A recent investigation by BBC Wales has shown that the number of laser clinics being investigated for not being properly registered has risen sharply in the past few months.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) is a body which checks out clinics providing laser or IPL (intense pulsed light) skin treatments and is also calling for the government to regulate mobile laser treatment providers which it has said it is looking into and a report is expected at the end of this month. Lasers are used for hair removal, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation and scar removal in aesthetic clinics and salons.
HIW’s director Alun Jones states that there has been a 70% rise in the number of clinics which are registered since 2011 and they are becoming more aware of the providers which are not registered- which is a criminal offence. He is also calling for a national register for non-surgical and aesthetic treatment providers.
This weekend saw the first MATA Laser Hair Removal course held in London’s prestigious Harley Street taught by our expert clinical laser trainer Graham Bisset. With several models available for maximum practical experience, the delegates gained a great deal of ‘hands on’ training to ensure they felt comfortable to carry out treatments upon completion of the course. Rhian Bhattoa, 22, a Beauty NVQ Level 3 student who attended the course said “compared to other courses I have done, the MATA Laser Hair Removal Course was much more useful as Graham showed us his techniques of lasering, gave us feedback throughout to let us know how we were doing and taught us ways to identify skin types. The models for the practical sessions had different skin types which was great as we used various settings and it’s helpful for the future when working in a clinic. I left the course feeling very confident in performing this procedure.”
If you’re a healthcare professional or beauty therapist NVQ Level 3 or above and interested in boosting your medical aesthetics career, contact our friendly team for more information on our next course dates.