Lasers Basics Module 101: Introduction to Lasers

Laser Basics Module 101: Introduction to Lasers, is the 1st in a series of 3 courses on Laser Basics aimed at guiding you through a 360° understanding of what Lasers are, how they work and how they can be utilized in healthcare. In this course Dr. Gaviria will teach you the basic terminology, the physics behind Lasers, the parameters,, and safety issues related to Lasers in the medical field. You will learn about the energy of the Laser light, how it interacts with the tissue and how that energy can be delivered to achieve safe and effective results.

Course content

Taught exclusively on Live Medical Education by Dr. Jorge E. Gaviria P. (Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the American Board of Laser Surgery, ABLS), this course will help you develop the necessary background to understand how laser light is being created and how it interacts with the human tissue. You will learn the basic terminology to understand the physics behind Lasers, the parameters and safety measures related to Lasers in the medical field such as:

  • Laser physics. What is light? What is laser? How light interacts with tissue? 
  • Laser treatment parameters. How parameters are dependent on each other? Which parameters are essential? 
  • Laser safety. Which are the laser hazards? How to read specifications on protective goggles?

What you will learn

After completing this course you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know about the Electromagnetic spectrum and Wavelengths
  • Laser elements, characteristics, advantages, frequencies, potency and energy 
  • Laser spot size, fluences, peak power, average power, pulse duration, irradiance
  • Laser safety issues, laser hazards & nominal ocular hazard (NOHD)
  • Laser distance,  maximum permissible exposure (MPE), protective goggles

What you will get

  • 1 full video with detailed presentations and narration by Dr. Gaviria
  • 3 months unlimited access to all course content
  • Send your questions and receive answers from Dr. Gaviria
  • A Course Completion Certificate

Target audience

General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologiests, Gynecologists, Urologists, Ofthalmologists, Dentists, ENTs, Sexual Medicine Doctors, Laser Practitioners, Nurses.

Conflict of interest

Live Medical Education makes certain that all educational material provided follows all relevant ethical, legal, medico-legal requirements and are free of any commercial or any other form of bias from all involved parties. All educational material undergoes full review to follow Live Medical Education standards.

Further course information

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Subtitles: This course is offered with English Subtitles.

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 90 days


Jorge E. Gaviria P. graduated as a Surgeon Medical Doctor from the University of Los Andes in Venezuela (ULA) in 2001 and completed his specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Venezuelan Red Cross in 2009. In 2015 he graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Los Andes, and in 2016 received his Postgraduate degree in Laser Medicine from the Catalunya Polytechnic University in Barcelona, Spain. He is Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS). Dr. Gaviria was the Head Chief of the Laser Platform at the Fotomedicine Institute of the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he also serves as a Medical Director of Korpo Laser Caracas (Venezuela) and Korpo Laser Miami (Florida USA) and as Professor and Academic Director of the “Laser in Gynecology” program at 2 Universities in Venezuela. He is also the Academic Director and Senior Faculty of the Laser & Health Academy (LA&HA) in Venezuela and Spain. Dr. Gaviria was the Founder and was the First Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Regenerative and Functional Gynecology (SEGERF), Dr. Gaviria is Fellow and Senior Faculty of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG). He was a former member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Spanish Society of Medical Surgical Laser (SELMQ), the Union International of Aesthetic Medicine (UIME), the Spanish Aesthetic Medicine Society (SEME), the International Society of Urogynecology (IUGA), as well as other professional societies. Dr. Gaviria has been a Key Opinion Leader, researcher, and trainer for Fotona Lasers since 2010, and was one of the first in Latin America to utilize and develop and publish on non-ablative intravaginal laser technologies. He publishes his work and lectures internationally on a regular basis (has been on more that 35 countries). Dr. Gaviria Has won 10 International Awards on his Teaching Excellence, His Scientific Studies Presented in Congresses and Published, and for his Extraordinary Aesthetic Results on Cosmetogynecology Surgery and Non-Surgical Techniques.
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