My “Why” as an Aesthetic Nurse

Nursing can be a really hard career. Mentally taxing, physically exhausting, and emotionally draining. Being an aesthetic nurse is not all glitz and glam like everyone thinks.  There is a lot of mental stress, pressure to deliver results & meet expectations, and a whole lot of hand holding. You can read more about my journey to becoming an aesthetic nurse here on my blog but today I want to talk about amidst all the struggles, why my career as an aesthetic nurse fills me up!

I Love Little Details

I absolutely love what I do. From a technical standpoint the precise work and extreme attention to detail is so satisfying for me. I love when things are done perfectly! Start to finish; clean lines, perfect measurements, perfect product choice to give the best results, even perfect paperwork. I’m not OCD at all, right?!! Haha! 

I Love Taking Care of People

Aside from the technical stuff what I really love is caring deeply for people…I believe it’s a calling. I love to help others. For me, being a nurse practitioner in aesthetics is more than just Botox Injections, fillers, and lasers….it’s so much more than making those little adjustments to someone’s body. My career allows me to build people up with confidence, to transform their lives, and to care about them every step of the way. From that first moment when I walk out into the waiting room and greet a new smiling face, I can’t help but think, “no matter what happens here for you, you are going to love it!”. I love getting to know my clients one on one and understand their lifestyle and desires so that we can give them the best, customized treatment possible, whether it’s a little preventative botox or a complete  mommy makeover 😉 

The Best Part of My Job

The best part of my job is the close relationships I have with my patients who have also become friends. Over the years, I have met so many different, amazing women who I have gotten the chance to know very well.  I love to learn about their lives and get to know their families, and tell them about mine. We share a very special bond – one that I am truly grateful for!

At the end of the day, no matter if it’s a first time client or someone I have been seeing for years, I love knowing that I was able to help someone feel like the very best version of themselves. Truly, when we feel good about ourselves we project that version of ourselves into our everyday lives and onto others. It is so important to take care of ourselves! I know that when I take care of myself I am a better wife to my hubby and a better Mama to my babies.  Most of all, I am HAPPIER all-around!

I feel like many times people are quick to knock my industry or say it’s only for vanity. This is SO far from the truth. These clients that come through our doors are incredibly kind, warm-hearted people that are simply taking care of themselves. Giving themselves more body love and less stress. It’s a really beautiful thing to see someone’s confidence skyrocket after a treatment or procedure! 

I love helping people. I love to help the woman in her 20’s looking for preventatives, or the person in their 50s who used to bake in the sun in baby oil. I love to help the woman who just lost her husband and can barely get out of bed. I love to help the man who feels embarrassed to go to work because of his adult acne. There is so much more to aesthetic medicine than vanity. 

So friend, now you know why aesthetic nursing gives me so much job satisfaction and happiness!

What’s the most rewarding part about your industry? Let me know in the comments or DM me on Instagram and let’s carry on the conversation.



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Racquel Frisella

Board Certified Nurse Practitioner & Aesthetic Specialist based in Saint Louis, Missouri

I work as a cosmetic injector and skincare specialist with 12 years of experience in the Aesthetic Industry. I see patients both in-office at Racquel Aesthetics for treatments as well as online for customized, complimentary skincare plans. I focus heavily on preventative and corrective injections, treatments, and skincare.  My career is my passion and I love to help people feel like the very best version of themselves. I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children under the age of 3. I love all things beauty, fashion, and fitness. I am creating this site as a place to share my expertise on beauty, anti-aging, and skin while also giving a glimpse into my lifestyle as a mom, wife and lover of fitness!  


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