Who is administering your injectable treatments?

Until now – maybe you have haven’t given too much thought as to the qualifications of the person performing your injectable treatments.

With anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers becoming an increasingly popular treatment choice for both men and women, now more than ever there are a wide range of options as to where to have the treatments. You may have been influenced by cost, convenience or a friend’s advice when choosing where to go.

Doctors you may trust for care in certain areas of your life – such as GP’s – are not always best qualified to administer dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections. Specialist doctors, such as Plastic Surgeons or Dermatologists, receive far more training and have a deeper knowledge of aesthetic medicine.

In Australia, injectable treatments can also be administered by a nurse under the supervision and instruction of a doctor and a written order provided by that same doctor. But please take note that not all nursing qualifications are created equal. Many nurses injecting in Australia study for a Bachelor’s degree followed by a Masters in Nursing – which allows them to legally perform injectable treatments but doesn’t given them the same nursing knowledge or experience as a Bachelor of Nursing. Furthermore, these nurses may not have extensive cosmetic training and experience.

Our Nurse Injector, Jane graduated from Shanghai Medical University with a Bachelor of Medicine before moving to Melbourne where she obtained her nursing registration in 1997. Jane is a highly skilled surgical nurse at Avenue Plastic Surgery, and assists Plastic Surgeon Mr Kalus with a range of procedures in theatre and in the post-operative dressings clinic. Jane has years of experience as a Nurse Injector performing anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, skin hydration injections, PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy and thread lift procedures.

Avenue Advanced Skin Care is located just upstairs from Avenue Plastic Surgery – so we always have a specialist doctor on site. Furthermore our standards are compliant with the same hospital audits as Avenue Plastic Surgery. Injectables should only be administered where there is appropriate equipment, infection control and protocols if something was to go wrong.

Patients should feel confident when seeking care from a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or nurse injector.

Even when considering routine aesthetic enhancements, credentials and experience matter. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – and choose wisely.

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