Online Principles & Practice of Laser & IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation Certificate – Module 1


This vocationally related course is the first of 3 theory modules pertaining to the subject of Laser and IPL Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation.
This course and subsequent modules are aimed at individuals intending to provide advanced laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) hair reduction and skin rejuvenation treatments in a dedicated treatment room, medical or cosmetic clinic.

Module 1: Skin & Hair Anatomy and Physiology
Includes 46-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript
• Anatomy and Functionality of Hair
• The Photoaging Process in Skin
• The Anatomy and Functionality of the Layers of the Skin
• The Structure and Function of the Circulatory, Lymphatic and Endocrine Systems in Relation to Laser and IPL Treatments
• Glossary of Laser and IPL Terms
• Hair Growth Table

•   Mandatory:  Level 3 or 4 ‘Core of Knowledge’ Laser User, Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or equivalent recognised certification course.
•   Recommended:  Level 3 ‘Light Based Hair Reduction’ course or evidence of other training of electrolysis and anatomy and physiology knowledge such as a Beauty Certificate Level 3.

The above entry requirements are not part of this program and must be completed separately.

This module is awarded 15 CPD points representing 15 contact hours of learning


At the end of this module, you will be prompted to enroll and pay for the next level at a cost of €115.



Includes 67-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript

  • Types of Light-Tissue Interaction ◦Characteristics of Interactions of Light with Tissue
  • Tissue Targets
  • Skin and Hair Reactions to Laser and IPL Therapy ◦Variations in Light Energy by Skin & Hair Type—Hair Reduction
  • Influence of Light Wavelengths on Skin Penetration
  • Treatment time scales and evaluating hair reduction efficacy
  • Classification of Lasers and IPLs
  • Classification and Treatment of Burns
  • Effects on the Hair Follicle in Laser and IPL Hair Reduction
  • Possible Skin Effects Using Laser and IPL for Hair Reduction
  • Pigmentation in Skin Rejuvenation
  • Vascular Component in Skin Rejuvenation
  • Wrinkles Component—Mild and Moderate Rhytids
  • Acne Component
  • Pre-Treatment Advice
  • Post-Treatment Care
  • Documentation
  • Contra-indications and When Laser or IPL Treatment is Not Recommended
  • Adverse Incident and Treatment Related Side Effects
  • Photosensitivity / Drug Interaction in Light Based Therapy
  • Hormone Related Conditions and Possible Effects on Skin and Hair

At the end of this module, you will be prompted to enroll and pay for the next level at a cost of €115.



Includes 45-page Course Workbook, training video, multiple choice assessment and video transcript

  • How Treatments are Adapted to Match Client Needs and Different Skin and Hair Types
  • Preparation for Laser or IPL Treatment
  • Privacy and Dignity of the Client
  • Working Area
  • Prepare and Perform a Consultation to Identify Treatment Objectives
  • Informed Consent to Care and Treatment
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Pre- and Post-Care Protocols
  • Skin Patch Tests in Hair Reduction and Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Cooling including Pre- Post and Parallel Cooling
  • Client Preparation Check List
  • Laser and IPL Application Techniques
  • Practical Positioning Tips for Laser or IPL Hair Reduction
  • Facial, beards and neck, bust décolleté/chest, abdomen, backs, arms, legs, bikini, etc.
  • After using a laser or IPL applicator
  • Your patient’s treatment time includes
  • Safety Controls
  • Health and safety working practices
  • Registration and licensing requirements
  • Hair Growth Table


All of these courses consist of a series of lessons, each consisting of reading materials followed by a video presentation and then on to an assessment covering the lesson content.  These assessments feature multiple choice answers, and you need to score a passing grade in order to progress to the next lesson. In courses with shorter lessons, we refer to these assessments as quizzes. To assist you with your assessments/quizzes, some of our courses have a feature we call Quiz Assist® which is a response tool that provides instant feedback when you answer an assessment question incorrectly. Its key benefit is that it shows you where to look for the information in your course notes or presentation to help you answer the question correctly. If your course features Quiz Assist® it will be marked as such. All of our courses are awarded CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points and allow you to download a certificate of completion. Some of our compliance related courses offer other independent certifications from external providers.

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