IPL Hair Removal & Skin Treatment Training

This 1-day manufactures machine operators training course, includes a full day of guided and supported study on underpinning knowledge and practical application of the treatments you can perform with our Elight machine, at our Training centre in Rotherham.

Alongside this course you should also complete the 1 day Grade 4 online core of knowledge which can be provided by us with the purchase of your machine.

Both these courses are required to gain insurance to provide treatments.

Our Elight course isn’t CPD accredited, therefore it will only benefit you if you have one of our machines.

Please note – It is always recommended to check with your local council the requirements for your area as some councils, such as Nottingham, Wales, Ireland and London, do require you to have Level 4 / 5 qualifications.

Cosmetic Machine Training

What you'll Learn

  • Laser / IPL Regulations
  • Basic Anatomy
  • What is IPL, Elight and Radio frequency?
  • Safety Issues
  • General Precautions/Test Patches
  • Determining the machine Settings
  • Client Consultation & Skin Typing
  • Medical Contra-indications
  • Informed Consent
  • Specific Treatment Application Theory
  • Hair Reduction
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Acne Therapy
  • Thread Veins
  • Freckles/Age Spots
  • Practical Session on machine


Elight works in a clever way, using the properties of the RF (radio frequency) current.

Firstly, the skin’s temperature is lowered by the cooling technology built into the treatment handset. A pulse of IPL energy is then delivered through the skin which is absorbed by the target.

The IPL energy has been carefully set so that it warms but does not destroy the target. When the IPL energy is warming the target, at the same time the RF current is automatically activated.

The RF current seeks out the warmest tissue which because of the cooling effect, and the IPL warming of the target structure, it means that the RF current will flow to the target, so both the IPL and RF energy will destroy the target with the combination of the dual attack.

Course Content

What is Elight, IPL & Radio frequency?

  • E-Light is a combination of IPL and Radiofrequency electrical current used simultaneously for improved results of treatments such as, Hair Reduction and permanent removal, Vascular Lesions, Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Reduction, and Pigmentation.
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a cosmetic skin treatment. People may use it to reduce the signs of aging or remove unwanted hair. Other uses include reducing the appearance of scars, lightening darker patches of skin, and improving the appearance of spider veins.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) is the term given to electricity that is being pulsed rapidly at the same speed as radio waves

Combined IPL / Radio frequency action – How does it work?

  • Temperature of Skin is first lowered by cooling technology, built into the treatment handset
  • Pulse of IPL energy is delivered which is absorbed by the target and raises temperature of the selected tissue
  • RF energy is delivered simultaneously but because of the cooling effect, it cannot flow easily through cold tissue
  • As electricity always follows path of least resistance it seeks out the heated target which will have a lower resistance than the surrounding tissue
  • The RF current raises the temperature even more until the target is destroyed

Important advantages of using Elight

  • A higher total level of combined IPL/RF energy can be delivered to the target
  • There is a greater treatment depth due to the RF
  • Because the RF will preferentially heat the structure that has been warmed by the IPL, there is enhanced targeting
  • It is safer on dark skin than IPL alone as RF is not selectively absorbed by Melanin

The Treatment Process

  • Consultation & paperwork
  • Test patch completed
  • Client has prepared for the treatment e.g shaved the treatment area if needed.
  • Preparation of machine
  • Application of gel
  • Starting the treatment
  • Finishing the treatment

Practical session

  • Student practical – hands-on – on the live model under the strict supervision of a teacher to include consultation, client selection for treatment, treatment procedure