About Us

Who We Are

  • The London Institute of Aesthetics (LIA) is the UK’s most advanced professional Aesthetics education provider, delivering training in Laser, Beauty and non-surgical Aesthetic Medical courses and qualifications. We are an approved VTCT training and Assessment Centre  and our courses are internationally recognised. LIA was established in response to rising consumer concerns over proper Aesthetic Training. For us its not about teaching you, its about showing you how we perform treatments in our Clinics. We want you to be the Best in your field. 
  • We have courses suitable for complete beginners, Beauty Therapists, Laser Practitioners, Aestheticians and Medical Professionals. Our popular bespoke Diploma courses offer you the opportunity to study multiple specialisms to qualify you in your chosen field. Our Advanced courses include Laser Body contouring, Tattoo removal, Plasma, Injectables, CO2, Carboxy, PRP, Vaginal Rejuvenation and more.
  • We are experts in what we do, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to be taught by the best Aesthetic Trainers. Teaching takes place in a running clinic with a heavy emphasis on practical experience. We go beyond the Syllabus, we have treated thousands of patients & will pass our years of expert knowledge onto you.

Training Videos

Training on Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Students perform Laser Tattoo Removal on Ankle
  • Q-Switched Laser used with Ice cooling to cool epidermis
  • Clinical Endpoints: Looking for blanching, some whitening of the tattoo, you will see this in the practical. 
  • After care advice was provided to the client. 

Training on Leg Veins

  • The key to successful treatment on Leg Veins is knowing the diameter of the veins. 
  • The students start by measuring the veins using a vein gauge card and then choose the appropriate parameters to treat those veins.
  • End result: reached good clinical endpoints, the blood vessel coagulated and did not refill after performing the Blanche test.

Training on Sunspots & Freckles on Arms

  • This is superficial pigment that lies in the epidermis and easy for the Laser to target and clear.
  • Using the Alexandrite Laser which has a very good melanin absorption.
  • Students use a hole punched paper to mask the surrounding area.
  • No cooling is used before or during the treatment, to heat the pigment up.
  • Clinical endpoints, popping sound, darkening of the pigment, peri-lesional erythema.

Training on Laser Skin Tightening

  • Energy of the Long Pulsed Nd:yag is delivered deep into the dermis.
  • The students use the latest painting technique to heat the skin up between 40 and 43 degrees.
  • The aim of the treatment is to improve laxity and collagen contraction.
  • Full Face and Neck treatment takes 45 Minutes.
  • Clinical endpoints are erythema and warmth on the skin.
  • The client will have no downtime after treatment.

Training on Sunspots & Freckles on Back

  • Training on Sunspots/Freckles on Back.
  • This is superficial pigment that lies in the epidermis and easy for the Laser to target and clear.
  • The client is having her second treatment for sunspot freckle removal. She saw an 80% reduction after her first treatment.
  • Students now use a technique to cover the whole back using a bigger spot to even out the skin as there is not much pigment left.
  • No cooling is used before or during the treatment, to heat the pigment up.
  • Clinical endpoints, popping sound, darkening of the pigment, peri-lesional erythema.

Training on Red Blood Spots / Cherry Angiomas

  • Training on Red Blood Spots/Cherry Angiomas/Campbell de Morgan Spots.
  • Using a Vascular Hand piece on the 1064 Nd:Yag Laser.
  • No cooling used before or during the treatment.
  • Comfortable treatment for client, not much heat felt during the treatment.
  • The lesion turns an ashy colour immediately after treatment and peri-lesional erythema can be seen around the lesion.

Training on Facial Veins

  • Student performing a Face Vein treatment using  a Vascular hand piece.
  • 1064 Nd:Yag Laser used with DCD cooling.
  • The direction of the blood flow is checked before performing the treatment.
  • Clinical Endpoints: Looking for the disappearance of the blood vessel, vessel shrinkage, vessel darkening and sticky blood vessels after blanche test.
  • Client was extremely happy, complete disappearance of the vessel. Face looked clear, she had mild redness but no real downtime.

Training on IPL Photo Rejuvenation

  • The students use an intense pulse light system to provide a Rejuvenation Facial.
  • The Intense Pulse Light system releases precisely controlled short pulses of filtered light, which is delivered through the skin and then absorbed by the targeted damaged tissue. It stimulates the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin.
  • The students apply a thin layer of chill gel to the area. The light application is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The hand piece is then moved to neighbouring areas and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.

Training on Acne & Acne Scarring

Students assess the skin to check the grade of Acne.

They decide the treatment protocol.

The client has mild active acne lesions & redness left from Acne. His mild active Acne & redness can be treated very well with IPL Photo Facial. The IPL light will destroy bacteria from Acne and treat vascular redness at the same time. 

The clients pitted Acne scarring can only be treated with CO2 Laser Resurfacing. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal on Face

Students learn to use the laser to treat clients face. 

Full face laser hair removal requires skill and technique and you have to be extremely cautious. 

Need to learn the technique of shaving, cleansing, marking and performing the treatment accurately. 

Clients face is left completely smooth and silky after the treatment. 

Training on Laser Paper Exercise

Students practice Laser technique on Black paper card before treating real clients. 

The idea is to build confidence with hand eye coordination. Learning to work at a comfortable pace to have full coverage, 10-15% overlap, and holding laser at correct angle. 

Student build confidence quickly and write Laser their First Names on Black card. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal Theory

Learning the theory behind Laser is important when it comes to practical. 

Students learn about different Laser & IPL Devices, Wavelengths, Cooling Devices, Hair Biology, Hair Growth Cycle. 

You will learn about client consultations, treatment intervals, results, maintenance sessions, preparation before treatment, after care advice. 

Training on Face Test Patch

Students learn how to perform Laser Hair Removal Patch test on Face. 

Its crucial that a client is always Patch tested before any treatment can go ahead. The test patch on face should always be carried out on an inconspicuous area.

A test patch rules out any adverse reactions on the skin and allows the therapist to check suitable parameters for clients skin. 

Training on Laser Hair Removal on Asian Skin

Students learn how to treat dark skin with Laser Hair Removal. 

Only the Nd:Yag Laser should be used for darker skin types 4-6. The Nd:Yag Laser has less melanin absorption which means its the safest for darker skin types. 

The students learn to set parameters according to hair and skin colour. 

Training on Men's Laser Hair Removal

Students perform Laser Hair Removal on a Male Client. 

Popular Male areas include Back, Chest and Abdomen Areas, although some Male clients have Full Body Laser Hair Removal treatment. 

Male clients have thicker darker follicles and may be a little pain sensitive therefore therapist must understand how to adjust parameters accordingly. 

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