Aesthetic Training for Nurse Practitioners

Aesthetic Training for Nurse PractitionersOne of the greatest things about providing medical aesthetic jobs for nurse practitioners is that it offers nurses a career outside of the traditional areas of medicine, such as hospitals and clinics. Nurse practitioners are trusted and respected members of the medical community. They are actively looking for reputable aesthetic medicine training to meet the demand of their patients who are looking to turn back the hands of time. Aesthetic training for nurse practitioners, which includes Botox training, is a key part of a successful aesthetic medicine practice.

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), “for the next 18 years, boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day.”  Given this statistic, the demand for aesthetic medicine procedures doesn’t look like it is going to slow down anytime soon. Organizations like the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) are helping nurse practitioners meet this unprecedented demand by offering Botox training, dermal filler training, laser training, microdermabrasion training, chemical peel training and aesthetic business training.

Everyone thinks Botox is the most profitable aesthetic procedure, but it is actually not. However, it is a “must offer” procedure if you want to treat the #1 anti-aging request of your patients: wrinkles. The key to a successful, and more importantly, a profitable practice is to not only offer Botox procedures to your patients, but to also offer other complimentary aesthetic procedures, like laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and tattoo removal.

Botox Training is the First Step

When you look at the most requested minimally-invasive procedures, Botox always tops the list. There are many FDA approved botulinum toxins including Xeomin, Dysport and of course the most popular of all, Botox. If you are going to add aesthetics to a medical practice or open a medical spa, you are going to need to know how to perform Botox injections. It is important to have a solid basis to get started, so when you are evaluating Botox training programs, make sure they are led by true experts of the skin, and also that hands-on training is included.

Most Profitable Procedures Require Laser Training

As mentioned earlier, Botox is by far the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure, but if you want a profitable practice, you need to consider adding laser procedures to your practice. Some of the more common laser procedures include treatments like: laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, treating acne, and other anti-aging procedures. Many practices find offering laser procedures to be, not only very lucrative, but also very rewarding.  When looking for a laser training program, you want to make sure it is CME approved and includes an opportunity for hands-on training.

Non-Invasive Procedure Aesthetic Training for NPs

The IAPAM has many different training programs designed for nurse practitioners, from the all encompassing Aesthetic Medicine Symposium to Weight Loss Training to Advanced Botox/Filler Training. No matter what your specialty or experience level, you are sure to find an aesthetic training program suitable for you.

Hands-on Botox ® injection training is necessary for any successful aesthetic medical practice or medispa. Nurse practitioners will find the IAPAM’s internationally recognized Botox® certification and aesthetic certification to be of utmost importance to their patients.

Chemical Peel Training For NPs

One of the most profitable and minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures is Chemical Peels. You may not have very many patients coming in and asking for chemical peels, but you have many asking you to treat melasma, hyper pigmentation, acne, smoothing rough and dry skin, treating fine lines and surface wrinkles and chemical peels can positively deal with all of these conditions. Offering chemical peels to your patients is a part of any comprehensive aesthetic training for nurse practitioners program.

Microdermabrasion and Micro-Needling Training for NPs

One procedure that goes along with Chemical Peels, is microdermabrasion. Many people confuse microdermabrasion and chemical peels.  In a medical spa or physician owned aesthetic practice, offering microdermabrasion and micro-needling procedures is a key weapon on the war of aging. Minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments will help your patients turn back the hands of time.

Business of Medicine Training for NPs

The IAPAM’s aesthetic training for nurse practitioners also covers the business and marketing aspects of running a profitable and successful aesthetic medicine practice. Nurse practitioners have the opportunity to attend the Aesthetic Practice Start-up Workshop, with the following topics included:

  • Practice financing options,
  • Assessing your aesthetic patient target demographics,
  • Developing a menu of treatments and pricing strategies for a medical spa,
  • Establishing an Aesthetic Practice Protocols for aesthetic medicine staff (editable versions included),
  • Creating an effective “Aesthetic Practice Marketing Plan,” including incorporating low-cost internet marketing strategies (e.g. search engine optimized web sites and press releases),
  • The latest social media marketing strategies (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn),
  • Finding the right location for your medispa,
  • Aesthetic practice staffing (job descriptions included),
  • Federal and State legal and regulatory issues on “who can do what” in cosmetic procedures, and
  • How to read Financials.

For more information on the IAPAM Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please call 1-800-485-5759 or e-mail us at:

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Please note: Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm are registered trademarks of Allergan Inc.  Dysport, Restylane and Perlane are registered trademarks of Galderma, Boletero and Xeomin are trademarks of Merz Pharmaceuticals.