In this short video we see Lead Trainer of Cosmetic Courses and Aesthetic Nurse Mel Recchia answer the FAQ; which resources and support networks are available to me as an aesthetic practitioner?
Working as an aesthetic medical practitioner can be quite an isolated career so it’s very important that you make use of various other resources, so it’s very important that you keep up to date with what is going on so attending conferences of which there are a number throughout the year, which bring together lots of specialists and products and treatment so it’s very important to go along to these things. There are various journals that you can subscribe to that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in the world of aesthetics, because if you are a sole trader you know you’re working on your own in your clinic, it can feel quite isolating and it can be hard sometimes not knowing where your support network will be. If you’ve been used to working in a hospital in the NHS you know that you’ve got a whole multi-disciplinary team around you, so when you go into aesthetics, that can change. As an aesthetic practitioner it is very important to keep up with what’s going on in the world of aesthetics, so nurses, doctors, dentists can join their individual groups so you have the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, you have the British College of Aesthetic Medicine for the Doctors, and you have the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists for the Dentists. If you join the relevant group for your profession you’ll find that you can keep up to date with what’s going on within the aesthetic industry. As an aesthetic practitioner, it will also be worth looking at some of the independent registers that are available, where you can actually join the register and the idea of these is that before we have any mandatory registration, the public can actually approach these companies and find practitioners in their area, who have been checked, made sure that they have the right qualifications, their premises have been checked so the public can feel safe in going to these particular recommended practitioners.As an independent practitioner, it is really essential that you keep up to date with what is going on in the aesthetic medicine world and this is where you will find the support to keep your practice running.