Many people are familiar with estheticians and cosmetologists but in the last decade, cosmetic laser technicians have been popping up in the anti-aging/skincare scene to provide services that promote longevity to the skin. These services include laser hair reduction, IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency skin tightening, laser tattoo removal, acne reduction, and much more. These are treatments that can be offered alongside other spa and esthetic services!
Many people are familiar with estheticians and cosmetologists but in the last decade, cosmetic laser technicians have been popping up in the anti-aging/skincare scene. Laser technicians are certified to perform nonsurgical cosmetic laser treatments that provide long-lasting skin rejuvenation results. These services include laser hair reduction, IPL photofacial skin rejuvenation, radiofrequency skin tightening, laser tattoo removal, acne reduction, and much more. These are treatments that can be offered alongside other spa and esthetic services!
While laser technician training has gathered interest in estheticians and cosmetologists, it’s also been noticed by medical professionals and those seeking out a career change. But what does it take to become trained? How long does a laser training school take to complete? What are the benefits? We answer all your questions in this exciting field below.
In most states, you do not have to be a medical professional in order to attend a laser training course. Many states require you to have your high school diploma or GED before enrolling in a course that meets the curriculum of your state’s regulations for laser technicians. You can learn more about your state’s regulations by calling 800.982.6817.
As a laser technician, your career opportunities are widespread. Laser technicians who have received laser training with National Laser Institute have gone on to work at medical spas, laser centers, dermatology clinics, doctor’s offices, healthcare facilities, and much more. Many laser technicians have even gone on to start their own business!
Cosmetic laser treatments are set at a higher price point than, say, facials or waxing. While an eyebrow wax may cost $15, a laser hair reduction treatment averages between $100-$500. Clients are willing to pay this price point because these treatments show long-lasting or even permanent results without surgery or downtime.
Every working environment is different, but the most common option is an hourly wage + commission + tips. Typically we’ve seen a rate between $15-$25 an hour with 3%-40% commission, but it may vary. Also, it depends on how busy your location is and how hard you are willing to work! The most successful laser technicians are the ones who love interacting with clients and strive to market themselves around the clock in order to gain and obtain clientele!
There are many laser training schools out there, but National Laser Institute is the leader in this market. National Laser Institute has over a decade of cosmetic laser educational excellence and was the first to pioneer the laser training curriculum.
National Laser Institute’s comprehensive laser training course provides you with everything you need to know about this industry. We cover topics in-depth, including laser safety, laser equipment and its functionalities, the Fitzpatrick scale, pre and post client treatments, tissue interaction, biophysics, client selection, and much more.
This laser course also includes hands-on clinical training where you will get to participate in treating real clients within a medical spa setting. You’ll put your newly learned techniques to the test while our expert instructors are there to guide you through the process and any questions you have. This hands-on training is the most beneficial to students, as they are getting the feel for how appointments and treatments should go!
You can learn more about our comprehensive laser training course by simply filling out the form on your right or by calling 800.982.6817.