Ep 223: Starting Your Own Aesthetic Injectables Practice


Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

Necessity is the mother of invention and today’s guest is a living example of that. Suzanne Jagger, DNP, CRNA, APRN, was on vacation in Fiji when she got an email that her contract was up. Without work and a family to care for, she quickly decided on the trip to learn Botox and ended up starting her own business soon after returning home.

Now Suzanne is helping other CRNAs and NPs learn how to follow her path to start their own aesthetic injectables practice, and she’ll share that experience on this episode. If you’ve ever considered aesthetics or were curious to learn more, we’ll share an inside look at what it takes to be successful along with the challenges of running a practice.

Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:

  • The fascinating story of how she got started in this business. [4:54]
  • Why she started training CRNAs and NPs. [6:21]
  • What all does running a business entail and how much different is it from working as a CRNA [9:58]
  • How long does it take to start your own practice and will you make any money? [18:57]
  • Why are CRNAs in a position to do great in this business? [21:53]
  • She recommends advance practice providers to get the best training. [23:09]
  • Why she calls aesthetics ‘happy medicine’ [35:38]

Becoming an injector is tough, and so is starting your own successful practice. Founder of Aesthetic Connect, Suzanne Jagger DNP, CRNA, is launching a new program to help take some of that work off your plate, with a “business in a box” offering. Want to be the first to hear when we launch? Fill out the form here.

Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.


You need to decide whether or not you want to run a business or you want to take care of patients. Because if you have no interest in running a business, then you need to go work for somebody. Because running the business is what takes 80% of my time to have the privilege to treat patients 20% of the time.

-Suzanne Jagger, DNP, CRNA, APRN





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