Laser and IPL are the perfect permanent hair reduction solutions. Are you new to the industry or wanting to add this to your existing business? This course will get you on the right path to success.
Hair reduction has become one of the most popular beauty treatments requested by customers, and proficiency in laser and/or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment is a valuable addition to your skillset.
Who is it for?
Anyone wanting to learn! GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists, and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists. People with no experience but would like to improve their knowledge in this area.
Mode of delivery
Investment of time
Up to twelve hours at your own pace, in your own time and you can take as long as you like. Assessment is a two-hour, online, open book exam.
NOTE: Please note that some countries/provinces/states/territories have specific requirements for using a laser. More on the Australian rules HERE.
There are no prerequisites for this course but knowledge about skin anatomy and physiology is an advantage.
Operational characteristics of lasers
- Generation of the laser beam and propagation of light
- Characteristics of lasers and the laser beam
- Properties of different types of lasers
- Optical pathways
- Delivery systems and applicators/including IPL laser
- Laser controls, e.g. power/pulse/time settings, emergency control and delivery systems.
- Laser-tissue interactions
- Particular hazards of delivery systems
- Ocular and skin hazards
- Patient-specific hazards
- Reflected beam hazards
- Laser plume hazards
- Hazards related to anaesthesia and management of the shared airway
- Fire, explosion, electrical and environmental hazards.
Care of clients undergoing hair reduction
- Standards, regulations and guidelines
- Laser classification and hazard analysis
- Audit of laser facilities
- Laser controls in health care facilities
- Examples of safe practice and programs
- Equipment inspection (quality assurance) protocols
- Investigation and management of laser accidents/incidents
- Eye protection and protective eyewear
- Potential for fire and explosion and protection against flammability hazards
- Management of airborne contaminants (laser plume)
- Electrical safety
- Laser controlled areas—designation, warning signs, entry controls, control of access to the laser
- Hazards of particular procedures
- Role and responsibilities of an LSO.
Expected learning outcomes:
- Explain the scientific underpinning of how and why lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) operate
- Identify the tissue interactions when using lasers and IPL
- Identify and interpret the legal considerations for the use of laser and IPL technologies in Australian states/territories
- Have an understanding of the safety precautions required when using lasers and IPL in clinical practice
- Identify potential risks and identify resources to develop safety plans for the use of lasers and IPL in a clinical setting
- Classify, explain and select appropriate lasers and IPL for a variety of clinical presentations
- Differentiate between Fitzpatrick Skin Types and the importance of this assessment in treatment decisions
- Understand how to communicate realistic expectations & success rates to clients
- Appropriate client selection for hair reduction
- Identify possible side effects and adverse outcomes
- Plan pre-treatment care
- Select therapeutic parameters & clinical endpoints
- Understand light application technique, skin cooling & treatment intervals
- Plan and provide post-treatment care
- Prevent paradoxical hair growth
- Be aware of special considerations for hair reduction in children and transgender people.
This laser safety course meets twelve hours of continuing professional development (CPD) when applied according to relevant AHPRA guidelines. Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
What happens once I enrol?
An email confirming your enrolment will be sent immediately and then you will be sent your online course log in details in a second, separate email. If this second email doesn't show up, please check your spam. It will have a link to your course and simple instructions on how to set your password. Once you log in to your course(s) they will show up on the first page as a hyperlink. If you do not receive an email with your log in details within two working days (it is usually much faster than this though) please check that the email hasn't been blocked by your firewall.
Any questions? Call us on 1300 001 808 or Contact Us.
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The laser course covered everything I needed to know and enabled me to test myself at the end of each module to determine what I learnt.
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Money back guarantee
We have user-friendly processes that ensure completion of your course or your fees refunded.
To be eligible for our Money back guarantee all coursework must be completed and three attempts at the final assessments as well as any additional support as determined by our education team. There are no refunds after access to a face to face course or practical training has been granted. (click here for details).