A laser technician is someone who is certified to perform a variety of cosmetic laser treatments, including laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, and much more. They’ve graduated from a certified laser training program and are qualified to treat clients with cosmetic lasers regarding their different skin care concerns. A laser technician is also qualified to treat skin on the dermal and epidermal layers, unlike estheticians who can only treat the epidermal layer of skin.
Unlike cosmetology school, which takes 12 months to complete, or esthetician school which takes up to 6 months to complete, cosmetic laser school only takes two full weeks to become certified to perform cosmetic lasers.
But make no mistake–this industry isn’t for everyone. Laser technicians must be passionate about what they do and have a love for the skin care industry. They also must love interacting with clients as well as building relationships with them so that they return–and bring along recommendations!
If you have those traits, then the training comes easy. At National Laser Institute, our two week comprehensive laser course is is broken down into classroom learning and hands-on training. The classroom portion is taught by experts who have been in this field for years, giving students the best material and are capable of answering any question that arises. You’ll also receive tons of hands-on training with scheduled clients using state-of-the-art laser equipment in order to gain the confidence and practice you’ll need to treat your own clients.
As a laser technician, there are many career doors open to you. We’ve seen laser technicians go on to work in dermatology clinics, doctor’s offices, or OBG YN facilities that also offer cosmetic services. We’ve also seen our laser technicians work in medical spas, health and fitness centers, and other beauty environments. Some of our graduates have also gone onto open their own laser clinics!
Whatever your dream is, you can start your educational journey at National Laser Institute. We are the Harvard of laser schools across the country and were the first laser training school to establish a laser training curriculum for student success. To learn more about laser technician training or National Laser Institute, please call 800.982.6817 or simply fill out the form to your right!