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National Laser Institute Testimonials

Are you interested in attending National Laser Institute for cosmetic laser training or Botox training? Each year, we teach thousands of attendees – from across the country and the world – how to become cosmetic laser techs and cosmetic nurses.

We invite you to browse thousands of raving National Laser Institute reviews and testimonials from graduated students who took our medical aesthetics courses.

From stay-at-home moms to estheticians and physicians to nurses, we have trained countless attendees with varying backgrounds and professions looking to enter the rewarding medical aesthetics field.

We hope you find our student reviews and testimonials helpful as you consider taking the next step in your medical aesthetics career with training from National Laser Institute!

Click on the tabs below to read student success stories.

Aesthetician & Career Changers

Maria Piazza 26 of 1502

The fantastic instructors really made it easy to learn. I recommend NLI to anyone!


Sarah Torepy 27 of 1502

Amazing experience that will change my life forever!


Nancy de la Torre 28 of 1502

Greatest experience ever! I had so much fun and I learned so much. I enjoyed every part of this course. The teachers are awesome. Definitely worth your money!


Shana Minor 29 of 1502

Very nice and understandable. I enjoyed my time here!


Sam Miller 30 of 1502

My experience at National Laser Institute was phenomenal. As a 20 year old who previously attended esthetics school, this was BY FAR the best learning experience. I will never forget all the teachers–you’re amazing!


Lisa Harlien, LE, Certified Laser Clinician 31 of 1502

I am working in a medical spa in Mesa. I receive medical, dental and 401K benefits. We also receive profit sharing quarterly. I make the good money and I am absolutely happy and love my job so much! I can’t believe how well this career turned out for me. I’ve worked hard to get to this salary but fortunately it is something I absolutely love to do so it makes it worth it 100%.

Adriana Delgado 32 of 1502

This has been an amazing experience and encouraged me to go back to school. I want to obtain my nursing degree and come back for the Botox and fillers course. Your instructors are talented, charismatic, and professional. I will definitely recommend this program!


Jennifer Hartly 33 of 1502

As a practicing esthetician, attending NLI has renewed my love for this career! I can’t wait to take these new skills and certification and expand on my services!


Robin Modica 34 of 1502

Great staff! I loved everyone’s positive energy!


Debbie Smart 35 of 1502

In September, 2010 I completed the comprehensive laser training course and chemical peel session. Since, and within only 2 short months, I opened my own laser business here in Akwesasne, Canada. I truly recommend this course to anyone that has self drive to learn, and take advantage of the hands on training at. I am so happy to have made this career change and still apply my past business experience in finance. It is so gratifying to see how my clients are feeling so good about themselves once they have a treatment. My business name is LaserSmart, “Love your Skin” Please extend my appreciation to all the trainers that inspired me to achieve my goals.

Kary Bishop 36 of 1502

This was a wonderful experience! All the instructors and staff were very knowledgable. I learned so much and this information is helping me boost my career and confidence in the skin industry. 


Allison Hardin 37 of 1502

This class was absolutely incredible! Very good at providing the right info for my new career.


Brenda Alvarado 38 of 1502

I really liked the instructors. Their honest opinions in every question I asked let us be hands-on as much as possible. 


Lisa Kieger 39 of 1502

Hi there! I graduated from National Laser Institute in February of 2007. I own my own equipment and work half time as a cosmetologist and half time as a laser technican in White Bear Lake MN. I LOVE my job! I love people and have done hair for 20 years trying to make people feel good about themselves from the inside out. This is the same only tenfold! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks National Laser Institute for rocking my world!

Amanda Brewer 40 of 1502

All the educators were so wonderful. I would recommend this course to all my esthetic friends or anyone looking for something new and different! 


Lobi Christman 41 of 1502

Simply the most fun, thorough, and fun clinic I’ve ever attended! I have all the confidence to go out into the field knowing that NLI is standing behind me!


Victoria Ferraro 42 of 1502

My training at National Laser Institute was great, not just because I was working with top of the line lasers, but with dedicated instructors that LOVED their job! Their passion really rubbed off on me!  I interviewed, I emailed, I called just about everyone in my state. I "planted seeds" so to speak by taking chances & meeting with employers that weren't advertising hiring. By doing so, that's how I landed a job and was hired ON THE SPOT! I don't think neither the employer, nor I could have been so confident in myself if it weren't for me getting the hands on experience with lasers at The National Laser Institute.

Michelle Haynes 43 of 1502

Loved this course! I would recommend it to all my friend. Thank you so much!

Andrea Silvas from Mesa, AZ 44 of 1502

I decided to leave the declining real estate market for a complete career change towards laser and medical aesthetics! In January 2010, I graduated from National Laser Institute’s comprehensive laser course! I really believe “You get what you pay for!” Other laser schools offered me slightly cheaper classes, but attending National Laser Institute’s program was the best decision I ever made! I received exceptional hands-on training with the most elite laser machines and one-on-one time with their expert instructors. I made so many new friends, and the staff encouraged our success the entire way! They even helped me land my dream job at a very reputable med spa in New York City! Thank You National Laser Institute for such a memorable experience!

Jane Probert from San Antonio, TX 45 of 1502

I graduated National Laser Institute in November of 2006. Let me say that my training there opened many doors for me, most importantly, my own. After graduation I put in about 6 months at American Laser Clinic. I was hired the minute I walked in the door. Their own technicians had the maximum 3 days training, so my knowledge and understanding of the industry was superior to even my manager. However, I wanted to get inside the day to day business of laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation and so I worked there to absorb as much as I could.

Early this year, I started the process of buying a used IPL and new Silk Peel. I added these to my esthetics equipment and opened for business in May. I lease a small suite in a building with many hairdressers, manicurists, and other estheticians they have been so supportive, sending me lots of business to get me off to a great start. As we all know the business of laser hair removal and advanced skin treatments are highly competitive. I get calls all day long from price shoppers. But that is ok. I cannot and do not want to compete for the lowest price. My specialty is a full understanding of the physics of light based skin and hair removal treatments and their reactions with the human body. I provide a luxurious and clean environment, and I am there for my clients at the time of the service and after. By the way I have received only 1 call from a client with a concern in 8 months time.

So this is where I stand, I have a little baby laser and advanced skin spa. And like a baby it will have to be nurtured and will need all my attention and creativity to keep it growing. I am proud and happy and I owe this in part to my training at National Laser Institute. I received more than training there–I received a dream.

Gail Arnold 46 of 1502

From my first phone call to NLI to the amazing training by Shana to the clinicals, all the instructors were so upbeat and positive. They treated me as though I were a long time friend! Amazing experience.


Bill Candes 47 of 1502

I highly recommend this course whether you’re a professional or just entering the industry! The course was very informative. 


Robin Durby 48 of 1502

I can’t imagine going into this field without learning NLI skills. Shana is a wealth of knowledge and makes everything fun and exciting!


Stephanie Morse 49 of 1502

What brought me to NLI was the passion for a career in the medical aesthetics industry, but what I received when I left the program was the knowledge of relationships that cannot be replaced.


Stephanie Fox 50 of 1502

One hour after receiving our certificates, Chrissy in admissions called me to let me know that a NY doctor called National Laser Institute and left a message about wanting to hire one of their graduates. I got a job interview with him for that Friday, not even one week after graduating! The day after I got home, I started calling local med spas and salons so that I could check out all of my options. I kept calling, and finally one woman gave me a job interview that SAME DAY. She hired me on the spot. On my way home I stopped at one of the places that said no to me by phone that I was really interested in, and I gave them my resume in person. I ended up walking to the back office for another interview, they showed me the machine they use, I spoke to the owner, and next thing I knew I had another job! Persistence paid off!

Medical Professionals

Dr. Anita M. Milici 26 of 442

My experience at National Laser Institute was amazing. The program was very organized and my clinical instructor was truly an artist. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to become a master injector!

Mary Bitita 27 of 442

I would recommend NLI to all of my friends who want to further their training in laser. Amazing, great experience for me!

Delvis A. Celdran, MD 28 of 442

I have learnt multiple scientific and technical things that will help me be a good consultant physician. I never expected this knowledge to be so important!

Megan Howorth 29 of 442

Great, detailed hands-on training that will be lucrative to my business. The staff was extremely helpful in providing resources.

Dr. Drew Puraldi 30 of 442

The instructors are experts in their field and are very patient as well as flexible.

Shelly Walt, DPT 31 of 442

Enhanced learning in a small setting with educated, gifted teachers. The knowledge made me ready to begin! Really great instruction!

Scotty Hermann 32 of 442

I found the hands-on training to be invaluable!

Donna Single 33 of 442

NLI -- great experience! All instructors were knowledgeable on clinical data, patient care, and overall they were able to answer all my questions.

Jacqueline Kirsah 34 of 442

Misty was an excellent instructor.

Martha Barreto 35 of 442

All the instructors are knowledgeable in what they do. National Laser Institute taught me so much, and the staff is amazing!

Leanna Beaumont 36 of 442

Very good course! It provided me with good coverage to get started safely. The instructors were fantastic and knowledgeable. Great overall!

Eva S. Estes, RN. 37 of 442

The Botox and fillers class offered a lot of hands-on experience. I gained a great deal of confidence in my ability to perform treatments, especially since the instructors are right there to guide and encourage you.

Ronald Kane, MD. 38 of 442

This is the best aesthetics course I’ve taken! No other course has had the amount of hands-on training that National Laser Institute offers!

Caroline Connelly 39 of 442

The 6-day course on laser and injectables was awesome! I learned a lot and the hands-on training with scheduled clients was a great learning experience.

Dr. Arwin M. Valencia, MD 40 of 442

It’s great to meet new people from different walks of life and to establish friendships in a learning atmosphere. The instructors of National Laser Institute are knowledgeable and personable. I learned so much from this course and had a great experience doing so. I will recommend my other doctor friends to take National Laser Institute’s training course.

Christine Vanloon, RN 41 of 442

Great people! Great instructors! Welcoming atmosphere! Thanks to all for laying down the ground work of such an amazing course.

Cindy N. 42 of 442

I really enjoyed the laser training course. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and phenomenal at teaching. I also really enjoyed performing the treatments we learned on real clients as well as other students. I even got some done myself!

Suzanne Sailer 43 of 442

This course was amazing. The instructors were fabulous and so full of energy. I have never laughed so hard and learned so much at the same time. The equipment we trained on was top of the line and we had tons of clients available for training. Great experience!

Melissa Lockhart PhD, APRN 44 of 442

Excellent hands on experience. MD course director as well as all instructors were excellent. Quality written materials, great ROI, conducive learning environment, plenty of hands-on experience. I will be back for additional CME course.

Rianna Martinez 45 of 442

National Laser Institute is a great help for medical professionals, like me, who are interested in medical aesthetics. I’m looking forward to my future career change!

Rahul Malhota, MD 46 of 442

Absolutely enjoyed this program. Knowledgeable and extremely helpful staff. Great environment to learn with excellent didactic lectures and clinical experience!

Pat Donahue 47 of 442

It was a great course! The instructors were great at teaching to all levels. It was great to get hands-on experience on real clients, too!

Krista Taylor, RN 48 of 442

Great experience! It really helped to learn the techniques with lasers. Very informative about contraindications. Really enjoyed my time here!

Mark Campbell 49 of 442

My experience at National Laser Institute was both educational and enjoyable. I feel prepared to use the skills I learned immediately. The instructors were excellent. Great job, NLI!

Promila Banertee 50 of 442

Excellent teachers. I got good clinical and injection tips and learned great patient management skills.