Are you ready to start a new career? Do you have excellent focus and a desire to help people look and feel beautiful? If the answer to these questions is yes, it may be time to consider a career in laser hair removal.
Although there are many types of permanent hair removal, laser hair removal is the oldest and the most trusted. Learning how to properly use a laser to slow or stop hair growth can have a positive effect on your career and give you the chance to work with people from all walks of life.
Lasers are considered medical equipment. Because of this, the use of laser therapy is regulated by the Medical and Osteopathy Licensing Area of the Department of Professional and Vocational Licensing. This agency limits the use of laser technology to state licensed medical professionals, including EMTs, physicians assistants, registered nurses, and medical doctors.
Even with your medical credential, you must still seek out specialized training in laser hair removal.
At accredited HI laser training courses, you can expect to learn about these subjects:
- Principles and fundamentals of laser technology
- Laser terminology
- History of laser therapy
- Uses of laser therapy
- Laser hair removal techniques
- Client medical history and informed consent
- Documentation of procedures
- Contraindications of laser hair removal
The time you spend in Hawaii laser hair removal training should be split between the classroom and the lab. It is crucial that you spend most of your training time using a laser, getting feedback from instructors, and perfecting your technique for hair removal on different parts of the body. This practice gives you the skills you need to jump right into a laser technician career.
In Hawaii, the responsibility for the quality of work that a laser technician provides falls on the shoulders of the Medical Director in charge of the facility. Thats why its important to get the best training from a program recognized by the National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC). This will help you qualify for these positions, and earn the confidence of the physician in charge. Once you are registered, you will need to renew your certification with the NCLC every three years, and pay a $95 fee with your application materials.
In Hawaii, the beauty industry is well-established and thriving. Between 2012 and 2022, job openings for laser technicians and other skin care professionals are expected to rise 34% (O*Net, 2016). As a medical professional, you can only perform laser hair removal in environments that maintain the standards of sanitation, cleanliness, and hygiene that are upheld by the health care industry. This may include hospitals, medical spas, and hair removal clinics. You may also work in specialized medical clinics that treat hormone imbalances and growth disorders. Keep in mind that specialized cosmetology professionals generally have the most career options in large cities.
The far-reaching benefits of hair removal and skin care services gives a skilled technician access to a plethora of job options. A technician choosing beauty salon work may, among other things, offer waxing, makeup, and skin care services. A technician choosing a doctors office may examine patients, offer skin care services, and, as needed, refer patients to dermatologists. Theres a burgeoning demand for Hawaii hair removal and skin care technicians making for a rosy job outlook.
Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Fax Number: 808-586-3031
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hawaii State Board of Cosmetology can help answer additional questions about obtaining a Hawaii state cosmetology license.