Laser and IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation—Level 4

Female undergoing skin rejuvenation IPL treatment

This new course is for the advanced learner seeking an independent award certificate at Level 4 in Light Based Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation with additional material covering vascular and pigmented skin blemishes. As this is a Level 4 course, a deeper understanding of the training video and workbooks is required to answer the series of more challenging multiple-choice assessments.

The learner will be typically a practitioner or therapist already using laser or intense pulsed light equipment wishing to achieve the minimum recommended educational conditions published by national educational bodies or required by public and professional indemnity insurance providers. The Level 4 candidate in Laser and IPL Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation will therefore have completed ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User Level 4 training or have attended a recognised laser safety certificated course as a pre-requisite before taking this advanced course in Laser and IPL Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation.

Several documented case studies must be completed and submitted as evidence of hands-on skills. Online Laser Training provides additional study resources to assist the completion of all these portfolio tasks.

Level 4 certification is only achieved upon completion of the case studies and practical assessment (Module 4).

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This course is independently accredited by OCN Credit4Learning (formerly Open College Network) based in Amersham, United Kingdom. This Accrediting Organisation maps courses to National Academic Standards and provides a valuable Quality Assurance service for training providers. Recipients of OCN Credit4Learning Award certificates benefit from the assurance that the training they have received is underpinned by an organisation that is ISO9001 certified, and has mapped and Accredited Online Laser Training courses against QCF (formerly NVQ) Level 4 and Level 5 standards.

The learner must progress through the following sequence of modules and you can only purchase and enrol in the next unit of learning after successfully completing each multiple choice assessment.

Module 1: Skin & Hair Anatomy and Physiology—£99

Includes 46-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • Anatomy and Functionality of Hair
  • The Photoaging Process in Skin
  • The Anatomy and Functionality of the Layers of the Skin
  • The Structure and Function of the Circulatory, Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems in Relation to Laser and IPL Treatments
  • Glossary of Laser and IPL Terms
  • Hair Growth Table

At the end of this module, you will be prompted to pay for and start the next one.

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Module 2: Skin & Hair Reactions to Laser and IPL Therapy—£99

Includes 67-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • Types of Light-Tissue Interaction
    • Characteristics of Interactions of Light with Tissue
    • Tissue Targets
  • Skin and Hair Reactions to Laser and IPL Therapy
    • Variations in Light Energy by Skin & Hair Type—Hair Reduction
    • Influence of Light Wavelengths on Skin Penetration
    • Treatment time scales and evaluating hair reduction efficacy
    • Classification of Lasers and IPLs
    • Classification and Treatment of Burns
    • Effects on the Hair Follicle in Laser and IPL Hair Reduction
    • Possible Skin Effects Using Laser and IPL for Hair Reduction
    • Pigmentation in Skin Rejuvenation
    • Vascular Component in Skin Rejuvenation
    • Wrinkles Component—Mild and Moderate Rhytids
    • Acne Component
    • Pre-Treatment Advice
    • Post-Treatment Care
    • Documentation
  • Contra-indications and When Laser or IPL Treatment is Not Recommended
    • Adverse Incident and Treatment Related Side Effects
    • Photosensitivity / Drug Interaction in Light Based Therapy
    • Hormone Related Conditions and Possible Effects on Skin and Hair

At the end of this module, you will be prompted to pay for and start the next one.

Module 3: Laser and IPL Application (Theory)—£99

Includes 45-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
  • How Treatments are Adapted to Match Client Needs and Different Skin and Hair Types
  • Preparation for Laser or IPL Treatment
  • Privacy and Dignity of the Client
  • Working Area
  • Prepare and Perform a Consultation to Identify Treatment Objectives
  • Informed Consent to Care and Treatment
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Pre- and Post-Care Protocols
  • Skin Patch Tests in Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Cooling including Pre- Post and Parallel Cooling
  • Client Preparation Check List
  • Laser and IPL Application Techniques
  • Practical Positioning Tips for Laser or IPL Hair Reduction
    • Facial, beards and neck, bust décolleté/chest, abdomen, backs, arms, legs, bikini, etc.
    • After using a laser or IPL applicator
    • Your patient’s treatment time includes
  • Safety Controls
    • Health and safety working practices
    • Registration and licencing requirements
  • Hair Growth Table

Upon successful completion of the three (3) online modules you will receive a provisional certificate and the independently awarded Level 3 certificate from OCN Credit4Learning will follow separately by post. You will also be invited to enrol and pay for the fourth and final Level 4 practical module.

Module 4: Practical Work Experience & Assessment—£595

The full Level 4 course is not yet available for people who do not have access to a laser or IPL to complete the practical work.

Includes 26-page Course Workbook and an example set of downloadable practice management documentation.
  • Practical Work Experience
  • Notes on Assessment
  • Appendices:
    • The Development of Laser and IPL Technology
    • Pre-Treatment Advice to Clients (Example)
    • Post-Treatment Care Information (Example)
    • Client Medical History Form (Example)
    • Guidance on Photosensitive Medication
    • An Example Photographic Template
    • IPL/Laser Treatment Record (Example)
    • Resources and General Bibliography
    • Case Study Guidance (Check List)

You are provided with a dedicated Module 4 course workbook giving guidance on completing Level 4 Practical Work Experience and Assessment together with a set of example practice management documentation (worth £125) at NO EXTRA CHARGE including:

  • Pre-Treatment Advice to Clients
  • Post-Treatment Care Information
  • Client Medical History Form
  • Guidance on Photosensitive Medication
  • An Example Photographic Template
  • IPL/ Laser Treatment Record
  • Case Study Guidance

Finalise and submit your portfolio of case studies performed on your own clients / volunteers and participate by computer video link (Skype or WhatsApp) to complete your assessment of client consultation, case studies and demonstration of your practical skills.

Upon successful completion of Modules 1 – 4 (which have to be taken sequentially), you will qualify to receive a Level 4 achievement certificate from OCN Credit4Learning (our educational awarding body here in UK). This Accrediting Organisation maps courses to National Academic Standards and provides a valuable Quality Assurance service for training providers.

If only Modules 1 – 3 are completed successfully, the learner will only qualify to receive Level 3 certification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Level 4 Core of Knowledge Laser User or equivalent recognised certification course, and
  • NVQ Level 2/3 Beauty Therapy Certificate or equivalent recognised certification course

 

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • CPD accredited courseStudent resource workbooks and video presentation
  • Multiple choice assessments at the end of each of the first three online units
  • External assessment of case studies
  • Provisional certificate provided instantly online
  • Independently issued Level 4 accreditation by OCN Credit4Learning follows by post
  • Awarded CPD credits

 

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