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How I Became An Aesthetic Nurse

The cosmetic industry is becoming a highly sought after career path – and an extremely lucrative one as well. That’s why more and more people are showing interest in becoming a cosmetic nurse. So, in this article, I will be explaining my journey and how I became a cosmetic nurse.

When did you realize that this was your calling?


I have always been a very aesthetically inclined person. By that, I mean that I enjoy aesthetic things, symmetry and clean lines, something that is the very fiber of an aesthetic nurse. When I realized that my aesthetic sense could actually be used to help people overcome their body image issues, and feel good about themselves, is when I decided that this is the path for me. Another anchoring moment for me was when I actually injected my first patient. Something overcame me, making me realize that this is the path I should be following. I can not explain the feeling I felt when I injected my first patient, but that was it for me.

I really do enjoy taking care of people and making them feel good. This is a quality that is non-negotiable because becoming an aesthetic nurse requires much more of a personal connection with your patients. Chances are that your patients will come back to you again, and you get to build a strong relationship with them over the years. So it is safe to say that to some extent, having great people skills will also aid you in your aesthetic nurse journey.

Do you want to become an aesthetic nurse as well?

Keep reading this article for some of the benefits and the requirements to become one.

Now that you have decided that this is the path you want to take, one way to start is to apply for a nursing course. By doing this course, you will take one step closer to becoming a licensed aesthetic nurse.

After your degree, and after initial training, a good path would be to intern at a cosmetic clinic. Doing this will give you an edge over others, and help build your confidence in performing these treatments on your own at one point. You should also take some specialised courses which will help you practice and learn more about the science behind being an aesthetic nurse.

Perks of being an Aesthetic Nurse:

The pay is great
It is no lie that there is a lot of money in the cosmetic industry. Aesthetic nurses get paid extremely well, so if you enjoy this job, it is a win-win situation for you. Not only will you be doing what you love, but you will also be getting paid handsomely for it. Research shows that an aesthetic nurse can make anything between $85,000 to $150,000. Of course, the more experienced and professional you are, the more you will be able to make.

You get to connect with your patients on a deeper level
The job of a typical nurse does not often leave a lot of room for them to get to know their patients on a deeper level. A consultation with an aesthetic nurse will require a lot of transparency, and also trust, so that the patient feels safe, and sure that you will be able to translate their imagination into reality. You will also have to be blunt and honest with them when they ask for your opinion regarding their look, so if you are not one to shy away from speaking your mind, this job will be perfect for you.

It is way less stressful than a typical nursing job
If you find nursing and the medical field a bit too stressful, but you don’t want to entirely cut ties with the field, then an aesthetic nurse is a good fit. It has medical science in it, and also involves your inherent aesthetic sense of things. You can make decent money, make people happy, and also be free from some of the stress of regular nursing.

You get to be the person that can help boost someone’s body image
For me, this is the best part of the job. You end up making people feel good about themselves. Sometimes, it’s just that one little procedure which makes all the difference for your patients to start loving and appreciating themselves. So, being a part of bringing about this change is definitely the biggest perk of this job.