Lase Training Fast Track


Course Information

  • This is a vocationally related qualification and is focused on reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense light and laser treatments.
  • In this qualification, you will develop an understanding of managing safe working practices and how to identify and control hazards.
  • You will also learn how to identify hair and skin conditions and those clients suitable for intense light and laser system treatments.
  • This qualification has been mapped to the relevant NOS, and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
  • The course will cover both theory and practice, which will be delivered by experienced Laser/IPL technicians.
  • At the end of this course, you will reach a very high level of competence at performing Hair Removal and Skin Treatments using Lasers and IPL.
  • You will be able to make an informed decision as to which Laser/IPL course will be suitable for your Salon/Clinic/Surgery.
  • Our training is completely independent, and we do not work for or with any Laser/IPL manufacturing companies.
  • We are a running clinic, therefore, you will be able to gain a lot of practical experience to get you started in this field.
  • On the successful completion of the course, you will be trained to provide expert Laser and IPL treatments.
  • This qualification will satisfy any legal requirements and allow you to gain insurance, therefore, work legally within the industry





Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


Introduction


  • Introduction to Lasers and IPL
  • What does Permanent Hair Reduction mean?

Laser Physics


  • What is a Laser? What is an IPL?
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • How Laser and IPLs are built
  • Specifications & Variables
  • Difference between Laser and IPL
  • Advantages & disadvantages of Laser & IPL

Different types of Equipment


  • Different types of Laser and IPLs
  • Types of Cooling Devices

Hazards & Safety of Laser/IPL


  • Laser/IPL Safety
  • Hazards of Lasers/IPL
  • Set up of Treatment Room

Hair Anatomy & Biology


  • Parts of the hair
  • Types of hair
  • Hair Growth Cycle
  • Correct time intervals for Face and Body treatments
  • Hair growth chart
  • Factors affecting hair growth

Fitzpatrick Skin Types


  • Evaluation of different skin types

How Laser works


  • Laser and Light depilation – mechanisms of action

Laser Parameters

  • Selecting correct parameters – spot size, pulse duration, Fluence
  • End points which determine success of the treatment
  • Effects of changing the parameters

Other Considerations


  • Dealing with untoward cases – Burns
  • Factors which influence success of Laser treatment, Hormonal conditions & other underlying medications.

Lunch Provided


Practical Hands on


  • Afternoon Practical Exercises
  • How to correctly handle equipment
  • Laser and IPL safety
  • Correct Goggles for client and therapist
  • Practical exercise on Laser and overlap theory
  • Role play – selecting correct parameters

Assignments and work given – work towards completing the portfolio

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


Consultations and Medical Check


  • Medical History
  • Contraindications
  • Conditions to be cautious of
  • Photosensitive medications
  • Underlying medical conditions that affect treatment
  • Client concerns & Expectations from treatment
  • Assessment of Hair & Skin Type
  • What to expect during & after treatment
  • Pre, peri and post-op considerations
  • Possible Side Effects of treatment
  • Pre and post treatment care
  • Effects of Sun Exposure
  • Giving client an opportunity to ask Questions
  • Importance of Photographs
  • Consent Forms & Record Sheets

Performing Treatment


  • Preparation of Skin before treatment
  • Performing a Test Patch
  • Waiting time between test patch & treatment
  • Requirement of Recording treatment Parameters
  • Clinic documentation including consent forms, record sheets, advice sheets
  • Choosing correct equipment

Challenging cases


  • Managing client expectations
  • How to deal with challenging cases
  • Laser and IPL – issues with “permanent” hair removal
  • Main points to be careful of

Practical Exercise


  • Role play – Practical consultations
  • Role play – choosing parameters
  • Procedure for performing a Test Patch

Lunch provided


Practical Hands on Laser Hair Removal


  • Afternoon full demonstration of Laser hair removal treatments.
  • Practical on performing Laser hair removal treatments on various hair and skin types.
  • Product knowledge and professional products used.

Assignments and work to take away for the week


Work towards completing the portfolio

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


Advanced Skin treatments


  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided


Practical Hands on


  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


Assessment Day


  • Practical Assessments for Laser hair removal
  • Practical Assessments for Skin treatments.
  • You will be required to bring your own Models

Please note that the centre holds no responsibility to provide Models.

Course Aims

  • The aim of our Level 4 course is to enable you to be a competent therapist to perform Laser and Light Treatments.
  • The course is designed to enable you the opportunity to gain the necessary academic qualification to gain entry into this profession and gain insurance.
  • The Level 4 Qualification will be a legal requirement for anyone wishing to perform Laser and IPL Treatments.

Entry Requirements

  • Suitable for Therapist who have some experience using Laser or IPL / who have already obtained a Manufacturer’s Certificate in Laser.
  • Suitable for Doctors, Nurses, Dentists who want to gain entry in this field.
  • This is an intensive course completed in 2 weeks.

Course Dates

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  • Our course dates vary for different training centres. Please have a look at our course date calendar to find a suitable date and venue.
  • Our courses get filled quickly, so we advise you to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Venue

The course takes place at the following venues


  • Aesthetic Laser Training Leicester

       Leicester Laser Clinic

     2 Little Avenue, Leicester LE4 5EN

    0800 050 2255, 07534 016 120

  • Aesthetic Laser Training London

      London Laser Clinic

      12 Holmstall Parade

     Edgware Road, Burnt Oak HA8 5HX

     0800 050 2255, 07534 016 120

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