Have you ever desired a laser treatment but the pricing of cosmetic dermatology were less than desirable? If so, you are not alone. One option that most people do not take advantage of is going to a laser training college or beauty school for cosmetic services. There are many benefits to receiving a service at a laser training institution, facility or school. In this particular case, a laser college! The first, and biggest perk is receiving these top dollar services at a significantly discounted price, similar to that of a beauty school. Unlike a beauty school though, the Texas Medical Board and the Texas Department of State and Health Services regulate a Texas laser school and laser services.
These treatments go much deeper into the skin than something like a facial or basic microdermabrasion. They are able to successfully remove hair, unwanted pigmentation or freckles and smooth the appearance of the skin, also referred to as skin resurfacing.
A medical director is required for the laser school to operate, as these are known as pharmaceutical grade procedures. A licensed Senior Laser Technician or Professional Laser Technician who is licensed through the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is required to always be supervising the laser treatments. This makes you feel very comfortable when it comes to the safety of these services. In fact, there are multiple sets of eyes watching the treatment, and each set has just completed a safety course and are very aware of the “do’s and don’ts.” Each student takes a 40-hour intensive training program to learn the histology of the skin, how to properly evaluate each patients individual skin type, the safety procedures when dealing with the laser and the physics behind the lasers and how to maintain and operate the lasers. These treatments are safer than your traditional procedures due to the supervising technician cross checking each student’s settings and parameters. Generally an advanced aesthetics school will offer many different treatments. These can range from Intense Pulsed Light (Photo facials), leg vein therapy, tattoo removal, ablative treatments, to chemical peels, eyelash extensions, and a certified makeup artist courses.