Welcome to Skin Esteem Institute
– a Center for Excellence in injectables training!
Skin Esteem Institute was established by master injector Jennifer Bleser, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, CRNA, (aka Injector Jen). As an advanced practice nurse in Kentucky for more than 20 years and owner/injector at Skin Esteem, LLC, Jen is known as one of the top injectors in the Midwest and now trainer for top pharmaceutical companies through Skin Esteem Institute. Visit skinesteeminstitute.com for more information.
The idea for Skin Esteem Institute came about as Jen recognized a crucial need for change in the industry for quality training availability. When she first made the leap from anesthesia to cosmetic treatments, she quickly realized how little was being taught about injectables. Training opportunities were often minimal and lacked a comprehensive approach, teaching only the basics of injecting and providing the bare minimum in hands-on experience.
Jen set out on a mission to change that by making a commitment to advance safe, results-driven practices among other providers who aspire to offer this popular aesthetic service and help set them on a path of true success. After all, the art of injecting is so much more than putting a needle in someone’s skin. Starting a business entails everything from legalities to social media to dealing with overhead, return on investment, being prepared to address adverse reactions, and so much more. There are many moving parts, and Jen wanted to fill the gap between treating a patient and running a business by integrated all educational aspects through her injectables training courses.
Skin Esteem Institute is all about navigating the industry and elevating it as a whole with providers who focus on safety as well as results while essentially building an aesthetic empire. If you’re ready to blaze your trail and make a name for yourself as an injector, then Skin Esteem Institute is the ideal place to start your beautiful journey!
How is training carried out?Our basic 3-step approach for Skin Esteem Institute training seminars is as follows:
- Didactic Instruction – We will dive into the science and explain how and why precise injecting techniques are so crucial.
- Observe Injections – Jen will inject her model while participants observe. During which she will thoroughly explain each step and articulate what should be taking place.
- Hands-On Training – You will get to apply what you’ve learned and personally inject your model. Jen will closely supervise for safety, answering any questions and guiding you through the entire process.
What is covered in training?
Skin Esteem Institute features two areas of training to serve injectors at different stages in their careers – Beginner and Advanced. Both trainings focus on the use of neurotoxins and dermal fillers to produce beautiful outcomes while focusing on safety first and foremost.
Beginner Injector Training covers the following:
- Needle handling and injector instrument skills
- Full facial didactic training
- How to reconstitute your neurotoxin with dilution instructions and ratios
- Safety protocols and common adverse reactions
- Neurotoxin injections on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet
- Lip, cheek, and nasolabial filler training
We will supply the product for you to inject during training only. You will not be able to take the product with you. You will need to supply your own model. If you are unable to do so, let us know ahead of time and we will try to provide one for you. The cost for the Beginner Injector Training course is $2,500 per injector.
Advanced Injector Training covers the following:
- Advanced cannula technique
- Jaw contouring
- Tear trough
- Using multiple injection techniques for pan facial correction and rejuvenation
- Injector Jen’s specialized lip technique
You will need to supply your own product for this course. Contact your Merz rep to acquire product if needed. You will also need to supply your own model. If you are unable to do so, let us know ahead of time and we will try to provide one for you. The cost for the Advanced Injector Training course is $3,500 per injector.
If you’re an aspiring injector who just wants to spend some time observing Jen in her element with real patients, then Shadow Days may be more your speed. The cost to attend a Shadow Day is $100 per hour. These events are subject to patient consent and availability. Shadow Days are limited.
Who is eligible for training at Skin Esteem Institute?
RNs, CRNAs, MDs, DOs, DMDs, PAs, and NPs who are licensed in the state of Kentucky or another Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state are eligible to attend all classes and inject during the session. If you’re licensed in a non-NLC state, you can still attend but are not eligible to inject. For those in non-NCL states, arrangements may be made for Jen to conduct training at your location if applicable. Anyone is eligible for Shadow Days (limited capacity).
When and where does training take place?
Skin Esteem Institute trainings take place on select Fridays from 9AM to 4PM at our state-of-the-art facility located at 20 North Grand Ave., Suite #220, Fort Thomas, KY. However, Jen can make arrangements to come to you for training if you are licensed in a non-NLC state. Additional fees may apply.
Payment, Cancellation, & Refunds
A deposit of 33% is required for each injector seminar and is due upon registering for the training. This deposit holds your spot as participants are limited to keep an intimate environment. The full balance is due 14 days before the event. If you must cancel, please note we are able to refund everything but the deposit up to 7 days before the event. If you cancel within 7 days of the training, however, we are not able to issue a refund of any kind.