New Medical Spa Regulations for Arizona & Texas

Arizona Medical Spa Regulation Update: Esthetician & IPL Laser Technicians

Arizona requires all training providers be registered with the state to provide training to comply with their requirements. The program shall provide a provisional certificate to the applicant verifying the successful completion of the didactic training.

An esthetician who has been using laser and IPL devices before the effective date of this amendment to this section may continue to do so if the esthetician applies for and receives a certificate pursuant to this section before October 1, 2010. Arizona state legislature requires a laser technician who wishes to perform cosmetic laser procedures and procedures using IPL devices to successfully complete 40 hours of didactic training as required by agency rules at a certified training program.
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Texas IPL & Cosmetic Laser Regulations Update

The Texas Legislature has passed legislation in House Bill 449that establishes a regulatory program for laser hair removal. The Department of State Health Services is charged with implementing that program. The legislation requires every laser hair removal facility to be licensed by the department. It also requires that each individual who performs laser hair removal procedures, except physicians, be certified by the department. By September 1, 2010, every laser hair removal facility must be licensed and each individual who performs laser hair removal must be certified.

However, the adoption of the laser hair removal rules and implementation of the laser hair removal program has been delayed for a number of reasons, including the request from state leadership for each state agency to submit a plan to reduce budgets by 5%, as well as implementing an agency hiring freeze to help address the state's budget situation. Work on implementation, however, does continue forward.
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Information adapted from Aesthetic Trends & Technologies

Guest post by Paula D. Young RN, author of Advanced IPL & Laser Training and the Medical Esthetician Training Manual & Study Guide and head of operations at Young Medical Spa.

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