In this two-day training course, participants will gain knowledge and skills to safely perform laser tattoo removal using the proper laser devices and removal techniques. An active license in the healthcare or aesthetic field is required. As the laser is a medical procedure this laser tattoo removal course includes the management of complications and how to prevent them. The training includes identifying the possible colorants used in the tattoo, the types of wavelengths that are required for each color, the selection of laser devices that have an adequate pulse duration, and other characteristics of the laser that are required to obtain satisfactory results, on the tattoo, removal treatment..
Laser technology has evolved since the 1960s, when the first lasers were created. Anderson and Parrish described the theory of selective photothermolysis in the 1980s, which led to the application of lasers in various areas of aesthetic laser, including tattoo removal. Based on this theory, tattoo pigments could be selected as an exogenous chromophore that can be treated with specific wavelengths, thus facilitating the real possibility of tattoo removal.
The development of new laser technologies with short pulses such as Q-switched lasers and picosenconds, which are devices capable of producing light with very short pulse durations, with a maximum power that is much higher than what can be achieved with an output continuous wave, increases the possibility of treating clients with undesirable tattoos and of various colors.
This course is open to all healthcare professionals and those who are opening their aesthetic practices and all looking to expand their tattoo removal practice. This course will enhance your knowledge and skills with the latest technology in tattoo removal.
Classes are offered in both languages, English and Spanish, every two months. Classes are limited to six (6) students per course.
Although the only regulation for performing lasers in Florida is laser hair removal, and there is no clear regulation on tattoo removal, the use of laser treatment is a medical procedure and furthermore the professional and operator of the laser must be prepared, since complications may arise during and after treatment.
The laser professional must be properly licensed and trained to perform any laser procedure, as it requires knowledge of laser physics, laser interaction, laser safety, and laser protocols, as well as handling complications to perform laser treatments.
For Florida residents applying for the Laser Tattoo Removal course, an active MD, DO, APRN, PA license is required. A registered nurse or medical assistant with an active electrolysis license may be accepted onto the course by recommendation, of the superviser physician properly trained.
At the end of the course students will be qualified to perform laser tattoo removal and have an understanding of: