It’s hard to believe my medical aesthetics career began 30 years this month! In reflection, I can credit success to a passion for patient care in this field. But the people who encouraged and supported me at key junctures get my utmost gratitude.
On Wednesdays beginning in January, THMA Consulting will be offering One-on-One Mentoring sessions for Course 3 participants looking to practice and hone their medical aesthetic skills.
Implementing a dress code in the workplace that reflects your brand values is perfectly acceptable, as long as the rules you set are reasonable, practical and would not be considered discrimination.
It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Kelly Ross, a Nurse Practitioner who recently took our Medical Director/AOA course, asked me to help share information she learned with the nurses she oversees. A great idea. And gratifying to all.
From a workshop on the challenges facing nursing entrepreneurs to an advisory board on a promising new neurotoxin and lessons learned in a cadaver lab. Yes, there was a wealth of knowledge to scoop up in California and bring home to Canada. All for improving patient safety and service!
The popular neurotoxin used to smooth out facial wrinkles is now increasingly in demand for treatment of certain medical conditions. According to sufferers of severe migraines or excessive sweating, a Botox® Therapeutic treatment can be ‘a life saver.’
I am humbled and honoured that Suneva Medical has appointed me to train Canadian nurses and physicians in Bellafill treatments. The long-lasting Bellafill is a must-have in medical aesthetic practices.
What do nurse practitioners and physicians know about the responsibilities of a Medical Director (or Authorizer with Ordering Authority) in medical aesthetics? Probably not much. Even current Directors and Authorizers are unsure of the role. That’s where we come in.
Never have I been prouder of my fellow nurses and our medical aesthetics profession. In the face of a serious threat to our livelihoods from Core Specialists in Ontario, we stood as one and roared back.
Driven by a growing sense of wellness and self-care – particularly in younger consumers – interest in medical aesthetics treatments is at an all-time high, according to the results of a global study.
Health Canada approval of the DiVa Vaginal Laser is great news for mid-life women who struggle with vaginal health issues and want non-surgical options for resolving intimacy challenges.
This has got to stop. Authorities need to double down to crack down on fraudulent and dangerous practices. And collectively, we need to convince potential patients that ‘good deals from bad apples’ can be devastating.
We are positively thrilled that a second training course at THMA Consulting has received the highest level of approval via the American Nurses Association. It’s a win-win for nurses, too!
The question comes up from time to time: Are the people who come to us for cosmetic procedures referred to as patients or clients? As far as I’m concerned there is no debate.
Consumers are right to ask questions about patient safety following Shoppers Drug Mart’s announcement to open two clinics in Toronto.
A Health Canada consumer advisory about the safety of an unauthorized device should also serve as a warning to aesthetics practitioners. Be careful. Be safe.
I returned home from a meeting of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses with more than the usual wealth of information and insight.
We’ve discovered that many Nurse Practitioners are considering a new career in medical aesthetics. And why not?
Should a new-in-training medical aesthetics practitioner be educated on how to properly use a cannula as a basic injection technique?
It took time to dig and probe and ask the right questions, but we now have good news for nurses who take our medical aesthetics training courses.
Consumers increasingly interested in looking good and feeling better highlight a medical aesthetics business boom in 2018 and beyond.
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