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I Am An Rn In Massachusetts. I Am Currently In The Process Of Opening A "skin Care Shop" And Want To Offer Laser Hair Removal To My Customers. In A Few Months I Will Also Be A Licensed Esthetician But This Course Does Not Offer Laser Training. I Have Checked Out Some Laser Manufactures But They Only Offer 1 Day Workshops. Not Enough To Become Proficient. Any Info Will Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks!
I managed an electrolysis and Laser hair removal clinic for three years in Denver. The Laser was the Epilaser - Long Pulse Ruby Laser. I was certified by Cosmetic Technology International, a subsidary of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. They are located in San Diego.
Laser hair removal is a snap. I wasn't even a nurse and the one day training was all that was necessary. You do however need just a little background in the structure of hair and the nature of it's growth etc., but you can get that from your A and P.
The procedure is not invasive, but can leave a small amount of surface burn (like a bad sunburn) that results in crusting. Also understand that the treatment usually must be given in a series, because there are hair folicules that will be in various stages of growth. Also, no matter what the laser manufacturer says, you can't effectively treat light, blond, lighter red, grey, or white hair, because the laser attacks the melanin content, and the hair must be brown, darker grey, black and some darker reds, to be effective. Just follow good standards of sterilization and cleanliness, and have a topical spray and ointment of some type to soothe the skin and instruct your client in aftercare to prevent infection.
I also don't be shocked when you are asked to do heart shapes, initials, etc in pubic areas! Amazing. You will also probably be making some pretty interesting encounters with male cross dressers, guys who have had penal enhancements which have caused the pubic hair to rise too far for comfort, etc. This little South West Missouri girl sure got an eye opening education when I came to the big city of Denver to be a clinic director. Oh well, I was too sheltered anyway! Best of luck to you, and keep an open mind! :chuckle