Practical on-site training

With laser hair removal, you have two processes to keep in mind. The first is the time it takes for the hair to convert the light to heat, Theramal Relaxation Time (TRT), and the second is the time it takes for the heat to be transferred to the surrounding tissue. This should last long enough and be hot enough to kill the dermal papilla, Thermal Damage Time (TDT). The TRT can be anything from 10 to 100 ms and the TDT lays between 200 and 400 ms.

20 to 50 ms gives time for the light to be converted to heat and with the thick dark hair you have enough heat to also do enough damage to the surrounding tissue to kill the dermal papilla.

The problem comes when you have to work with lighter/thinner hair, usually after the third treatment. Apart from the duration of time you also have to transfer enough energy to create sufficient heat.

It is understandable that people find it too slow to work with a frequency of 1 Hz. The reality with laser hair removal is that you have to maintain sufficient energy for long enough to get a result. Working on a frequency higher than 1 Hz usually mean disappointing results. It still works with dark and thick hair, but it is only the first treatments that you have this situation.

If you apply the gliding technique correctly, it will take longer than the stepping technique. The gliding technique is also only suitable for at most the first three treatments. Then the pulse duration becomes too short to effectively treat thinning hair. The pulse duration has two functions; to allow for the TRT and DTD, and to allow for safe transfer of energy through the epidermis.

To increase the energy do not make up for the lack of pulse duration. You must always respect the TRT and DTD. Together with this, too high fluence for a short pulse duration becomes very dangerous for the epidermis.

A major problem is that the sellers of equipment themselves have no practical experience and that training is not given priority, because it is seen as a mandatory cost and effort that does not bring in money. Sales stories don’t change the science behind laser hair removal.

Training at your location on your equipment.

Training on your own machine.

Permanent hair removal with laser is certainly not easy. Many have experienced this after several months or years of experience. The manufacturer-specified protocols and presets on your device rarely deliver optimal results. For best results, it is necessary to use the correct techniques and select the correct custom settings on your device.

Do you like faster and better results?

Would you like to know how to set up your device correctly for each individual customer?

Would you like to know the importance of cooling and the correct choice of pulse length?

Maybe you feel you’ve reached a plateau somewhere? You know that your treatment results can still be improved, but you have a hard time putting your finger on it. There is not necessarily something wrong, but you feel that something is still missing somewhere.

This training is for you.

We offer a complete training that consists of 1-day practical training in your own salon or clinic, on your own device. Which enable you to get the most out of your device, and together with that a complete theoretical online course.

Program for the practical training day at your location.

Firstly. We start the day with an observation of the techniques you are currently applying. You perform a treatment on your device in your own clinic. Then we evaluate and discuss the treatment, with emphasis on the technique used.

Building a foundation. Theory of permanent hair removal. We discuss the scientific and biological principles that enable permanent hair removal with laser and IPL. Then we go through the treatment parameters and explain how each parameter affects the hair removal process. We end this session with a consideration of the ideal protocol for permanent hair removal on your device. We also teach you how to set up your device correctly for every skin and hair type.

Different techniques. After a short break, we are ready to discuss and demonstrate the different techniques for permanent hair removal. This includes working with a skin cooling device, ice packs, working with cooling gel, static versus sliding techniques, overlapping pulses, etc.

Practice. Next, we’ll get to work, practising the concepts and techniques we discussed over the morning. The emphasis here is on the techniques that are most appropriate for the particular device you are using and will provide the best results to your clients.

Finally, we give an overview of the theory and how it should be applied in practice. We answer your questions and go over the techniques about which there is still uncertainty.

Training models to work on.

You need to arrange two or three models for the training day. The first model should be in the morning for the start session. For this model, a treatment such as underarms is suitable to show us the technique you have been using until now.

The second (and third) models are needed for the afternoon from 14:00. Here it is good to have a model that wants to treat a large area, such as legs in a lady or back/abdomen-chest on a man. This gives the opportunity to practice the techniques well. The third model is best to be a typical treatment that you have a lot of trouble with.

Try to use models that represent the vast majority of your clients. For example, if your clients are roughly evenly distributed between males and females, have at least one model of each gender. Or if you have a lot of darker-skinned clients, get at least one darker-skinned model.

It is important that your models are not in a rush so that you can take enough time to practice the techniques.

More than a one-day training.

When you book your practical training, you will also be enrolled for the Advanced Laser Hair Removal Therapist online course. This ensures that you get the most out of your training day. The more of the online course you complete in advance, the less time to spend on theory during the training day, and the better prepared you are to get the most value.

Online course overview

Laser physics textbook = 150 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Introduction to laser = 6 min.

Laser components = 3 min.

How laser light is generated = 30 min.

Stimulated emission = 1 min.

Laser cavity = 4 min.

How to apply the treatment parameters to your machine = 120 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Radiation-tissue interaction textbook = 30 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Interaction of radiation with matter = 75 min.

Light-tissue interactions = 60 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Laser safety textbook = 60 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Specular and diffuse reflection 1 = 12 min.

Specular and diffuse reflection 2 = 8 min.

Laser safety video = 8 min.

Laser safety video 2 = 60 min.

Eye hazard = 4 min.

Laser glasses = 10 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Legal issues textbook = 30 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Safety checklist = 15 min.

How to Master the Client Consult = 35 min.

Laser hair removal over a tattoo = 3 min.

Class IV lasers and IPL’s textbook = 75 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Laser hair removal, an overview = 25 min.

IPL vs Laser = 12 min.

IPL hair removal = 2 min.

Laser hair removal = 5 min.

Laser hair removal 2 = 1 min.

Laser – male facial hair removal = 5 min.

Diode laser hair removal = 2 min.

Skin cooling = 75 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Skin biology textbook = 30 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

The skin = 5 min.

Fritzpatric skin types = 5 min.

Understanding Fritzpatric skin types = 55 min.

How to cleanse your skin = 3 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Hair biology textbook = 30 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Hair biology video = 4 min.

Hair growth = 20 min.

Hair growth cycle = 1 min.

The hair follicle = 4 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Laser hair removal in practice textbook = 90 min.

Module assignment = 480 min.

Does your laser work as it should? = 5 min.

Static pulsing / stepping technique = 20 min.

Hair removal: Pain-free hair removal, or gliding technique = 20 min.

Demonstration of both gliding and stepping techniques = 30 min.

Module evaluation = 210 min. learning + 30 min. test

Hair growth from testosterone treatment = 5 min.

Laser hair removal in slow motion = 10 min.

Diode handpiece components = 1 min.

Marketing Techiques for Aesthetics Practitioners = 15 min.

Course duration.

The total course duration is 121 hours. It consists of 9 hours (one full day) on-site practical training and 112 hours for the Advanced Laser Hair Removal Therapist online course.


This course is suitable for complete beginners and requires no prior training in aesthetics or medicine to study with us. Many of our students are not trained in beauty and want to start a business in the industry. We welcome students of all levels, whether you want to start from scratch, or are currently working as a therapist and want to increase your knowledge and skills.

Any brand or model of device.

All hair removal lasers use the same scientific principle to achieve lasting results. We help you understand these principles. You will learn how to translate this into treatment parameters, and once you have the skills to do this, you can use any laser successfully. Regardless of brand or model.

Meet your instructor.

My name is Raymond Schoeman and I look forward to helping you get the best from your equipment.

I have been a laser therapist since 2000 and still have my on laser clinic. I have also been a distributor of medical lasers in South Africa for about 10 years and have over 15 years experience in training aesthetic laser therapists.

I am the author of two books on laser treatments; Aesthetic Laser Treatments (ISBN 9789464359015) and Aesthetic Laser Therapy Handbook (ISBN 9789402198676). Both these books are part of the heritage collections of both the Royal Library of Belgium and the Royal Library of the Netherlands.


The total investment for this course is R31500.

Please note that there is a travel and accommodation surcharge for courses further than 100 km from Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria.

Training on multiple machines.

If you have multiple devices, or can do multiple types of treatments with your machine, we can teach you multiple devices and treatments during the on-site training. Keep in mind that it is most productive to learn one treatment type per day. You will benefit much more from two training days with two different subjects than from one training day with a series of subjects.

How to book your training day.

Complete the form below to book your training day. By filling in this form, no definitive appointment has been made. Raymond or a colleague will call you upon receipt of the form to make a definitive booking.

You can only choose an available training day. After selecting the day, you will see the date and time appear below the calendar, you need to click on the time to confirm the day. The time then changes in the confirmation: “dd/mm/yyyy 09:00Practical training”. Complete the rest of the form and submit it.

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