There are a lot of “credentials” and titles thrown around in this industry that can be confusing (particularly to the consumer)🤷🏼♀️
☝🏻Consider the following:
— every state has different laws and you must adhere to yours specifically!
— I’m not trying to call out anyone or throw shade with this post 😎 I’m just so passionate about what I do and what this industry is, and with so much consumer misconceptions, we have a responsibility to all be on the same page 👍🏻
👉🏻Some states DO have “Master Aesthetician” programs and provide licenses with this credential. My state for example does NOT. The term master is misleading when adding that to the front of your license if your state doesn’t have that option. So if your state doesn’t have that, don’t add it 🤪
👉🏻NO states (from my knowledgeable) have official “Medical Aesthetician” licenses. In my opinion, that word should NOT be added to the front of your title UNLESS you have a Medical Director. This is purely my opinion based upon whether or not having the resources to refer your client to a medical provider if there were a complication or approach needed with a service you provide that requires a medical counter-part.
☝🏻Same goes for “Master Nurse Injectors”... there is no official board handing out master injector licenses. Sure, you can take “certification courses” to enhance your skill and learn to “master” your craft, but again, the consumer is confused by these terms when adding it to credentials as though it’s an official legal term.
👉🏻 There are however nursing credentials such as CANS (Board Certified Aesthetics Nursing Specialist✨) that some Nurse Injectors have the opportunity to test for upon completion of very specific guidelines including having worked under a plastic surgeon for atleast 2 years, and of course must pass the test.
In general, the most common and proper term for nurse injectors are: Aesthetic RN and Nurse Injector. Nurse Practitioners (NP-C) and Physician Assistants (PA-C) also may specialize in injections.
The bottom line☝🏻
Our job is to keep our clients/patients safe, INFORMED and provide them with exceptional service ✨
inspo ☕️: @the.master.aesthetician & @botoxjosh - 59 seconds ago