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Certified Laser Specialist Course

Certified Laser Specialists - Tattoo Removal

Certified Laser Specialists – Tattoo Removal

Our Certified Laser Specialist® (CLS) course is designed for those students who do not have prior laser experience. Approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools Board, the objective of this course is to bring a thorough understanding of all aspects of the use of cosmetic lasers for laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal and laser skin rejuvenation.  This comprehensive course is all you need to get started in this exciting industry.

Colorado residents must have a Cosmetologist or Esthetician license, or be a licensed medical professional. Find more information on state requirements here.

The Certified Laser Specialist® (CLS) course teaches everything you need to know about laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal and laser skin rejuvenation. Our course is in TWO parts, 20 hours online studied at your own pace then 40 hours (6 days) of hands-on here at the Rocky Mountain Laser College in Denver.  Our hands-on portion starts Monday morning and we are complete by Saturday at noon.  Course cost includes tuition, hotel stay, lunches, RMLC workbooks, live models and transportation to and from the hotel each dayA $500 credit will be given to those students who don’t need a hotel.

For more detailed information on DATES CLICK HERE and COSTS CLICK HERE, or call us at 303-237-9100 x 1.

Please take time to read the topics below that are covered in our all-in-one Certified Laser Specialist® course.

NON-INVASIVE BODY CONTOURING now included!

The Rocky Mountain Laser College is now including didactic training in the newest and hottest technology, NON-INVASIVE BODY CONTOURING!

So what’s all the hype about?  When we reach puberty, our body is done creating fat cells.  The cells we have can get bigger and hold more, but our body does not create more cells.  So the idea is if we can kill the cells we have then we won’t get bigger!

There are three ways to reduce the size or number of fat cells in our bodies.  We can heat the fat cells to cause their destruction, we can freeze the fat cells to cause their destruction or we can blast the fat cells with very specific wavelengths of laser light to cause their destruction.  We teach all three types and the pros and cons of each!

connorUnit One: Laser Safety & Laser Physics

This unit instructs students in the importance of laser safety and laser physics.  This must be taken first for the safety of both the student and the instructors.

  • Laser Safety – OSHA regulations, nominal hazard zone, proper eye wear and posted signage
  • Terminology – For Lasers and Light Based devices
  • Laser Physics – What makes the laser work
  • Laser/IPL – Differences and uses

Unit Two: Client Selection, Tissue Interaction & Contraindications

This unit instructs students in the aspect of providing a treatment that is both effective and tolerable. Students will be able to observe tissue interaction in relation to the laser treatment, prior to hands-on application.

  • Client Selection – Which clients will or will not benefit
  • Tissue Interaction – What to expect on the skin during and after treatment
  • Client Observation – Observing laser treatments prior to hands-on training
  • Contraindications – Treatment precautions and photosensitive drugs and disorders

Unit Three: Skin Typing, Hair Biology and Growth Cycles

This unit instructs students on how to determine a client’s skin type, which is a necessity in providing an effective laser treatment.  Students will learn hair biology and growth cycles, then learn to determine which energy level should be used in treating clients.

  • Hair / Skin Biology – The parts of the hair and skin
  • Hair / Skin Analysis – What type of hair and skin will benefit most
  • Hair Growth Cycles – Anagen, catagen and telogen hair cycles
  • Types of Skin – Full study of Fitzpatrick’s Skin Type Scale

Unit Four: Laser Parameters & Chromophores

This unit instructs students on the importance of determining the proper amounts of energy, depth of penetration and what the laser is attracted to (chromophore) in respect to the patient’s skin and hair type.

  • Laser Parameters – Learning the settings of your laser
  • Spot Size – How to control treatment efficacy via the depth of penetration
  • Pulse Duration – How to control treatment efficacy via beam time
  • Laser Chromophores – What attracts or repels the laser energy and why

Unit Five: Laser Protocols

This unit instructs students on the types of lasers and their uses.

  • Different types of lasers and what they can do
  • Permanent versus maintenance treatment protocol
  • Different types of laser settings for different areas of the body
  • Cleaning and sterilization of the lasers

Unit Six: Client Care

This unit instructs students to understand how to interact with the client during the initial consultation and how to treat a client before, during and after the treatment, which will make the aesthetic laser process easier for both practitioner and client.

  • Client Consultations – Proper medical history and contraindications
  • Photos – The importance of before and after pictures
  • Client care – Pretreatment options, client draping, cleanliness and sterilization
  • Topical Applications – Prescription topical anesthetics explained
  • Hands-On Practice – Working in detail with the patient
  • Post Treatment care – Ointments, dressings and post treatment instructions