Who can perform Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser Tattoo Removal gives clients an opportunity to reset what was once thought to be permanent. With lasers, tattoos are removed by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam.

The Next Big Thing?

Leave it to Millennials to drive the latest trends! When it comes to budding industries these young job-seekers may be where the growth lies. Seeing as the 18-to-24-year-old demographic has one of the higher proportions of tattoos at 22%, tattoo removal becomes more and more enticing when in great need of a job.

As these clinics and MedSpas pop up it’s important to consider what requirements and regulations your state has in place for each facility. For instance you may or may not be required to employ a medical director. In the same way, depending upon which state you’re in, only certain health professionals are allowed to operate the laser for the procedure.

Who is allowed to perform laser tattoo removal in your state?

In the US, each respective state has its regulations on who can own or operate a laser for tattoo removal and other cosmetic applications. In some states, clinics may only be required to have a medical director relationship. In other areas, a medical professional (such as a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, physician assistant, or physician) must perform these treatments. Some states have clearly established laws by the state medical board. However, others have ambiguous laws or laws that aren’t quite specific to tattoo removal.

To do your due diligence before starting a tattoo removal business, it’s important to research your local regulations. 

Depending upon your state, the regulations are slightly different. In California, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians can operate the laser. In Florida, only Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians. Slightly different in Illinois a Physician and their delegate must conduct an evaluation of the patient in person before a laser technician can perform the procedure.

If you’re considering medical malpractice for your laser tattoo removal business feel free to contact us directly at (800) 317-6411 or email us at info@presidioinsurance.com!

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