About Avante Laser Training School

About Us

Avante Ryan SkeltonDirector

Doug Boswell has an extensive background in education and public sector clients, serving as a School Board member for nine years, mentoring a magnet high school, developing business solutions for public and private education institutions, and marketing to public sector governments and healthcare facilities throughout the Midwest and Southwest for Fortune 500 companies. He has continually volunteered his experience and skills at all levels of education. Doug is skilled in marketing and promoting educational institutions and programs, and is eager to work with students, career schools, and vendors in the laser cosmetic industry. While working through our educational program and upon completion of the student training, Doug’s customer service skills and outgoing personality assist students in reaching their personal career goals and aspirations. He will also serve as a career coach for the development of professional resumes, and developing interviewing skills.

 
 
Avante Mary Ann UrbanRepresentative

Mary Ann Urban holds the CLHRP (Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional) and the CME (Certified Medical Electrologist) designations, and is a LE (Licensed Esthetician. She has been working in the hair removal industry for over 26 years. She started as an Electrologist in 1985 then trained in 2000 at Rocky Mountain Laser College along with her business partner Stacey Upchurch. Mary Ann and Stacey opened the first Avante Laser & MediSpa in The Woodlands, TX in August 2000 and a Houston, TX location in October 2001.

 
Avante Anita GarciaInstructor

Sue Cote, Certified Nurse Practioner, has been a health care professional for over 30 years. In 1997 she incorporated an Aesthetic component into her women’s health practice. Her motivation was in response to people’s unique wellness and medical Aesthetic needs. Sue has attended many dermal filler and Botox advanced courses, qualifying her to teach an Injectibles course, or perform injections on clients herself, according to best practices and the most up-to-date information and care available.

Currently she has a Women’s Health Practice in The Woodlands, and is an associate professor at the Texas A&M University Medical School. She also injects dermal fillers and Botox at Avante, as well as instructs in Avante's training institute in The Woodlands, Texas.

 
Avante Anita GarciaInstructor

Anita Garcia trains students in how to conduct Aesthetic Laser treatments for the face and body using IPL Photo Rejuvenation with the Harmony XL 360, Skin Tightening using the IPL Harmony, and Skin Resurfacing using the Pixel Pro Laser. She teaches the Intense Pulse Light for PhotoFacial and Skin Tightening seminar course, along with the Skin Resurfacing seminar.

 
Avante Anne VossInstructor / Supervisor

Anne Voss has been in the hair removal and skin care industry since 1994 starting as an Electrologist. Anne has progressed in training and education and is currently a Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional (CLHRP) through the State of Texas Health Services Department. She is certified and authorized to perform Laser Hair Removal (LHR) procedures as a professional.

Anne received a Certificate in 2009 for the Rev Lite Medical Laser. In 2001, she received a certificate as a Certified Laser Specialist (CLS) from Rocky Mountain Laser College, given by the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners. She has completed Laser-Based Hair Removal Training on Laser Physics, Hair/Skin Biology and Anatomy, Indications, Technical Specifications, Pre and Post Treatment Protocols, and Laser Safety. Currently at Avante Laser & MediSpa, Anne is designated to perform the functions of Laser Safety Officer. She teaches the Laser Hair Removal certification course, along with the Tattoo Removal seminar, and acts as a Supervisor for the student procedures on clients when students reach the treatment phase of the certification process.

 
Licensed Esthetician, Laser Hair Removal Senior Technician

Nina Bergeron received her esthetic training from Aveda Institute. She has been a licensed Esthetician since 2010, and laser hair removal technician since 2014. She received her laser hair removal training and certification from Avante Laser Training Institute.

Nina’s esthetic experience includes customized facials, diamond tip Microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, and Skin MicroNeedling. Nina is certified in Viora Reaction, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser safety, and Sciton advanced applications.

She teaches ALTI seminar classes in IPL/ photofacial, skin tightening, body contouring, microneedling, and skin resurfacing. Nina also has experience using GLO Minerals, PCA, Biopelle, and Apeele. She believes in providing her clients with the best professional care and service.


Testimonials

“Avante Laser Training Institute (ALTI) is a very reputable training organization in Houston offering a magnificent, Texas Department of State Health Services certified, Laser hair removal course. This course consists of a 40 hour classroom theory session, plus a hands-on component requiring students to complete 100 laser hair removal treatments under the direction of a Senior Laser Hair Removal Technician or Certified Laser Hair Removal Professional (CLHRP). ALTI’s approach towards small teacher-to-student ratios and increased hands-on practice afford students a more personal experience than other competitors. With excellent education and attention to detail during training classes, ALTI can definitely be labeled as the frontrunner in the industry!”

-M. Wessels


“Needless to say we found local classes and seminars very nice and to sum it all up “a breath of fresh air”, compared to our experiences elsewhere. We highly recommend the training classes to anyone who wishes to have a meaningful grasp of professional laser education. As the Chief Medical Consultant of The L’Oreal of Paris Eastern Division, I have rarely come across Laser Instructors whose focus on training would be as captivating without sacrificing safety protocols. BRAVO!”

-F. Tarki, M.D., M.R.O.


“I chose Avante Laser Training Institute because of the small, one on one training, experienced instructors and high safety standards. My instructors demonstrated ethics and superior client customer service. Providing patients with education and safety precautions regarding their treatment was a priority. As a student, I was provided with many models and had an instructor by my side for every procedure. I know that my success is as important to them as it is to me.”

-S. Paisley


“Avante offers an AWESOME program that includes a 5 star education and fantastic assistance, if needed. Thank you Avante for helping me make my dream of being a clinical aesthetician a reality. I absolutely love what I do, and cannot say how important Avante Laser Training Institute was in contributing to that fact!”

-A. Motzer


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