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Comprehensive Laser (2-Week)

Comprehensive Course Overview Why Become a Laser Technician? Why National Laser Institute?
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Comprehensive Laser Course Overview

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Our Comprehensive Laser course is the most popular and sought-after program. It encompasses a wide range of treatments and equipment for the ultimate learning experience! Ideal for those who want to become a Cosmetic Laser Technician, this course will teach you the medical aesthetics industry’s most in-demand cosmetic laser treatments to treat multiple skincare needs.

This 2-week course here at National Laser Institute is jam-packed with in-depth information and hours of hands-on training within a medical spa environment to prepare you to practice safe and effective techniques with your future clients! You will learn non-ablative technologies such as laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, CoolSculpting body contouring, and so much more.

Students who complete this cosmetic laser training are prepared to work with cosmetic lasers in any type of medical aesthetics setting, including medical spas, dermatologist’s offices and plastic surgeon’s offices.

Your tuition includes a course manual that consists of written materials and marketing tools, including examples of history and consent forms, and a certificate of training upon course completion. We also provide you with access to our online medical aesthetics library, which has thousands of resources, including instructional videos, clinical studies and more.

Classroom (Didactic) Education

The first five days of this cosmetic laser training course are spent in the classroom where you will learn from experienced and professional expert instructors with seven to 20 years of experience in the field. They will provide you with a comprehensive overview of how cosmetic lasers work, pre- and post-treatment care, and the latest cosmetic laser techniques. You will also explore topics such as:

  • Treating different skin conditions and types
  • Evaluating skin types using the Fitzpatrick scale
  • Skin physiology and tissue interactions
  • How to perform the consultation process
  • Laser settings and functionalities

You will also receive Laser Safety Officer training. Almost all offices nationwide require one individual on their staff to be a Laser Safety Officer (LSO). Each facility is mandated to have an LSO, which may be a physician, nurse or Cosmetic Laser Technician, specially trained in laser safety regulations and hazard controls. An LSO will post warning signs and follow the laser safety protocols to ensure a hazard-free working environment. The LSO checks all of the devices before use and keeps a log of regular maintenance.

These classroom lectures will not only help you understand the basics of various cosmetic laser treatments but will also prepare you for hands-on clinical training in an educational environment where you will apply the new skills you learned.

Hands-On Training

The remaining days of our Comprehensive Laser course cover hands-on training within an educational environment where you will treat clients to gain real-world experience. While other medical aesthetics schools have students practice on vegetables, National Laser Institute is the only medical aesthetics school that spends millions of dollars each year to book and schedule paying clients for you to work on.

We like to keep our classroom sizes small to ensure that you will receive the most from your educational experience. You will be placed into small, intimate groups as you watch comprehensive laser demonstrations and perform treatments yourself while receiving guidance from your instructor.

Clinicals provide you with the opportunity to treat real clients from start to finish. This includes coming up with a treatment plan to meet your client’s skin care wants and desires. At the end of our Comprehensive Laser course, students will be prepared to confidently provide these treatments to their own clientele in a safe, professional and efficient manner:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial
  • Laser spider vein reduction
  • Laser acne treatments
  • CoolSculpting body contouring
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Radiofrequency (RF) skin tightening
  • Laser wrinkle reduction
  • Laser skin tightening
  • Laser tattoo removal

In addition to treating paying clients, you will have the opportunity to receive these anti-aging services. We believe it’s important to have the procedure yourself to truly understand what your clients will experience!

Why Become a Laser Technician?

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Over the past decade, the medical aesthetics industry has grown into a multi-billion-dollar marketplace as millions of people seek out nonsurgical laser services. Laser hair removal was one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed last year. Clients seek this procedure because it’s quick and painless, and they can go back to their daily routine immediately following a laser hair removal treatment.

If you’re looking to become a Cosmetic Laser Technician, now is the time to seek cosmetic laser training. As new treatment modalities and advanced technologies emerge, businesses need well trained and competent skin care specialists to deliver these services. In this booming and ever-changing industry, the career possibilities are endless, which allows you to take your skills to medical spas, laser clinics, physician’s offices and fitness centers!

The more well-rounded you are in your new skill set, the more attractive you are in the marketplace. While laser hair removal is the most sought-after procedure, if your prospective employer knows you are proficient in photofacials, tattoo removal and other anti-aging services, you are a far more valuable employee. Estheticians, especially, enjoy the increased earning potential as a Cosmetic Laser Technician. For example, the average facial is $75, yet the average photofacial is $300 – this means four times more money!

Comprehensive Laser Course Agenda

Here is a sample course schedule as to what you would be learning each day!*

Arizona Comprehensive Schedule

Sample Course Schedule
16 Day AZ COMP

TOPIC/DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

Comp Didactic

Day 1

9:00am – 6:00pm Welcome – Hair and Skin

Comp Didactic

Day 2

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser BioPhysics

Comp Didactic

Day 3

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser Safety, Intense Pulsed Light

Comp Didactic

Day 4

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comp Didactic

Day 5

9:00am – 6:00pm CPR, Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comprehensive Laser Clinical Hands-On *

Day 6 – Day 15

9:00am – 10:00am Didactic Education
* Laser Clinical includes modalities such as: Laser Hair Reduction, Photofacial, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction & CoolSculpting Body Contouring. 10:00am – 1:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On

Medical Aesthetics Rotations*

Day 16

9:00am – 1:00pm Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
5:00pm – 6:00pm Comprehensive Graduation Ceremony

TOPIC/DATE

TIME/ACTIVITY

Comp Didactic

Day 1

9:00am – 6:00pm
Welcome – Hair and Skin

Comp Didactic

Day 2

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser BioPhysics

Comp Didactic

Day 3

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser Safety, Intense Pulsed Light

Comp Didactic

Day 4

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comp Didactic

Day 5

9:00am – 6:00pm
CPR, Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comprehensive Laser Clinical Hands-On *

Day 6 – Day 15
* Laser Clinical includes modalities such as: Laser Hair Reduction, Photofacial, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction & CoolSculpting Body Contouring.

9:00am – 10:00am
Didactic Education
10:00am – 1:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On

Medical Aesthetics Rotations*

Day 16

9:00am – 1:00pm
Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Comprehensive Graduation Ceremony

Texas Comprehensive Schedule

Sample Course Schedule
16 Day TX COMP

TOPIC/DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

Comp Didactic

Day 1

9:00am – 6:00pm Welcome – Hair and Skin

Comp Didactic

Day 2

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser BioPhysics

Comp Didactic

Day 3

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser Safety, Intense Pulsed Light

Comp Didactic

Day 4

9:00am – 6:00pm Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comp Didactic

Day 5

9:00am – 6:00pm CPR, Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comprehensive Laser Clinical Hands-On *

Day 6 – Day 13

9:00am – 10:00am Didactic Education
* Laser Clinical includes modalities such as: Laser Hair Reduction, Photofacial, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction & CoolSculpting Body Contouring. 10:00am – 1:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On

Medical Aesthetics Rotations*

Day 14

9:00am – 1:00pm Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
5:00pm – 6:00pm Comprehensive Graduation Ceremony

Laser Hair Reduction Add-On Day

Day 15

9:00am – 1:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On

Laser Hair Reduction Add-On Day

Day 16

9:00am – 1:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm Laser Clinical Hands-On

TOPIC/DATE

TIME/ACTIVITY

Comp Didactic

Day 1

9:00am – 6:00pm
Welcome – Hair and Skin

Comp Didactic

Day 2

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser BioPhysics

Comp Didactic

Day 3

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser Safety, Intense Pulsed Light

Comp Didactic

Day 4

9:00am – 6:00pm
Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comp Didactic

Day 5

9:00am – 6:00pm
CPR, Laser & Treatment Didactic Education

Comprehensive Laser Clinical Hands-On *

Day 6 – Day 13
* Laser Clinical includes modalities such as: Laser Hair Reduction, Photofacial, Radio Frequency Skin Tightening, Tattoo Removal, Radio Frequency Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction & CoolSculpting Body Contouring.

9:00am – 10:00am
Didactic Education
10:00am – 1:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On

Medical Aesthetics Rotations*

Day 14

9:00am – 1:00pm
Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Medical Aesthetics Clinical Hands-On
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Comprehensive Graduation Ceremony

Laser Hair Reduction Add-On Day

Day 15

9:00am – 1:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On

Laser Hair Reduction Add-On Day

Day 16

9:00am – 1:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch Break
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Laser Clinical Hands-On

* Classes are subject to change without notice.

Career Advancement

Our Comprehensive Laser course includes a Marketing Seminar presented by National Laser Institute CEO, Louis Silberman, a nationally recognized marketer who has been featured in numerous skin care publications, including Skin Inc.Les Nouvelles Esthétiques & Spa and Dermascope. During this special marketing session, you will gain the tools to market yourself to potential employers or open your own businesses and start attracting clientele!

We also offer graduates access to our online medical aesthetics library, a resource for those who want to expand their knowledge. Our comprehensive online library includes clinical studies, informative videos, treatment information, career tools, medical aesthetics news, marketing materials and so much more.

After you graduate, you will have access to our Graduate Services Department, which sends out over 500 job leads a month to our alumni! National Laser Institute graduates have gone on to find rewarding careers working in laser & niche clinics, medical spas, physician’s offices, salons, fitness centers and more!

Course Objectives

By the end of our 2-week Comprehensive Laser course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the unique characteristics of a cosmetic client
  • Understand the fundamentals of how a laser interacts with skin tissue
  • Explain how different types of light-based devices interact with the skin in nonsurgical procedures
  • Identify safety issues and complications as well as recognize contraindications for various cosmetic laser treatments
  • Determine which types of laser treatments will create the desired results for your clients
  • Understand the hazards associated with cosmetic lasers and how to avoid them
  • Demonstrate proper technique and safe operation of laser and pulsed light devices
  • Explain the benefits, expectations and results associated with several laser devices


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Laser Training Testimonials

With over 15 years of excellence, the National Laser Institute is the leading medical aesthetics school in the nation! Each year, we train thousands of cosmetologists, estheticians and complete career changers on how to become Cosmetic Laser Technicians. Read what our graduates have to say about their experience with us below!

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NLI Student Success Stories

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!

Cindy Cullen

I received my education from National Laser Institute and I wanted to let you guys know that I now have a job at a cosmetic laser center in my home town. I started working there last year in August. It has been a wonderful experience and I LOVE my job. My boss has been impressed with my general knowledge and competency with the lasers. I owe that to National Laser Institute. When people ask me where I went to school for this, I’m always proud to say National Laser Institute. It was such a memorable experience. Now, I am making more money than I thought possible as a new aesthetician. I want to thank you and all the staff at The National Laser Institute for helping me with that.

Lacy Randall

Thank you for the amazing experience I gained at National Laser Institute! It has been a YEAR since completing my studies and while at National Laser Institute, I not only gained a wealth of knowledge in my chosen laser career but also gained lifelong friends! With the knowledge gained at National Laser Institute I was able to secure a laser specialist position at a top notch upscale med spa. There I excelled and went on to now manage an upcoming med spa and from all of the knowledge in lasers, marketing and more I am proud to say we are surpassing our greatest expectations! National Laser Institute gave me the opportunities to be able to do what I love every day! Thank you so much!

Heather B.

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