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How do I Become a Laser Hair Removal Technician?

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  • Written By: N. Madison
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  • Last Modified Date: 10 December 2016
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A laser hair removal technician performs laser hair removal techniques, helping individuals to get rid of unwanted hair. An individual who wants to become a laser hair removal technician may do well to check the specific requirements for pursuing this career in his jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions may set more stringent requirements than others. Generally, however, a person interested in this career has to complete a training program that is approved in his jurisdiction. He may also have to obtain certification in the field in order to secure a job, though this may be accomplished through the school in which he enrolls.

An individual who wants to become a laser hair removal technician uses laser technology to remove unwanted hair from a person’s body. Often, a laser hair removal technician may meet with his patient before the procedure, provide information about the hair removal technique he'll use, and answer any questions the patient may have. To prepare for laser hair removal, he may provide the patient with a paper gown or underwear, depending on where the laser will be applied, and apply a gel to the areas that will be treated. He may also trim the patient’s hair in preparation for laser hair removal. Afterward, this type of technician typically cleans up the gel used during the procedure and answers any remaining questions the patient may have.

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In most places, a person who wants to become a laser hair removal technician needs at least a high school or general educational development (GED) diploma. With this credential secured, a person interested in this job usually has to complete a training program in preparation for this job. There may be many training programs from which a person can choose, but selecting a reputable training center that offers a jurisdiction-approved program is advisable. When considering programs, a person who wants to become a laser hair removal technician may do well to select one that offers a good deal of hands-on training. Additionally, programs that cover a range of laser hair removal technologies may provide the best preparation for this job.

In addition to a laser hair removal training program, a person interested in this career may complete other courses in preparation for this job. For example, he may take courses that help him to better understand lasers and the technologies that use them. He may also enroll in an anatomy course or take classes that help him to understand hair and skin health. Likewise, a person interested in this career may take a class in laser safety.

An individual who wants to become a laser hair removal technician may find a job by searching newspaper help-wanted ads and online job boards. Some training centers, however, offer job placement services in addition to instruction. Taking advantage of these services may help an aspiring technician to find a job faster.

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