How to Pursue A Career In Advanced Aesthetics

Laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation are becoming a more popular career path developing in the beauty industry. Many are now choosing to complete a laser training course. With this training, you can start a career as a Laser Hair Removal Technician or Laser Skin Treatment Specialist. This newly acquired skill will set you apart from other beauty therapists!

How to start and finish the path to laser therapy? Read on to see what a fully accredited Laser Course can do for you and your future. 

More importantly, how The London School of Beauty and Make-Up’s Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments Course can help get your career in laser therapy started. Answering why, how and what next?

Laser hair removal is an industry that will only increase in popularity, replacing temporary hair removal solutions like waxing. Laser hair removal offers a more permanent solution, meaning that when hair is gone with a laser, it is GONE. Just a few sessions with the laser and zap, it’s gone! 

Laser skin rejuvenation helps with cosmetic treatments, offering visible results that will give the client confidence and clear, blemish-free skin.

Laser hair removal


The laser hair removal industry is predicted to see an annual growth rate of 15.2% reaching an estimated $1,400 Million by 2027 due to proficiency and success in preventing hair growth. 

As with anything so technologically advanced, the success hinges on the advancements brought out with every new machine and laser technology is no different. 2020 has introduced many enhancements for laser therapy and the equipment’s offerings; Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, Medical Treatments such as Mole Removals, Eye Treatments etc. The future of laser therapy has only begun.

As technology continues to advance, so do the risks and dangers involved. Incorrect use of the laser therapy machines can lead to burns and other skin damages on clients that could have easily been avoided with the correct comprehensive training. With that comes the need for a good quality provider of this training. The London School of Beauty and Makeup offers this in the form of the Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments Course.


It’s simple; start a Laser Therapy Course!

Our VTCT accredited Level 4 Laser Course is set up as the course for qualified beauty therapists or practising nurses, who want to take that step into advanced aesthetics. From the theory of the course, knowledge on how to use the machines, best practices, consideration of the client and overall advice for entering the industry to seek employment or opening your own business you will leave knowing your trade and knowing your route into laser therapy.

The course runs on Mondays for 6 weeks and gives the opportunity for those working to attend on a part-time basis

Read on further to see some of the things The London School of Beauty and Make-Up offers that you may want to consider if you are looking for a laser therapy course in hair removal or skin rejuvenation.


In studying the VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL), you will have an advanced qualification that has been specially designed for beauty therapists or medical specialists who would like to become a qualified laser aesthetic technician. At The London School of Beauty and Make-Up, you will be completely insurable and employable when you enter into the industry upon completion of the course. That is because our laser courses are government regulated by Ofqual, who are in charge of determining what qualifications get the RQF stamp of approval. RQF stands for Regulated Qualification Framework, think of it as quality control to ensure that a qualification or course is rigorous and 100% fit for purpose.

VTCT is the awarding body and course provider of our Level 4 Laser Course, offering some of the best and most recognised beauty courses available. This has the added benefit of giving those who have completed the course the chance to move internationally.

To be eligible to sign on to the Level 4 Laser qualification you will need to look into acquiring a Level 3 Beauty qualification in order to practice as a Laser Technician. There are a few Level 3 qualifications that are accepted as you segway on to the Laser Treatments Course. The first is studying our Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma (Or Combined Beauty Therapy Diploma if you are just starting out your beauty therapist journey!), However, if you are wanting to specialise as a Laser Technician, the easiest route to take without learning all that the Beauty Therapy Diplomas have to offer is to study our Level 3 Facial Electrotherapy Course, along with a Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology Course. These courses will provide you with the perfect amount of knowledge and prerequisite skills to enrol on to a Level 4 Laser course.

We also offer the Level 3 Fast Track Course, a Saturday-only option, if your ambition is to get going as soon as you can. 

Level 4 Tutor at The London School Of Beauty & Make-Up teaching 2 students IPL treatments using the LYNTON 650

Level 4 Tutor at The London School Of Beauty & Make-Up teaching 2 students IPL treatments using the LYNTON 650


The London School of Beauty & Make-Up has been established for over 25 years, a prestigious learning establishment for beauty and skin treatments. Our students are thoroughly prepared for their chosen future profession and taught based on industry demands and expectations. We never compromise on quality, causing students to choose us as their first choice for beauty, skin and makeup knowledge.

One of the most essential parts of any learning course is the tutor. As the first point of contact for students, it is important that they are experienced and hold the required knowledge to successfully deliver the course. Not only do we house some of the best tutors that the industry has to offer, they are also passionate about their career and the students they teach. Tutors will work hard alongside the school and students to ensure that classes are engaging, professional and beneficial for everyone.

Class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of six students in a class. Providing each student with sufficient one-on-one time with tutors and equipment, so that when you are finished with the course you are ready to join the laser hair removal industry.

The qualification is assessed practically, with testing consisting of students performing the treatments in front of their tutor. Tutors will ensure that the students are able to do the various treatments in a safe manner with the best techniques and practices. There will also be course materials provided, consisting of all the required and useful information needed to become a qualified laser hair removal technician for students to keep and refer back to whenever they need to.

Student performing laser therapy on another student as a part of the Level 4 qualification at The London School of Beauty and Make-Up.

Student performing laser therapy on another student as a part of the Level 4 qualification at The London School of Beauty and Make-Up.


At The London School of Beauty & Make-Up, we use the most up to date machinery; the Soprano Ice Platinum Laser machine (Diode) and LYNTON (IPL 585; 650 and Nd:Yag 1064). These machines allow for different treatments, such as skin rejuvenation and hair removal therapy. These are salon-standard industry machines and widely used throughout the industry, ensuring students are immediately ready to offer laser hair removal treatments as a Laser Technician and build their clientele.

Student using the LYNTON 650 IPL for a facial treatment on another student as a part of our Level 4 course

Student using the LYNTON 650 IPL for a facial treatment on another student as a part of our Level 4 course


After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to advance onto a Level 5 Laser Tattoo Removal course which as an isolated industry is experiencing exponential growth in conjunction with the growing Tattoo industry. Another option is to become employed as a Laser Technician at clinics such as SKN and Therapie Clinic.

Otherwise, you are now a qualified Level 4 Laser Technician and with all other requirements met such as the Level 3 beauty qualification and the core of knowledge, you will be able to work as a skin rejuvenation or hair removal specialist.

We always recommend working in the industry for a minimum of 6 months to get a feel and knowledge about what is the best way for a laser technician to operate. Also, learning how to run a successful Laser clinic and gain industry knowledge so you yourself can set up your own successful future in Laser Therapy. The average annual wage for a laser technician is £25,000 with the potential to grow.

With that, we hope that we have explained just some of the reasons why you should consider a future as a laser therapist and also considering why that future should start with us. Think of a future that’s bright and think of starting off in the right way with our Level 4 Laser & IPL course.

We have now announced our 2021 dates for our Level 4 Laser & IPL Treatments Course in January, with more to be announced soon. At The London School of Beauty & Make-Up, we are keeping in line and constantly updating our courses based on government guidelines which you can find out more about here.

Get in touch today to find out more and what dates are available throughout 2021.

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