If you are a nurse with a prescriber’s licence and are registered in the UK, you can train in facial aesthetics, and set yourself up in business offering facial rejuvenation treatments to a public increasingly keen to take advantage of affordable ways to look more youthful.
This might be the perfect solution for you if, for some reason, you no longer wish to commit yourself to regular shift hours required by many hospitals, both private and NHS. Maybe you need more flexibility so that you can raise a family, or maybe you’d just rather be sitting down more instead of running around all day.
If you think this sounds like a great idea, then you need to find a course that teaches you the practicalities of delivering facial aesthetics, and helps you set up in business. One such course takes place at the Botox Training Club, which runs national facial aesthetics courses for nurses.
Training courses typically last one or two days and nurses can sign up for more than one so that they can become increasingly skilful across a variety of facial aesthetics treatments.
Facial aesthetics works well for nurses, because people trust their medical professionals to administer these treatments, most of which involve the use of injections.
An increasingly medical-savvy public knows that medical professionals come armed with a deep understanding of how tendons, muscles, skin and nerves interact and of how to administer injections.
This means that they are far more likely to be able to administer just the right amount of filler in just the right place to produce the natural and subtle shift towards a more youthful appearance that patients are looking for.
Two of the most popular kinds of facial aesthetics are dermal fillers and Botox. Dermal fillers are administered by injection to plump out wrinkles, folds and hollows in the face, typically around the mouth, eyes, and forehead and also into the cheek area. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses that tell muscles to contract, thus temporarily paralysing them and smoothing out contraction-related wrinkles, such as in the forehead.
Both treatments are long-lasting, but temporary, allowing you to build a returning client base.