Laser Training

Choosing the right beauty specialty for your career can potentially change the future of your career and your level of job fulfillment. If you get joy from helping people feel better about themselves and performing highly specialized tasks, you may find your place in the field of laser hair removal. To become a laser technician, you must have excellent concentration.

With each patient, you use the laser to damage and weaken each hair follicle in an area of the body, which limits growth from that follicle. With ongoing follow-up appointments, hair growth slows down, gets thinner, and often stops completely.

State License Requirements

Before you can become a laser technician, you must be a licensed electrologist in Florida (Florida Health). Electrolysis licensing protocols in Florida require you to complete 320 hours of training. Once you are a licensed electrologist, you can start working toward laser certification. In addition, you must be certified by a national organization, such as the National Council on Laser Certification.

Education Details

To qualify for certification, you must choose a training program that covers all of the following topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology of skin and hair
  • Hair growth phases
  • Treatment schedule
  • Laser and energy concepts
  • Modes of laser operation
  • Pulsing terminology
  • Tissue interactions
  • Laser safety
  • Clinical endpoints
  • Photosensitizers
  • Contraindications

Once you are certified, you are well on your way to working as a laser technician. Regardless of where you work, you must have jointly written protocols in place with a supervising doctor. The supervising doctor is responsible for the work you do and must be accessible to patients before, during, and after the procedure.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
3 Years
License Renewal Period

You must complete at least 30 hours of continuing education that directly relate to laser hair removal.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Permanent hair removal is an incredibly popular trend, particularly in states like Florida that are all about year-round beach weather. From 2012 through 2022, statewide demand for skin care specialists is expected to increase 23% (O*Net, 2016). This includes laser technicians. The average salary for a Florida skin care specialist is $28,200 per year (O*Net, 2016). Getting started in this field requires networking, communication, and hard work. To legally perform laser hair removal procedures, you must find a doctor who is confident enough in your skills to take responsibility for every procedure you do. This may involve networking with supervising doctors, supplying references from instructors, and offering proof of your experience.

Working as a Laser Technician

A growing number of individuals are seeking the services of hair removal and skin care technicians who are willing to make home visits. For technicians offering this service, as well as those interested in opening their own facilities, entrepreneurship is viable job option. Other job options include working in medical facilities and beauty salons. The job outlook for the Florida hair removal and skin care technicians is favorable.

State board Contact Information

Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, Board of Cosmetology
1940 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone Number: 850-487-1395
Fax Number: 866-888-1176
E-mail Address:

The Florida State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Florida state cosmetology license.

Find the Beauty Schools in Florida that interest you below,

Boca Beauty Academy

7820 Glades Road,
Boca Raton, FL 33434

Program: Laser Training

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers - Hollywood

420 S State Road 7,
Hollywood, FL 33020

Program: Laser Training

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Orlando

1271 East Semoran Blvd,Suite 131
Orlando, FL 32707

Program: Laser Training

Boca Beauty Academy

7329 North State Road 7,
Parkland, FL 33073

Program: Laser Training

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach Campus

7587 S. Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Program: Laser Training

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

4951 Adamo Drive,
Brandon-Tampa area, FL 33605

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Clearwater

2525 Drew Street,
Clearwater, FL 33765

Program: Cosmetology

American Institute of Beauty Inc.

3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164,
Clearwater area-Largo, FL 33771

Program: Cosmetology

Sunstate Academy - Fort Myers

2040 Colonial Blvd,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - Lakeland

5101 U.S Highway 98 North,
Lakeland, FL 33812

Program: Cosmetology

Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy

985 E. Memorial Blvd.,
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 33801

Program: Cosmetology

Daytona College

425 South Nova Road,
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Program: Cosmetology

Florida Barber Academy

51 N. State Road 7,
Plantation, FL 33317

Program: Cosmetology

Empire Beauty School - West Palm Beach

Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd,(Intersection of Okeechobee & Military Trail)
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Program: Cosmetology

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