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Elevate Your Practice With Aesthetic Lasers and Body Contouring

Easily Complete Your Certificate With Online Self-Study Training

Help Your Patients Erase Their Past

Laser treatments are now an integral part of cosmetic health care in the modern world. Lasers are a non-invasive and cost-effective solution for a number of aesthetic needs and areas of the body. 

From hair removal to skin rejuvenation and even eye surgeries, there’s no doubt that the advent of laser treatments has revolutionized modern skin treatments. That’s why we include lasers in our comprehensive Certified Aesthetic Provider™ (CAP) program

Today, offering cosmetic laser / IPL procedures including hair removal, skin rejuvenation, fractional skin resurfacing, skin tightening, QuantaUSA multi-color tattoo removal and other emerging procedures is essential in order to have a  successful aesthetic practice or medical spa.

The IAPAM Aesthetic Laser and Tattoo Removal Training Program

IAPAM’s Aesthetic Laser & Body Contouring Certificate represents the most comprehensive minimally invasive modality training for physicians new to the aesthetic medicine field. 

Physicians and their medical staff are trained in the best practices for device-based aesthetic medicine treatments using lasers, light sources and radio frequency devices to grow their education and grow their practice.

You can complete this training as a stand-alone online self-study certificate or included as part of the IAPAM’s exclusive Certified Aesthetic Provider™ (CAP) program.

You will also learn about tattoo removal, another highly sought aesthetic medical treatment by patients who got tattoos – many as young adults – and now regret their decision.

 Our comprehensive training covers the following:

  • Utilizing IPL/Laser Technologies within an Aesthetic Practice or Medical Spa
  • Difference between laser and IPL technologies.
  • Physics of IPL/Laser devices (how to match the right equipment to the right procedure).
  • Skin typing using the Fitzpatrick scale and patient selection.
  • Principles and safety of lasers and IPL devices.
  • Potential side effects and risks.
  • Incorporating facial/skin rejuvenation into your practice.

How to Get Certified

Step 1

Sign up for training

Step 2

Complete the course at your own pace

Step 3

Receive Certificate via email

The Many Benefits of Laser Treatments to Grow Your Practice

Aesthetic laser treatments can be used to treat a multitude of cosmetic concerns with little or no down time. All lasers work by producing a single wavelength (color) of light. 

In essence the laser produces a controlled injury to the skin that causes just the right amount of damage to promote new cell growth.

  • Ablative lasers affect only top layers of the skin and allow for healing of superficial problems due to photo aging (sun damage) or chronological aging.
  • Non-ablative lasers remove skin damage that is much more severe and the recovery time with a non-ablative laser is much swifter than it is when conventional ablative lasers (such as the CO2 and erbium type) are used. It is a sophisticated laser skin rejuvenation procedure.

Laser treatment can smooth wrinkles and tighten the skin, making them highly sought after by patients who want to look younger. Laser skin treatments are effective at:

  • Eliminating fine lines on the upper lip, cheeks, and forehead
  • Smoothing and tightening upper and lower eyelid skin
  • Removing crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Softening frown lines
  • Removing freckles and brown spots
  • Removing age spots
  • Removing tattoos
  • Removing stretch marks
  • Removing burst blood vessels
  • Reducing redness in the skin
  • Flattening scars
  • Repairing smoker’s lines
  • Smoothing and polishing the complexion in general for a more youthful appearance

Why "Grow" Your Practice by Adding Tattoo Removal?

Tattoo removal is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures today by patients who decided either on a whim or as an informed choice to have a tattoo, only to decide later in life that they no longer wished to have one.

If one were to look at the statistics in the US, over 45 million Americans currently have at least one tattoo.  

Of this group, 36% of them range between the ages of 18-25 years, while around 49% are between 26 -40 years. 

A large majority of the population have black ink tattoos, and 70% of the total population who have tattoos are women.

It is clear that the potential patient population is huge. As the number of tattoos increases, so will the need for tattoo removal. In fact, 17% of the above population group regret ever getting a tattoo – this amounts to over 7.6 million people.

If you are looking to expand your practice and have more patients attend your clinic, then adding tattoo removal to your service is definitely the way forward. 

The numbers are clear from the previously discussed statistics, and the potential to increase your patient base is big.

The average tattoo removal cost is $200, and each procedure takes around 15 minutes to perform. If you were to perform 3 – 4 procedures an hour, that could mean an additional $800 a day. The income stream just does not end there. Patients often need 6 to 7 sittings of treatments, making the average income per patient around $1200 to $1400. 

Some centers that have already started offering this procedure are seeing an increase in monthly income of around $20,000.

What Will You Learn by Completing This Online Laser Certificate?

Master the use of lasers in skin treatment and body sculpting with the IAPAM’s newest online self-study certificate. 

You will learn: 

  • Learn the fundamentals of laser technology
  • Understand lasers used for aesthetics and their different types and applications
  • Review laser safety 
  • Understand what types of lasers are used and how to have a safe and successful treatment
  • Discuss the scientific aspect of how lasers work for hair removal
  • Understand the patient’s skin and hair type to choose the right laser and settings.
  • Discuss the pre- and post-treatment considerations, care and management to ensure safety and efficacy as they pertain to laser treatment protocols
  • Learn to perform a treatment including tips on performing laser hair removal
  • Understand the advantages over traditional hair removal methods and potential drawbacks
  • Understand skin types and their characteristics.
  • Discuss how the skin ages.
  • Understand the mechanism of skin tightening.
  • Understand different types of laser systems used for skin tightening.
  • Understand the differences between ablative and non-ablative lasers.
  • Discuss on how to choose the right laser for the procedure.
  • Understand why expectation discussions are important and how to set realistic goals with your patient
  • Understand pre-treatment and post-treatment care as well as potential risks and complications
  • Discuss the cost of laser treatments for skin tightening depending on various factors
  • Understand how to combine different techniques to target different layers of skin
  • Discuss the history of tattoos and types of lasers on the market designed for laser tattoo removal
  • Understand the principles of selective photothermoysis and what a successful removal is dependent on
  • Review the characteristics of the skin and of a tattoo
  • Learn pre and post-care instructions for a successful treatment
  • Discuss how to properly evaluate and select patients for procedure for best possible outcome
  • Discuss the design and placement of tattoos including color theory and ink composition
  • Understand techniques for scar management and camouflage
  • Understand how scars affect the skin and how this treatment can help
  • Discuss the factors that influence scar healing
  • Understand the principles that affect how laser therapy interacts with the skin
  • Discuss safety considerations
  • Understand the key factors in ensuring effective and safe laser scar revision
  • Discuss the key considerations in pre-treatment
  • Understand different laser techniques used to treat scars
  • Discuss post treatment care instructions and follow u8p
  • Understand the latest treatment options for non-surgical options for non-invasive body fat reduction and skin tightening
  • Understand various non-invasive fat elimination and skin tightening procedure technologies available, including: with Radio Frequency (RF), Ultrasound, Cryolipolysis, and laser

Who Is Eligible?

The Aesthetic Laser & Body Contouring program is open to:

  • NMD
  • PA
  • RN/LPN
  • Other support staff

Please note: You should check with your local governing board for any person interested in taking the online Aesthetic Laser & Body Contouring Certificate to ensure they are working within their scope of practice in your state prior to registering for training.

How Much Does It Cost?

Practice Edition



for a limited time only!

Includes up to 5 of:

  • Introduction to Aesthetic Lasers
  • Hair Removal Treatments
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Scar Revision
  • Non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring
  • 8 CMEs
  • Certificate of completion
  • 12-months unlimited online training access

Value: $6,475! Save $5,180!

Individual Provider



for a limited time only!


  • Introduction to Aesthetic Lasers
  • Hair Removal Treatments
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Scar Revision
  • Non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring
  • 8 CMEs
  • Certificate of completion
  • 12-months unlimited online training access

Value: $1,295. Save $700!

On-Demand Training Reviews

"What I liked most is the way you give the theory and then how it is put into practice. I have a better and deeper knowledge for practice. I greatly appreciate the training!"
A. Sanchez, MD
"It was a very user-friendly program. I had to start and stop many times over several days. It always took me back to where I'd left off."
G. J. Mesa, DNP, FNP-BC
"The anatomy videos were some of the best I've seen in the classes I've taken."
R.A. Morse, DMD


Who is eligible for training?

The Aesthetic Laser & Body Contouring Certificate is open to licensed medical professionals with the following designations: MD/DO, DMD/DDS, NP, PA, RN/LPN.

Support staff such as medical assistants, estheticians, etc. may also enroll in this online certificate course.

For all providers, it is recommended you check with your local governing body to ensure you are working within your scope of practice prior to registering for training.

How long do I have access to the course?

You will have unlimited access for 365 days. Come back and review the information as much as you like – even after you’ve completed your training!

How long does the course take?

Training times vary depending on the person, but on average, it should take you between 7-10 hours to complete. 

How are the courses designed?

Courses are designed as self-study training modules that you can do at your own pace. They include a combination of lectures, readings, videos and other downloadable content.

Can I earn CMEs?

Yes, Aesthetic Lasers & Body Contouring for Healthcare Providers is accredited for 8 CMEs.

There is an assessment at the end of the course you will need to fill out. Once submitted, your certificate will be emailed to you.

Do I get a certificate?

Yes, upon the successful completion of the course you will be emailed your certificate. 

Is there hands-on training included?

Hands-on training is not included with this online certificate. You should upgrade to the Aesthetic Medicine Program offered through our Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona if you are interested in hands-on training. This 2-day training program also covers the top 5 most profitable non-invasive procedures (Botox®, fillers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and lasers).iapa

What is the cancellation policy?

All courses are non-refundable.

CME: The AAFP has reviewed Aesthetic Lasers & Body Contouring for Healthcare Providers and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 06/01/2023 to 05/31/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.