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These days in the world of beauty and cosmetic enhancement, laser is where it’s at. Once the realm of Star Wars fanatics and Trekkie enthusiasts, lasers are currently at the forefront of the beauty industry. With their popularity and usage becoming increasingly widespread, laser treatments are being used for everything from hair reduction to tattoo removal.

But as with all good beauty trends, every man and his laser (so to speak) are jumping on board, including the good, the bad and the downright dangerous.

Laser in the wrong hands
Due to the rapid expansion of the industry, many ‘laser cowboys’ have set up shop to cash in on the growing trend. Horror stories abound in regard to burning, scarring and botched jobs, creating a big mess for patients and practitioners alike.

Sydney Beauty and Dermal Institute is offering a one-day Laser Safety course online or face to face to provide the foundation for anyone wanting to enter the specialized field of Laser and IPL therapy for Hair Reduction, Skin Rejuvenation or Tattoo Removal within the medical cosmetic industry or beauty clinics. Following are four good reasons why you should enrol into this course:

1. Laser for hair reduction
Laser and IPL treatments are fast becoming some of the most popular ways for people to rid themselves of unwanted hair in this country. In this fast growing and incredibly competitive industry, it is essential to be up to date with industry standards and be able to offer safe and effective treatments to your clients.

2. Laser for skin rejuvenation
With the quest for eternal youth at an all time high, more and more patients are turning to non-surgical procedures such as laser and IPL treatments to help turn back time. Intense Pulsed Light treatments are an effective way to improve skin complexion, texture, tone and discolouration and can help target a wide array of skin concerns such as wrinkles, scars or fine lines. In these cases, it is essential to be trained all aspects of Laser safety techniques, safe and effective treatments are key to successful skin rejuvenation results.

3. Laser for vascular & pigmented lesion treatments
Laser therapy was first used over forty years ago to treat skin conditions. Thankfully technology has improved dramatically since then and laser therapy has proven a safe, reliable, fast and effective option in treating skin conditions including vascular and pigmented lesions, caused by sun exposure and age. The light emitted by Lasers and IPL systems is attracted to the chromophore within the skin (blood or melanin) heating the pigment, it’s therefore important to understand the effects of each wavelength on the skin in order to correctly target the desired pigment in the skin.

4. Laser for tattoo removal
Australians are now more tattooed than ever before. However current statistics suggest around one in three people are now regretting their decision to get a tattoo, and more than a quarter of that group is looking to have a tattoo removed or covered up with a new design.

The use of lasers is considered to be one of the safest and most effective methods of tattoo removal, but as well as the techniques used in removal treatments, it is equally important for practitioners to have a comprehensive knowledge of lasers and laser safety to ensure for safe and effective treatment delivery.

The Sydney Beauty and Dermal Institute Laser Safety course offers a comprehensive course for practitioners to safely and effectively perform laser and light based procedures. Topics covered include: physics of light and laser beams, laser and light systems, safety and responsibility, maximum permissible exposure, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment and light and tissue interaction.

Approved by Queensland Radiation Health, this course is for anyone wishing to use laser apparatus for; hair reduction, skin rejuvenation, superficial vascular treatments and superficial pigment lesion treatments and tattoo removal.

To learn more about laser safety, visit Sydney Beauty and Dermal Institute, complete a contact form or call 02 9326 2211.

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