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The Art of the Aesthetic Consultation

Brennan, Connie RN, CPSN, CPC

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e31824a6f74

Aging may be one of the most foreseeable facts of life. As aesthetic providers, we routinely hear concerns about facial aging, and it is important that we address these concerns by consistently delivering the best care possible while managing our clients' expectations.

How do we set our clients and ourselves up for success by providing superb aesthetic solutions to the age-old challenges we are faced with every day? A thorough Aesthetic Analysis of the clients' needs and an Aesthetic Plan to their specific needs ensure success. An Aesthetic Plan requires a shift from a two-dimensional approach to a three-dimensional approach. Providing safe treatments, establishing trust, producing positive outcomes, and creating engaging experiences will ensure loyalty, future treatments, and continued maintenance.

Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CPC, is a nationally recognized expect in facial aesthetic nonsurgical treatments. She has worked in aesthetic Medicine since 1988 and is currently the Director of Aesthetic Education at Life Time Fitness and the President of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC, her consulting company (

Address correspondence to Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CPC, 3955 Parklawn Ave 130, Edina, MN 55435 (e-mail:

The author has received no financial assistance in writing this article.

The author has no conflict of interest.

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