Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can esthetics or cosmetology students participate in these classes?
Absolutely! As long as you have completed your first 100 hours, you're good to go!
Q: Do I need to be an esthetician/aesthetician to become a laser technician?
No! While you don't need to be an esthetician, there are specific requirements to enroll in our laser technician class at Aesthetics Academy of Idaho. We believe in ensuring that our program is the right fit for you, which is why we require prospective students to schedule an interview with us before signing up for the class. This interview helps us assess your suitability and ensure you get the most out of your training.
Q: Do you have to be an aesthetician, cosmetologist, or in the medical field to take these classes?
No! Permanent Makeup Powder Brows, Saline Tattoo Removal, and Spray Tanning are available to anyone who would like to take the class. You can also take the classes as early as age 16 with parental consent.
Q: Are nurses or medical professionals eligible for these classes?
Yes, medical professionals are welcome! Make sure to check out our Facial Basics course first if you need to learn the basics of giving a facial, treatment room set up, and supply ordering.
Q: How big are the classes?
Our in-person classes have a maximum of 16 students, ensuring a quality hands-on experience. PMU Powder Brows and Spray Tanning are a maximum of 4 students.
Q: If I attend via Zoom, can I still work on a model?
Of course! Our instructors will guide you as you follow along with in-person students during treatments on their models.
Q: Do you accept payments?
Absolutely! We offer payments through PayPal. They are easy to get approved through, and once approved, you work directly with them on the payments.
Q: Can I write off this class on my taxes?
Yes, you can! This is a business expense, so you can write off the class, supplies, and travel expenses.
Q: Will there be support after class?
Absolutely! We are unwavering in our commitment to your ongoing success. Beyond continuous support from our educators, we offer you the valuable opportunity to retake the class up to two additional times within the first year. This ensures not only your understanding but also emphasizes our dedication to your mastery of these concepts. We're here every step of the way, and this option provides an extra layer of assurance for your continual growth and success.
Q: Will I receive a certificate?
Absolutely! Every class comes with a professional certificate of completion, great for insurance purposes or displaying to clients.
Q: How long are the classes?
Class durations vary, but most last around 4-6 hours. Laser classes typically span two 9-hour days. Each class will say its class duration.
Q: What if I don't receive a welcome email after signing up?
Check your spam folder first, but if you still haven't received it, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I bring snacks/lunch to class?
Absolutely! Feel free to bring your own snacks and lunch. We provide water, coffee, and tea, and there's a fridge and microwave for student use.
Q: Who teaches each class?
We have multiple amazing licensed aestheticians as instructors, each carefully chosen for their expertise in teaching specific classes. Each currently working in the industry.
Q: Do you offer refunds?
While we don't provide refunds, we understand that life can bring unexpected challenges. In such cases, we extend the opportunity for you to take the class in the following session. It's important to note that our no-refund policy is clearly outlined in the consent forms you'll sign upon registration, ensuring transparency and mutual understanding.
Q: Which classes can I take without being an esthetician or in the medical field?
You can dive into the spray tanning, laser fundamentals, permanent makeup brows, and saline removal classes without being an esthetician or in the medical field. These classes are open to anyone eager to learn these fabulous skills. Enroll now and join us for these exciting courses!
Frequently Asked Laser Questions
Q: What is a Medical Director?
A Medical Director, crucial to your clinic or med spa, is either a Nurse Practitioner or a Medical Doctor. This professional oversees your practice, ensuring adherence to the scope of practice. Their license number is used to obtain insurance, specifically professional liability insurance, safeguarding both you and your clients. Throughout our classes, we delve into the advantages and considerations of having a Nurse Practitioner versus a Medical Doctor as your Medical Director.
Q: Who can perform LASER procedures?
In the state of Idaho, LASER procedures can be performed by anyone under the oversight of a Medical Director. This flexibility allows a Medical Director to delegate LASER responsibilities to individuals with diverse backgrounds. While anyone can technically perform LASER procedures, having a foundational knowledge of skin anatomy is highly beneficial. Our curriculum includes 40 hours of pre-work to ensure a comprehensive understanding of skin layers and related concepts. Our students typically include nurses and estheticians, but we've also certified individuals solely passionate about LASER procedures who have obtained a Medical Director without interest in additional esthetic services.
Q: What if I don't finish my pre-work in time?
Recognizing the intensity of our pre-work, filled with technical terms and concepts, we understand it might be challenging to complete within the initially allotted time. If you find yourself in this situation, simply notify the academy seven days before your class date. You will then be seamlessly moved to the next scheduled class. Please note that this opportunity to reschedule is available only once. We are committed to ensuring you are well-prepared for the LASER training journey.
Q: How will I know the legal LASER requirements in the state of Idaho?
At our academy, we've got you covered. We specialize in imparting a deep understanding of the legal LASER requirements specific to the state of Idaho. Our comprehensive curriculum ensures you leave with an intense comprehension of the legal landscape. As an added resource, our class includes a copy of a relationship agreement meticulously crafted by an attorney. This agreement serves as a vital document between you and your chosen Medical Director, especially if you opt for the route of self-employment. Rest assured, you'll have the knowledge and documentation necessary to navigate the legal intricacies of LASER procedures in Idaho.