Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Sources for Dermatology

Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) sources for dermatology (skin rejuvenation) and hair removal (suitable for persons who wish to obtain a RSO certificate for cosmetic procedures involving laser apparatus or a use licence for laser cosmetic procedures or for maintenance, repair or commissioning of laser apparatus). Users of dermatology/hair removal lasers or intense pulsed lights (IPL), i.e. beauticians, registered nurses, medical practitioners, cosmetic physicians, ENTs, plastic surgeons, dermatologists or trade reps for these types of medical equipment. This course is NOT for dentistry.

course summary:

This course is designed for new users of lasers and intense pulsed light (IPL) units in dermatology (with or without incorporated
radiofrequency) for hair removal, and various skin treatments such as treatment of telangiectasia, and skin rejuvenation. Its
content and design are designed to align with Australian Standard 4173 (Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care). There is an
emphasis is on mechanisms of action, selection of appropriate techniques, and safety issues for the operator and the client.
The course includes an overview of the structure and characteristics of skin, and the processes of hair growth and skin
pigmentation. It assumes no prior knowledge or experience with the structure and pathology of human skin.
The course is accredited by Radiation Health Queensland. Upon successful completion of the written examination, a
certificate of completion will be forwarded which will assist the candidate with their application for obtaining the appropriate

course objectives: 

At the completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:
1. Understand the basic structure of the skin
2. Understand the processes of hair growth and pigmentation and hair
3. Appreciate the limitations of various methods of hair removal
4. Comprehend the importance of skin type in the selection of clinical techniques
5. Understand how the effects of intense light sources vary according to the wavelength, power density, energy density,
and other factors
6. Understand the range of interactions of light with various components of the skin
7. Appreciate the optical hazards posed by lasers and IPL units
8. Appreciate the range of non-optical hazards posed by lasers and how these can be minimised
9. Select appropriate protective eyewear for clinical use
10. Appreciate the need for practical safety measures in their own workplace when using IPL or lasers

Speaker biography

Professor Laurie Walsh  AO  
Laurence Walsh has been Professor of Dental Science at UQ since 1999, where he leads the research
group in advanced technologies and materials. He has been using multiple laser types in clinical patient care for over 30 years.
After his initial training in dentistry and pathology, Laurie worked in dermatology research and photobiology at the 
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. As a trained photobiologist he has worked with sunlight and with different forms of 
intense artificial light (including lasers and LEDs) and studied their effects on the skin, and on various chromophores.
He has published widely on laser safety, including studies of thermal stress in tissues induced by intense light.

Event Pricing

Cost - $440

1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020
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