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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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Researching State Regulations: Who Can Perform Ablative vs. Non-Ablative Treatments?

What's the difference between an "ablative" and "non-ablative" treatments? Why does it affect your state's laser regulations?

We'll answer these questions and more in this blog post tackling the how ablative and non-ablative laser treatments can be regulated differently.  First, it's important to understand the difference between these these two types of treatments.  

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Researching State Regulations: Laser Classifications Explained

When considering investing in an aesthetic laser, it's important to understand how your state regulates lasers of different classifications. For safety purposes, lasers of all kinds are classified based on their ability to injure human skin and eyes.

The
classification of a laser ranges from Class 1 to Class 4, some with subclasses, and depends on the power output of the device. Click here to learn more about your state's regulations on different classes of lasers. 

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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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