IPL & Laser Hair Removal

This 3 day course focuses on hair removal using IPL or laser. Evidence of previous Laser Safety is a prerequisite to this course, either from another training institute or having attended the IPL & Laser Training Academy. (a copy of your certificate will be needed to show completion)

This is a theory and practical based course, delivered in a precise and personal, non-judgmental way allowing for students to ask any questions they need.

Students gain an in-depth knowledge of the theory of light, wavelength, light interaction with tissue and selective photothermolysis. A detailed study of hair, colour, growth cycles, and causes for hair growth is discussed along with traditional and complimentary treatments available to the clinician. Expected results and treatment programs are also covered at length; Who is the ideal client?  What contraindications you should be aware of? etc.   The Fitzpatrick scale of skin typing is covered as well as the recommended test patch requirement.

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At the Academy we believe in practice makes perfect. You cannot gain confidence with this technology if you don’t practically perform treatments. We strive to give you practice on every body area (more than once), common to the cosmetic hair removal industry. Over the past 22 years of working in clinics, and running our own clinics, using both laser and IPL, our tutors are excited to pass onto you our techniques and experience in treating clients with all skin colours and hair conditions. During training we will be working with internationally FDA certified IPL systems and leading industry lasers.

The consultation is critical to selecting the correct client but also in providing the client with the confidence they are in the hands of a professional. A consultation script and suggested international standard documentation; consultation form, after care sheets etc, will be given to you which you can adapt for use in your clinic once you graduate. We can help adapt these to your requirements.

Theory of Light
  • What is light
  • Energy forms
  • Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Wavelengths
  • Characteristics of a wave
  • What is laser
  • What is Intense Pulsed Light
  • Differences between laser and IPL
  • Optical properties of light
Safety in Clinical Environment
  • Light hazards – eyes, skin
  • IPL hazards
  • Risk and hazard management
  • NZ safety standards
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Quality assurance
  • Safe work practices
Principles of Light Treatment
  • Tissue interaction
  • Chromophores
  • Theory of selective photo thermolysis
  • Skin anatomy
  • Hair anatomy and growth cycles
  • Melanin absorption
  • Fitzpatrick skin types
  • Tanning issues
  • Treatment modalities
  • Hair reduction
Consultation Process
  • Consultation process
  • Contraindications
  • Special precautions
  • Test patches
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Client photos
  • Documentation
  • Treatment program
  • Treatment process for various modalities
  • Aftercare
  • Follow up
Provide Pulsed Light Treatment
  • Practical application of treatments in a clinical environment

Certificates. Will be awarded on successful completion of a written assessment on the last day of the course. A practical assessment will be carried out during the final day of the practical training.

Graduated students receive ongoing support for any reason relating to your treatments. Sometimes you may just need a little bit of reassurance. Please don’t hesitate to call our email us.

Who can study? The expectation is that you are a beauty/dermal therapist, nurse or Doctor when embarking on IPL or laser hair removal.  if you are not in these industries you may need to do an online course in skin sciences. Please call us for more information.

Course cost: $1600.00 + GST per person

Course structure: 3 days, 9.30am – 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon teas are provided. Plenty of parking is available. An in-depth training manual will be yours to take away for future reference. International level documentation for use in your clinic will be given to you at no extra charge. If you need any suppliers details for treatment consumables we are happy to help form a list.

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