You’ve been playing around with the idea of Botox and dermal filler training, but you’re not sure about it yet. For one thing, you don’t know exactly what to expect. You wonder if enrolling in an aesthetics training course will be worth the investment. In short, you wonder if jumping feet first into the world of aesthetic medicine is right for you.
And that’s why we’re going to help you feel confident about choosing by giving you 10 ways to tell. The more that the following considerations resonate with you, the more sure you can be that enrolling in a Botox and dermal filler training course will be just the thing for taking your career exactly where you want it to go.
10 Ways To Tell if Botox and Dermal Filler Training Are Right For You
- You like working directly with patients.
If you like direct-care nursing and consider yourself a “people person,” you will likely love jumping into the exciting world of aesthetic medicine. Of all direct-care medical specialties, aesthetics enables you to work with patients in highly personalized, individualized, and collaborative ways. Moreover, it may be the only specialty where it’s positive when patients return for treatment, and you’ll have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with them year after year.
- You want more work/life balance.
If you’re a hospital nurse, you’re probably no stranger to extreme stress levels, long hours, unpredictable schedules, and no sign of work/life balance anywhere in sight. According to a recent New York Times video op-ed, hospital greed is destroying nurses with increasingly exploitive (and potentially dangerous) practices that include deliberate short-staffing to increase profit.
If you can relate to even a fraction of this, aesthetic medicine is the antidote you’ve been looking for. No more:
- Long hours
- Unpredictable schedules
- Weekend shifts
- Overwhelming nurse-to-patient ratios
- Almost any of the drawbacks of hospital-based medicine
- You want to explore a new specialty.
If you’re somebody who loves to learn just for learning’s sake or who values the idea of continual personal growth and professional development, Botox and filler courses are for you. For all but medical practitioners working in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetics represents a dramatic departure from your established care duties and routines. The opportunity to explore a whole new mode of practice and specialty can be personally inspiring and professionally revitalizing.
- You want to work in an uplifting environment.
Let’s face it: Hospitals are the least uplifting work environment that many people can imagine. Even for nurses who love their patients, hospitals are invariably cold, clinical, and aesthetically uninspiring. But when you work in aesthetic medicine, you can look forward to a wonderfully elevating work environment replete with thoughtfully designed spaces, welcoming energy, pleasant scents, and a warm, welcoming ambiance.
- You want to expand your skillset.
If you’re somebody who enjoys rounding out their resume and constantly upping their game, you’ll likely love learning to safely and effectively perform aesthetic injectables. There’s so much to learn, new techniques to master, new products to try, and more.
- You want to expand your practice.
If you’re looking to diversify or expand your practice, there’s probably no better way than with Botox and dermal filler certification. Aesthetics injectables are incredibly easy to incorporate into your practice. They don’t come with any new overhead or the need to invest in new equipment, and your existing patients represent a ready-made patient population. (Especially because Botox has a host of non-cosmetic applications for treating everything from headaches to excess sweating to jaw grinding to acne.)
- You want to take advantage of a hot market.
The market for non-invasive cosmetic procedures is exploding. Between the “Zoom Boom,” pent-up demand unleashed by the lifting of pandemic lockdowns, and the growing mainstream interest, acceptance, and demand for injectables, aesthetic medicine is an exceptionally hot market. (So hot it’s attracted the attention of the business world’s titans: McKinsey & Co., Entrepreneur Magazine, and more.) If you’re looking to invest in a hot market, aesthetic medicine is it.
- You want a fast, easy, affordable way to change careers.
There is probably no faster, easier, more affordable way to make a career pivot than with aesthetics training. Because aesthetics training builds upon your existing skills, you’ve got a head start on the path to success. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can learn to safely, effectively, and artfully perform Botox and dermal fillers. At AAAMS (the American Association of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine), we’ve created rigorous and robust aesthetic training courses that accelerate your learning and get you injecting in no time.
- You want to open your own business.
If you’ve ever thought about opening your own aesthetics-focused business, aesthetic training is the perfect way to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. Whether you dream of opening a full med-spa or a small beauty bar, aesthetic training allows you to open your own aesthetic business with very little educational investment in your new skill. What’s more, you can take Introduction to the Business of Aesthetics, a special course designed to help you understand the business side of running an aesthetics practice.
- You want to put more creativity into your nursing practice.
The very name “aesthetic medicine” provides a clue that it’s as much art as science, as much creativity as sound technique, and as much about the ability to use your imagination as your medical skills. In aesthetics, bringing your creativity and artist’s eye is desirable, but it’s also required to ensure you can create a beautiful outcome for your patients.
You Will Love Aesthetics Training with AAAMS!
AAAMS is a fully-accredited industry leader that has successfully prepared students for rewarding careers in aesthetic medicine since 2006. With more than 5,000 graduates worldwide, we fuel the success of your aesthetics journey with accessible, engaging, and enjoyable courses, accomplished and influential instructors, flexible learning options (virtual and hybrid courses available), and perhaps best of all, our exclusive Aesthetics Network.
Visit us to check our courses, explore everything the Aesthetics Network has to offer, and enroll today!
We look forward to training with you!