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Archive for June, 2008
We wanted to write a somewhat self-serving post for our laser college blog and describe how pretty our office is. We spent quite a long time looking around for the best location for our laser college and when we saw the building we are currently in we thought it would be perfect for laser tattoo removal training. The office complex has a Ivy League campus feel (although the ivy isn’t as high on the walls as we’d like!) and the Colonial style architecture really meets our expectations for what a college should look like. Come visit us and we’ll show you around!
At New Look Laser College, we offer courses in just one subject – laser tattoo removal. We know that other laser colleges offer a wider variety of courses – they include hair removal, vein alteration, skin rejuvenation, and many other aesthetic procedures. We decided years ago to focus on training for just one treatment to give our students the most complete educational experience. Lasers for each of these procedures work differently – the wavelengths are often unique, the side effects and clinical endpoints vary widely, and a skin type or patient that may be a good candidate for one treatment may not be well suited for another.
With our tattoo removal training courses, we provide the deepest level of instruction and bring years of personal experience performing laser tattoo removal procedures. At New Look Laser College, you’ll be developing your personal expertise from true experts in the field
We use Astanza’s Trinity laser for tattoo removal at our clinics as well as for training at our laser tattoo removal training college. The Trinity is a q-switched combination Nd:YAG and Ruby laser with 3 powerful wavelenghts – the 1064nm for darker colors (black, brown, purple, dark blue), the 532nm for light colors (red, yellow, orange, and other light colors), and the 694nm wavelength – with a full 1 Joule of energy – for blue and green tattoos. Of all the lasers we’ve used over the years, we’ve been most impressed with the power and effectiveness of the Astanza Trinity, especially on colors like blue and green that have been so hard to remove in the past.
When you enroll in our laser tattoo removal training course at New Look Laser College, we’ll walk you through every part of the laser so you know exactly how it works and what it is capable of. It is a user-friendly machine – both the software and the hardware. The Trinity has a simple foot pedal (like a sewing machine!) that activates the laser, a simple key to turn the laser on and off, and plenty of confirmation steps that make sure you only use the laser when you want to. The software interface is push button and has never causes us a single problem. The most common maintenance issues involve re-aligning the laser if it gets bumped around too much. The mirrors in the reticulating arm are very sensitive but we’ve only had a few occasions where we’ve needed to realign the mirrors.
Overall, it is a great machine. Astanza’s technical support comes to our site pretty quickly. We feel like we’re more familiar with tattoo removal procedures and needs than the manufacturer of the machine, but that’s a pretty common feeling among medical providers.
One of the most important elements of every laser tattoo removal training program is having real-life people with differing skin types and tattoos to practice on. You want to be ready on day one. New Look Laser College’s training program will have several different clients for you to work with during your training. There will be no need to save your questions, you will be free to ask questions on each type of removal and establish the knowledge and confidence you will need to be successful. Our experts will prepare you so that your laser technique will be strong and you will be able to focus on building relationships with your clients.
We at New Look Laser College are excited to start preparing you for your future practice.
Have you ever tried to learn some practical skill and only gotten the book version of it? Sailing without getting out on the lake, tying a pair of shoelaces without a pair of shoes to work with, etc…. Medical training just doesn’t work without hands-on practice – whether the speciality is laser tattoo removal, plastic surgery, or checking a patient for influenza.
Laser tattoo removal training must include a substantial hands-on element to truly instruct future practitioners in the art and science of the procedure. A lecture on laser physics without the ability to assess skin type or how close or far to position the laser to skin doesn’t meet your patient’s need to remove an unwanted tattoo. Even if the lecture provides a sense of what settings to use on a tattoo removal laser, would you feel confident flying an airplane solo because you didn’t crash when playing the flight simulator the night before on your laptop?
New Look Laser College emphasizes the practical size of laser tattoo removal training. We offer students the opportunity to practice their skills under close supervision by experts in the field. We’ll provide a firm grounding on laser physics, analysis of skin type, and a whole range of other classroom topics. But we’ll spend most of your time doing real-life laser tattoo removal procedures so you’ll know what to expect when you get in front of patients of your very own.