Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful cosmetic injector? There are actually many different avenues for nurse injector careers. Once you've mastered the art of injecting by working in a medspa 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, 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 advice is to pick one brand of injectables, for example, Allergan or Galderma, 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 facelifts, 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, 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 medspa 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 skill set and increase the earning potential of your practice. If you're wondering where you can find trainings, Portrait 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 we've empowered our partner nurses with all of the tools they need to run their practice. Find out what your custom practice could look like by speaking with one of our talent experts today!