What Might I Expect as an Aesthetic Injector?
Consumer demand for aesthetic injections continues to rise. According to The Aesthetic Society, widely recognized as the leader in aesthetic surgery research, education, and procedural advances, facial injectables grew by 17.8% between 2015 and 2019, and more than $1.6 billion was spent on facial injectables in 2019.1
Possible roles within a practice
Aesthetic injectors work in a variety of practices, such as dermatology, plastic surgery, and med spa practices. There are aesthetic injectors who own or manage their own practice, while others are employed in practices as full-time or part-time employees. The role may be shaped by both the aesthetic injector and the practice.
Frequent interaction with patients
As an aesthetic injector, you will meet with patients to decide which areas need attention and to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. A full assessment of your patient is one of the most important keys to success, and as an aesthetic injector, you will work directly with the patient to create a plan based on their unique characteristics. You will discuss with the patient how to prepare for injections and what results can be expected.1 This phase of treatment requires exceptional communication skills, empathy, and knowledge of the products and their approved indications (or uses).
Providing treatment options
Injectors are trusted to understand the products' use, and efficacy and safety profile to use their knowledge to help patients make decisions. This might mean helping a person understand that a specific treatment is not right for them, or it might mean talking to a client about using a product or procedure to address a different area of the face than they initially planned. Applying your experience and knowledge, while teaching the patient and helping them feel comfortable, is key as you navigate what is best for each unique individual.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics 2019 by The Aesthetic Society