So, you want to be an Injector?
𝑺𝒐 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝑾𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑻𝒐 𝑩𝒆 𝑨𝒏 𝑰𝒏𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓?
I have interviewed countless nurses who want to make the switch into aesthetics, but have no idea where to start. If you’ve been considering a career as an injector, or if you routinely interview novice injectors, this post is for you.
Becoming an injector is equal parts art and skill. You can develop the skill through lots of training, observation, and practice. But the art side of the equation takes something else- an extraordinary eye… an eye toward optimal enhancement, placement, and symmetry.
If you feel you you have what it takes then go for it, but keep in mind that there will be a lot of competition. Here are the first few steps you should take to get a leg up on the competition:
1. Talk to everyone you know locally about this change in careers and ask friends where they go for their Botox. Opportunities may surface, and at the very least, you can develop a target list of potential future employers.
2. Get a service. If you want to go into this field, you need to know what it is like to experience Botox and/or a filler as a patient. (I find it almost laughable when a nurse tells me she wants to get into this field, yet she has never had a treatment.)
3. Study your toxins & fillers extensively. Know the differences and advantages of each. Be knowledgable about where the different fillers optimally are injected in the face. Bonus if you understand the difference between the on-label and off-label uses. Do this all before you begin interviewing for an injector position.
Lastly, get invested. I highly encourage injector candidates to invest some of their own money for training. At the very least complete a short, lesser expensive seminar to see if you really, truly like the field. This will show potential employers that you are serious about this career change. Also, you will gain a better idea if this is truly the direction you want to pursue.
Research well-known companies like Allergen, Galderma, and Merz to find out about training opportunities. Also, join Injector Facebook groups & follow injectors on Instagram!
Good luck in your endeavor to move into this exciting and rewarding field!