Can estheticians administer injectables?
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Who can inject?
I am not aware of any states that allow non-medical personnel to perform injections legally. There are states that allow PA, nurses, etc. I would check with licensing board for cosmetology.
Who can administer injectables in Texas
The Board of Cosmetology in your state determines the scope of practice for licensed aestheticians. You can call them and they will readily tell you. Having said that, I am not aware of any state in which an aesthetician is permitted to inject. Botox is a prescription drug and dermal fillers are medical devices. They are not sold to aestheticians (at least not legally). A medical degree is required-physicians, nurse injectors, perhaps physicians assistants in some states.
Lisa Vuich, MD
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