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By GOS 9th July 2018

Fusing the worlds of Nursing and Aesthetics for a unique career

Today, we sat down with Letisha Germain, lecturer at Torrens University Australia to find out how a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) can expand career options for an enrolled nurse.

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Step into the Aesthetics world

“Aesthetic/Dermal practitioners who hold a diploma in nursing are a rare find and highly sought after.”

You would be working with patients who are yearning to see improved skin health results and who prioritise their time to seek treatments and care by their trusted Dermal Aesthetician. You could be working in a private practice alongside Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons or you could be running your own clinic. You would become a part of this wonderful, ever-changing, ever-expanding Industry! You would have the opportunity to enjoy a stabilised work-life balance and enjoy the relationships built over time. Your patients would leave each visit smiling from ear to ear after seeing the results. They would never want to miss their next appointment with you!

A Day in the life of a Dermal Aesthetician

“As a Dermal Aesthetician, you are helping patients on their health journey by providing support and guidance whilst performing effective treatments.”

Working as a Dermal Aesthetician is very exciting, each day is different! You will be performing facial treatments using high standing equipment such as IPL and laser or performing skin needling and chemical peels. You will also be able to work with patients who wish to transform their body and you will use machines such as Fat Cavitation that help reduce adipocyte cells (cellulite). You will be able to support your patients in between appointments by prescribing highly active skin care formulas and giving nutritional advice to further boost their results.

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How do you become a combined Aesthetician/Nurse?

After completing a Diploma of Nursing, you can choose to pathway to a degree in Health Sciences (Aesthetics) with our sister University Torrens Australia. You will have the opportunity to expand and build on your current nursing skills as you enter the innovative and exciting dermal field. You will work alongside Dermatologists, Cosmetic Physicians and Aestheticians to provide a wide range of anti-ageing skin health treatments.

Some of the key subjects you will undertake are ‘Cosmetic Chemistry’ which develops your understanding of how to read ingredients on cosmetic products and articulate product prescriptions for patients. ‘Aesthetic Practice with Technology’ is where you will learn how technology is shaping the future of skin treatments. ‘Dermal in the Surgical Practice’ is a subject that explores how your skills can be applied pre-and post-plastic surgery to prepare, enhance and maintain surgical outcomes.

Graduate ready for a new career!

As a student, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills on campus in our student clinicand you will also complete work placement in a registered Dermal Clinic. This course will surely fill your aspirations of working within the dermal field! Aesthetic practitioners who hold a Diploma in Nursing are highly sought after and a rare commodity. With an Aesthetics degree, you could be working alongside trained Medical professionals, Aestheticians, Dermal Therapists and Beauty Therapists. Torrens University Australia offers a Bachelor of Health Science specialised in Aesthetics to help you jump into the industry. You can choose to study on campus or online, full-time or part time.

So, what's stopping you from starting your dream career in Aesthetics?

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