Dr Samantha Hills, Lynton Laser gives us some answers to very frequently asked Laser questions...
What training do I need to carry out laser treatments and which treatment should i use?
“THE FIRST THING TO DO IS FIND A COMPANY THAT WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH HIGH QUALITY, GOOD VALUE PRODUCTS AND ARE WILLING TO OFFER YOU ONGOING TECHNICAL,CLINICAL AND MARKETING SUPPORT”
The world of lasers can be a minefield of confusing jargon and marketing spin, so the first thing to do is find a company that will be able to provide you with high quality, good value products and are willing to offer you
ongoing technical, clinical and marketing support.
A hallmark of a good quality supplier or manufacturer is that the goods they supply are CE marked to theMedical Devices Directive. This ensures that the company manufacturing the products operates in a way that iis compliant with a medical specification Quality Management System and has certified that the products are compliant with all relevant European Directives
All laser and IPL systems should also have detailed protocols for the treatment of different conditions and skin types, and these protocols should be signed off by an Expert Healthcare Practitioner.
Remember that you are entering into a long-term investment that will bring a close working relationship with your supplier for many years, so aspects other than price become very important. Always try and speak to
other customers to get a feel for the system reliability and quality of support that you can expect after purchase and check there are business development consultants and clinical advisors on-hand at all times to offer support and guidance. Consider which company you would be happy to work with for the foreseeable future; one that will offer you the most support and guidance in reaching your profitability potential.
"Many people are surprised to hear that the laser and IPL industry is currently completely deregulated in most of England. Wales, Northern Ireland and, more recently, Scotland. All have some regulation in place, as do most of the London Boroughs (under the existing Special Treatments Licence). This essentially means that no-one is checkingwhether operators are suitably trained, or using good quality, regularly maintained equipment. However, most insurance companies will now only offer insurance to people with a minimum level 3 qualification, a recent Core of Knowledge certificate and product training from the laser manufacturer. More insurance companies (and some London boroughs) are now insisting upon a level 4 qualification in lasers and light treatments"
If you have any questions regarding insurance for Laser treatments then please contact the BABTAC team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01452 623 110 who will be happy to advise.