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Cosmetic Laser Technician Training and Education Program Information

Cosmetic laser technicians are aesthetic technicians who are trained to meet state-specific licensing requirements. Students get classroom and hands-on experience in all types of skin care treatments, including laser hair removal and therapy.

Essential Information

Aesthetic laser technician programs require didactic and practical education in the field, and many programs total about 100 hours of instruction. They are offered through vocational schools, private beauty schools and college continuing education programs. Most programs require a previously earned degree in health and beauty fields or a high school diploma/GED.

Every state but Connecticut requires that skincare specialists hold a license. Individuals should check their state's licensing requirements before entering an aesthetic laser technician program. Licensing usually calls for completing an approved training program and passing competency examinations.


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Program Coursework

The coursework prepares students for certification through discussions on anatomy and histology of skin and laser biophysics. Students receive hands-on training working directly with the laser to remove hair or treat skin conditions such as veins or age spots, and are taught any safety precautions associated with these procedures. Other topics covered include:

  • Hair removal
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  • Healthy skin including skin pathology
  • Laser technology
  • Vein treatments

Employment Outlook and Salary Information

Due to an increased demand for skin treatments that promote wellness and deter aging, employment of skin care specialists was expected to increase by 12% from 2014-2024, reported the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is faster than average. The BLS also reported that the mean yearly wage for skin care specialists was $35,300 in May 2015 (www.bls.gov).

Continuing Education Information

Continuing education is available to cosmetologists trained in skin care and estheticians. It is normally a requirement to maintain licensure. Health care specialists trained in laser procedures may also complete certificate or degree programs to gain advanced experience in the field of skin care.

With a projected job growth rate that exceeds that of other careers, aspiring skin care specialists may enroll in a cosmetic laser technician program. Programs typically provide hands-on training with important procedures and can prepare you for state licensure requirements.


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