Career in Laser Therapy and Hair Transplantation

Laser Medicine is an advanced discipline that encompasses the use of lasers in the fields of Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. The field of lasers is predicted to grow significantly in the near future and aims at addressing the requirement for highly skilled doctors to work globally at positions of high responsibility in this area.

Laser therapy is basically a medical treatment which uses focused light. The light of a laser is of a specific wavelength which enables it to be focused and powerful. Laser light is so powerful that it can be used to shape diamonds or cut steel, which is an excellent example of laser power.

In medical treatment, lasers permit surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area and not damaging more of surrounding tissue. Through laser therapy a patient may experience less pain, swelling, scarring as compared to conventional therapy although laser therapy can be expensive and may require multiple sessions.

Hair transplant is the latest craze for those who have lost their hair and experience untimely hair fall and even for those who want to alter their hairlines or acquire a stunning mane. It’s a minimally invasive procedure which can be performed on both men as well as women.

SCOPE

With the growing demand in medical aesthetic treatments and changing trends in the medical sciences, aspirants can take their career to uncharted heights. General prediction from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is that there is 40 percent increase in job for skin care specialists between 2012 and 2022 and laser therapists or hair transplant specialists can also predict a similar growth. 

SKILLS REQUIRED

A successful Laser or Hair Transplant Technician or physician requires both talent and skill. They generally work with a team to recover the client’s self-esteem and health. Apart from excellent customer service skills, they need to have good eye-hand coordination, working knowledge of computer-based equipments and excellent interpersonal and verbal skills. Decision making ability to recognise the conditions they can treat and those that require experts. They also need to have the willingness to consistently acquire new trainings to stay updated as cosmetic laser and hair transplantation technology and techniques evolves constantly.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is designed to equip aspirants with the soft skills as well as the hard skills required to deal with clients in order to thrive in the highly competitive field of Laser Therapy. ILAMED (www.ilamed.org) offers specialised Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Therapy (DALM), which is the only university-based programme in Aesthetic Laser Medicine in the world, and it has international extensions, notably with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The DALM study programme teaches the use of lasers in the fields of Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine.

For Hair Transplantation, the institute offers Masters Course in Hair Transplantation to the licensed physicians who are currently practicing in different fields having a special interest in hair restoration.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Laser Therapist

  • Performing skin analysis and evaluation to decide laser treatments.
  • Handling laser procedures including treatments of Pigmented Lesions and Thread Veins, Facial/ Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Removal, Chemical Resurfacing, Wrinkle Reduction, Active Acne etc.
  • Developing plans for the treatment of patients with on-going follow-ups.
  • Performing the procedures which are required in a time-efficient manner while maintaining a pleasant attitude.
  • Advising and coordinating with patients on all aspects of procedures and answer any questions or concerns they may have in a very professional and friendly manner.
  • Ensuring high level of care to the patients.

Hair Transplantation

  • In depth knowledge & skill of FUE & FUT method of hair transplantation.
  • Advise appropriate treatment to patients.
  • Correct and complete document of patient’s files and records.

ELIGIBILITY

For Laser Therapist

A candidate may require a high school diploma or its equivalent. Laser Therapy coursework includes hands-on training and various subjects such as:

  • Regulatory laws and safety recommendations
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • Laser hair removal
  • Cellulite improvement
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Laser vein removal etc

After the completion of a recognised laser training program, laser therapists meet all requirements to take a qualifying exam. Once the candidate passes the exam, they qualify for certification from a variety of major certification bodies.

For Hair Transplant

An excellent hair transplant requires a great artistic mind and utmost cosmetic and plastic surgery knowledge to offer the best results.

To perform the hair transplant surgery, it is compulsory that the hair transplant doctor must be a plastic and the cosmetic medical specialists.

REMUNERATION 

As Laser Therapist, one can earn high salaries which can range from 30 thousand to 60 thousand rupees in the beginning and with few years, with relevant skills and expertise the competent individuals can earn up to 50 thousand to 1 lakh per month. 

There is also a bright opportunity of setting your own set-up wherein one can earn very handsomely.

As an expert in Hair transplantation, one can earn high salaries which can range from 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh per month in the beginning and with few years, with relevant skills and expertise the competent individuals can earn up to 3-5 lakhs per month.

Dr. Ajay Rana

Founder and Director of ILAMED (www.ilamed.org) is one of the few professional educational institutions in the world that provides training and hands-on courses in Cosmetology & Aesthetic Medicine.

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