Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) is at the heart of many of today’s most popular aesthetic treatments. From hair removal to skin rejuvenation, this high-performing technology is the great tool-master. But like all good tools, thorough training is required for assured safety and attaining outstanding results for the patient.
Training and qualifications in the administering of the many applications for laser and light treatments is essential to successful and ethical business practice. And now new, stricter regulations within the aesthetics industry means anyone wishing to offer procedures using this technology must complete the required training and qualifications.
The Health Education England report has culminated in new regulations HEE guidelines. For your own business integrity and for legal reasons, you should be looking at IPL training courses that are offered by the best in the industry. At MATA Courses, we have helped to drive the need for better regulation and our courses have been developed ahead of government guidelines. You know you are getting the most in-depth and critical hands-on training available which will give you five success points:
- Business integrity and legal compliance
- Consistent patient safety
- Patient/customer confidence
- Professional advantage
- Personal development advantage
The new aesthetics qualifications are awarded by EduQual and also endorsed by an Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation. The UK official standard of education is Level 5. MATA training is comprised of blended-learning including theory modules studied on our university-standard online virtual learning environment (VLE), practical training on many volunteer patients provided for maximum hands-on experience, clinical assessments, completion of a log book of treatments plus written examinations.
A career in aesthetics practices is becoming a sought after pathway for many medical professionals. It is particularly ideal for those who are already fast-tracked by having a highly qualified healthcare background.
Many professionals are feeling somewhat disillusioned with their career in the public sector and are seeing these cosmetic treatments within small practices as the perfect business for them. Once qualified for each of the treatments they are keen to offer, the individual is soon licensed to operate and can start seeing the financial and work-life balance benefits immediately!
Quality training and staying abreast of the latest technologies and products is the foundation for successful business with good ethics. MATA Courses help you get that business underway with its high training standards and industry education.
If you are interested in pursuing a qualification in IPL therapies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0203 126 4870 for more information on how to apply.
Who is the Course for?
The Core of Knowledge Course at MATA and other IPL modules have been specially created for aestheticians, beauty therapists, healthcare professionals such as doctors, dentists, nurses. Those with unspecified titles undertaking Laser and Light treatments in clinics such as laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser skin rejuvenation, laser for vascular, laser for pigmentation treatments can also attend the MATA IPL courses.
IPL Certification and Qualifications
As part of the blended learning, you will have ongoing and final assessments from your tutors which will ascertain your ultimate success. The Level 5 qualification as a recognised Industry Qualification is the final achievement. The certificate will follow shortly after completion of the course.
Your insurance company will insist on seeing evidence of this qualification in order to practice IPL treatments at your clinic.
Within this new suite of Level 5 Laser and Light Based Therapy qualifications you will cover:
- Core of Knowledge (a government-specific requirement)
- Laser and Light Pigmentation Reduction
- Laser Vascular Reduction
- Laser Tattoo Removal
- Laser Hair Removal
- Skin resurfacing with non-ablative laser
- Skin resurfacing with ablative laser
This is an essential subject for anyone offering IPL treatments as part of their own business practice or if they are employed at other practices. It is a government and industry requirement and at MATA Courses, our education on the Core of Knowledge has been developed by key IPL educators.
The course will provide a solid foundation in the safe and effective use of laser and IPL machines, how light interacts with skin to produce specific biological effects, and hazards/risks that may occur and how to deal with them. The course also covers relevant UK standards and regulations governing their use in a professional setting
Core of Knowledge at MATA Courses in London is designed to fulfil the training requirements in the MHRA Device Bulletin DB2008 (3) and will cover the following:
- Characteristics of Laser and IPL Radiation
- Radiation generation
- Eye physiology and skin exposure
- Skin tissue interaction for Laser & IPL radiation
- Precautions to keep exposure below maximum permitted levels
- Reflection and absorption hazards
- Hazards to patient
- Laser and IPL safety management
- Risk assessments
- Incidental hazards
- Relevant standards
- Quality Assurance
This Laser and IPL Core of Knowledge safety training course does not address treatment protocols or provide clinical training for laser treatments, but is a requirement before undertaking a MATA Laser and Light course to ensure you are able to carry out treatments safely.
Subjects covered within one example of the IPL course – Laser and Light Pigmentation Reduction – include:
- Anatomy of the skin
- Identifying different types of pigmentation from sun spots, PIH to Melasma
- Different types of laser technologies for pigmentation
- Laser safety and maintenance
- Pre and post treatment care
- How to deal with complications
- Demonstration by trainer
Practical session on live models
Based in the heart of London’s medical district, Harley Street, MATA Courses is perfectly situated to deliver your IPL and aesthetic training needs.
MATA’s Harley Street location is easily accessible and just a short walk from Oxford Circus underground tube station, as well as Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tubes and Marylebone mainline railway station. For our international delegates, there are good transport links to all of London’s main airports.
Day time catering and refreshments are provided for all of our courses. The area is surrounded by plenty of good bars, restaurants and theatres so you can make a day and night of your training if you wish!