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The “Nuts & Bolts” of Becoming an Aesthetic Provider: Part 3–Maximizing Your Aesthetic Practice and Client Outcomes

Brennan, Connie RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0000000000000042
Departments: Aesthetic Department

The final installment of this 3-part series of articles on becoming an aesthetic provider centers on the steps necessary to maximize an aesthetic medical practice and tips for optimal client outcomes. We discuss the importance of education for the aesthetic provider, the staff, and the client, as well as how to create client loyalty. On the basis of years of experience, “pearls and pitfalls” are discussed, so the novice, intermediate, and advanced aesthetic providers can minimize mistakes and maximize their success in this exciting and growing profession.

Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC, is currently the Director of Medical Aesthetic Education at the Center for Advanced Aesthetics at Life Time Fitness and President/Founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Solutions, LLC. Connie is a licensed registered nurse in 10 states and has earned advanced certifications in aesthetic injectables, laser resurfacing, skin care, sclerotherapy, and perioperative nursing over the course of 25 years in aesthetic medicine. Connie has worked as an expert alongside the ASPSN task force in creating the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) examination.

Address correspondence to Connie Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS, CPC, 5905 Troy Lane, N, Plymouth, MN 55446 (e-mail:

The author is a consultant to Allergan, Inc., Medicis Aesthetics/Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and Nordson Micromedics, Inc., but has not received any funding to write or publish this article.

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