I am often asked if estheticians can inject cosmetic injectables or what qualifications are needed. In the State of Tennessee, it is out of an estheticians scope of practice to practice medicine or administer medications. Yes Botox is a medication. Why is it important to choose me as your provider? I am a Board Certified nurse practitioner with an advanced Doctor of Nursing Practice education. My training is beyond the training of an esthetician. It is important to choose the injector that is honest and qualified to practice safely. Carrying advanced training in master injector classes helped prepare me to be qualified to complete a higher level of specialized training for all cosmetic injectables. I am constantly researching the latest evidence based research in order to provide the highest level of care to my patients. I will continue to write on this subject this week and we address other reasons to choose the right provider and service in a later session.