Let’s get real. Although aesthetics training is one of the fastest, easiest, and most affordable ways to expand your medical practice, it’s not for everybody. Yes, aesthetic medicine is such a hot market that the likes of McKinsey and Co. have taken notice. Yes, aesthetic medicine is enjoying an unprecedented boom. And yes, aesthetics training happens to be incredibly fascinating and fun. But as with the acquisition of any new skill and the addition of any new service to your clinical offerings, there’s a lot more to consider than just market forces and the logistics of expanding your patient population.
AAAMS Wants Successful, Happy, Healthy, Satisfying Careers for Our Students
AAAMS is the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. We are among the most established organizations in the industry and the premier, fully-accredited platform for excellence in aesthetics education.
Since 2006, we have trained more than 5,000 students in the art and science of aesthetic medicine. When you’ve spent more than 15 years training students from multiple medical specialties and all walks of life, you learn what separates merely proficient aesthetics practitioners from those destined to be great.
Ideally, we want to train only those students who are a natural fit for this specialty. This makes for a more positive and productive training environment and dramatically increases the odds that our students will go on too healthy and successful aesthetic nursing careers.
With that said, if you answer no to the following two questions, aesthetic training probably isn’t for you.
- Are you known for your ability to make people feel comfortable and welcome?
There’s something to be said for bedside manner, especially in aesthetic medicine. Aesthetic treatments qualify as luxury purchases, and your patient clientele will expect much more in the way of “hospitality” than you’ll find in any other medical specialty.
Aesthetic medicine is different from any other medical specialty because your patients aren’t seeking your services for health reasons but for cosmetic reasons. Unlike any other kind of patient, they don’t need to navigate healthcare systems or deal with insurance to receive the desired treatments. This means they can easily access a wide range of options, including competitor aesthetic practices. If you don’t excel at the hospitality side of aesthetics, you’ll have a hard time enjoying your work, building a thriving practice, and retaining your clients. Even if you’re a technically masterful injector, if you’re not a genuine “people person,” it will only get you so far. If you’re more comfortable in administrative or behind-the-scenes roles, aesthetic medicine generally won’t be a good fit for you.
- Are aesthetics important to you in other areas of your life? (Are you naturally attracted to disciplines and activities with a strong aesthetic dimension, such as interior or graphic design, architecture, photography, painting, sculpting, crafting, or flower gardening?)
Aesthetic medicine really is equal parts art and science. Becoming a masterful aesthetic nurse practitioner will depend as much on refining your capacity to understand and apply principles of proportion, symmetry, and balance to facial anatomy as it does on developing flawless technique. This is why our foundational aesthetics course places such an emphasis on introducing you to the Golden Ratio. An ancient mathematical formula is a key to understanding what makes something beautiful, whether it is a historic building, a work of modern art, or a human face.
To be clear, we don’t mean to suggest that if you’re not already cultivated in one of the aesthetic disciplines we just mentioned, you’re not a good fit for aesthetic medicine. On the contrary. We simply mean that if you’re already oriented toward the aesthetic dimension of life, you’ll likely take to aesthetics training like a duck to water. The short of it is this: If you’re a deep appreciator of beauty in any area of your life, aesthetics will be right up your alley. On the other hand, if you’re somebody who’s focused much more heavily on how things work to the exclusion of how they look, aesthetic medicine is probably not for you.
If You Answered Yes to Both Questions, You’ll Love Training With AAAMS.
Are you feeling ready to begin your journey into aesthetic medicine? AAAMS gives you two easy options to get started and earn your Botox certification in no time! You can either sign up for our introductory mini-course, Introduction to Aesthetics 101, for just $200, followed by our Botox course and dermal filler course, or combine all three of these courses into one and get a 10% savings while you’re at it. After completing these prerequisite courses, you’re just one course away from aesthetics certification!
To learn more about us, watch our videos to get a peek into our real-life training courses and how rigorous yet playful and supportive they are. Explore our courses, check out all the amazing benefits of belonging to our Aesthetics Network (you don’t want to miss this), and enroll in a course today!
We look forward to training with you!