The Role of Nurses in Cosmetic Medicine

Nurses have been delivering treatment for patients seeking aesthetic medical treatments since the early 1980s. There are now over 200 nurses in Cosmetic Medicine in New Zealand.

The following statistics provided by the major pharmaceutical companies show the breakdown of cosmetic injectable purchases by profession:

  • Nurses 40%
  • Doctors 24%
  • Dentists 11%
  • Others – including direct purchase by clinics 25%

Cosmetic Medicine Nurses also provide:

  • 54% of dermal filler treatments
  • 52% of Botulinum Toxin treatments (Doctors 13%, Dentists 6% and clinics 29%)

Nurses in Cosmetic Medicine contribute to Standards of Practice

A best-practice document, ‘Standards for Cosmetic Medicine’, has been developed by CANN’s Steering Committee and is currently being revised and assessed with The Nursing Council of New Zealand.

‘Standards for Education of Nurses in Cosmetic Medicine’ is also in development by CANN’s Steering Committee and will be ready for revision by CANN nurses in the next couple of weeks.

Upcoming Events

all-day The Anatomical Dissection and Co...
The Anatomical Dissection and Co...
Nov 18 all-day
The Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop 2021
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) invites you to the Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop at the Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 18 November 2021. The workshop is held before the 2021 Non-Surgical Symposium starting on Friday 19 November on the Gold Coast. This Workshop is open...
all-day The Non-Surgical Symposium
The Non-Surgical Symposium
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day
The Non-Surgical Symposium
Invitation to participate in the 10th Anniversary of the Non-Surgical Symposium If you are passionate about non-surgical cosmetic treatments and keen to share your experience, knowledge, and research findings, the 10th-anniversary meeting of the NSS presents the perfect opportunity for you to participate in the scientific program of Australasia’s leading non-surgical meeting. Be it an...