Aesthetic medicine is a branch of modern medicine that focuses on altering a patient’s cosmetic appearance through a variety of medical grade treatments. As an aesthetic physician assistant at VITRA Aesthetics in Long Island, my job is to help people enhance their natural beauty through a range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. These treatments can include neurotoxin and/or dermal filler injections, and various skin treatments, such as radiofrequency microneedling and broadband light.

So what does a typical day in the life of an aesthetic physician assistant look like? Let me walk you through it!

Morning Routine

I start my day early, arriving at the clinic at around 8 a.m. After checking my schedule for the day, I review my patient files and prepare for my consultations. I ensure that I have all the necessary equipment, supplies, and materials ready for the day.

Patient Consultations

The first part of my day involves patient consultations for skin services. During these consultations, I meet with patients to get a detailed medical history and discuss their aesthetic concerns. Together, we develop a personalized treatment plan. This is an important step, as it allows me to understand their goals and expectations and to create a treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

Many of our patients come to us with concerns about their appearance. This may include fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, or other cosmetic issues. These concerns can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and confidence, and it’s our job to help them find solutions that will help them feel better about themselves.

As we work with our patients to achieve their aesthetic goals, we often see a transformation in their confidence and self-esteem. Patients who were once hesitant to smile or make eye contact because of their appearance become more outgoing and confident as they see the results of their treatments. This transformation is incredibly satisfying and fulfilling. It’s rewarding to see the positive impact that our work can have on our patients’ lives, and it’s one of the reasons why many of us choose to work in this field.

In addition to building personal relationships with our patients, we also work closely with other healthcare professionals—including physicians, nurses, and other support staff. Collaborating with these professionals allows us to provide comprehensive care to our patients and ensures that we can offer the best and safest treatments and outcomes.


After my consultations, I move on to performing treatments. These can include neurotoxin injections, dermal filler injections, RF microneedling, and broadband light therapy. Each treatment requires careful attention to detail and a steady hand to achieve the best possible results. The number of treatments I perform in a day varies depending on the complexity of the treatment and the amount of time required.


I update the patient’s chart with the details of the procedure and any follow-up instructions. I make note of settings, dosage adjustments, supplies used (size of needles, type of cannula, etc.) and technique utilized. This is an essential step in providing quality care and ensuring that patients receive the best possible results with each treatment. I also make sure to emphasize any allergies or past medical history that may impact the procedure.

Continuing Education

I am always striving to improve my skills and knowledge. I spend time each day reading industry publications, attending seminars and conferences, and staying up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field of aesthetic medicine. This helps me stay current with the latest trends and techniques and ensures that I can provide the best possible care to my patients.

End of Day

At the end of the day, I take time to clean and sanitize my equipment, restock my supplies, and prepare for the next day. I also review my schedule and follow up with any patients who require additional care or support.


As an aesthetic physician assistant, my days are busy and filled with a variety of tasks and responsibilities. From patient consultations and treatments to charting and record-keeping, I strive to provide the highest quality care to each of my patients. While the work can be challenging at times, it is incredibly rewarding to help people feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin!

For more information, contact VITRA Aesthetics Clinic by calling 631.662.7880 or sending a message online.

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