Laser Training Courses and Curriculum
Laser Hair Removal (40 Hours)
The Laser Hair Removal Course is designed to properly train the student in the science and application of a type 4 laser hair removal device for the removal of hair. Graduates may find suitable employment in Medical Spas, Physicians offices, and laser hair removal device companies.
This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration and the Texas Workforce Commission for the State of Texas LHR Technician certificate.
In order to become fully certified as a Laser Hair Removal Technician, the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration requires a 40 hour classroom 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).
This seminar provides classroom theory and clinical hands-on practice with small vessel/telangiectasia reduction. Students will also learn laser facial techniques and isolated pigmented lesion removal. These procedures will enhance a spa/clinic’s ability to meet the demands of reversing the signs of aging.
This seminar will teach students to perform Photo Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening treatments using the latest techniques in IPL. IPL theory, treatment endpoints and safety guidelines are just a few topics that will be addressed. Erasing the signs of sun damage is one of the leading treatments in the cosmetic laser industry.
Tattoo removal is one of the fastest growing desired treatments in the cosmetic laser industry. Students will learn the theory and technique using a Q-Switched laser for Tattoo Removal. This seminar will include Q-Switched photoacoustic theory, hands-on treatments and safety guidelines.
The Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction seminar will focus on treatments to reduce cellulite and reshape body areas using the latest technology in body contouring. Students will be exposed to non-invasive cellulite reduction, treatment guidelines and hands-on treatments.
This seminar will include theory, demonstration, and hands-on procedures using fractionated laser devices. Students will learn to use the latest laser equipment safely while offering an efficacious treatment. Use this knowledge to meet the demand of a growing anti-aging treatment market.
These courses include in-depth education and hands-on injection training with the Botox and Dysport products, along with the latest Hyaluronic fillers. The courses are designed for students wishing to incorporate these services immediately into their new or existing business.
- Botox/Dysport Course (8 hours)
- Dermal Fillers Course (8 hours)
Microdermabrasion (4 Hours)
This seminar provides classroom theory and clinical hands-on practice. Microdermabrasion is a technique which consists of manual exfoliation of the skin's outer surface. The tip of the wand used in Microdermabrasion is made of natural diamond chips, which polish the skin and remove dead cells. The result is smooth, shiny and healthy looking skin. The natural diamond tip is new technology that is easier to control than prior methods and it doesn't irritate the skin. These procedures will enhance a spa/clinic’s ability to meet the demands of reversing the signs of aging.
Microneedling (SkinPen) (4 Hours)
This seminar will teach students to perform microneedling treatments that use multiple micro needles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the client because there is much less epidermal damage. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort.
Dermaplaning (4 Hours)
Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair . This hair often causes a buildup of dirt and oils in the follicles, so removing the hair gives the patient healthier looking skin. Students will learn the theory and technique that is most often used on patients with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, mild acne scarring, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, “glowing” appearance.
Chemical Peels (4 Hours)
This seminar gives the foundation of chemical peels with an emphasis on: ingredients, strength, how they affect the skin, and anticipated results. This seminar also addresses how chemical peels are administered; what precautions must be taken; and contraindications are discussed as well. A greater emphasis on light peels, including Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) peels and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) peels will be presented. There will also be a discussion of the skin, including anatomy, physiology, and skin conditions - as well as discussion regarding antioxidants and free radicals of the skin and body; and various vitamins, extracts, and chemical peel acids that can treat the skin.
Lash Lifting (5 hours)
A 1-day intensive class designed to help students become working Lash Lifting artists. A Lash Lift is the ‘curling’ of the eyelashes, achieved using a series of gentle treatments to attain a natural looking curl and lift of the lashes.
The key benefits are more prominent, curled and defined lashes. This treatment is an excellent alternative to the high maintenance that comes with lash extensions. This entry level class teaches all aspects of Lash Lifting, from profiling to drawing to touchups even completing the consent forms. Students will leave this class confident and eager to master their craft.
MicroBlading (16 hours)
MicroBlading is a form of tattooing. However, unlike a regular tattoo MicroBlading is a form of tattoo artistry where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. This allows you mimic realistic hair strokes creating a 3D illusion. It is also known under other names such as Eyebrow embroidery, Microstroking, FeatherTouch, Hair like strokes and more. Students will also cover proper sterilization and sanitation techniques required in this service.
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) Training
The following courses have been approved by the Texas Workforce Commission, or the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, as accredited courses to satisfy annual CEU requirements.
Laser Hair Removal Review CEU Credits (8 Hours)
The Texas Department of Licensing and Registration requires that all Laser Technicians be properly trained and efficient in the area of laser hair removal, and that each have completed eight hours of CEU credit every two years.
Avante Laser Training Institute has created this in depth CEU training course that follows the strict guidelines of those requirements.
What you will review in this module:
1. Brief History of Lasers
2. Laser Physics
3. Skin Typing
4. Skin Reaction
5. Client Consultation and Health History Reactions
6. Skin Safety, Burns and other Adverse reactions
7. Pre and Post Treatment Protocols
9. Eye Safety
10. Laser Device safety
11. Laser Environment Safety
12. Treatment Protocols
14. Laser Device Use and Application
Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Hair (1Hour)
In this Module the student will learn:
1. Anatomy of skin: the makeup of skin and it’s structures
2. Anatomy of Hair: The makeup of a hair follicle
3. Physiology of Skin: The different functions of the skin as an organ
4. Physiology of Hair: The different cycles of Hair growth and cells in the hair that are targeted by laser.
5. How laser affects the hair.
Laser Treatment of Ethnic Skin Types (1 Hour)
In this Module the student will learn:
1. Differences between Ethnic and Caucasian skin.
2. Problems that may arise with Ethnic skin.
3. What Precautions to take when using lasers with Ethnic skin: Which lasers are correct for darker skin types and why.
4. Potential Complication from lasers with skin of color.
Sterilization, Disinfection, and Safety in the Medical Spa (1 Hour)
In this module the student will learn:
1. The difference between sterilization and disinfection.
2. Different methods of sterilization
3. The Blood borne Pathogens Act (OSHA)
4. Identify safe practices in the spa or clinic
Please visit our CEU training website to enroll:
Laser Hair Removal Theory & Practicum
To achieve the State of Texas Laser Hair Removal Technician Certification, one must fulfill 2 parts. First part is classroom training in which participants will receive 40 hours of theory training. The second part (Practicum) is the hands-on training where one must complete the required 100 laser hair removal treatments.
In addition to bestowing the most modern in health related aesthetic instruction, Avante Laser Training Institute is certified by the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration as a certification training institute for Laser Hair Removal candidates. The State of Texas put into law new legal guidelines in 2010 which requires each Laser Hair Removal provider to follow the specifications of Texas Administrative Code 289.302. This regulation determines specifications for radiation safety in the using of lasers and pulsed light devices for hair removal treatments. Specifically in Section 289.302 (i-j), the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration mandates certification for those individuals handling a laser hair removal equipment in Texas.
In order for any student taking any Avante Laser Training Institute class to be able to practice the skill learned, you must be aware of the following Texas State Medical Board Rulings governing the practices and classes we teach:
Registration and Radiation Safety Requirements for Lasers and Intense-Pulsed Light Devices
Nonsurgical Medical Cosmetic Procedures
These rulings state that in order to use a class 2 or higher device, you must either be or under the supervision of a medical doctor, nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant to perform these practices.
We provide you with the state certification examination for technicians desiring to become Certified Laser Hair Removal Technicians. ALTI is proud to offer State approved CEUs for Laser Hair Removal Specialists who need to satisfy their 8 hour CEU obligation every two years. Please visit our online training website at http://avt.myonlinecampus.org/ to view a menu of web based ongoing education, and to register. New classes are being added throughout the year. Please check the website periodically.
The Woodlands Laser Hair Removal (LHR) Courses & CLHRP Tests:
40 hour LHR Theory June 5-8
40 hour LHR Theory dates off site – McAllen, June 22, San Antonio, July 20
40 hour LHR Theory dates in The Woodlands – July 6-9 and August 3-6
40 hour LHR Theory course with 100 hands-on treatments in San Antonio – The 40 hours is July 20-23 and the hands-on treatments is July 24-27
June 17 - CLHRP Prep & Exam; 1pm-5pm
July 15 - CLHRP Prep & Exam; 1pm-5pm
August 12 – CLHRP Prep & Exam; 1pm-5pm
15 - Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction: 9am-5pm
16 - Intense Pulse Light for Photofacial and Skin Tightening: 9am-5pm
17 - Vein Reduction/Pigmented Lesion Removal: 9am-5pm
18 - Skin Resurfacing; 9am-5pm
19 - Tattoo Removal; 9am-5pm
25 - Microdermabrasion; 9am-1pm
25 - Chemical Peels; 1pm-5pm
26 - Dermaplaning; 9am-1pm
26 - Microneedling; 1pm-5pm
27 - Botox; 8:30am-5:30pm
28 - Fillers; 8:30am-5:30pm
13 - Body Contouring and Cellulite Reduction; 9am-5pm
14 - Intense Pulse Light for Photofacial and Skin Tightening; 9am-5pm
15 - Vein Reduction/Pigmented Lesion Removal; 9am-5pm
16 - Skin Resurfacing; 9am-5pm
17 - Tattoo Removal; 9am-5pm
18 - Botox; 8:30am-5:30pm
19 - Filler; 8:30am-5:30pm
23 - Microdermabrasion; 9am-1pm
23 - Chemical Peel; 9am-1pm
24 - Dermaplaning; 1pm-5pm
24 - Microneedling; 1pm-5pm
10 - Contouring and Cellulite Reduction; 9am-5pm
11 - Intense Pulse Light for Photofacial and Skin Tightening; 9am-5pm
12 - Vein Reduction/Pigmented Lesion Removal; 9am-5pm
13 - Skin Resurfacing; 9am-5pm
14 - Tattoo Removal: 9am-5pm
20 - Microdermabrasion: 9am-1pm
20 - Chemical Peels: 1pm-5pm
21 - Dermaplaning: 9am-1pm
21 - Microneedling : 1pm-5pm
22 - Botox; 8:30am-5:30pm
23- Filler; 8:30am-5:30pm
These courses and dates are subject to change. Please check this web page often for updates and new offerings.