Different states have different regulations, but in Colorado, the rules are pretty loose. Here, basically anyone can do the injecting, including aestheticians. Allergan, the makers of Botox and the Juvederm family of fillers, will only sell their products to a licensed physician. Because of this, many “med spas” pay local physicians to act as their medical director so they can purchase and inject the products. In these situations, these medical directors are not on-site at the facility and typically, rarely touch base with the injector.
- We only have Registered Nurses performing injections. Additionally, all four of our injection nurses have the highest level of certification for aesthetic nurses or plastic surgery nurses. Ann Marie, Sara, and Rachel are all CANS (certified aesthetic nurse specialist)certified, and Ashlee is CPSN (certified plastic surgical nurse) certified. The specialized training that they have undergone will ensure that you get the best possible results in the safest possible manner.
- We are here for you. In the rare event of an unexpected outcome or complication, we see you through till it is resolved. We get calls all the time from people who went somewhere else, experience one of the above, and because of how they were treated are looking to us to fix it.
- Our Medical Directors, Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Vath, are on-site and available should any situation arise in which an injection nurse needs their input or opinion.
So, when you are comparing filler or neurotoxin prices, make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. You are not just paying for the product in the syringe, but for the training, experience, and talent of the person on the other side of the needle.