Independent Injector Success Stories

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Independent Injector Success Stories

At Smiley Aesthetics, we take immense pride in our dedicated team of skilled injectors who have embarked on extraordinary journeys in the world of aesthetics. Our injectors are not just professionals; they are the heart and soul of our aesthetic community, each with a unique story to tell. Get inspired by their journeys, learn from their experiences, and gain insight into the rewarding careers that await aspiring injectors at Smiley Aesthetics.

“Just thankful for y’all! You have provided an opportunity for me that I didn’t think I could or would have.”

– Shayna H., TN

“Thank you for kick starting my dream career ❤️”

– Caterina R., TN

“This group (Independent Injectors Community) and Smiley altogether have helped me be so confident in starting my business. “

– Amber W., TN

Meet Anna Fulmer, a dedicated member of the Smiley Aesthetics team, who embarked on her journey towards becoming an independent nurse injector with us. Her story is a testament to the opportunities and support we offer to medical professionals seeking flexibility and growth in the world of aesthetics. Thank you, Anna, for entrusting Smiley Aesthetics with your aspirations and for being an invaluable part of the Smiley team. Your journey inspires us and reflects the opportunities and support we offer to medical professionals seeking flexibility and growth in the world of aesthetics.

“My journey with Smiley Aesthetics started early last spring when I was considering a job change out of the hospital setting. I was working as a PACU nurse and enjoyed my job, but I was looking for something with a little more flexibility that allowed me to be available for my family. As a previous nurse injector and Licensed Esthetician, I knew I wanted to get back into the world of aesthetics.

After hearing about Smiley from a friend, I researched the company and the process of becoming an independent nurse injector with them. The bells and whistles went off, and I knew this might be my ticket to the perfect job scenario. I decided to take a chance! I completed my initial training with Smiley Aesthetics in April 2023 and continued to complete my advanced injector training in the summer of 2023.

Ten months into my journey with Smiley, I am now working out of my dream space in downtown Franklin, TN. I have built an established clientele and am performing top-of-the-line aesthetic treatments. I have access to ample continued education opportunities and constant support from a knowledgeable group of medical (and legal) professionals. The Smiley team works hard to ensure their injectors are compliant, well-trained, and well-informed of current aesthetic procedures and policies. Smiley has allowed me to be an independent injector and own my own business while also being a part of a supportive, like-minded aesthetic team. It’s the best of both worlds! I am so glad I took that chance last April 2023, and I am excited to see where this new year takes us!”

Anna Fulmer BSN, RN, BSBA, Licensed Esthetician
The Beauty Bus

Meet Connor, a cherished member of the Smiley Aesthetics family, who has embarked on an exciting journey with us to expand her career as an independent nurse injector. Connor’s experience serves as a shining example of the opportunities and unwavering support we provide to medical professionals looking to flourish in the dynamic field of aesthetics. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Connor for choosing Smiley Aesthetics as her platform for personal and professional advancement. As we continue to support the aspirations of medical professionals seeking flexibility and opportunities in aesthetics, we celebrate Connor’s remarkable journey as a testament to our commitment to their success.

“Smiley Aesthetics has opened the way for me to utilize my nursing skills and grow into a new industry. As someone who is completely burnt out from bedside nursing and passionate about self care, this opportunity could not have came at a better time. They have amazing educators who take time to get to know you and make sure you’re meeting your goals. They offer real life business advice and are always willing to help me grow. I could not be more thankful and appreciative that such an amazing business exists and has offered me a way to fall in love with nursing again.  Thank you for all you do!”

Connor LamorieRN | Injector | BSN | CCRNOwner@TheDuchessBotox

“I like being a one-stop shop for my clients. Being an injector and esthetician has brought me so much joy. Thank you for everyone’s hard work and dedication. Without Smiley, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity. “

– Brittany L., TN

“Just thankful for the opportunity! “

– Melody G., TN

“I am happy to have found you, by chance on a podcast. I started a deep dive into the social pages and now I’m finally getting to start my dream! “

– Katy H., GA

Meet Latasha, a valued member of the Smiley Aesthetics team, whose journey into the world of aesthetics is driven by a powerful “why.” Latasha’s story is a testament to the transformative possibilities that await when passion meets opportunity. As a nurse, she embarked on a path of self-discovery and professional growth, transitioning from a receiver of aesthetics treatments to a skilled injector. Despite the challenges and stigma that often surround this field, Latasha found her dreams within reach with Smiley Aesthetics. Latasha’s journey reflects the dedication of the Smiley Team to empower individuals like her to achieve personal and professional growth. Her story serves as an inspiration and a reminder that, at Smiley Aesthetics, your dreams can become your reality.

“My WHY to joining Smiley Aesthetics,

Overall, I had an interest in aesthetics as I was receiving injections myself. After having my first child, I felt like I needed to do something for me and I fell in love with Aesthetics. Being a nurse, I grew to have more interest beyond just receiving the injections and I wanted to be the one giving them. Like everyone, I knew the stigma of aesthetics and the difficulty it brought entering the specialty. Despite the stigma, Smiley Aesthetics made my dream come true and supported me in every aspect from education to business and legality. They offer 24/7 chat support with a community of like-minded individuals and individuals close to my region that I could relate and collaborate with. Smiley Aesthetics provides a full comprehensive list of contacts for reps as well as access to purchasing machinery to grow your own MedSpa. I could go on a rant about the appreciation I have for the Smiley Team and THEIR dedication for MY growth, however, to appreciate it, it is something you should join and experience of your own! You can see my personal growth here.”

Latasha Johns, BSN, RN

Introducing Jamie Chauvin RN, a valued member of the Smiley Aesthetics family. Jamie’s journey with Smiley Aesthetics began in December 2022, driven by her deep passion for aesthetics. Her path was influenced by lifelong mentors, Carla and Mary Smiley, whose guidance has been a constant source of inspiration. Since joining the team, Jamie has been dedicated to perfecting her skills in botox and microneedling, finding joy in the artistry of her work.

“My journey with Smiley Aesthetics began in December 2022, during a visit home to see my family in Tennessee in between travel contracts. A deep passion for aesthetics led me to embrace the opportunity to work in this field through Smiley. Carla and Mary Smiley, mentors since childhood, played a pivotal role. Carla’s influence led me to Sewanee for my undergraduate degree as well as 4 years of basketball. Carla remains a constant and inspiring mentor. Since December 2022, I’ve been consistently injecting botox and microneedling, finding joy in the freedom to create my own work. Helping clients feel confident in their skin is immensely rewarding, and I eagerly anticipate personal and professional growth with this incredible company and its mentors.”

Jamie Chauvin RN

“Yall are amazing :) Thanks for everything you do!! “

– Sarah w, IN

“I love this company and what they stand for. Keep rocking it and growing! “

– Sarah M., TN

“Love you all so much and hope to grow with you! “

– Misty N., OH

Meet Amanda, a dedicated member of the Smiley Aesthetics community, whose journey with us began in February 2023. Her story is a shining example of how Smiley Aesthetics empowers healthcare professionals to make meaningful career transitions. Amanda’s transformation from internal medicine to aesthetics was made possible by the comprehensive training and unwavering support provided by Smiley Aesthetics. Thanks to this newfound path, she has achieved work-life balance, enabling her to excel in the field of aesthetics while cherishing precious moments with her loved ones. Amanda’s story highlights the positive impact Smiley Aesthetics can have on both professional and personal life.

“My journey with Smiley Aesthetics began in February 2023, marking a pivotal shift from constantly working and being on call in internal medicine as a Nurse Practitioner. Seeking a change, I discovered Smiley and decided to dive into the world of aesthetics. The support and guidance provided during the trainings were invaluable. Smiley not only equipped me with the necessary skills but also nurtured a supportive environment that helped me seamlessly navigate this career transition.

Through Smiley Aesthetic’s program, I gained the expertise needed to become a skilled injector and gained the knowledge to operate my business. More importantly, it allowed me to prioritize my well-being and spend quality time with my family. The transition from internal medicine to aesthetics was so easy due to Smiley Aesthetics. They offered unwavering support making it a smooth and rewarding career change. I now have work-life balance. With this I am making a positive impact in the field of aesthetics while enjoying precious moments with my loved ones. Smiley Aesthetics has truly been a game changer for me. They have greatly improved my professional and personal life.”

Amanda Parks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Smiley Injector

Introducing Sarah Wild, a CRNA ARNP whose journey into the world of aesthetics began in the fall of 2021. Sarah’s decision to join Smiley Aesthetics marked a transformative turning point in her aesthetics career. She found herself focusing more on her true passion—injecting and client care—rather than grappling with legal and business intricacies. Smiley Aesthetics provided her access to invaluable resources and support that she would have otherwise paid a premium for. With a dedicated legal team to ensure compliance and a comprehensive clinical team to enhance client care, Smiley Aesthetics became Sarah’s indispensable ally in her journey. For every new injector seeking success, Sarah’s message is clear: having Smiley Aesthetics in your corner is not just an advantage; it’s a game-changer.

“I am a CRNA ARNP and began my aesthetics journey in the fall of 2021. I attended a basic botox/filler course with a company I found off Google. After training, I quickly realized there was SO much I didn’t know about the legal and business side of the aesthetics industry. Not only that, there are very few people who are willing to give advice in this industry! As a new injector, you just want someone to bounce techniques and questions off of. I struggled through the first few months.. setting up my own EMR, learning how to chart in a compliant manner, setting up my accounts with Allergan and other companies, and educating myself on actual injecting techniques. It was all so time-consuming & honestly, I felt like I was very non-compliant from a legal perspective.

Throughout all of this, Mary Smiley was always very willing to be a helpful resource & give good support whenever possible – even though I was not working with Smiley! After about 5 months of attempting to “figure” things out on my own, I decided to have a talk with Smiley about the possibility of joining their company. I just knew if I was going to invest so much into aesthetics I needed to make sure I was doing it in a legal and compliant manner. It has been a game-changer since I joined! I have been able to focus more on my injecting & client care rather than spending all my time on the legal & business side.

Smiley also has so many resources I knew I would have to pay a lot of money to get access to! As a “new” injector, investing in my education & hands-on training is imperative to success. Smiley has been the best resource every step of the way. Not only do they have a legal team to make sure I have everything I need to be compliant, but they also have a whole clinical team to make sure I have the tools I need to give my clients the best possible care!! Every new injector needs Smiley in their corner.”

Sarah Wild CRNA ARNP
Wild Aesthetics

“Thank you providing for the opportunity to a large variety of people regardless of where they are in their aesthetic journey and life in general. “

– Katlyn C., TN

“Love this company!!! “

– Cameron B., TN

“Thank you for continuing to grow when questions arise. It is evident that you all have a passion for the growth of this business! “

– Rebecca G., AZ

Meet Mercedes, a  Registered Nurse who embarked on her aesthetics journey in the fall of 2022. Her decision to join Smiley Aesthetics marked a pivotal turning point in her aesthetics career. With Smiley Aesthetics by her side, Mercedes could finally shift her focus to what she’s truly passionate about—injecting and providing exceptional client care. Smiley Aesthetics became her indispensable ally, sparing her the complexities of legal and business intricacies. The invaluable resources and unwavering support she found with Smiley Aesthetics were beyond what she could have hoped for.

“I started researching becoming a nurse injector while working as a nurse case manager. Prior to coming across Smiley Aesthetics website I felt like I really could not figure out how to break into the world of Aesthetics. It all seemed very confusing, complicated and quite frankly like no one wanted to share any info. From my very first interaction with Smiley that was the complete the opposite of what I experienced. I took my Basic Botox and Filler Course and before a month’s time I owned my own business as a nurse injector and was building my client base. I will not tell anyone it was an easy process because in no way was it but what I can tell you 100% is that I could not have done it without Smiley Aesthetics. As a nurse they spoke to several of the most important things to me – compliance, legality, and integrity. This guides everything they do and enabled me to feel confident in having them as my support system and resource when I need them. I honestly went into this endeavor thinking I could have myself a side hustle and at the 9-month mark of being an independent injector I had grown a clientele base of 160 clients and had reached $100K in gross sales. My next step was figuring out if I could quit my full-time job and turn my side hustle into my full-time job. I am so appreciative of Carla because she was there to walk me through this decision and help me see what I needed to do to ensure it was a wise decision. Another thing I love is the opportunity for continued education as well as all the knowledge that Mary shares constantly. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding aesthetics to have in your back pocket. Not only that, Mary will never stop encouraging you to train with some of the world’s greatest in aesthetics (not just herself or Smiley only) but she leads by example in taking trainings every year even though she is a trainer herself. Is there a perfect company out there? Absolutely not, and Smiley is no different, but they will do their very best to assist you in whatever way they can and to me that makes them the perfect fit”

Mercedes Hester RN, CEN, CPEN, AMB-BC
The Mercedes of Botox

Meet Penny Helton, ADN, RN, her journey with Smiley Aesthetics began in late summer 2023 when she embarked on a quest to combine her passion for healthcare with her desire for a more flexible and home-based career. Her story is a testament to the transformative power of education, support, and the Smiley community. Discover how Penny’s career flourished with Smiley Aesthetics, and let her journey inspire you.

“My Journey with Smiley Aesthetics started late summer of 2023. I was considering opening my own Aesthetics/Med Spa. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 11 years. I have been in Women’s Health almost my whole career as a Labor and Delivery Nurse as well as working in an Obgyn office. I have always had a passion for women’s health but was looking for something closer to home as well as flexibility. I have always had a desire to be in Aesthetics but was unsure how to transition into that area of nursing. After hearing about Smiley Aesthetics and what they had to offer, it was a no brainer. I had researched the company after signing up and attending another Aesthetics Training and felt I just did not get what I was looking for. I took a chance and reached out to Carla Pierson. I immediately signed up for the Training Class. I was blown away by Smiley’s Training.

Not only was it more hands-on, which was exactly what I wanted, but also met others who were looking for the same things. I was excited for this new chapter. I took my class in the summer of 2023. I have since continued more education through Smiley and have learned so much with this group. After 5 months from starting with Smiley, I have opened my own space in downtown Murfreesboro. I have access to continued education, additional opportunities and constant support from my Smiley Family and peers. The Smiley teams work hard to make sure their injectors are knowledgeable and set up for success. Their teams ensure that their staff is confident in their skills, continues education and is up to date on all aesthetic procedures and policies. I am so glad I made the leap into Aesthetics and am excited to see where this next year takes me.”

Penny Helton ADN, RN
PR Aesthetics

Meet Donna Smailis PA-C, a dedicated member of the Smiley Aesthetics team. Donna’s path to Smiley Aesthetics was marked by a memorable first conversation with Carla, where she initially questioned the company’s legitimacy due to the exceptional support and opportunities offered. After attending her first training session, Donna took a leap of faith and joined as a mobile Injector in October 2022. Over the past year and a half, Donna has witnessed the remarkable growth of Smiley Aesthetics and is thrilled to be part of this dynamic team.

“I have worked as a Pulmonary/Critical Care PA for the past 11 years. I absolutely love my job, but the challenging environment of the Covid ICU in 2020 took a toll on me both mentally and physically. In 2021, I found out I was pregnant and knew the COVID ICU was not the place I needed to be. While on maternity leave, I attended a training course which left me with little hands-on training and no advice for how to pursue a career in aesthetics.

I do not recall how I found Smiley, but I vividly remember my first conversation with Carla. At the time, the company was relatively small, and I admit I had reservations about its legitimacy.

​My brain: how could they be this helpful?! And nice?! And they will offer me a chance to have my own business? (I definitely had my lawyer husband look into it)

After speaking with Carla and experiencing my first training, I took the leap and became a mobile Injector. I have officially been a Smiley injector since October 2022. Witnessing the remarkable growth of the company over the past year and a half has been truly impressive.

I am immensely thankful to be part of the Smiley team, and I’m filled with excitement for the future. This journey has not only provided me with a fulfilling career change but also a supportive and inspiring work environment.

Thank you Courtney, Carla, and Mary for making this transition possible and for creating a space where I can thrive both personally and professionally.”

Donna Smailis PA-C
Smiley Mobile Injector

“Thank you for everything! I love the opportunity that Smiley has made possible for RN “

– Macy N.,TN

“I am so excited to grow with you guys. “

– Meghan K,. GA

“I am thankful for the experience and opportunity to work with Smiley. I am excited to see what the future holds for both myself and Smiley!”

– Marianne T.,TN

Meet an anonymous member of the Smiley Aesthetics family who embarked on an incredible journey into the world of aesthetics with us. Their story is a testament to the exceptional training and unwavering support provided by Smiley Aesthetics. Though they prefer to remain anonymous, their success story shines brightly, reflecting the opportunities and growth that our community offers to aspiring injectors. Thank you, Anonymous, for being an integral part of the Smiley Aesthetics family and for allowing us to be a part of your remarkable journey. Your story inspires us all!

“I embarked on my aesthetics journey with Smiley Aesthetics, starting with Mary’s exceptional training program. The small group setting provided ample opportunities to practice on numerous models, leaving me feeling incredibly confident. Without hesitation, I onboarded with Smiley immediately after completing the training.

The support I received upon starting my business was phenomenal. Within the Smiley community, I could connect with other injectors, discussing treatments and exchanging ideas on effective marketing strategies. This collaborative environment played a crucial role in building a steady clientele. Clients return to me for Botox and Dermal Filler, drawn by the confidence and education instilled in me by Smiley Aesthetics.

I owe the success of my business to the unwavering support and dedication of the Smiley Aesthetics staff. Their commitment has been instrumental in my journey. I continue to attend all the trainings Smiley offers, utilizing every lunch and learn session to keep my skills at their best. Thank you, Smiley, for being the cornerstone of my success!”

Anonymous RN