Changes for NSW Cosmetic Nurses in relation to Schedule 4 Medications

NSW Health has set additional requirements relating to the administration, storage and record-keeping of medicines commonly used for cosmetic purposes – such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. The amendments to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 came into effect from 1 September and are intended “to improve the safety of the use of cosmetic medicines in NSW”. The category “cosmetic medicines” includes botulinum toxins; calcium hydroxylapatite; collagen; deoxycholic acid; hyaluronic acid and its polymers; polyacrylamide; polycaprolactone; and polylactic acid. The new regulation: Prohibits a person other than an authorised practitioner or a nurse acting under the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner from administering cosmetic medicines (an ‘authorised practitioner’ includes a medical practitioner georgia rehab near me, nurse practitioner or dentist). Requires a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner to personally interview (including via audio-visual link) before authorising administration of the cosmetic medicines. If a nurse administers the cosmetic medicine, it requires records of the direction to be made and kept by the medical practitioner or another authorised practitioner. If a nurse administers the cosmetic medicine, it requires administration records to be made and kept by the nurse administering on the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner. Sets storage requirements on the occupier of the premises where cosmetic medicines are stored. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to keep records made by the medical practitioner or another authorised practitioner and by the nurse administering on the direction of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to have appropriate risk management policies and procedures in place what to do to protect the health and safety of patients; appropriate equipment for use in a patient medical emergency; and to ensure that nurses are adequately trained for patient medical emergencies. Requires businesses that provide services using cosmetic medicines to ensure that the regulations are complied with. A breach of the regulation will attract: A maximum penalty between $5,500-$22,000 and/or imprisonment for six months for an individual; and A maximum penalty between $27,500-$110,000 for a body corporate. These restrictions do not apply where the administration “is undertaken by an authorised practitioner or by an employee in a hospital acting on an authorised practitioner’s direction”. Check bestcancelcompanies. The changes follow NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard requesting NSW Health “undertake a review to determine whether the regulation of cosmetic procedures was appropriate to ensure the safety of consumers”, and its subsequent delivery of the Report on the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures. As a result, in July this year, NSW enacted the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Cosmetic Use) Regulation 2021 – under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 – to commence operation from 1 September 2021.

What Insurance Do Cosmetic Nurses Need?

Insurance needs for cosmetic nursing

Running a business as a Cosmetic Nurse involves understanding the industry and your key risks to have the appropriate insurance coverage to protect you if the time comes that you need it. Your insurance needs will vary based on several factors, including our industry, your specialty, and your business assets. What should you think about when it comes to insurance? Prioritise coverage over business insurance costs. Learn what might affect your insurance rates. Consider your deductibles. Work out exactly what value of the coverage you need. Don’t estimate. Work with top-rated insurance providers. Read your business insurance policies thoroughly. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Tips for managing your insurances Report any possible claim to the insurance company when it happens. Review your insurance policies annually. Use an insurance broker to ensure you are adeptly insured. If you are not following the law, then your policy is null and void. Make sure the address locations for where you work are up to date. Types of insurances you should be thinking about as a Cosmetic Nurse General liability Business Owners Policy Commercial Property Insurance Business Interruption Insurance Professional Liability Insurance Workers Compensation Insurance As a Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, you are provided with a range of valuable business insights and supports. To discuss bringing your business over to Juv’ae, call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected] today. 

Why don’t my anti-wrinkle treatments last?

Anti-wrinkle injections stopped working

Australians are said to spend an estimated $350 million on anti-wrinkle injections annually. In the hands of a Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, wrinkle-reduction treatments are an undetectable and relatively painless way to turn back years off an ageing face. How do anti-wrinkle treatments work? Anti-wrinkle medications work by freezing and relaxing the muscles, preventing them from contracting and forming new wrinkles and softening lines and wrinkles that have already appeared before treatment. What are anti-wrinkle treatments made of? Anti-wrinkle injections are composed of a natural purified protein, called Botulinum Toxin, that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles creating a smoother, rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. The muscle relaxant inhibits the communication between the nerves and the muscles, disabling them from contracting and forming wrinkles. How will my Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse know what wrinkle-reduction medication is right for me? In Australia, there are three brands of botulinum toxin. Two have the active part of the neurotoxin but also have an associated complex protein that is not involved in the function of the botulinum toxin itself. These brands with active neurotoxin and complex proteins are a risk factor for developing immunity. They can often trigger the immune system, leading to antibodies to the complexing protein and the active neurotoxin. If this happens, it renders the anti-wrinkle treatment ineffective. The third brand of botulinum toxin is purified and doesn’t contain the complexing proteins. Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurses are trained to use all the TGA approved anti-wrinkle products. Your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse will choose the most appropriate medication to meet your needs based on your age, medical history, and desired aesthetic result. How many units of medication will I need? The number of units of medication required varies depending upon what part of the face is being treated, how strong your muscles are, and your age. Your Cosmetic Nurse will conduct a full-face consultation with you before administering your treatment to map out a treatment plan that will meet your aesthetic goals. How long do wrinkle-reduction treatments last? In most people, the body will break down the protein within four to two to four months, which is why your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse will want to book you in for follow-up treatments to keep your results up. My anti-wrinkle treatment results don’t last that long. There is a minority group of people for whom it may seem as if anti-wrinkle treatments don’t last that long. The lack of results can occur for both first-time users and regular users of this cosmetic treatment. It can be frustrating not knowing why and wondering whether the product was used in the correct dosage or whether the practitioner administered the product correctly. It turns out, however, that our bodies might be to blame. Immunity to anti-wrinkle injections means our bodies recognise the injection product as a foreign substance and produce antibodies to fight it, thus reducing the effectiveness of the treatment. The lack of response is because the active ingredient in anti-wrinkle medicines is a type of protein, a paralysing neurotoxin. However, when introduced into our muscles, our bodies can identify it and induce an immune response. What can a Cosmetic Nurse do to get longer results for me? Fortunately, your Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse can help achieve your aesthetic goals by switching up the medication used, administering smaller doses of the anti-wrinkle, having more frequent treatments, or changing where and how the medication is administered. That is why it’s essential that when you choose a Cosmetic Nurse, you stay consistent with your treatment journey, so they can make small changes that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Want to find out more? Call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected] to find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse today. Follow us at @juvae_au to never miss another blog.

Man-ly Cosmetic Treatments for Men

Treatments for men

Cosmetic injectable procedures for men are growing in popularity thanks to modern techniques and the rise in the number of men who take an active interest in their appearance.  Nowadays, there are options for men focused on creating natural, masculine looks, some with relatively little downtime. Here are some of the most popular procedures for men. Jawline definition A chiselled jawline is an ideal aesthetic for many men.  Adding definition to the jawline can help sharpen or widen the face for a more masculine look. It can also help fix asymmetry and tighten sagging skin along the neck and chin. Chin enhancement If you have a weak chin or under-projected chin, it can make your nose look too large and your lower face small compared to your upper face. Having dermal filler placed in your chin can help to balance your profile and give you an overall more masculine appearance. Chin filler can also be placed in the cleft chin (chin dimple or bum chin) to decrease its prominence. Wrinkle-reduction treatments Anti-wrinkle injections are highly effective at delaying or hiding the effects of aging on the face, so it’s no wonder that men are lining up for the procedure as well. The treatment and the results are similar in men and women. With more and more of us working for longer, the need to look younger to stay competitive is real. Anti-wrinkle treatments can be a useful source in a 15-minute appointment. In the hands of a Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse, your results should be natural and undetectable. But, of course, you should still look like yourself, just more refreshed. Dermal Filler treatments Dermal fillers can keep you looking refreshed and still masculine by enhancing your natural facial contours and restoring any volume lost from ageing. Dermal fillers can also improve the appearance of tired eyes, dark circles or bags under your eyes. Improvements can also be seen in static wrinkles and wrinkles caused by sun damage, smoking, or genetics. Whatever a patient’s desired treatment goals, the Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse will customise a treatment plan that works with you, on your journey and to your budget. Call 1300 255 913 or email [email protected] to find your nearest Juv’ae Cosmetic Nurse.