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Laser Institute Testimonials

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Aesthetician & Career Changers

Tammy Nunnally 1 of 629

I was at a med spa as they were discussing hiring a certified laser technician, and the school that they mentioned who trained the best laser techs was National Laser Institute. So I looked it up. I have been interested in lasers for years and this school had programs that finally made it possible for me. Although thankful to have taken time off to raise my kids, I was ready to get back to work. I love helping others and I'm big on self improvement!  National Laser Institute was an experience I will never forget. I loved the entire staff and instructors. Everyone was super helpful. I met students from all over the world. I actually got a job two days after graduation by just putting myself out there and marketing myself. I contacted my own doctors and dentist. One didn't have room but told another doctor in the building about it, which led to me gaining a job in 2 days!

Kelly Varga Johnson 2 of 629

I just completed the Oct 8th to Oct 22nd course and wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to you and all your staff. I really had a great time and was so impressed with the entire course that I will highly recommend it to everyone. From my administrator (Mark) to my trainers (Sam, Jan, Shana, Laura, Mike, Terry, Terra, Brooke, Shelley, and Monica) to the receptionists, everyone was so friendly and accommodating. What impressed me the most is how everyone truly wants the students to be a success. I was also impressed with how hands on you are as well. Not very often do you see that. Each and every trainer was so personable and let us know that they are there to answer any questions via e-mail if needed. This was also remarkable because it shows their commitment to their students. Everyone was so happy and bubbly and showed how much they enjoyed working in this field and how much respect they had for this school. I also was one of the girls that stayed in the house. I stayed in the master bedroom and enjoyed my stay there. The house was way beyond my expectations! Your motto of “never give up and you will be a success” will stay with me, as I believe them to be true. Once again, thank you.  

Sheena 3 of 629

I attended the 14 day comprehensive course at National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas. The first week we learned anatomy, skin types, laser technology, safety hazards and how all this coincide with each other. The remaining of the days we went straight into clinical and was supervised while taking patients. We did hair removal, tattoo removal, fractional, skin rejuvenation and body contouring amongst other services while using a variety of top of the line lasers that is currently used on the market today. The school was very educational, hands on and is everything you expect to get out of the school. I went back to Hawaii to follow my new path in laser aesthetics and I was offered a position at a laser center in Honolulu 3 and a half weeks later. Now I’m currently working as a full time laser aesthetics technician taking patients in all different services. I love the work I’m doing because it’s not only dealing with modern technology, but it is instant gratification for our patients. I would highly recommend anyone that loves the beauty industry or just needs a career change in their life to attend this school, it’s definitely worth the investment. The team in Dallas, Texas was amazing from instructors to the founder Louis Silberman. If there were any concerns, requests or just more time needed to understand a procedure they were there to find a solution. NLI is the way to go.  

Lisa Pomp 4 of 629

National Laser Institute is the complete package. Positive energy from day one to the very last day. Instructors, who are not only very knowledgeable, but can clearly articulate the information in their own unique way while making it fun! Wide variety of Lasers to use on a diverse clientele giving you real life applications! A current view of what is happening in the marketplace of Medical Aesthetics. You will not go wrong with choosing NLI as your Education Provider!!!

Sheryl Shipp 5 of 629

I recently attended your institute in AZ for the 16 day course. I wish there was an option for a longer course! When the 16 days were done I was NOT ready for it to be over! I was so impressed with everything, all of your instructors and staff were just wonderful! I would like to give a special thanks to you and your staff for such an exhilarating experience.  

Cindy Cullen 6 of 629

I had an amazing learning experience at National Laser Institute and a fabulous time. The education was AAA+ and really exceeded all my expectations. It’s very apparent why National Laser Institute is the nation’s more reputable school for laser training. I graduated from National Laser Institute on March 25th and I am proud to say on my first interview I was hired and will now be working for a beautiful spa doing laser as of April 20th! Yes, that’s right. I got a job in less than 30 days!! Thank you, National Laser Institute!

Paul Kraft 7 of 629

I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but your school changed my life in the summer of 2011. I was finishing esthetics school, making a life change. I then went to the National Laser Institute Dallas campus, I believe I was in the 2nd class there. Once I completed my training, I was hired to run the Laser and Aesthetic Center for a dermatology practice immediately after. Recently, I was recruited to be the director of the Laser Center and MEDspa. I just wanted to thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. You truly did change my life. I continue to send students to NLI, and now more than ever. Hope this finds you well and smiling.  

Leah Butler 8 of 629

When choosing an institution to learn laser aesthetics, there were few truly accredited institutions available. After a lot of research, I chose to travel from Ontario, Canada to Scottsdale, Arizona to attend National Laser Institute. My training at National Laser Institute has empowered me to start my own successful business in cosmetic laser therapy, Leah’s Laser Aesthetics and Spa. I now have confidence in my skills and have developed a reputation in my community as being knowledgeable and honest about treatments options for a variety of skin conditions. While I offer the latest in laser technology to remove hair, treat pigmented lesions, tattoos and scars, my training at the National Laser Institute has enhanced my ability to educate patients on their lifestyle choices and the best treatment modality for their given condition. I also know when to treat and when to advise patients they are not candidates for a given therapy. The education I received at the National Laser Institute helped to make me a local opinion leader on appropriate cosmetic laser treatments, and I have to credit the comprehensive education I received at NLI for this recognition.  

Lisa Harlien, LE, Certified Laser Clinician 9 of 629

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%.

Debbie Smart 10 of 629

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.

Jordyn Suckoll 11 of 629

National Laser Institute is incredible! I chose to attend this school as a complete career change. It is truly the best decision I’ve ever made! I am confident that I will be successful in my career by utilizing the information and techniques that I have learned. It’s an amazing field to get into and National Laser Institute is the place to start!  

Victoria Ferraro 12 of 629

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.

Tamar Gulian 13 of 629

would like to thank National Laser Institute for the life changing experience. This program has exceeded my expectations and I am proud to say that I am certified through NLI! I am a career changer and I have always loved this field, but because of NLI I have a different kind of love for it! All of the instructors had so much patience with their students and were very educated on the subject and the machines we used. It was incredible the amount of knowledge I absorbed in one week. I am truly grateful and can’t wait to start my future in this field.  

Jane Probert from San Antonio, TX 14 of 629

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.

Nancy Ovis 15 of 629

A home run! From day one the experience was great. The learning curve is challenging indeed, but the instructors are great. The National Laser Institute staff are awe-inspiring. They function as a very happy family. As the final days of the course rolled around, I experience personal growth and achievement in this industry that had me sliding into a home run. Wow!  

Stephanie Fox 16 of 629

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!

Lynn Morgan 17 of 629

I am a recent graduate of National Laser Institute and I can say without hesitation my experience there was amazing. I have been an esthetician for 10 years and I was ready for the more medical side of things, and the instructors here were amazing in getting me prepared and confident to go out into the workplace and implementing everything I learned. Not only did I receive a superior education in all area of medical aesthetics, but I felt more confident in myself because of the positive, professional, happy atmosphere that was there. I would recommend this school to anyone!!

Candy Fisher 18 of 629

My experience here was great! I now have the knowledge and confidence to work as a medical laser technician. I love to help people and have compassion for others, so this field is perfect for me, as it allows me to help others feel better about themselves. Giving people the confidence that comes with having beautiful skin makes me feel FULFILLED.  

Sarah Ridley 19 of 629

My time at National Laser Institute was wonderful! 14 days is a long time without breaks and thanks to the instructors, I looked forward to class every day! I would definitely come to school here again. What a great environment! I would love to work here someday.  

Lisa Kieger 20 of 629

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!

Andrea Silvas from Mesa, AZ 21 of 629

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!

Eileen Matteh 22 of 629

I learned so much at this school. Everybody has been so great that I don’t even want to leave. I feel ready and determined to get out there and use the new knowledge I gained here. Thank you all so much!  

Melissa Guerry from Plano, TX 23 of 629

I took the comprehensive laser course at National Laser Institute in May 2009, and I interviewed a week after returning home with several laser centers and received job offers immediately! I accepted a position at a doctor’s office and began working less than a month after graduating. At my interview, I asked if he would like any referrals and his response was “knowing you graduated from National Laser Institute is referral enough for me.” I have had extreme success and am so excited and confident in my new career! A special thanks to everyone at National Laser Institute for the amazing training and continued support following my completion! I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend anyone attend your school. Thanks again!

Laura Atencio 24 of 629

This was an awesome experience here at National Laser Institute. I did a 10-day course and learned so much! All the girls/teachers were so awesome and helpful. I had so much fun!  

Caitlin Arlicino 25 of 629

The trainers were all amazing. They all have their own personalities and made it a great experience. I learned so much from all the lasers we were able to receive hands-on training with. Great school, great instructors, great experience!

Medical Professionals

Michelle Mairer, NP 1 of 154

I am so thankful I chose National Laser Institute. As a family Nurse Practitioner I am starting my own clinic. I have not had any previous experience in this area. I am wanting to offer specialized procedures. Attending National Laser Institute has given me hands-on experience with various equipment, techniques, and provides the opportunity to work with patients. It has truly been an invaluable experience. I am leaving with confidence. I'm so excited and thankful for the opportunity. It gave me confidence in choosing the right products and tools to make my business successful. Thank you!

Denny Joe, RN 2 of 154

I'd like to say that the overall experience was an eye-opener for me specifically as it applies to aesthetic nursing. It’s a totally new frontier that I found extremely interesting and educational. The program’s most rewarding aspect was the ability to perform hands-on clinical skills immediately after the didactic portion using real clientele! But that was easily trumped by the quality of diversified and thoroughly educated/skilled, experienced and friendly instructors I had throughout the entire course. I don’t want to leave out the courteous and helpful front desk staff too! And having Louis personally come to visit and say hello to each one of us was most appreciated. The facility was accommodating to me as a student. The proximity of the Embassy Suite Hotel and discounted rates was very convenient. Nice arrangement. Oh, and I appreciated Jennifer Simpson’s assistance as my admissions counselor during my registration process. Finally, I was very pleased to see the graduates-only library! Now that’s a nice perk!

Amanda deWysocki, RN, BSN, CCRN 3 of 154

I came to National Laser Institute looking for something to supplement my full-time job as an ICU nurse. I never dreamed it would lead me down the path I find myself on now! I had always been interested in the medical aesthetic industry, but as an RN, I really had no idea just how much career potential there was for me. From day one, everyone I came across at National Laser Institute was completely professional, always helpful and clearly at the top of their game. From the delightful front desk staff to the impressive group of handpicked instructors from all over the country, I never doubted that I had chosen the right place to start my new adventure. And an adventure it has been! After finishing my courses at National Laser Institute, I teamed up with a physician and began offering my services to family and friends, starting with BOTOX® injections and soon after doing various types of fillers. The referrals came quickly and the more I practiced, the more skilled I became at injecting. At that point it was still a part time project, but when I decided to move to Southern California, where I currently reside, the opportunities I came upon quickly convinced me to leave the grueling trenches of the ICU for good and pursue aesthetic nursing full time. That was a year ago, and today I am the director of a busy med spa in Los Angeles where I provide all types of laser treatments, injectables, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy and various other skin care and anti-aging procedures. I said goodbye to twelve-hour shifts and hello to a much nicer salary, and I can truly say I love going to work! I am forever indebted to the kind folks at National Laser Institute for giving me the tools, the knowledge, the encouragement and motivation to pursue my dreams. The sky’s the limit!

Janet Loveridgeal 4 of 154

Concise, well-constructed CME class with instructors who are knowledgeable, skilled, and professional and adhere to the industry's highest standards. I would highly recommend this course to any colleague who is interested in esthetics.

Maria Twardek 5 of 154

I'm very grateful to have been apart of this dynamic school. Every instructor I encountered was full of years of knowledge! Thank you--I hope to teach at NLI one day myself.

Jennifer Carden 6 of 154

I came expecting great things and my expectations were more than exceeded! All the staff are so wonderful and gave everything they had mentally, physically, and emotionally for us to succeed in our goals for the future of laser and helping others become "a better you."

Jewel D. Montgomery, MD 7 of 154

Every instructor had a lot of experience to share. I loved their instruction to our individual needs. The didactic portion was excellent and comprehensive. After this course, all you need to do is get to work!

Michelle Hemmen 8 of 154

My experience was extremely informative and so much fun! The instructors were exceptional and very knowledgable. I can say I feel very comfortable with the training I received and appreciate that the instructors were more than willing to explain until I was comfortable with understanding.

Myra Macdougall, RN 9 of 154

I’m a middle-class mom, wife, and nurse. I struggled over my decision to come to National Laser Institute. Would this be the right school for me? Should I take so much time away from my family? In this economy, should I invest this money in my education? From the very first day I arrived at National Laser Institute, all this inner-turmoil dissipated. I knew emotionally and intellectually that I had made the best decision for my family, my husband and my career.

Christina “Krysia” Fenzl, BS, RN, RYT 10 of 154

My experience at the National Laser Institute was both a positive and memorable one. The program was exceptional, cutting edge, and exciting. Our class had knowledgeable and upbeat instructors who were current experts in their given fields. The students in my class came from far and wide, from across the country and all over the world. There are colleagues I met at National Laser Institute who I will definitely keep in touch with long term. While still in training, I began an intensive job search for an R.N. position in laser and injectables. Louis Silberman, the president and CEO of National Laser Institute was supportive and helpful in speaking with potential employers inquiring about me. Even before the end of the training, I had landed my dream job thanks to the excellent learning opportunities from the reputable and elite institution, National Laser Institute. Thank you National Laser Institute for your encouragement, inspiration, opportunity, quality education, and personal touch. I am grateful to you for providing me with the tools needed to create a bright and exciting future for myself in the medical aesthetics industry!

Ivy Jasset, RN 11 of 154

I enjoyed all my classes at National Laser Institute, the faculty is a well put together team who are supportive, intelligent and encouraging who care about their students. They were all willing to give us their contact information if we should have any questions or need assistance. They stand behind their students. Thanks for giving us the best!

Shannon Smith Maxey, MD 12 of 154

The National Laser Institute’s 7-day course was encompassing and informative. The instructors were very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise. The personalized setting provided a good forum for questions and hands-on experience. The intensity of the course prepared to get my practice started. I would absolutely recommend this course to a colleague and a friend.

June Tehan 13 of 154

Awesome laser/fillers class! Made learning fun. Attention to detail and safety!

Alfie Symes, RN 14 of 154

I am so glad I decided to attend National Laser Institute! I feel so ready and excited to start my career as a medical aesthetics RN. I loved the staff and everything I learned. I'm so excited!

Jennifer A. Perry, RN 15 of 154

I had a great experience during the weekend nurse injector course at National Laser Institute. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and shared their favorite tricks of the trade. I met quite a few doctors and nurses who were nice enough to share backgrounds and experiences and made some really great connections. I'm looking forward to putting my training into action!

Priseilla Castellanos 16 of 154

I have learned so much in such a short amount of time of training at NLI. Everyone is welcoming! The atmosphere around us is so pleasant and friendly. The instructors are very well versed in what they are doing and teaching. They make us attendees feel comfortable and ready to learn more!

Sheila Albright 17 of 154

I'm extremely pleased with the staff and instructors. The clinical curriculum surpassed my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with the knowledge and ability to teach and communicate this information in a manner where I could easily understand so quickly! Highly recommend!

Mary Bitita 18 of 154

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 19 of 154

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 20 of 154

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

Harry Froeschke, MD 21 of 154

I feel like I am totally prepared to incorporate BOTOX® and dermal fillers into my practice. The hand on experience with physicians’ instruction was what I was looking for in a course.

Dr. Drew Puraldi 22 of 154

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

Shelly Walt, DPT 23 of 154

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

Dr. Anita M. Milici 24 of 154

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!

Scotty Hermann 25 of 154

I found the hands-on training to be invaluable!