Onsite TrainingCosmetic Laser Training
This course is currently only offered to medical providers
Cutting-edge cosmetic laser technologies provide treatment for a wide variety of medical and cosmetic conditions, such as hair removal, skin restoration and rejuvenation, acne treatment, sclerotherapy venous treatment, and tattoo removal, to name a few. Many of these procedures are in high demand from patients, and will provide large capital gains for your practice.
In 2017, the law in Virginia changed with respect to laser treatments. Historically, both cosmetic and medical laser usage was not specifically regulated within statute or board ruling. In 2017 however, HB 2119 was passed through the state Senate, House of representatives and signed into law by the governor.
This laser adjusted the current statute with respect to practices of skincare specialists including estheticians, barbers and cosmetologist. Below is a copy of the new language:
The practice of laser hair removal shall be performed by a properly trained person licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine or a physician assistant as authorized pursuant to 54.1-2952 or a nurse practitioner as authorized pursuant to § 54.1-2957 or by a properly trained person under the direction and supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine or a physician assistant as authorized pursuant to § 54.1-2952 or a nurse practitioner as authorized pursuant to § 54.1-2957 who may delegate such practice in accordance with subdivision A 6 of 54.1-2901.
Now, all laser procedures performed within the state must be directed and supervised by a licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
The statute also states that laser hair removal may be delegated to “a properly trained person” however that is not defined within the statute. As such, it will be at the physician and board discretion to determine what proper training includes.