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Regulations of an aesthetic business startup, with laser focus.

Opening the practice in general with focus on laser.

If you are going to start your laser practice, there are some regulations that you must know about them. We have different problems that we can treat with laser but sometimes the laser is the only option for treatment.

Because we are using a strong type of light (laser) for treatment there is always a strong risk of side effects or causing injury to your eyes, skin or even patient.

What is Laser?

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It’s a strong type of light and that’s why we need to be very careful while we are using it.

We have two kind of radiations. Ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation occurs at short wavelengths (< 400 nm) which can alter cellular function while Non-ionizing radiation occurs at short wavelengths and can’t alter cellular function. All medical lasers and IPL machines are Non-ionizing radiations. There is no risk of cancer in non-ionizing radiations but there is always risk of causing side effect as these are high energy radiations.

If you are going to work with laser devices the first step is safety.

We have 4 main category for the lasers that we use. A summary of the laser classification system will be discussed.

A laser can cause damage to your skin or mostly your eyes. Loss of color vision, flash blindness which is a temporary injury and burning of the surface of the skin or eye are some of health hazards of lasers.

We must have eye protection while using Class 3B or Class 4 type lasers.  The wave length and OD (optical density) are two very important factors when it comes to safety eye wears. This webinar will help you to find the best eyewear for your procedure.

The potential for skin damage depends on the type of laser, power of laser beam and the duration of exposure.

The sources and preventative measures for the fire hazard are another important topic which will be covered.

All laser clinics need to have Laser Safety Officer (LSO). It is the responsibility of the owner and LSO to make employees aware of the requirements for safe use of laser devices.

Who can be a LSO (Laser Safety Officer), who can open a laser practice? And more questions about opening a laser practice will be answered.