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.