Each day, thousands of men and women look for ways to improve their appearance.
Clients with fine lines and wrinkles turn to Botox or dermal fillers, while those looking to eliminate excess body hair turn to cosmetic solutions to remove this hair for good.
In recent year, laser hair removal procedures have advanced, and more clients seek out this light-based treatment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
During medical aesthetics training, you will learn the process for this semi-permanent hair removal option 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.
This cosmetic treatment 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. The hair follicles must be in the growth phase for laser hair removal to be effective.
Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, including the face, legs, underarms, bikini area, back and chest.
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.
Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure for women under the age of 35 and is second only to Botox for women over 35-years-old.
But why is laser hair removal popular? Here are a couple of reasons:
- The procedure can be performed with minimal discomfort, and client satisfaction rates are high.
- The results can last for a while, though in some cases multiple treatments are needed as it does drastically reduce hair growth.
- The laser hair reduction process is extremely fast and can be performed during your lunch break.
- The treatment 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.
- Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body including the face, legs, underarms, bikini area, back and chest.
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 laser training, our knowledgeable instructors – with 7 to 20 years of experience in the field – will teach you the most in-demand cosmetic laser treatments, including:
- Laser hair reduction
- Laser wrinkle reduction
- Laser tattoo removal
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial
- Radio frequency skin tightening
- Non-ablative radio frequency skin resurfacing
- Cellulite and fat reduction
- Nonsurgical body contouring (CoolSculpting)
- 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 have 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 at National Laser Institute, you will feel comfortable and confident to administer a variety of laser treatments in any medical aesthetic setting, including medical spas, physician’s offices and other medical practices.