Course Objectives

Upon completing National Laser Institute’s BOTOX®, Dysport™ training course, the participant should show a proficiency in the following course objectives:

      • Recognize the unique characteristics of a cosmetic client.

• Recognize basic theory and areas of treatment.

• Describe the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

• List safety issues and complications and assess indications and contraindications for treatment and proper treatment protocols.

• Acquire the technical skill to perform the injections.

• Develop specific communication techniques to enhance the provider relationship in consultations and treatment settings.

Upon completing the National Laser Institute Dermal Filler Training course, the participant should be able to:

      • Recognize the unique characteristics of a cosmetic client and identify patient selection criteria.

• Describe the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.

• Evaluate the kinds of wrinkles and aging features that can be improved using the various techniques.

• Explain the pros and cons of hyaluronic acid, collagen and other applications, and interpret when to use each of the different fillers.

• List safety issues and complications and assess indications and contraindications for treatment and proper treatment protocols.

• Apply proper preparation for treatments and acquire the technical skill to perform all the injections.

• Evaluate advances in the field and opportunities for practice expansion.

At the end of the training the student should be able to:

      • Restate the basics of laser biophysics including: physics of light, wavelength, laser mechanics, energy concepts, pulsing concepts and impact vs spot size.

• Explain the fundamentals of how a laser interacts with tissue including: tissue heating and heat transfer, absorption, non-linear effects, photochemistry.

• Report on how different types of light based devices interact with the skin in non-surgical procedures.

• Assess, list, and review common hazards, laser safety, and regulations stipulated by national, state and local regulatory agencies.

• Observe and demonstrate competency performing laser and intense pulsed light treatments for hair removal.

• Formulate specific communication techniques to enhance the provider client relationship in consultations and treatment settings.

In addition to the objectives above, the student should have observed and should be able to demonstrate capability in the following treatments:

• Permanent Hair Reduction

• Intense Pulsed Light Skin Rejuvenation

• Fractional 1040 Wrinkle Reduction

• Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

• Vein Reduction

• Tattoo Reduction