VTCT Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments

Qualification code: 500/9034/3
Credit Value: 31

Days

6

Price

£ 1

Pre-requisites

Level 3 or Level 3 Facial Electrics

Summary Description of Course

  • Internationally recognised NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light Qualification awarded by VTCT.
  • Necessary for anyone wanting to gain entry into the Aesthetic world of Lasers and IPL. The course satisfies Insurance requirements and Council Regulations.
  • Qualifies you to perform Laser & IPL treatments for Hair Removal & Skin treatments. It focuses on reducing hair growth and improving skin conditions such as Roasacea, Acne, Veins, Pigmentation & Skin Ageing using Laser and IPL systems.
  • Gold standard qualification will open up endless career opportunities from working for a Laser clinic to opening your own Clinic.
  • The course will be delivered in running clinics by our highly experienced practitioners with a heavy emphasis on practical skills. We know the Laser industry inside out and can provide you unbiased information on the best laser equipment as well as Consultancy for opening your own Clinic.

You’ll walk away with

A VTCT Qualification in NVQ Level 4 Laser & Light & Knowledge of:


  • Identification of Fitzpatrick Skin Types
  • Laser & IPL Hair Reduction
  • Pigmentation - sunspots & Freckles Removal
  • Vein Removal (Face & Legs)
  • Skin Tightening Treatments
  • IPL Treatments for Sun damage, Acne, Rosacea & Rejuvenation

What Next?

  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Advanced Laser Diploma

LEVEL 4 LASER & IPL TREATMENTS 

  • This is a vocationally related qualification and is focused on reducing hair growth and photo rejuvenation of the skin using intense light and laser treatments.
  • In this qualification, you will develop an understanding of managing safe working practices and how to identify and control hazards.
  • You will also learn how to identify hair and skin conditions and those clients suitable for intense light and laser system treatments.
  • This qualification has been mapped to the relevant NOS, and is accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
  • The course will cover both theory and practice, which will be delivered by experienced Laser/IPL technicians.
  • At the end of this course, you will reach a very high level of competence at performing Hair Removal and Skin Treatments using Lasers and IPL.
  • You will be able to make an informed decision as to which Laser/IPL course will be suitable for your Salon/Clinic/Surgery.
  • Our training is completely independent, and we do not work for or with any Laser/IPL manufacturing companies.
  • We are a running clinic, therefore, you will be able to gain plenty of practical experience to get you started in this field.
  • On the successful completion of the course, you will be trained to provide expert Laser and IPL treatments.
  • This qualification will satisfy any legal requirements and allow you to gain insurance, therefore, work legally within the industry.

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start


Introduction


  • Introduction to Lasers and IPL
  • What does Permanent Hair Reduction mean?
  • Laser Physics
  • What is a Laser? What is an IPL?
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • How Laser and IPLs are built
  • Specifications & Variables
  • Difference between Laser and IPL
  • Advantages & disadvantages of Laser & IPL

Different types of Equipment


  • Different types of Laser and IPLs
  • Types of Cooling Devices
  • Hazards & Safety of Laser/IPL
  • Laser/IPL Safety
  • Hazards of Lasers/IPL
  • Set up of Treatment Room


Hair Anatomy & Biology


  • Parts of the hair
  • Types of hair
  • Hair Growth Cycle
  • Correct time intervals for Face and Body treatments
  • Hair growth chart
  • Factors affecting hair growth


Fitzpatrick Skin Types


  • Evaluation of different skin types

How Lasers work?


  • Laser and Light depilation – mechanisms of action

Laser Parameters


  • Selecting correct parameters – spot size, pulse duration, Fluence
  • End points which determine success of the treatment
  • Effects of changing the parameters

Other Considerations


  • Dealing with untoward cases – Burns
  • Factors which influence success of Laser treatment, Hormonal conditions & other underlying medications.


Practical Hands on


  • Afternoon Practical Exercises
  • How to correctly handle equipment
  • Laser and IPL safety
  • Correct Goggles for client and therapist
  • Practical exercise on Laser and overlap theory
  • Role play – selecting correct parameters


Assignments and work given – work towards completing the portfolio

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Consultations and Medical Check

  • Medical History
  • Contraindications
  • Conditions to be cautious of
  • Photosensitive medications
  • Underlying medical conditions that affect treatment
  • Client concerns & Expectations from treatment
  • Assessment of Hair & Skin Type
  • What to expect during & after treatment
  • Pre, peri and post-op considerations
  • Possible Side Effects of treatment
  • Pre and post treatment care
  • Effects of Sun Exposure
  • Giving client an opportunity to ask Questions
  • Importance of Photographs
  • Consent Forms & Record Sheets

Performing Treatment

  • Preparation of Skin before treatment
  • Performing a Test Patch
  • Waiting time between test patch & treatment
  • Requirement of Recording treatment Parameters
  • Clinic documentation including consent forms, record sheets, advice sheets
  • Choosing correct equipment

Challenging cases

  • Managing client expectations
  • How to deal with challenging cases
  • Laser and IPL – issues with “permanent” hair removal
  • Main points to be careful of

Practical Exercise

  • Role play – Practical consultations
  • Role play – choosing parameters
  • Procedure for performing a Test Patch

Lunch provided

Practical Hands on Laser Hair Removal

  • Afternoon full demonstration of Laser hair removal treatments.
  • Practical on performing Laser hair removal treatments on various hair and skin types.
  • Product knowledge and professional products used.

Assignments and work to take away for the week

Work towards completing the portfolio

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Tea and coffee in the morning – 10:00am start

Advanced Skin treatments

  • Introduction to Lasers & IPL in the use of Skin treatments
  • Skin Rejuvenation – Superficial Damage, Redness, Brown Pigmentation, Fine Lines
  • Skin Tightening – How wrinkles are caused, Collagen production, Selecting Patients for skin tightening, Mechanisms of Action, Techniques, Clinical endpoints
  • Pigmented Lesions – What are they?
  • Epidermal Pigment: Age Spots, Sunspots, Freckles, Cafe au lait, birthmarks, Beckers Naevi
  • Dermal Pigment: Nevus of Ito, Nevus of Ota, Blue Naevi, Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (CMN)
  • Mixed Component Pigment: Melasma/Cholasma, Naevus Spillus, Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), Drug-induced pigmentation (e.g. Minocycline)
  • Warnings of Melanomas: how to detect and what to do

Vascular

  • Vascular: Port Wine Stains, Hemangiomas, Cherry angiomas, Venous Lake, Spider Nevi, Facial Veins, Leg Veins
  • What causes them?
  • What you can treat & what you cannot treat?
  • Which Laser & IPL devices you can use?
  • Vessel diameter
  • Depth of penetration
  • Vessel actions
  • Vascular Lasers
  • Selecting correct Parameters
  • Epidermal Cooling
  • Vessel visualisation
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Consent Forms, Record Sheets, Advice Sheets for skin treatments

Lunch Provided

Practical Hands on

  • Practical performing Laser skin tightening
  • Practical performing Laser skin Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Photo Rejuvenation
  • Practical performing Pigmented Lesions – Face and Body
  • Practical performing Vascular Treatments – Face and Body
  • Product knowledge and professional products used

Lectures / Seminars

  • Our trainers are leading professionals in the Laser Industry.
  • Lectures are delivered by experienced Educators.

Practical

  • Our trainers work with Laser/IPL day in day out, so you will receive the most up to date information.
  • Our courses are run in a specialised Laser / IPL training organisation. We have a number of different Laser /IPL equipment from different manufacturers,  So you can get practical hands-on experience using different devices.

Group Work

  • You will work in groups to perform consultations and role plays.
  • This breaks the theory up and makes the course a lot more fun and interesting.
  • This refines the understanding of the subject area and allows the opportunity to give and receive feedback on performance.

Discussions

  • Discussions are encouraged throughout the training, this allows reflective thinking, Which leads to a deeper understanding of the subject area.
  • There are a lot of differing opinions on the types of Lasers and parameters to use, A discussion clarifies any issues.

Assignments

This satisfies the theory part of the qualification.

  • Assignments will need to be completed for each of the modules.
  • We will provide you with detailed course material that will allow you to complete the assignments.
  • You can work on the assignments at your own pace, However the quicker you complete them, the quicker you will receive your qualification.
  • 100% support and help will be provided for you to complete this part of the study programme.
  • The assignments can be typed or you can use audio-visual media to record the answers.

Observations

This satisfies the practical part of the qualification.

  • You will be required to perform treatments on real clients under assessment conditions.
  • We will ensure that you are 100% ready for this part of the course by providing you with enough practical experience.
  • You will perform Hair removal treatments using Lasers and IPL.
  • You will perform Skin tightening, Skin rejuvenation, Red blood spots,Rosacea, Vein removal and Pigmented lesions removal using Lasers and IPL systems. 

Portfolio

  • As part of this course, You will be required to produce a portfolio.
  • All evidence will need to be documented in the portfolio and cross-referred to unit outcomes.
  • Our tutors will help you build and complete your portfolio. 

Independent Study

  • You will be required to perform some independent study on this course.
  • This will enable you to tailor the general course materials to your own interests and requirements and develop your learning style.
Work Experience
We offer short work experience days for all our students. Students will be place in one of our 5 running clinics. This is invaluable experience and will enable you to secure a job.

Real Running Clinic
We go beyond the syllabus. All our courses take place in a real clinic environment. We believe it is important for Learners to have the opportunity to learn as if they were in a real salon, particularly because this qualification leads to employment in such a client-centred and service orientated sector.

Models Provided
You don’t need to worry about providing models for your assessment. Unlike other training schools we are a running clinic so have access to clients that can be your models for assessment.

Teaching
Our Trainers are leaders in the Beauty and Laser Industry. They can pass on years of knowledge and their practical experience to you.We have endless testimonials on students who have trained with us.

Our Courses
Our courses are internationally recognised and will satisfy insurance requirements. We will ensure that you reach a high standard of education and are competent in your chosen subject of study so you can move straight into the job industry. Most of our students secure jobs or set out to open their own salons or clinics.

Careers Support
We will provide you further ongoing support and we are there to help you reach your goal, whether its securing a job with a top chain clinic or salon or opening your dream clinic.

Student Portal
You will gain access to our Student Portal that will support you throughout your study. This student portal has all the Lectures and other resources and materials and Assignments to help complete your portfolio.

Online Student Shop
We have an online shop with student discount to purchase your own kits and any supplies you require.

Servicing Contracts for Lasers
We provide full servicing contract for all Laser and IPL equipment so can give you a idea on cost and consumable you will require with your Laser and IPL equipment.

LPA Services
We provide core of knowledge courses alongside our Laser courses and provide LPA Services. An LPA is a Laser Protection Advisor who will check your laser room is safe and write your clinic local rules. This is a requirement for local council and Insurance purposes.

Clinic Consultancy
Bespoke one to one consultation on how to open your own Clinic and advise on purchasing correct equipment and products. We also offer Franchise opportunities of our London Laser Clinic Chain.

LEASE/BUY LASER EQUIPMENT
We work closely with top manufacturers in the Aesthetic Industry and provide refurbished equipment. We can sit with you to find the most suitable equipment for your needs, this depends on your budge, market demographics, your specialisation and other factors.

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