About Haley Wood

Haley Wood, offers her cosmetic patients a unique combination of experience, knowledge and personal attention. With almost a decade of experience in the field of Aesthetic Nursing, her areas of expertise include non-surgical facial rejuvenation with her distinctive injection technique.

Five reasons why I love The Aesthetic Blueprint meeting

How often do we sink into our injection habits? Meaning, every new patient receives twenty units of Botox in the glabella, delivered over five aliquots of 4 unit doses? Or, you pick the same filler, time after time, never thinking about other ones that could perhaps do a better job? It’s so easy to fall [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|1 Comment

Top 6 things to know about Kybella

Kybella is now available to offices and patients for the treatment of submental fullness, A.K.A. double chin. Right now, a strong effort is being made to train over two thousand accounts on the safety and use of Kybella by the end of 2015. As one of the Allergan trainers for Kybella, I have had extensive [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|3 Comments

Certification Organizations in Aesthetics

During my last blog, I addressed the need to credential your aesthetic skill set. Certification allows you to properly title yourself; it allows the public as well as your colleagues to know that you have achieved a certain level of expertise in aesthetics. A title reflects going the extra mile to be an expert. Those [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|0 Comments

Self-labeling hogwash

“Advanced Nurse Injector,” “Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner,” “Injection Specialist,” “Master Injector.” Hogwash. These are self-labels, and they hit a nerve with me. Can you tell? What qualifies an injector as “advanced, master, specialist?” Is she a specialist in both neuromodulators and dermal fillers? What makes her a specialist? Education, experience? Did she take two courses and [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|7 Comments

Injecting Lips in 6 simple steps.

Lips can be daunting, even for the most seasoned injector. Many beginner injectors want to start with lip techniques; however, it’s not the most practical place to begin. For me, creating the perfect pouty lip is what puts a smile on my own lips! Lips are my absolute favorite place to inject on the face. [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Training|13 Comments

Be a Sharp Injector, go blunt-tip: My Top 5 Cannula Sites

Clearly, the microcannula technique is rapidly becoming a very popular delivery method in the U.S. for dermal fillers. However, as we all know, complications such as bruising, edema, and vascular occlusion can occur with ANY injection technique. Nevertheless, the risk of vascular occlusion and necrosis is far less with the use of microcannulas. A few years ago [...]

10 Reasons Why being a Nurse Injector is Right for You

1. You Are a Detail-Oriented Individual You are the kind of person who seeks perfection. You create checklists to make sure important details are not overlooked and you closely adhere to policies and procedures. In the aesthetic arena, you know that symmetry is beauty; yet you also recognize the fact that very few people are [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Tips & Tricks|3 Comments

Legal Limitations of Aesthetic Nursing

As with all aspects of nursing, state laws vary according to scope of practice. Recently, I asked Melanie Balestra, a nurse practitioner and attorney who has a great deal of experience in the field of aesthetic nursing, to give me a rundown of how state laws vary in respect to aesthetic nursing. Because I want [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Insights|37 Comments

How to do Neurotoxin Reconstitution

Years back, a rep came into my first practice and mentioned that the most popular dermatologist in town for administering Botox had a very specific reconstitution for each area of the face. I thought to myself, "that's nonsense, he is weird and wants to be known as eccentric." However, now, I do understand the method [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Tips & Tricks|15 Comments

How to Negotiate a Killer Compensation Contract with Your Practice

If you like creating care plans around nursing diagnosis such as "ineffective individual coping" or "self care deficit" then, by golly, this isn't the blog for you! Let's face it, nurses are caretakers of others, not ourselves. We nurture patients, we nurture our families and we are funneled into the deadly path of hourly pay, [...]

2017-03-06T19:42:28+00:00 By |Contracts|79 Comments