Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful cosmetic nurse injector?
There are actually many different avenues for nurse injector careers. Once you've mastered the art of injecting by working in a med spa or clinic, you may consider working independently or doing concierge aesthetics. Operating out of your own space has many perks like higher income, schedule flexibility, increased one-to-one patient time, and room for artistic expression. Once developed correctly, cosmetic injecting practices are lucrative and rewarding businesses. Here are five tips for building your personalized injecting practice.
Find a Medical Director
Before you can start, you have to have your team in place. To administer injectables in the state of California, supervision from a physician is required. This means that having a knowledgeable and trustworthy medical director working with you is a must. At Portrait Spa, dermatologist Dr. Patrick Blake is our in house medical director. He ensures each nurse gets the support they need by overseeing protocols and working closely with product representatives.
Choose Your Products Wisely
There are many different types of injectable dermal fillers and neurotoxins, so it’s important to put careful thought into choosing which ones to use. Common advise is to pick one brand of injectables, for example Allergan or Restylane, and stay loyal to them. This is because forming lasting relationships with reliable product representatives can be a rewarding and enjoyable networking experience. If you have a specialty like hyaluronic acid lip fillers, liquid face lifts, or body sculpting, this is a great option. However working with multiple different brands can also be beneficial if you want to offer a wide variety of aesthetic treatments.
As a self employed cosmetic injector, having the appropriate insurance coverage is imperative. Depending on what state you live in, you will likely need malpractice and clinic insurance. We recommend making an exact list of the treatments you plan to offer, including products and equipment, before getting insurance quotes. If you perform house calls, do mobile botox, or love concierge aesthetics like us at Portrait Spa, mention to your provider that you will be working across multiple premises.
Take Advantage of Social Media
No matter what industry you are in, having a social media presence is imperative to maintaining credibility as a new business. When it comes to the med spa industry, Instagram and Facebook are two major resources for getting your name out there and building a loyal clientele. Leverage social media by coming up with a strategy using applications like Later or Planoly and regularly posting monthly specials and before-and-after photos. You can also use social media to stay up to date with current industry trends, product launches, and even keep track of reviews.
Attend Frequent Trainings
Finally, keeping up with the latest procedures and products by attending trainings and workshops is one of the best decisions you can make in order to keep your business competitive. By nourishing your passion for aesthetics, you can also expand your skillset and increase the earning potential of your practice. If you're wondering where you can find trainings, Portrait Spa offers monthly training seminars for local aesthetic RN's in San Diego and Orange County that are hosted in person as well as via zoom!
Now that you've read our top five tips for starting on your own as a cosmetic nurse injector in California, it's time to get going! We know it may sound like a lot, which is why we've already done all the work for you. At Portrait Spa we've empowered our partner nurses with all of the tools they need to run their practice. Learn more about getting access to our resources by becoming a partner at www.portraitspa.com/partners.