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Laser Treatment Guidelines

Posted: August 6, 2019 at 10:39 am

Here at Tattoo Insure, we understand the importance of supporting our customers by providing the ability to Increase the cover on Insurance Policy’s to include Laser treatments. This will ensure that you can offer these treatments with the peace of mind that you have the correct Insurance in place. 

Current reports share that up to 25% of people whom have had a Tattoo will go on to regret this choice.  It could well be that they want a completely fresh start or to simply lighten a previous Tattoo to make way for a fresh, new piece of artwork. 

Alongside the removal of Tattoos, Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, bikini line, arm, and underarm. The beauty industry is booming and showing no signs of slowing down and now includes Laser resurfacing which is a treatment that can in some cases ease or remove facial wrinkles and skin irregularities, such as blemishes or scars.

When it comes to providing any kind of treatment with a laser, it’s vital that you note the following:

*You must have a valid Core Of knowledge Training Certificate before we can provide Insurance.

*Your Insurance cover should be extended to include all the laser treatments as agreed with one of our team. Once agreed, documentation will be provided to confirm this cover is operative.

*Treatment Risk is an extension of cover that should be included on your policy, an excess of £1,250.00 will apply to any laser tattoo removal claim. 

Good Practice with a laser is something that should be taken seriously: 

This part is absolutely crucial and must be taken into account before offering any kind of laser treatment as part of your business. 

Points to consider are:

*Are treatments offered in a Safe Environment?

*Is the equipment fully functional, serviced and safe to use?

*Are all operators of the laser suitably trained and do they hold “Core Of Knowledge” qualifications? 

*Has the local Authority approved your place of business?

*We recommend a break of 6 weeks between Laser removal treatments to allow the skin to recover and avoid any potential complications or scarring. 

*If you suggest a number of treatments are required and it looks like more will be needed, explain this to your customer.  Do not increase the laser setting in an attempt to keep within the number of treatments suggested, this will most likely cause burns and your reputation will suffer

The British Medical Laser Association provide more detailed information on the topic of regulation when operating a laser which can be read here –

The British Medical Laser Association suggest that it is good practice for individuals to reattend Core of Knowledge courses every 5 years. This will provide additional knowledge for practitioners if there has been significant changes to equipment or practices during the previous 5 years. 

When considering a training course, it’s important that the course has been approved by a recognised body such as the British Medical Laser Association.  Please do not forget that if you are an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure that adequate measures, including training, are in place to ensure the safe use of lasers and IPL devices.

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