The cosmetic injectable industry is rapidly growing. Botulinum toxin (ie: Dysport®/Botox®) procedures have grown over 819% from 2000 to 2017*. Are you interested in beginning a career in aesthetic nursing?
PTIFA is currently training a significantly increasing number of nurses from across the world each year. Nurses who enrol in our programs have chosen to invest in anatomy-based training to learn how to achieve predictable results, and avoid negative side effects.
*2017 Statistics Report by the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons.
Aesthetic nursing is a non-publicly funded service, which makes it unique from traditional nursing roles. Here are some of the benefits of aesthetic nursing we have heard from our graduates:
- Transition to a fun and rewarding nursing role by helping your patients look and feel better
- Ability to spend more time with patients
- Ability to exercise your own creativity by helping patients achieve the appearance they want
- Ability to develop a sustainable and fulfilling career in aesthetics
- Ability to develop your own client base
- More flexibility with the opportunity to work autonomously, either in an aesthetic clinic or alongside a medical/dental professional
- A more relaxed clinical environment working in aesthetic practices vs. hospital/emergency rooms
To begin a successful career in aesthetic nursing and to gain clinical experience, you have to begin with a high calibre of education and learn fundamental skills prior to going into private practice. Investing in training out of pocket is an investment into your professional career and the direction of where you want to take your practice. PTIFA’s courses offer an unprecedented depth of clinical teaching in the field of facial rejuvenation with an emphasis on anatomy and evidence-based learning, clinical efficacy and proficiency, as well as complete practice and team integration. We offer a unique educational format that includes a combination of online courses, hands-on clinical experience and an online Support Study Club.
As a Registered Nurse, I received my training with Dr. Warren Roberts through the PTIFA in 2012, and have been practicing full time in the field of Opthalmology and Oculoplastic surgery ever since with over 10,000 injectable procedures performed. The use of neuromodulators is extensive in our practice for various applications for both medical and cosmetic purposes around the eyes, mid-face and lower face. Dr. Warren Roberts' instruction on the assessment, land marking, emphasis on marking, and the application of product has been far more thorough and precise compared to any other ongoing teaching and learning opportunities offered by various other international conferences and in clinic training offered by product manufacturers. Looking back, I am grateful to have received this thorough training when I initially entered the realm of cosmetic procedures. I also valued his approach to client management including photography essentials for client assessment, education and treatment evaluation. I have had a number of colleagues receive training elsewhere, and when I discuss various treatment applications with them, I find they are not as well versed in full face application of injectables. I highly recommend the PTIFA training for any Physician, Dentist and Registered Nurse interested in adding the use of neuromodulators, injectables and rejuvenation in general into their practice. It is critical to invest in ongoing teaching and learning opportunities, and I consider the PTIFA training to be essential for anyone considering the use of injectables in their practice to provide predictable and effective outcomes.
Rachel Varga BScN
For those just starting, if you are searching and comparing which course to take. STOP SEARCHING. THIS IS THE ONE. You will gain the confidence and competence to immediately add cosmetic injectables to your existing practice. For those, that think they have seen it all, you will gain UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO THE MOST EVIDENCE AND PRACTICE-BASED APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES that have ever been willingly shared by any other top practitioners in the industry. I walked away from the Level 2 training with a re-energized passion for the industry and a myriad of new approaches and techniques that will further improve my practice and allow me to deliver even better results for my clients.
Jason Olandesca, Registered Nurse (Calgary, AB)
The courses at PTIFA are comprehensive - the theory and hands-on clinical components are exemplary. I was completely in awe of the Level 1 course and the anatomy content that was delivered. Having taught post secondary for many years I was very pleased to see such an effective method of delivery of teaching and learning as what was used in the online component. It was also very impressive how the first day of Level 2 brought forward the theory learned in Level 1 and was integrated in a hands-on format. The use of a cadaver for the hands on took the learning for me to a higher level. Furthermore, the clinical day spent in groups with one Instructor per small group was such an incredible day! The Instructors were supportive, yet asked thought provoking questions that really encouraged me to integrate the theoretical aspect. Upon completion of the course we were welcomed to join the PTIFA study club…..what a perfect strategy for helping graduates bridge what was learned in the courses to our clinical practice. If you are contemplating where to take your courses I would strongly recommend the PTIFA. Many other course providers have taken the PTIFA template and rebranded it. PTIFA has long been recognized world-wide for the outstanding courses they offer & are grounded by a solid foundation of knowledge and experts in the field. Furthermore, they continue to integrate current and credible literature and research to further evolve their courses and injection techniques.
Sara Conway, Registered Nurse (Jarvis Bay, AB)
What type of nurses can take training?
Our courses are geared for nurses, including: Nurse Practitioner (NP's), Registered Nurses (RN's), Registered Practical Nurses (RPN's) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) however certain provinces/states also allow other types of nurses to provide cosmetic injectable treatments. Please note that we train practitioners from across the globe, and always recommend you check-in with your local college for practice guidelines and details.
Can nurses provide cosmetic injectable treatments independently or without a physician?
Cosmetic Injectables such as Dysport®/Botox® and/or Dermal Fillers are prescription medications and require an authorized prescriber within the province/state. Nurses must have a physician, dentist or nurse practitioner's order to provide treatment. Each province/state has different practice guidelines, so we always recommend you check-in with your local licensing college. Some jurisdictions require a patient specific order following an initial assessment by an authorized prescriber such as a physician, dentist or nurse practitioner. Please contact your college for guidelines and details.
Are nurses required to have a physician on-site while doing cosmetic injectables?
Nurses are typically required to work under the care of a physician or dentist while offering cosmetic injectable treatments such as Dysport®/Botox® and fillers. Each province/state has different regulations and practice guidelines. Some jurisdictions require the prescriber to be on site while the services are performed, where some only require the physician sees the patient for the original consultation and when there has been a change in the patient's medical history. Please contact your local licensing college directly for practice guidelines.
Where do aesthetic nurses work?
We see nurses focusing on aesthetic services working in medical spas, physician-supervised clinics and cosmetic dental offices. Positions range from full-time, casual or contract – depending on the needs of the clinic they work in. PTIFA's anatomy-based training has helped nurses across the world build up a loyal clientele. We always recommend checking in with your local licensing college for practice guidelines.
I want to take training geared for nurses. Are these courses meant for dentists?
The botulinum toxin and dermal filler courses taught at PTIFA are geared for all practitioner types - including physicians, nurses and dentists. PTIFA is an anatomy-based educational provider who's depth and quality of learning is unprecedented across the world. In order to provide the highest level of patient care, injectors must understand the relationship between the secondary and tertiary mechanisms of action of botulinum toxin and the synergy between aesthetic and therapeutic results. Further understanding of the relationship between “looking good” and “feeling good" is required, as well as all of the side-effects of treatment - both therapeutic and aesthetic.
How do I get a job as an aesthetic nurse?
The first step is to complete Level 1 and Level 2 with PTIFA so that you have the fundamental skills to begin offering treatment and provide the highest level of patient care. After graduating from Level 2, you will be able to apply for nurse injector roles within an aesthetic practice, or begin developing a patient-base. The most important thing to remember is that an aesthetically focused practice is something you will need to invest in yourself, as the industry is not publicly funded. We always recommend you check-in with your local licensing college for practice guidelines.
How are nurses paid for cosmetic injectable services?
The industry typically pays nurse injectors a higher hourly rate, a commission on the services they provide, or a combination of the two. For example, a nurse could be paid $45/hour to work two afternoons per week offering botulinum toxin and/or dermal filler treatments. Or, they could be paid a percentage of what they bill patients. So if they saw five patients, each having $500 worth of work, they could be paid 10% (which would equal 5 x $500 x 10% = $250).
How are your courses different from others?
PTIFA is an advanced anatomy-based educational provider who has more than 8,000 dentist, physician and nurse alumni around the world. Our graduates have been trained to provide the highest level of patient care in the field. PTIFA’s courses provide an unprecedented depth of clinical teaching in the field of facial rejuvenation with an emphasis on anatomy and evidence-based learning, clinical efficacy and proficiency, as well as complete practice and team integration. We offer a unique educational format that includes a combination of online courses, extensive hands-on clinical experience and an online Support Study Club. You will not find a more comprehensive and anatomy-based injectable course. Many licensing colleges are now adopting our educational curriculum to establish the “Standard of Practice” within their jurisdiction.
How do I get additional clinical experience for my resume?
Through our Support Study Club, we offer nurses the opportunity to get additional hands-on clinical experience after they have graduated from Level 2. Nurses can treat cases privately one-on-one and shadow Dr. Roberts' back in his Vancouver clinic.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We offer a limited number of payment plans to attend Level 2 and higher level hands-on courses. Please register for Level 1, and a monthly payment plan can be made to attend a Level 2 course date. Tuition is due in full prior to attending the hands-on course date. Please contact us for details.
90% of negative side effects from botulinum toxin (aka Dysport®/Botox®) are injector related. That’s why we believe that in-depth knowledge of the relevant anatomy is essential, including reviewing facial anatomy in the lab, learning how to locate & mark bony landmarks and facial muscle origins and insertions, permits accurate placement of the drug with no negative side effects. All of our courses are based on 16+ hours of advanced-anatomy learning taught in the Level 1 online course.
Incorporate PTIFA's proven clinical protocols, including the PTIFA Marking & Injection Techniques and other patient-care practices so that you can offer the highest level of patient care to your patients.
Gain extensive hands-on experience by treating 10+ cases at the Level 2 hands-on.
Ability to access on-going support back in your clinic through the online Support Study Club - including case support, marketing & clinic integration, an online forum and more.
Access to FACETEC digital software - ability to easily compare, store and build portfolios of your top before-and-after cases.