Why Should Nurses Train in Aesthetics ?

Are you a nurse thinking about expanding into Botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, chemical peels and other aesthetic treatments? Acquisition Aesthetics can provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to deliver these facial aesthetic treatments competently and confidently. Our Botox® training and dermal fillers training courses also deliver tuition in the business and marketing element of facial aesthetics, providing you with the tools to build a successful cosmetic business in today’s competitive market.

1) The Demand

The recent boom of the cosmetic industry is no secret. Analytical experts of the market predict that the trend is set to continue over the next decade, with the cosmetic industry of the UK alone expected to achieve a value of £913 million by 2019. This revolution is primarily driven by the Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers market which have seen phenomenal increases in popularity over the last 20 years. This growing demand implies an urgent need for more skilled practitioners. The climate is therefore rich with opportunity for new aesthetic practitioners and has the potential to provide significant rewards…

2) Nurses as Aesthetic Practitioners

It is widely accepted that nurses are some of the hardest working professionals in the UK. The continued survival of our NHS is often attributed to nurses and their selfless sense of duty, caring and empathetic nature and excellent team working skills. It’s about time nurses were given the opportunity to enjoy a more lucrative line of work and facial aesthetics provides just that.

The transferability of your existing skills as a nurse means you already have many of the abilities that define a great aesthetic practitioner. After at least 3 years of undergraduate study and training in NHS hospitals, you have a broad range of clinical skills that will make it easy for you to excel in the delivery of Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments. Nurses are perhaps the best communicators within the medical field, making them natural in the art of the aesthetic consultation. Your clients will find it easy to talk with you about their concerns because of your nursing background and this will encourage and trusting relationship with loyal clients who will return to you for treatment time after time.

3) The Rewards

There are countless rewards that nurses take from their experience of aesthetic practice and these will differ between different personalities and circumstances. Regardless, however, you will certainly have something to gain from joining the field of facial aesthetics.

4) Remuneration

Training in Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments can boost your earning power as a nurse in a dramatic and sustainable way. For years, nurses have had to suffer the consequences of an underfunded and under-resourced NHS through a lack of financial return for the hard and valuable work they undertake. This has unfortunately damaged job satisfaction, workplace morale and quality of life for many NHS nurses and this is unacceptable.

Cosmetic injectables offers a welcome viable alternative or supplementary route to standard nursing practice which widens your skill set, utilises and refines your pre-existing nursing skills and provides a more lucrative and stable income opportunity compared with NHS work. By joining the growing numbers of aesthetic nurses, you have the potential to more than double your current salary and achieve the quality of life that you desire and deserve.

5) Greater Professional Autonomy and Flexibility

As an aesthetic nurse, you have the power to define your own working schedule, select clients that you feel are best suited to you and expand and develop your practice in any way you so wish. Whether you want to ad hoc evenings, part-time or full-time, cosmetic injectables will allow you to enjoy greater control over your working hours. Working as an aesthetic nurse also provides you with a welcome escape from the stressful and pressurised working environment of an NHS hospital. In this way, the world of facial aesthetics provides a refreshing degree of professional autonomy and flexibility that any NHS nurse will appreciate.

6) A Convenient Complementary Skill

Aesthetic nurses report that their experience in facial aesthetics complements their day to day nursing practice. Training in cosmetic injectables develops and refines your clinical nursing skills and improves your confidence in patient management. The nature of cosmetic treatments means that you will have more time to spend with your clients and develop a friendly and long-lasting rapport. Nurses go on to expand their aesthetic practice into other techniques such as skin resurfacing (chemical peeling and microdermabrasion) and laser therapy. Your extended skill set will provide immense job satisfaction and the financial acknowledgement you are possibly denied from NHS work.

7) Development of Artistic Skills

The practice of cosmetic medicine will allow you to apply and develop your aesthetic eye and creative talents. Each client should be viewed as a blank canvas with a unique beauty to be unveiled or enhanced. Nurses with an artistic flair will enjoy applying the aesthetic principles that govern the practice of cosmetic injectables and will gain true satisfaction from the visible improvements they provide and the joy and confidence it instils in their clients.

8) Business Opportunities

Nurses with an interest or ambition in business have a lot to gain from entering into the world of facial aesthetics. Whether you choose to work through an existing clinic or establish your own, cosmetic injectables provides the ideal platform for nurses to channel their entrepreneurial spirit and reap the financial rewards.

As a nurse with a strong work ethic, excellent people skills and a familiarity with minimally invasive clinical procedures, you have the tools needed to succeed in today’s cosmetic industry if you choose to do so.

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  • 5680% increase in the popularity of injectable cosmetic treatments over the last 25 years
  • Cosmetic industry valued at £2.3 billion in 2010
  • Massive market growth to an estimated value of £3.6 billion in 2015
  • Paradigm shift away from invasive cosmetic surgery towards non-invasive injectables with 40% reduction in cosmetic surgery procedures in 2016
  • Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers remain, by far, the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK and worldwide.
  • Popularity of cosmetic injectables driven by quick, reliable and relatively long-lasting results with minimal downtime and risk
  • Experts predict continued and significant expansion of the cosmetic market
  • Continued growth of the cosmetic industry is fuelling the development of stricter restrictions and regulations by governing bodies
  • New practitioners must seek out courses that deliver high standards of training through a fully accredited provider to ensure the validity of their training and protect the longevity of their career in facial aesthetics


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