We recently caught up with Crystal Disheroon, one of our wonderful instructors at National Laser Institute!
She told us about her favorite part of the job, how she got into the medical aesthetics field and advice she would give to students considering a total career change as a cosmetic laser tech.
Read on to see what she had to say!
NLI: How did you get started in cosmetic lasers?
CD: I had cystic acne as a child. I was told at a very young age, by my dermatologist, I would always have flawed skin. That kind of news at age 14 felt like a death sentence! I felt hopeless. I did not want that to be the first impression someone had of me for a lifetime.
I decided to go to an aesthetic school to learn how to take care of my skin internally and externally and control my breakouts. It took a few years, but once I did, I had some textural issues, and that’s what drew me to the cosmetic laser industry. Selfishly, I wanted to fix my flaws, and since then that’s what continues to spark my passion for helping others.
NLI: What’s your favorite part of the job?
CD: My favorite part of my job is enhancing someone’s beauty or transforming the flaws they see into the beauty I know exists. This gives them the confidence they need to tackle the world. I love being a part of that process with them.
NLI: What do you find most exciting to teach?
CD: The most exciting treatments I teach are laser resurfacing and photofacials. At National Laser Institute we have the leading, most influential technology. Currently, we offer Sciton’s Halo, the first hybrid technology to hit the industry.
The Halo is used to treat pigmentation, pores, wrinkles, acne scars, dullness for all skin types and color. It can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. It delivers these results in a few treatments with only social downtime.
Sciton’s BBL technology uses light therapy to effectively treat signs of aging such as sun damage, facial veins, acne and sagging. It can also be used to combat wrinkles, rosacea and unwanted hair. It can be used on all areas of the face and body. BBL will give you a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
NLI: Which types of attendees do you find to be the most successful in the field?
CD: The most successful cosmetic laser technicians are the ones who are passionate about people and the industry. They take pride in what they do, continue to educate themselves on what’s new or changing in the field and strive to succeed in reaching their client’s goals, while still setting reasonable expectations with their client.
Clients seek a provider whom they trust with their most intimate concerns. They take a huge leap of faith in our abilities to help change what they perceive as flaws, and we must take that seriously. Clients also love someone they can bond with. Don’t ever forget to let your uniqueness shine! Clients love that!
NLI: What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering a career as a cosmetic laser tech?
CD: The advice I would give to someone considering changing their field and become a cosmetic laser technician is: Believe in yourself and the abilities you have to change your life for the better.
I love what I do so I don’t consider it “work,” I consider it my passion. If you want a career that is successful, exciting, ever-changing this it. Invest in you and your happiness.