If you are looking for a career where you can help others look and feel their best, then it is time to consider the medical aesthetics industry.
This marketplace is on fire and expected to grow exponentially in the years to come. Last year, for example, over 17.5 million cosmetic and minimally invasive procedures were performed, which brought in a whopping $16.7 BILLION.
Clients seek laser treatments because they are non-invasive, dramatically effective alternatives to other more invasive beauty treatments ranging from topical products to plastic surgery.
Here are 10 beauty treatments you can only perform if you are a cosmetic laser technician.
Those who live with freckles, age spots and broken capillaries can find it frustrating to try to cover up these spots with makeup. Photofacials offer a non-invasive, safe and highly effective treatment to chemical-laden spot lightening lotions and potions. Laser technicians can fade unwanted brown and red pigmentation to reveal beautiful spot-free skin using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). IPL targets unwanted pigment in the skin, causing it to rise to the surface of the skin and flake off for up to a week after treatment. Photofacials are quick, virtually pain-free, and have little to no downtime. Typically, between three to five treatments are recommended for the best results.
Skin tightening is one of many beauty treatments you can only perform if you are a laser technician. It uses radiofrequency technology to shrink and tighten the skin with no downtime. The results are instantly visible, which is why it is a popular treatment to receive before big events. Skin tightening rejuvenates aging skin and improves the texture and tone of acne prone skin. Laser technicians can customize the treatment for deeper radiofrequency penetration of the skin. The target area is pre-heated as radiofrequency is drawn deep inside the skin. Clients may need up to three to five treatments to see long-term results.
eMatrix skin rejuvenation is safe for all skin types. It promotes collagen production and provides superior resurfacing with a fraction of the downtime. This treatment uses a revolutionary radiofrequency technology that partially ablates the skin and sends energy deep below the surface layers to stimulate collagen production. Because the procedure is only partially ablating the top layer of skin, collagen is boosted without the downtime of other skin rejuvenation treatments. Within two to three days the skin will become slightly darker, and it will flake off naturally. An immediate improvement in overall texture and tone of the skin is visible once the skin has fully healed. For tightening and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, the best results will be revealed about two to three months post-treatment. For optimal correction, three to six treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart are recommended.
Skin Resurfacing with MicroLaserPeel
One of the most dramatic methods to rejuvenate aging skin is with a MicroLaserPeel. A laser technician can only perform MicroLaserPeel beauty treatments. The Sciton laser is used to resurface the skin to create a wound healing response within the body that triggers skin rejuvenation. Once the skin has healed, there will be immediate improvements in the tone and texture of the skin. A reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, superficial scarring and spots will be visible including tightening of the skin. Depending on the desired outcome, a series of three treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart is recommended.
HALO Hybrid* Fractional Laser beauty treatments offer complete skin rejuvenation. This treatment provides dramatic improvements in overall tone, texture and a significant reduction in fine lines, pore size and discoloration. Laser technicians use this technology to target energy to the deeper layers of the skin. Three treatments spaced about six to eight weeks apart are recommended for optimal results. Improvement in tone and texture will be revealed about a week after the skin has fully healed. However, similar to other resurfacing treatments, the best results will show on the surface of the skin about two to three months after treatment. Only laser technicians can perform the HALO Hybrid* Fractional Laser treatment.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair reduction is known in the medical aesthetic industry as the gateway to laser treatments. Almost everyone has hair they want to get rid of, and only laser technicians can perform laser hair reduction treatments. Laser hair reduction works by first targeting the melanin in the hair. Once the laser identifies the hair, energy and heat are sent to the hair follicle to destroy it. This treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The hair will stop growing completely in some areas, while other areas will take longer to grow and come in thinner and sparser. Typically, six to 10 treatments are needed for optimal results. However, the number of treatments depends on a variety of factors including the amount of hair in the area, skin tone, and frequency of treatments.
Laser Tattoo Removal
The laser tattoo removal industry is thriving. Laser tattoo removal can fade one tattoo to change its appearance, get rid of outdated or poor artwork for good or fade it just enough so a new tattoo can cover up an old one. Laser tattoo removal is a treatment that only a laser technician can perform. This treatment uses a laser to target tattoo ink. It breaks up the ink particles and removes the ink from skin cells. The body’s immune system then distinguishes the ink as foreign matter and eliminates it over time through the lymphatic system.
Body contouring is one of the hottest trending beauty treatments in the world of medical aesthetics. The ideal candidate for body contouring is a client who is at a good weight but has a few areas that aren’t as toned as they’d like despite good diet and exercise habits. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to tone, tighten and contour the skin by freezing the adipose cells to stimulate lymphatic drainage. Only laser technicians can perform body contouring treatments using cryolipolysis technology.
Anyone who has cellulite will tell you; it’s one of the most challenging issues to eliminate. Laser technicians are trained to perform cellulite reduction treatments using bi-polar radiofrequency technology and infrared light energy. Velashape is a non-invasive cosmetic laser treatment that reduces cellulite and fat cells. These beauty treatments gradually eliminate the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite and noticeably reshapes the treated area of the skin. This treatment stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in a localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture. One treatment per week for four weeks is recommended for optimal results.
BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction
For those who suffer from acne, the BBL acne reduction treatment creates life-changing amazing results. You can only perform the BBL acne reduction treatment if you are a laser technician. BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction is a photofacial which uses Broad Band Light (BBL) with the Sciton Jewel machine. The BBL acne reduction treatment destroys acne-causing bacteria as a red light is passed over the skin. Then, unwanted red pigment from the skin is diminished as a blue light is passed over the skin. This treatment is gentle and completely non-invasive. Moreover, the client is comfortable and can relax during the procedure. The BBL Forever Clear Acne Reduction treatment can be done every couple of weeks for clear skin.
Laser Training at National Laser Institute
With over a decade of excellence, our cosmetic laser courses combine classroom education with clinical hands-on training for the ultimate learning experience. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in the training you receive.
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular and students learn some of the most popular cosmetic treatments like laser hair removal, tattoo removal, body contouring, acne reduction and more!
After you graduate, you will have access to our Graduate Services Department, which sends out over 500 job leads per month to our alumni across the country. Previous students have found jobs working at laser & niche clinics, medical spas, physician’s offices, salons, fitness centers and more!