If you’re an esthetician, nurse, doctor, or career changer looking to add trending laser technologies to your skill-set, you should consider becoming a laser technician. Laser treatments are non-invasive, dramatically effective alternatives to other more invasive beauty treatments ranging from topical products to plastic surgery. Continue reading for the 10 beauty treatments you can only perform if you’re a laser technician.
Those who live with freckles, age spots, and broken capillaries can find it frustrating to try to cover up these spots with makeup. Photofacials offer a non-invasive, safe, and highly effective treatment to chemical-laden spot lightening lotions and potions. Laser technicians can actually fade unwanted brown and red pigmentation to reveal beautiful spot-free skin using intense pulse of light (IPL). IPL targets unwanted pigment in the skin, causing it to rise to the surface of the skin and flake off for up to a week after treatment. Photofacials are quick, virtually pain-free, and have little to no downtime. Typically between 3-5 treatments are recommended for best results. Freckles are made up of pigment that gets darker when exposed to ultraviolet light. Consequently, avoiding UVA and UVB rays is the key to making the results of Photofacial treatments last.
Skin Tightening is one of many beauty treatments you can only perform if you are a laser technician. It uses radiofrequency technology to shrink and tighten the skin with no downtime. The results are instantly visible, which is why it’s a popular treatment to receive before big events. eLight is a complete facial anti-aging solution. It’s one of the safest treatments available for all skin types. eLight rejuvenates aging skin and also effectively improves the texture and tone of acne prone skin. Laser technicians can customize the treatment for deeper radiofrequency penetration of the skin.The target area is pre-heated as radiofrequency is drawn deep inside the skin. Clients may need up to 3-5 treatments to see longer term results.
3)Skin Rejuvenation with eMatrix
eMatrix Skin Rejuvenation is safe for all skin types, it promotes collagen production, and provides superior resurfacing with a fraction of the downtime. Only a laser technician can perform eMatrix Skin Rejuvenation. This treatment uses a revolutionary radio-frequency technology that partially ablates the skin and sends energy deep below the surface layers to stimulate collagen production. Because the treatment is only partially ablating the top layer of skin, collagen is boosted without the downtime of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Within two to three days the skin will become slightly darker and it will flake off naturally. After the skin has fully healed an immediate improvement in overall texture and tone of the skin is visible. For tightening and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, the best results will be revealed about 2-3 months post treatment. For optimal correction 3-6 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart are recommended.
4)Skin Resurfacing with MicroLaserPeel
One of the most dramatic methods to rejuvenate aging skin is with a Microlaserpeel. Microlaserpeel beauty treatments can only be performed by a laser technician. The Sciton laser is used to resurface the skin to create a wound healing response within the body that triggers skin rejuvenation. Once the skin has healed, there will be immediate improvements in the tone and texture of the skin. A reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, superficial scarring, and spots will be visible including tightening of the skin. Depending on the desired outcome, a series of 3 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart is recommended.
5)Skin Resurfacing with Halo Fractional Hybrid Laser
HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser beauty treatments offer complete skin rejuvenation. This treatment provides dramatic improvements in overall tone, texture and a significant reduction in fine lines, pore size, and discoloration. Laser technicians use this technology to target energy to the deeper layers of the skin. Three treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. An improvement in tone and texture will be be revealed about a week after the skin has fully healed. However, similar to other resurfacing treatments, the best results will show on the surface of the skin about 2-3 months after treatment. Only laser technicians can perform the HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment.
6)Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Reduction is known in the medical aesthetic industry as the gateway to laser treatments. Almost everyone has hair they want to get rid of, and only laser technicians can perform Laser Hair Reduction treatments. Laser Hair Reduction works by first targeting the melanin in the hair. Once the laser identifies the hair, energy and heat are sent to the hair follicle to destroy it. This treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The hair will stop growing completely in some areas, while other areas will take longer to grow and come in thinner and sparser. Typically 6 to 10 treatments are needed for optimal results. However, the number of treatments depend on a variety of factors including: the amount of hair in the area, skin tone, and frequency of treatments.
7)Laser Tattoo Removal
The Laser Tattoo Removal industry is thriving. Laser Tattoo Removal can fade one tattoo to change its appearance, get rid of outdated or poor artwork for good, or fade it just enough so a new tattoo can cover up an old one. Laser Tattoo Removal is a treatment that only a laser technician can perform. This treatment uses a laser to target tattoo ink. It breaks up the ink particles and removes the ink from skin cells. The body’s immune system then distinguishes the ink as foreign matter and eliminates it over time through the lymphatic system.
Body contouring is one of the hottest trending beauty treatments in the world of medical aesthetics. The ideal candidate for body contouring is a client who is at a good weight but has a few areas that aren’t as toned as they’d like despite good diet and exercise habits. Quantashape is an ultrasound device used to tone, tighten and contour the skin by heating the adipose cells to stimulate lymphatic drainage. It’s often compared to a hot-stone massage and is used to achieve beautifully toned results with no downtime. Only laser technicians can perform body contouring treatments using ultrasound technology.
Anyone who has cellulite will tell you, it’s one of the most challenging issues to eliminate. Laser technicians are trained to perform cellulite reduction treatments using bi-polar radiofrequency technology and infrared light energy. Velashape is a non-invasive cosmetic laser treatment that reduces cellulite and fat cells. These beauty treatments gradually eliminate the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite, and noticeably reshapes the treated area of the skin. This treatment stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture. One treatment per week for four weeks is recommended for optimal results.
10)BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction
For those who suffer from acne, the BBL Acne Reduction Treatment creates life-changing amazing results. You can only perform the BBL Acne Reduction treatment if you are a laser technician. BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction is actually a Photofacial which uses Broad Band Light (BBL) with the Sciton Jewel machine. The BBL Acne Reduction Treatment destroys acne-causing bacteria as a red light is passed over the skin. Then, unwanted red pigment from the skin is diminished as a blue light is passed over the skin. This treatment is gentle and completely non-invasive. Moreover, the client is comfortable and can relax during treatment. The BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction treatment can be done every couple of weeks for clear skin.
The 10 beauty treatments you can only perform if you’re a laser technician provide opportunities for dramatic, life changing skin care. What are you waiting for? We invite you to start your career as a laser technician today so you can make a real difference in the lives of your clients. With locations in Scottsdale and Dallas, the National Laser Institute also offers destination training courses in Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Beverly Hills. To learn more about our courses, please call 800.982.6817 or fill out the form on the right.