This book is a resource that offers guidance to nurses who are experienced or novice aesthetic practitioners and would like to improve their aesthetic practice and enhance patient safety and satisfaction. This textbook reviews skin structure and anatomy, what happens as facial structures age, the effects of aging coupled with environmental exposures, pharmacology of medications used in aesthetics, light-based device properties, patient selection, and benefits of treatments. In addition, it includes suggestions on how to communicate with patients to achieve successful outcomes. Aesthetic Procedures: Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Cosmetic Dermatology provides practitioners a one-source resource to attain more in-depth learning about cosmetic dermatology. Although there are several texts on individual aspects of aesthetic medicine, there is no all-inclusive book for nurses. This book affords the primary care practitioner the opportunity to add minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology procedures to their practice and perform the treatments safely, efficiently and effectively while avoiding common mistakes and minimizing complication risks. Education is paramount in creating a safe patient environment and as more clinicians turn to aesthetics to augment their practice, this book will be a valuable resource for nurses and practitioners all over the world.
About the Author
Dr. Beth Haney is Past President of the California Association for Nurse Practitioners (CANP) and owns Luxe Aesthetic Center, an aesthetic practice that she founded in 2006. Dr. Haney is the recipient of the CANP 2018 Nurse Practitioner of Distinction Award for excellence in furthering the NP role through legislative efforts and is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 2010 - 2017. Dr. Haney was inducted in 2016 as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) for her work in policy and education and also represents the American Association for Nurse Practitioners on the national Primary Care Advisory Board. She has served over a decade on her local and state NP organizations boards and currently serves on the Dermatology Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Society committee. She has written many peer-reviewed articles and is a contributing author of a dermatology nursing textbook. Outside of nursing, Dr. Haney was elected to the Yorba Linda City Council in 2016 for a four year term and is currently serving as Mayor Pro-Tempore. Beth was unanimously appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to the Orange County Waste Management and Recycling Commission and works towards ensuring a healthy environment through her work on this commission.