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Researching State Regulations: Laws, Regulations, Statutes, and Advisory Opinions on Lasers

Is a regulation technically a law? Do both have legal ramifications? What regulatory body dictates whether or not I can perform a particular type of laser treatment in my state?

These are a few of the questions you may ask yourself when researching your state’s regulations. In this article, we'll breakdown the difference between laser laws, regulations, statutes, and advisory opinions and what each could mean for your business.

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Researching State Regulations: Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, Permanent Makeup, and Natural Pigmentation


Not all lasers are regulated the same, and neither are aesthetic treatments.  When researching your state's laser regulations, it's important to have a clear understanding of what laser treatments you'll be performing at your business/clinic. 

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect when researching regulations based on a specific procedure, including laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, permanent makeup removal, and correcting natural pigmentation.  

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Happy National Tattoo Removal Day!

National Tattoo Removal Day is back and we couldn't be more excited! In honor of today, we are highlighting one of our favorite Astanza client duos, Holly and Aaron Della Vedova, owners of Evolve Tattoo Removal and Guru Tattoo .

Evolve Tattoo Removal was recently featured on the Fireside Tattoo Video Podcast where they answered frequently asked laser tattoo removal questions and shared insight into their business. Keep reading to learn more about the Della Vedovas and Evolve Tattoo Removal’s growing success.

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Researching Laser Tattoo Removal and Aesthetic Laser Regulations: What Sources Can I Trust?

There's a lot of information out there when it comes to researching your state's aesthetic laser regulations. It can become an overwhelming process determining the difference between laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal, and other popular types of laser regulations if you don't know where to look.

Astanza is committed to helping our clients, students, and anyone interested in the aesthetic laser industry find the most accurate information to make informed buying / training decisions.  Read the tips below to help you find trustworthy sources for your state's laser regulations!

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10 Easy Ways to Protect Your Aesthetic Laser and Decrease the Cost of Maintenance

An aesthetic laser business is only as successful as the technology it uses. You can have a great clinic space and the best laser technicians – but none of that matters if you don't have a working laser.

We picked the brains of our Biomedical Engineers to get some tips for better laser-care. Here are a few ways you can protect your lasers and extend the life of your devices (and avoid extra service visits).

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Resources to Start or Grow Your MedSpa or Laser Tattoo Removal Practice

Recently, I attended the AmSpa Boot Camp in my hometown of Dallas, TX to learn a little more about the aesthetics industry and to gain additional insight into starting and successfully running a MedSpa. I found the entire weekend to be very inspiring and full of excellent information that anyone considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal center would benefit from hearing.

While I’m not going to share any of the presentations or materials presented over the weekend, I did want to share a few of my key takeaways and encourage those considering opening a MedSpa or laser tattoo removal clinic to attend one of these boot camps in person for themselves.

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