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

80 months ago

I would like to make something clear.. An Rn can perform Botox and other injectables, but an MD or Nurse Practitioner must be on board to advise, be available if any complications occur and oversee the pts chart during treatment by the nurse and be available by phone for possible treatment if needed. But getting a medical control is difficult. ae

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Aurora Collins in High Springs, Florida

80 months ago

My reply wasnt spam, someone asked about getting work in her field and I had answered with something that helped me to do the same. Sorry if it was misunderstood. We all are looking for work right now, or more ways to secure work in this field. I just mentioned what worked for me to fill in the void. I thought that sharing helpful info was what this was about, not just folks whining about what ISNT working. Sorry if I misunderstood.

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jeffb in Dallas, Texas

80 months ago

Aurora Collins in High Springs, Florida said: My reply wasnt spam, someone asked about getting work in her field and I had answered with something that helped me to do the same. Sorry if it was misunderstood. We all are looking for work right now, or more ways to secure work in this field. I just mentioned what worked for me to fill in the void. I thought that sharing helpful info was what this was about, not just folks whining about what ISNT working. Sorry if I misunderstood.

I believe that "Getting work in her field" would mean working as a Licensed Esthetician"

Are you a Licensed Esthetician?

I don't see commenting about being frustrated because the employment opportunities (which were most likely represented by her admissions counselor prior to her signing that enrollment aggreement) as "whining".

Working in other areas of the beauty industry may help to hold one over. Cosmetic sales in retail or direct areas might be something to think about and you could of just said that. Or, even that you are a distributor for Nu Skin and she might want to look into it.

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Candy Dye in Tustin, California

80 months ago

I'm a Nurse Practitioner who has considered becoming an esthetician. While looking into programs I noticed a few things:

~ A shift of retired nurses reentering the profession with the economic downturn, at the same time dissatisfied with nursing and looking for alternatives.

~ A shift of high end skin care clients to less frequent spa visits, more in home treatments to reduce out of pocket expenses.

~ Introduction of innovative products on the market with newer, more advanced science that allow potential / existing clients to acheive spa results at home.

~ Movement of the marketplace to Online for advertising, and purchasing products.

There is now a competitive product to the nuskin galvanic device that recently entering the marketplace for consumers to use at home. It does galvanic + infrared + ultrasound + vibration. There will be more to come
in time. There are many clients who will choose this route to gain the spa results they are after, while reducing their costs. I deicded to become a distributor for these producs and have an online "store" with which I can market online as well as in real life. Much easier all the way around.

My question - do you believe that the products you are using are the best for the clients, or are you required to use product lines from companies that your facility has contracts with? When you are using what you company requires and your clients are not achieving their desired results, what can and do you do?
Are you allowed to try other product lines independently?

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ginagirl34 in Memphis, Tennessee

79 months ago

Karla in Bay Shore, New York said: I'm undecided about becoming a RN nurse or esthetician. I love learning about skin care but doing my research and from word of mouth a RN nurse has a much higher pay. I need advice from an expertise. Should I do both and see where the two programs can get me in my career or just go straight to one of the programs because it would be a waste of time and money to do both?

I say do both if you can!! I have my esthetics license and I have not used it yet but I am applying to nursing schools as well. Like you I LOVE learing about skin care but I would like to have advanced knowledge along with a steady income as well because I am a single parent. Also, I've really been nervous about leaving my job that I've been at for 9 years to start over,(which I am miserable at) plus I'm 42 years old so that's why I decided to pursue Nursing in addition to Esthetics.

Just think, you can always go and work with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon, possibly as a consultant once you earn your nursing degree.

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Kat in Pinellas Park, Florida

79 months ago

Nursing pays better.Many day spas are shutting down due to lack of business.Only hotel resort spas are making it.I am going back to working 3 days at the nursing home as a CNA and 3 days at the day spa.

Maria in London, Ontario said: After going through the interview process at spas and seeing how places do not properly sterilize their implements, and how the most well known spas could be so unclean deterred me from working at a spa which was my original plan. I had planned on working for a spa part time for a couple years before I opened my own place, but like I said after seeing how badly some spas operated a couple months before I finished my esthetics course I decided to renovate my basement.

I just opened in June of 2009, I get great business from the local hospitals as I can advertise for free there, plus kijiji. It has slowed down because of school starting up, less people on vacation, etc. so during slow periods I just pick up shifts at the hospital and it has worked out quite well.

I am realistic, I know that it could take 3-5 years before I am busy steadily but I am willing to put in the time and effort!

Patience and committment!

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Aurora Collins in Brooker, Florida

79 months ago

I understand that business is slower for many spas, although the ones in my area seem to be pretty busy. That is why I became a Nuskin distributor, because the antiaging products are superb and can be used at home as well as in a spa setting. I was a cosmetologist for many years, but retired, too much standing. My daughter is a CNA and her work has not slowed, many other jobs here have disappeared. If anyone wants to have their own business to augment your income, I would be happy to pass on what is working for me. Hope this is not considerd spam.

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Lisa in El Cajon, California

79 months ago

I believe you need to blog a different forum. As you have seen, from previous communications, this is an ongoing discussion about EDUCATIONAL paths and not SALES opportunities. Just a suggestion. Is this a form of marketing that piggybacks the sales on to the person who brought them in to the company?

I am a Registered Nurse with a neonatal background and I just obtained (3 weeks ago) my License as an Esthetician. When I first became a nurse, I worked for less than a year with oncology pts. before moving on to newborns and eventually worked for 18 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I have extensive preventative skin care experience and decided for myself that this was a new avenue for me to pursue as an alternative to the acute care setting.
With respect to becoming a nurse. Pros: You will always have a job. You will always be in demand. You will be able to contribute financially to your situation. Cons: You may not like your job, hours, fellow employees, the administration, patients (I refuse to refer to them as "Clients" as most hospitals would like us to do). But you will always (ALWAYS) be able to find work.
Please do your homework and find out what is available in your area, in the way of nursing programs, community college and adult education programs and what the prerequisites and wait lists are like. Also, check into the costs in your area for Esti Programs. They are quite pricey.
Anything worth having, is worth working for. And by the way, I just turned 52 and I am starting a new chapter in my career. Don't be afraid to "just do it".

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Candy Dye in Tustin, California

79 months ago

HI, Lisa,

I teach in a university nursing school, and would like to give my two cents on your comment that you will always be able to find a nursing job. New grad or experienced nurse, jobs are very hard to come by in the nursing field right now. Many nurses our age have put off retirement because of the economy, or came back into the profession in the past couple of years for the same reason.

Recently, a local hospital had an nursing open house, anticipating one hundred nurses to attend. They were shocked when over four hundred attended, many having been unable to find positions for over a year.

There will be jobs when the "silver" nurses begin to retire, which is the anticipated nursing shortage in the years ahead, but not so many currently. When I speak to the nursing managers who are doing the hiring, the majority have a hiring freeze in their units.

I wholeheartedly agree with your cons - we are an "interesting" group to say the least, and you must be ready for long hours, able to work holidays, weekends and nights, and know how to multitask. There is great satisfaction when you can help a patient and their family optimize their health or prepare for the end of life.

I've met many nurses who have talents in other fields, and develop their skills in those areas while they are nursing. Some are now able to enjoy switching gears to another area of interest like becoming an esthetician.
My advice, develop several avenues of interest to which you can go back and forth.

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AKline in Springville, Indiana

79 months ago

Any names of trusted companies/associations to purchase liability insurance for estheticians?

Thanks!

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Nina in Staten Island, New York

79 months ago

Are there any nurse esthetists from NY that can share some information on how an RN can get started. Is an esthetician license needed in NY for an RN to practice? Is there anything an RN can't do without being an esthetician....I'm getting very conflictng answers from the schools I am talking to.

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AKline

79 months ago

Hello. I am an RN in Indiana and also an esthetician. I really think an Rn can do the same thing and more....in any state. I believe if you you worked for wanted you to have the experience as an esthetician because as you know it is not normally what an RN does. AND RN can demand more money. Ultimately, yeah it is nice I have the license but the time and money to get there was quite pathetic especially since the school I went to was a joke. Do your homework. I would talk to some dermatologist, plastics and see what they say....it doesnt hurt to ask what a doctor wants. Keep us posted!

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AKline

79 months ago

AKline said: Hello. I am an RN in Indiana and also an esthetician. I really think an Rn can do the same thing and more....in any state. I believe if you you worked for wanted you to have the experience as an esthetician because as you know it is not normally what an RN does. AND RN can demand more money. Ultimately, yeah it is nice I have the license but the time and money to get there was quite pathetic especially since the school I went to was a joke. Do your homework. I would talk to some dermatologist, plastics and see what they say....it doesnt hurt to ask what a doctor wants. Keep us posted!

OOPS sorry for the typos

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AKline

79 months ago

Lisa in El Cajon, California said: I believe you need to blog a different forum. As you have seen, from previous communications, this is an ongoing discussion about EDUCATIONAL paths and not SALES opportunities. Just a suggestion. Is this a form of marketing that piggybacks the sales on to the person who brought them in to the company?

I am a Registered Nurse with a neonatal background and I just obtained (3 weeks ago) my License as an Esthetician. When I first became a nurse, I worked for less than a year with oncology pts. before moving on to newborns and eventually worked for 18 years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I have extensive preventative skin care experience and decided for myself that this was a new avenue for me to pursue as an alternative to the acute care setting.
With respect to becoming a nurse. Pros: You will always have a job. You will always be in demand. You will be able to contribute financially to your situation. Cons: You may not like your job, hours, fellow employees, the administration, patients (I refuse to refer to them as "Clients" as most hospitals would like us to do). But you will always (ALWAYS) be able to find work.
Please do your homework and find out what is available in your area, in the way of nursing programs, community college and adult education programs and what the prerequisites and wait lists are like. Also, check into the costs in your area for Esti Programs. They are quite pricey.
Anything worth having, is worth working for. And by the way, I just turned 52 and I am starting a new chapter in my career. Don't be afraid to "just do it".

I am just like you. Worked for years as a nurse, then into pharma sales then downsized then followed my dream of working in skin care. revcieved my esty license in November and doing a small business onmy own and working prn as a nurse. I love the freedom and love taking on the role of esthetician. my clients love me because it makes them feel good!

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aniech47 in Phoenix, Arizona

79 months ago

Hi, thanks so much for your response. I am glad to hear success stories. He in Arizona the restrictions are making it difficult to start my own business as an esthetic trained nurse, and the economy has not helped either. I will continue to try to find a position. I am certified in botox, fillers, sclerotherapy, lipolysis, and all forms of esthetic lasers...I guess I will hit every spa in town. Can't perform laser or any injectables in Az with out an MD or NPH. AE

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Kat in Seminole, Florida

79 months ago

Try a medispa

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Kat in Seminole, Florida

79 months ago

Aurora Collins in Brooker, Florida said: I understand that business is slower for many spas, although the ones in my area seem to be pretty busy. That is why I became a Nuskin distributor, because the antiaging products are superb and can be used at home as well as in a spa setting. I was a cosmetologist for many years, but retired, too much standing. My daughter is a CNA and her work has not slowed, many other jobs here have disappeared. If anyone wants to have their own business to augment your income, I would be happy to pass on what is working for me. Hope this is not considerd spam.

I am a CNA and returning to work at the nursing home to pay the bills.I went to school last year for Esthetician and then couldn't find a job anywhere.They want massage or full specialist.Skin care and waxing alone won't get a job.Many Day Spas are closing due to a bad economy.The needed jobs such as nursing homes are still there,but always look to work in self pay,not government paid NH.When the government pays the staffing is 1 CNA for 30-40 residents.I will still look for a hotel-resort Esthetician job for parttime.I am 46 years old and need a career for life.Most people in the beauty field have two jobs.A hourly wage job with health benefits and a salon job parttime.We do it ,because we enjoy the job.To bad we can't make a living in a job we love.

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Mac in Tulsa, Oklahoma

79 months ago

I'm moving to FL just to work in a Hotel Spa. i do Massage/Esthetician, but do not have my NCBTMB certification, will i got work? R should i look into Nursing? any info how to take the NCB Test in FL? I'm moving to Orlando.

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mary ann west newton pennsylvania in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

79 months ago

SarahRN in Cleveland, Ohio said: So I already am an RN but would like to do lasers... are you at all familiar with this and/or how to go about it??

To Sara
There is a place in Arizona It is called Laser Institute and you work in their spa, I believe it is a 15 day coarse I wanted to go but found out you should be a nurse first before you are able to do these jobs,They offer to stay at the spa while you learn and financial aide is avalible. you might want to check it out.I too am looking to start over in a knew career. Good Luck!

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Anonymous in Port Saint Lucie, Florida

79 months ago

Debbie in Salt Lake City, Utah said: I am getting my Masters Esthetics Certification here in UT, Will I need to do additional training once I am in FL or will this be enough Any Comments appreciated.

You better prepare to experience TONS of Competition...Billions of Estherticians are here in Florida..TRILLIONS almost!

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mrsbrit in Corpus Christi, Texas

78 months ago

Jeff B in Dallas, Texas said: I'm sorry, but that is inncorect. NO ESTHETICIAN (licensed Facial Specialist) is permited to administer botox or any other injectionable. PERIOD!

This is one of the big problems with this field. Very few understand the law and regulations. Injections is an invasive procedure which is are not permitted under the facial specialist license. This procedure is considered the practice of medicine and must be done by an approved individual with an appropriate license.

actually you are incorrect, you absolutely can administer botox and other filler as long as you are trained by a physician, or go to a continued education workshop, now if only nurses are allowed to do this, why is it that these workshops are offered to estheticians? I know girls in texas that only have their esthetics license and are administering botox along with other fillers, sorry, again, your wrong

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