Laser & Paramedical Program
For the student who desires to qualify and obtain a Laser and/or Paramedical certificate, we offer courses which consist of 35 clock hours of training for each course. These courses introduce and discuss topics of Laser and Paramedical Education. These courses can be completed in 2 weeks.
In 2008, Tennessee School of Beauty led Tennessee into a new era of spa technology by opening the Laser Institute of Tennessee (LIT). As the first laser training center in Tennessee, LIT set the standards high in laser education by employing highly qualified instructors, using state of the art equipment and creating a curriculum that pairs informational lectures and hands-on exercises. To ensure that only qualified candidates are accepted into LIT, they have chosen to only train Tennessee School of Beauty esthetics graduates as well as, physicians and nurses.
Patrick Cook is the Director of Laser Education at Tennessee School of Beauty. Originally from New York, Patrick graduated from Capri School of Cosmetology and Esthetics in 2003. During his career in the esthetics industry, he has worked as a licensed esthetician, a laser technician, and a senior instructor. Currently, he is the Director of Esthetics Education at Tennessee School of Beauty. He is certified by Candela in laser education and paramedical esthetics. Patrick was instrumental in creating the Laser Institute of TN and has assisted in opening medical spas in the area.
Laser and Paramedical
For the student who desires to qualify and obtain a Laser and/or Paramedical certificate, we offer courses which consist of 35 clock hours of training for each course. These courses introduce and discuss topics of Laser and Paramedical Education, including, but not limited to, Laser Physics and Safety, Chemical Acids, Types of Skin Disorders, Botox, Permanent Makeup and CPR and First Aid in both theoretical and practical instruction. These courses can be completed in 2 weeks.
To be considered for acceptance to the Laser Institute of Tennessee candidates must complete the 750 hour esthetics course at Tennessee School of Beauty. Upon graduation candidates must submit an application (including registration fee) to LIT. Candidates will only be accepted after both the Director of Esthetics Education and Director of Laser Institute review applications. To download the application, please click on the following: Laser & Paramedical Applications
Courses are offered three times a year, once in March, July, and November.
The cost of the laser training course is $1000 and the paramedical course is $1,750. Each course can be taken individually but a discount of $250 is offered to students who wish to complete both courses making the Laser and Paramedical course together is $2,500. For more details please click on the following link: Laser and Paramedical Course
Tennessee School of Beauty is pleased to offer a nationally accredited Esthetician program. Students taking the Esthetics course will receive instruction on all facets of skin care and makeup artistry, including, but not limited to, numerous kinds of spa facials, hair removal, makeup application, color coordination, facial shapes, conditions of the skin, corrective procedures for problem skin, use of galvanic current machines, body scrubs and polishes, state law, and opening their own day spa. This is a 750 hour accredited course recognized by the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology. To learn more about TSB’s nationally accredited Esthetician program visit Tennessee School of Beauty’s website.
Permanent Hair Reduction—Uses 755 Nanometer wavelength Alexandrite Laser and a 1064 Nanometer wavelength YAG Laser. LIT is equipped with both lasers to safely accommodate clients with skin types ranging from one to six (fairest to darkest). The average number of treatments range from 5-12 treatments depending on each individual.Prices listed are per treatment. For areas not listed please inquire. **All prices are subject to change after consultation.
Toning and Tightening—Tightens and tones the skin using a 1064 Nanometer wavelength YAG Laser. This laser penetrates 3.5-4 millimeters into the dermal layer, which in turn, stimulates collagen production. LIT recommends a minimum of five treatments to see beneficial results.
Pigmentation—uses the 755 Nanometer wavelength Alexandrite Laser to treat pigmented lesions (sunspots, age spots, etc.). The number of treatments vary depending on the individual.Prices listed are per treatment. **All prices are subject to change after consultation.
Veins—Using a 1064 Nanometer wavelength YAG Laser to coagulate and shut down the vein. LIT is unable to safely treat skin types 5 and 6 (darker skin tones) or persons actively tanning for vein removal. The number of treatments varies depending on the individual. LIT does not treat varicose veins. Pricing begins at $50, plus $2 per pulse. A consultation is needed to determine exact cost. For all services at LIT a full consultation is required before beginning treatments to ensure clients are candidates for laser treatments. *LIT’s medical director is NOT on site but is readily available if necessary.
For more information on laser certification contact Nicole Thompson or Patrick Cook at 865-588-7878 ext. 21.
For more information on services or to book an appointment please contact the Esthetics Department at 865-588-7878 ext. 21.
Tuesday – Saturday. Hours vary by class schedule. Please call for more information or to schedule your appointment. *Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows.
4710 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921