Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is one of the first laser treatments you will learn during cosmetic laser training.
Here are three facts you will learn about photorejuvenation during your training.
Photorejuvenation requires no post-treatment downtime
You will see firsthand during cosmetic laser training that IPL is a relatively gentle skin treatment. It uses a type of light that is absorbed by brown and red pigment in both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin – commonly called the epidermis and the dermis. The surface heat coming off the IPL feels a bit like a sunburn, but top IPL tools feature chilled crystal for cooling and protecting the skin’s surface. When an IPL treatment is done right, these sensations fade within a few hours, and clients can go about their day with no downtime.
Cosmetic laser techs can use IPL to treat a variety of skin conditions after laser training
Students who have completed cosmetic laser training at National Laser Institute have gone on to launch careers in medical spas, plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s offices, spas, gyms or even own their own business. In all of these environments, photorejuvenation technology can be used to treat a variety of skin issues.
When you become a cosmetic laser tech, you can tell clients that IPL is an effective medical aesthetic treatment for reducing melasma, uneven skin texture, broken capillaries, large pores, acne scars and more!
IPL can be used for areas other than the face
Photorejuvenation treatments are commonly referred to as “photofacials,” which is why many clients believe IPL is a face-only treatment. During cosmetic laser training, you will learn that IPL is an effective treatment for problem skin almost anywhere on the body! Common treatment areas include the back, chest, neck, arms and hands.
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
Considering a career as a cosmetic laser tech? At National Laser Institute, we offer medical aesthetics training that can be completed in just 1-2 weeks.
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular among students looking for the ultimate learning experience. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors will teach you the most popular and in-demand laser treatments, including:
- Laser hair removal
- Laser wrinkle reduction
- Body contouring
- Laser tattoo removal
- Skin tightening
- And more!
The first half of the course is spent doing didactic training where you will learn things like facial anatomy, laser biophysics, tissue interaction, and pre- and post-patient care.
The remaining days will be spent doing clinical hands-on training in our educational setting. We have a dedicated team that works around the clock to schedule clients for you to work on in clinicals. During hands-on training, you will watch live demonstrations and get the chance to perform these treatments yourself to gain real-world experience in a medical spa environment.
By the end of the course, you will feel comfortable and confident to administer laser treatments for any skin type in a variety of medical aesthetic setting, including medical spas, doctor’s offices and other medical practices.