Each day, thousands of men and women are looking for ways to improve their appearance.
Individuals with fine lines and wrinkles turn to Botox or dermal fillers, while those looking to eliminate excessive hair (or even normal hair) are looking for cosmetic solutions to get these removed completely.
Laser hair removal procedures have advanced in recent years that more and more clients are seeking this light-based treatment on a daily basis.
During medical aesthetics training, you will learn the reasons why laser hair removal is popular, in addition to how to administer this light-based treatment.
How Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Work?
The process for laser hair removal is simple:
- A concentrated beam of light is aimed at the hair and
- The light is absorbed by the pigment
- That damages the hair follicle enough to stop future growth.
Laser hair removal works by destroying the root of the hair follicle, which contains a component called melanin. The melanin is responsible for giving the hair its color. When exposed to a laser, the melanin absorbs the photons present in laser light, which results in the breakdown of the melanin and the hair follicle.
While the results differ from person to person, lasers can remove hair for anywhere from several months to years.
As a laser tech, it is important to keep in mind that this cosmetic procedure is not permanent. Hair grows in different cycles, which means the follicles need to be caught in the growth phase for laser hair removal to be effective.
Why is Laser Hair Removal Popular?
In 2016, over 1.1 million laser hair removal treatments were performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This was part of the $16 billion spent on medical aesthetic treatments.
But why are laser hair removal procedures so popular? Here are a couple of reasons:
- One of the reasons laser hair removal remains popular is the procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort and client satisfaction rates are high.
- The results from this light-based treatment can last for a while, though in some cases multiple treatments are needed.
- The laser hair removal process is extremely fast and can even be performed during your lunch break.
- Laser hair removal is affordable, and given the results the procedure has, it is no surprise that it is still one of the most sought-after treatments by men and women.
Medical Aesthetics Training at National Laser Institute
At National Laser Institute, we offer a variety of medical aesthetic courses that can be completed in just 1-2 weeks! Each year, we teach thousands of estheticians and medical professionals how to become cosmetic laser techs.
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular. During the course, our knowledgeable instructors – with 7 to 20 years of experience in the field – will teach you the most in-demand laser treatments, including laser hair removal, laser wrinkle reduction, tattoo removal and more!
The first half of the course is spent in the classroom where you will learn things like facial anatomy, tissue interaction, and pre- and post-patient care.
The second half of the course 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.
During hands-on training, you will watch live demonstrations and get the chance to perform these treatments yourself in order to gain real world experience in a medical spa environment.
By the end of laser training you will feel comfortable and confident to administer a variety of laser treatments in any medical aesthetic setting, including medical spas, doctor’s offices and other medical practices.