Should an esthetician or physician inject a dermal filler or botox?
I was wondering if an esthetician is allowed to inject a dermal filler or Botox in a patient, or are these injections only administered by a Doctor?
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Replied on 9/21/2009
By: Celibre Medical Corporation | Laser Dermatology & Injections
At least in the state of California, an esthetician is not permitted to provide injections of dermal fillers. In fact a dermal filler is a prescription medication so you should be seen by an advanced practitioner, Physician, Physician assistant or nurse practitioner before being given the injections. An physician, nurse, nurse practitioner of physician assistant can all administer injections of dermal fillers.
Replied on 9/21/2009
By: LazaDerm Skincare Centre | Dr. Lornell E. Hansen, II M.D.
Sioux Falls, SD
Fillers and Botox are considered medical procedures. As far as I know, it is illegal in all 50 states for an esthetician to inject fillers and Botox. In many states a registered nurse can do the injections. My feeling is that you would want a minimum of an RN injecting. In my clinic I am the only one that injects Botox or fillers.
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