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Cosmetic Laser Training Courses and Certification

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2-Day “Hands-On” Certification Laser Therapy Training utilizing Latest Technologies for Aesthetic and Dermatologic Applications

Cutting-edge cosmetic laser technologies provide treatment for a wide variety of medical and cosmetic conditions, such as hair removal, skin restoration and rejuvenation, acne treatment, sclerotherapy venous treatment, and tattoo removal, to name a few. Many of these procedures are in high demand from patients, and will provide large capital gains for your practice.  

The inclusion of these Cosmetic Laser Training Courses and Certification as part of the growing collection of workshops is part os AAOPM’s commitment to widening Board Certification pathways for the many talented medical practitioners looking for suplemental income. We will provide you education on the science of these laser treatments, as well as provide you training in an expansive array of procedures over our two day comprehensive workshop.  

Highly reputable and board-certified faculty of plastic surgeons and specialists will be on site to conduct training in the use of these cosmetic lasers. In addition to our esteemed medical and aesthetic staff, representatives from the top tier laser manufacturers will be present to discuss the mechanics and physics of their lasers, the benefits to using one over another, and laser treatment modalities.  

Cosmetic Laser Training

Cosmetic Laser Training

Discover the applications and gain proficiency in multitude of laser technologies, including

  • diode lasers
  • iPL, YAGlasers
  • cellulite reduction & lipo lasers
  • IR/Radiofrequency skin tightening
  • fractional lasers/fractional CO2 lasers
  • sub-ablative RF lasers.

We will provide instruction on the operation, maintenance, and safety procedures of these machines, as well as discuss selection criteria for your practice’s specific needs. Learn how to assess your patients’ wants and determine which treatment is appropriate for a given condition.

Cosmetic Laser Training

Cosmetic Laser Training

Only the top-level manufacturers will be on site, with proven technologies. Please note, however, that the AAOPM has no particular affiliations with said manufacturers; rather we present you with all of the best options for you to make an informed choice for yourself, based on the needs of your practice. We will be on hand to answer any and all questions about obtaining these lasers, such as leasing and pre-owned options.  

Not only will you be provided with the comprehensive understanding of laser technologies and their applications, we will conduct a marketing and business strategies component of the workshop. Our aim is to get you to understand how to properly implement these services into your practice, along with how to market them to your clientele, create strategic alliances, and read market trends.  

Our goal is for you to be successful.

In addition to learning the ins and outs of the procedures themselves, we also provide lessons in procedure pricing and marketing strategies to ensure financial success. These tools have been field tested and implemented in our own practices. Again, the goal is for you to leave the workshop confident in the procedure itself, but also confident that this will be a lucrative opportunity for your practice.

Our business training can also be found online, via special Training Webinars, which can be completed prior to or subsequently to the workshop. Be sure to check the schedule on our website for upcoming dates.

Cosmetic Laser Training

Objectives for Cosmetic Laser Training

  1. Gain a full understand of the various laser options, consultation with patient, and evaluate patient needs while setting patient expectations.
    • Learn the various types of light based energy technologies presently available (i.e. Traditional Lasers, Intense Pulse Light (IPL), Radio Frequency (RF), Cryolipolysis, and Micro-Focused Ultrasound (MFUS).
    • Understand and determine which types of light energy treatments will create desired results for patients in a safe and efficacious manner utilizing the various laser energy platforms.
    • Review the most common conditions that can be treated with light energies, protocols for the various platforms, treatment pearls, and safe administration of the procedures.
    • Understand the various non-ablative and ablative FDA cleared indications as well as off-label protocols and uses for a variety of skin disorders or enhancement (i.e. acne, scar revision, rosacea, vaginal rejuvenation).
  2. Receive a practical understanding in Physics and Safety Guidelines for Lasers and Light Energy Devices.
    • Receive easy to understand laser safety guidelines, sample laser policies, and other necessary information to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local ordinances.  Receive relevant information relating to the hazards associated with lasers and an understanding on how to avoid them.
  3. Lasers & Light Based Energy Devices:
    • Gain proficiency in understanding the various delivery mechanisms associated with laser treatments through “hands-on” training sessions.
    • Learn all the protocols to safely and efficaciously perform; Photofacial, Venous Treatments (legs and facial area), Laser Hair Reduction (all platforms), Skin Tightening (face and décolleté), Body Contouring, Cellulite Reduction, Tattoo Removal, and other ablative and non-ablative techniques.
    • Receive various protocols, shortcomings, benefits of the available light-based platforms including a manufacturer review of the FDA Approved technologies and comparison to the various platforms available for each procedure.
  4. Understand how to receive results for your patients through titration of energies, choosing the right technologies, endpoints to treatment as well as pre and post treatment recommendations.
  5. Learn and understand the newer technologies relating to multi-platform devices combining IPL, Combination Lasers, and stand-alone and integrate RF and ablative solutions.
  6. Promotion and Marketing your New Aesthetic Laser Procedures:
    • Market Size, Pricing and Packaging of Procedures, Integrating lasers within your present aesthetic offerings and marketing these new procedures to present patients and outside your medical or aesthetic practice.
    • Learn to build patient loyalty through special promotions, digital marketing, and patient referral programs as well as external conventional methods of marketing.
    • Understand the need for bundling various laser procedures and create “Patients for Life” by offering results and not just treatments.

Cosmetic Laser Training - Agenda

time description
DAY 1
8:00am–8:30am
Registration.
8:30am–9:45am

Speaker Introduction, Overview of Market Trends and Market Growth for Cosmetic Laser Procedures by product and technologies.  Review Cosmetic Laser Course studies for Day 1 and the potential revenue streams associated with integrating light-based energy technologies within your medical or aesthetic practice.  Introduction to Laser Physics for various light-based energy devices including Lasers (all wavelengths), IPL (intense pulse light), Micro-focused Ultrasound, Infrared (IR), Radio Frequency (RF), Bio-Stimulation, and Mechanical (Ballistic) types of lasers.  Review the requirements for lasers from an administrative standpoint, safety compliance, and creation of policies and procedures to be compliant with federal and state guidelines.

9:45am-10:45am Skin Anatomy, Classification of Skin (Fitzpatrick, Lancer Type), Contraindications for treatment, photosensitizing medications, and other patient considerations prior to treatment.  Introduction to Non-Ablative Lasers, FDA Clearances for Photofacial (Vascular and Pigmentation Indications) using IPL and laser technologies (1064nm Yag) including suggested protocols and treatment parameters for various skin types.
10:45am–11:00am Break
11:00am–12:00pm Other indications for Photofacial (off-label) treatments for moderate and severe acnes and various dermatological conditions (i.e. rosacea, melasma, port-wine, and cherry angiomas). Understand Laser Hair Reduction and Removal including device selection, different technologies, mechanism of action, body and facial treatment areas, and secondary uses for vein reduction of superficial veins in the lower extremities. Pre-treatment considerations for active hair growth, new technologies (larger spot size, high speed) and other off-label uses for PCOS and other patient indications.  Learn all the various protocols for treatment, consultation, frequency of treatments, possible complications or adverse events, and expected results for patients including various Fitzpatrick types and body part areas.
12:00pm–1:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm–2:30pm Other Non-Ablative Laser Light Energies for facial skin tightening, acne patients, and collagen remodeling including RF (Radio Frequency) technologies, Laser Technologies (1064nm – 1540nm), and Micro-focused Ultrasound. Review of the latest technological advances, treatment parameters, predictable | expected results, frequency of treatments, absolute and relative contraindications.
2:30pm–2:45pm

Break.

2:45pm–5:00pm Breakout into hands-on training workstations utilizing Non-Ablative technologies for treatments and laser devices for non-ablative treatments on “live volunteers” in association with exhibiting laser manufacturers. Techniques, Questions and Answers, Protocols and Post Procedure options are discussed with this hands-on forum to training.
time description
DAY 2
8:00am–8:30am
Registration.
8:30am–10:45am

Learn to market your new cosmetic laser and treatments to patients and seamlessly integrate aesthetics into your medical and aesthetic model.  Product and Pricing of services, Digital Marketing, Promotion Strategies, In-House Marketing Strategies, and other conventional marketing practices are discussed including services. Pricing of the various laser platforms, acquisition and negotiation for best pricing, and bundling of services (combination therapies) are presented.  Equipment Financing, Used and Refurbished devices, and expected ROI on the various laser platforms are discussed as well as creating a symmetry of services to leverage the most from all of your aesthetic offerings. 

10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am–12:00pm Skin Tightening | Body Contouring Technologies including cryolipolysis, RF Fat Apoptosis, and FDA Cleared Body Circumference devices and for the Temporary Reduction of Cellulite. Physiology of Cellulite, Grading of Cellulite, and various laser light energy, diet, and mechanical approaches for the treatment of cellulite including natural estrogen inhibitors.
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm–2:30pm

Review of Tattoo Removal technologies and Ablative laser technologies including who is a candidate, relative and absolute contraindications, treatment expectations, frequency and protocols and possible complications. Q-Switch, Nd-Yag, and picosecond laser technologies for tattoo removal including suggested protocols, acquisition costs, indications for treatment,benefits, and disadvantages. Other off-label uses for ablative technologies (i.e.vaginal rejuvenation and scar revision) are presented with complete treatment guidelines and protocols.

2:30pm–2:45pm Break
2:45pm–5:00pm

Breakout into hands-on training using again the Non-Ablative technologies in conjunction with exhibiting laser manufacturers on “live patients”. Manufacturers will demonstrate ablative lasers in a controlled environment for scar revision and indications for advanced aging and skin damage.

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