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The Top 5 Laser Tattoo Removal Friendly States

When starting a laser tattoo removal business, researching your state's regulations should be at the top of your checklist. Each state has respective rules and regulations on who can operate a laser for specific procedures, if delegation is needed, and more. While many states' medical or licensing boards provide straightforward rulings on their website, some of the regulations can be a bit vague–but this might work in your favor. In other words, if rules are not clear, they can be open to interpretation and indicate that certain people can perform laser tattoo removal. In this article, we help navigate the top 5 laser tattoo removal regulation-friendly states.

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Everything You Need to Start a Laser Tattoo Removal Business

As an entrepreneur or business owner, there are risks and new things to learn with any industry you are entering. We regularly hear from entrepreneurs and experienced business owners about some of their challenges when starting a laser tattoo removal business or opening a medical spa. Each industry has its own intricacies, and laser tattoo removal and aesthetics are no different. Regulations vary from state to state, and the amount the market allows for services and the process for purchasing equipment are all unique to the industry. One of the main things that Astanza clients like about working with us is limiting surprises and keeping the learning curve too steep. We do this is by walking potential clients through each phase of setting up a laser tattoo removal business or medical spa and providing real-world tips and tricks that can make starting a new business or expanding your existing practice easy. We like to think we make the process of creating a laser tattoo removal business easy.

The three most significant barriers that we see potential clients encountering when starting a laser tattoo removal business are confusion regarding laser tattoo removal regulations, not understanding the revenue model, and how to finance the purchase of a laser tattoo removal machine. Read further and see how Astanza helps you every step of the way with starting a laser tattoo removal business.

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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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