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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

Antonia "Nia" Luna 151 of 1502

The experience I had at National Laser Institute was great! I learned so much and actually enjoyed the material we had to learn. I loved getting to know everyone and learning from each other. I learned so many things to bring to my future career. It was a life changing opportunity!

Vicky Noll 152 of 1502

The teachers really care about helping with learning, being repetitive if needed, and making the course as simplified as can be with lots of great information. It was a very positive learning experience!


Leslie Smith 153 of 1502

My time here at National Laser Institute was by far the best experience I’ve ever had for school. The instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and they are so warm and liberating! I will recommend National Laser Institute to everyone!


Jennifer Oster 154 of 1502

What a fantastic and intelligent career move! I'm a diamond in the rough when I return to NC!

Theresa Steg 155 of 1502

A year ago, I decided to pursue a new career in medical aesthetics. I researched many schools and absolutely felt that National Laser Institute was the right pick for me. The minute I enrolled, I was contacted and led through the process. It was important to me that I always had a voice on the other end that was able to answer any questions or concerns. The extensive training they offered gave me knowledge, understanding and hands on skills it would take to peruse my new career.

I can say with pride that I have now completed my training with NLI and have to say WOW!!!! What a ride. The moment I walked in on my first day until the day I left National Laser Intitute was top notch. The instructors are knowledgeable, helpful, and patient. I now have the tools I need to become successful in my new journey. Many thanks to NLI and everyone involved!


Ashia Weems 156 of 1502

National Laser Institute has truly prepared me for a rewarding career in cosmetic lasers. The instructors were excellent--very warm, kind, and knowledgeable. This was a great experience!

Courtney S. 157 of 1502

Attending National Laser Institute was one of the best decisions I could have made. The staff and hands-on experience exceeded all my expectations. Immediately after graduation, I felt prepared and confident as I began the interview process. Within one week, I was able to obtain a position as a medical laser technician at local med spa. I am extremely excited to start my career and I could not have done it without National Laser Institute!


Robert Komishane from Glendale, Arizona (Advanced Laser Clinic) 158 of 1502

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your fantastic level of quality education you have been providing for your laser and intense pulse light students at National Laser Institute. Over the course of the last year we have had the good fortune of hiring students from your training facility and their foundation of knowledge performing laser/IPL procedures and safety protocols was exceptional. Our experience with their skill sets and professionalism has been excellent! Your program seems outstanding and I look forward to talking to your future graduates as we grow our business and bring on more laser technicians.


Michelle Miller 159 of 1502

I spent 10 years in the mortgage industry before I decided to pursue a new career in the aesthetics and laser industry. I decided to attend National Laser Institute because of their fantastic reputation and the fact that they offered 2 weeks of extensive training. The experience with NLI instructors helped with my confidence levels when I decided to open my own clinic in 2008. I’ve since evolved to owning my own medical spa that services 1,000 clients per month!

The staff was very knowledgeable, kind, and made the 2 weeks I spent there quite fun and memorable. I met some great people from all over the country as well, and had a wonderful experience. National Laser Institute has definitely played a role in my success today. Thanks NLI!

Trisha Fenner 160 of 1502

Very knowledgeable trainers who are willing to take the time and break things down when needed! Enjoyed my experience here.

Emily Goedtel 161 of 1502

I attended National Laser Institute in February of 2006. Two months after attending, I landed a job in a prominent medical spa. I have been there for almost two years now, and I thank National Laser Institute for helping make that a reality! I don’t think it would have been possible to secure a job in a medical setting without the professional training of National Laser Institute on my resume. I am so grateful for the training and recommend National Laser Institute to anyone in the field! Thanks National Laser Institute and staff!


Whitney Moon 162 of 1502

I really believe this experience has been life-altering for me. I was concerned about the cost, but it was worth EVERY penny. I got called for three different job interviews solely because National Laser Institute was on my resume, even before I graduated! The hands-on experience with such a wide variety of machines made me confident that I can excel anywhere I work. The combined experience of the instructors was invaluable to me. I am leaving this program inspired and ready to embark on my career!


Kristen Marino 163 of 1502

I had the most amazing time at National Laser Institute. The instructors were amazing–nothing less than phenomenal. I never thought I could learn so much and be comfortable firing a laser in such a short amount of time. I cannot wait to return to Dallas just to visit all the girls. This was the greatest experience for myself and greatest choice for my career! Everyone was just so helpful and encouraging. It was a lot of great information, and I came home feeling extremely accomplished. If there are any more classes I can take from National Laser Institute, I definitely will be signing up!

Marissa Dickerson 164 of 1502

I enjoyed coming to this school. I loved every minute of it. I learned way more than I thought I would! I am so excited for my future because of everything I have been able to learn here. All the staff was amazing and made everyone feel welcome. They were all confident in what they were doing and teaching. Amazing experience!

Wendy Sears 165 of 1502

I am 48 years old and set in my ways, but I needed a change and decided to try laser school. I came to National Laser Institute and fell in love with everything–teachers, staff, equipment, education, way of life! I’m SO excited to start my life over, and I can do that thanks to National Laser Institute.


Ashley Lang 166 of 1502

I really enjoyed the class for so many different reasons! Excellent.

Jordyn Combs 167 of 1502

I feel that the last two weeks have been so helpful and inspirational for my future. I can’t wait to go out and start my career as a laser technician!


Mary Jo Sanchez 168 of 1502

It was a great experience. The staff are all so helpful, full of energy, passionate, dedicated, and very professional.


Susana Acevedo 169 of 1502

Great foundation and learning experience!

Berenice Pule 170 of 1502

Thank you for all your help and dedication! You all have an outstanding team at National Laser!! I had a great experience and realized that my esthetics career has more possibilities with my laser technician certification. I will continue to refer people over to you NLI!


Paulette Gunter 171 of 1502

I absolutely cannot say enough about my experience at National Laser Institute. The instructors were so knowledgable and very clear in their instruction. I am so happy to have attended! I will be a walking advertisement for NLI!


Anna Tran 172 of 1502

I want to let you know how much I LOVE National Laser Institute! I have attended MANY professional seminars and events and I have to say NLI is top-notch! The school is operated in such a professional and positive way. I am so impressed with the organization! I have to say Louis does such an excellent job in training as well as all the staff. All instructors are so dedicated and passionate with their teachings. I have learned so much from Shana, Samantha, and Hilary. Ms. Samantha P. is my favorite!!! I adore her!!! During one of the didactic/clinical days, she poured her heart out trying to help us understand the correlations of wavelengths to targets and the important of the laser speed to really tackle the targets of finer hair or darker skin hair. After 10 days of learning, I thought that I had understood and grasped the concepts until when she really grilled us. That was just awesome! Also, Jodi is super nice and helpful! I am so fascinated with the passion that came from each individual instructor, which always brought me back to the thoughts of “how does Louis do that?” He is a genius!

If I didn’t have difficulties leaving my kids at home, I would love to visit NLI as often as I can. I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Thank you again for the opportunities, may our paths cross again.

Shelly Wallace 173 of 1502

Awesome school! The instructors are very thorough on all the information. I can’t believe I learned all this in just 16 days. I’m definitely ready to go work!


Lisa Stevens 174 of 1502

I learned so much and feel ready to go out and get a career in this field after only 7 days of training! The instructors are so confident and made it so fun!


Mary Jo Krugh 175 of 1502

I feel so confident about getting out in the work force! Awesome stuff!


Medical Professionals

Mutsi Holiman 151 of 442

The experience I had with my classmates, who were all around great nurses, was priceless. Your wonderful and professional instructors took my experience to another level! I did not just gain the knowledge of laser biophysics, but the friends and the team of support I feel I can count on moving forward. I feel ready to start my business in this field, and I look forward to going back to National Laser Institute for more training in the future!

Debbie Smith 152 of 442

I’m so excited about the amazing skills I’ve learned from National Laser Institute. I’m looking forward to opening a medical spa in my local, independent pharmacy! Offering Botox and fillers will give added value to our bioidentical hormone customers.


Nona Waxman 153 of 442

As a medical professional, I enjoyed every minute of this course. From the initial contact with my admission’s advisor, Julie, and her expertise sold me on coming to National Laser Institute. I drove from Houston to Dallas to attend school here—I was committed! Everyone here is professional and knowledgeable. The knowledge and ethics presented by the instructors was very refreshing. I plan on attending future classes with NLI. Thanks so much, it’s been a pleasure!

Heidi Kanderbeck 154 of 442

NLI is amazing! I’ve been an MD for 20+ years and was so impressed with the expertise and professionalism that all the staff and instructors showed. They are truly masters in the field. I aspire to be as good as any of them one day!


Dawn Elwell 155 of 442

My experience at NLI Dallas was superb! I really felt as if the entire team was dedicated to me – always eager to go the extra mile ensuring training that prepared me to provide safe, effective and exceptional treatments. I am grateful for the experience and wish a sincere THANKS to the entire NLI team!

Pam Crouse 156 of 442

I had an amazing experience at NLI!! I only completed the 40 hour LHR didactic portion but I cannot wait to come back for the clinical portion!! I am also planning on completing some of the add on courses if possible!! I would definitely recommend NLI to anyone interested in this field!!!! The instructors make it fun and exciting to learn! Thank you all for the knowledge and fun 

Lydia Tanton 157 of 442

This class was awesome! It was very informative and taught by great teachers. I learned so much these past two weeks and am very pleased that I received the opportunity to have National Laser Institute for my schooling. This school is a blessing for me! I recommend it to anyone interested in medical aesthetics.

Monica Klumper 158 of 442

I absolutely loved my experience at National Laser Institute. I found that the combination of lecture and clinical made the experience most beneficial. The staff were all very welcoming, helpful, and most impressively, were very knowledgeable. As a hands-on learner, the clinical experience was an outstanding learning tool for me. It gave me the confidence that I needed for my everyday practice. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the exciting and motivational lecture about marketing. It had me on the edge of my seat wanting to learn more! Two big thumbs up for the NLI Botox and dermal filler injectables program and to all of the incredible staff. I would love to come back for further training in the future. Thank you!

Masoumeh Abedini, RN 159 of 442

I am a nurse, I but was always depressed because I didn’t like my job. I took your 10-day course and afterward, I found a nice job in Chicago! I am running 3 locations, customers are very satisfied with me, and more importantly, I am enjoying what I do and am happy! Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Shanna Empie 160 of 442

National Laser Institute is a wonderful school! I learned so much while attending. The staff was amazing, and I was so pleased that they let you try out all the modalities. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who’s interested in medical aesthetics!

Diana Jones, RN, MSN, FNP 161 of 442

I’m a nurse practitioner and recently completed the 10-day course at National Laser Institute. I am very pleased with the course and the information I was able to take home with me. I’m very excited and feel comfortable pursuing a career in medical aesthetics. I am working toward moving in that direction now.

Your staff was awesome—very friendly and knowledgeable. Your front desk was just as nice and helpful as the instructors. Every class was a great experience. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would give your school 5 stars! I felt it was worth every dollar I spent. Thank you so much!

Shianna Peters, RN 162 of 442

After attending National Laser Institute, I am so excited to add laser certification to my resume and incorporate this amazing knowledge into my career as an RN. My options are endless and I couldn’t be more excited for my future career!

Marisa Amechi, RN 163 of 442

I felt my time at National Laser Institute was well worth the price and the experience. I was surprised I was able to inject on so many patients! I chose your program because of the good reviews and everything that the price included. I injected my first patient with Botox a week later and I didn’t hesitate. I felt very confident! Thank you for following up. I’m looking forward to coming to an advanced course if you ever come to Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Bartram, RN 164 of 442

I feel I have learned a lot. I’m so excited to enter into this area of cosmetics. This will start a new chapter in my nursing career. I would love to someday have a medical spa of my own. I will definitely tell my friends about this school and phenomenal experience!

William Voive, RN 165 of 442

As a paramedic of over 28 years and RN of 5 years, I can confidently say that this is a great choice for a career change. I learned a great deal of information. The staff is very friendly and always interested in your education. This will help increase my career choice and freedom in moving to the USA and receiving employment.

Lisa Watterns 166 of 442

This was a wonderful week of training. I felt very confident in the knowledge and experience with all my trainers and instructors!

Tondra Robinson, RN 167 of 442

As a RN for nearly 20 years, I highly recommend National Laser Institute for any medical professional who is considering adding laser services or injectables to their practice. The instructors were very professional, knowledgeable, and informative about equipment use, current trends, and readily shared their experience. It’s 100% worth the time and money to get the NLI experience!

Elisa Eileres 168 of 442

I was so pleased with the education I received at this school. Every day was fun, exciting, and the instructors really want you to succeed. I would recommend this school to any nurse looking to make a career change.

Charisma Ebling 169 of 442

I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for bringing such an amazing school to Dallas area! I enjoyed every moment I have spent at National Laser Institute! I did my laser class in June 2014, and my Botox/filler class in July 2014. I applied for a position that came to me from National Laser graduate services and got a call back that day! After a week of interviews, I am starting this week as a full time cosmetic nurse injector! I couldn’t feel more accomplished!! I been wanting to enter this career field and been going through rough times the last two years, so the school couldn’t have presented to me at a better time!!! Definitely is going to be a big life change for me and my 16 month old, and I couldn’t be any happier! The staff, and teachers are amazing! I even sneak back for treatments so I can see them! LOVE NATIONAL LASER INSTITUTE!!! Maybe one day, after I get my experience in the filed, I can lend my time to educate at the school. Thanks again for a wonderful program!!

Lynda K. Lehr, RN 170 of 442

I had a great experience in Chicago with my classes in laser and fillers. I really liked all of the instructors, especially Sandra from Dallas. She was a wonderful instructor in laser and I felt as though I had known her all my life! She was very patient and very knowledgeable and made me feel at ease.

Jan was great with teaching us in regards to Botox and fillers. She was very patient with all of us and she made her class come alive. She never made anyone feel as though they were below her—she made sure you were involved in the entire process!

I am a midnight nurse and I am usually going to bed at the time I was getting up for class, but the class was involved and kept me moving and I found myself completely engaged with the material being provided! Now I just have to put it all together as so I can get started with my career.

It is reassuring to know if you have any questions that you can call National Laser Institute and they will be there for you! Thank you so much again, NLI!


Gloria Phillips, RN 171 of 442

I have been home now for 10 days and my training seems so long ago, yet also like it was just yesterday. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my 7 days at National Laser Institute. Your instructors are personable, knowledgeable, open to questions, and very entertaining. I felt my days at NLI were a great networking experience. My class was full of interesting students with extremely varied backgrounds and education levels. I have already contacted several since home to “pick” their brains about their particular expertise. I have also contacted instructors with a few questions and they have been great at responding with succinct pertinent answers. If I need any further training, I will definitely look to NLI for my education.

Melanie, RN 172 of 442

My name is Melanie and I am an RN from Michigan. I have been a nurse for approximately 20 years and have become rather disenchanted with the direction that health care has taken. I saw the ad for the National Laser Institute and thought I would explore further.

From the first telephone call that I made, the advisor was very professional and helpful right down to offering hotels in the area that would provide transportation during my experience. Once I arrived in Scottsdale, all went like clockwork from the moment I stepped off of the plane. The staff at National Laser are awesome, helpful, patient galore, while providing a conducive learning environment, even providing marketing strategies! Words cannot express my complete and total gratitude! I would encourage anyone considering this journey to take a leap of faith and give the National Laser Institute a whir!

Upon my return home I am currently in the process of opening a wellness center and Spa La La offering classes in wellness, reflexology sessions, aroma touch, massage, manicures, pedicures, photofacials, tattoo / hair removal and while you are relaxing at our location enjoy a green bubble tea!

Thank you Louis Silberman and the staff at National Laser Institute!

Kim Dowling, RN 173 of 442

At National Laser institute I was happy to learn on my first day of injectables training that I would have an opportunity to complete hands-on skills immediately following the lecture curriculum. The sweet and friendly staff greeted me at the door to check me in, and the instructors wasted no time in getting started. The curriculum is to the point but thorough. After a few hours of lecture, we had a break and then broke up into smaller groups of 3-5. We had new patients waiting for us to practice our skills every 30 minutes. I was surprised to see how many new patients we would have an opportunity to practice our skills on. This hands-on learning is essential to learning your new skills fast! The program is designed to help you become an invaluable asset to your clients. The emphasis on safety and skill taught me techniques and procedures for injectables that have helped me in my business. I am now the proud owner of my own medical aesthetics office located in Scottsdale, Kumi Health. I’m obsessed with my career and I only wish everyone could have this much joy about their job every day. I would highly recommend anyone interested in learning more about medical aesthetics to attend National Laser Institute. Hands down, I wouldn’t send them anywhere else.

Rosalie H. 174 of 442

This was the best 10-day experience! I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m from North Carolina and was wanting to make a career change to a RN/esthetician. Clients were so happy when we were performing treatments on them. The staff made the experience—they’re all so happy to be at work!

Krista Wood, RN 175 of 442

Loved the hands-on portion! Great experience to get me started in my practice