The beauty industry in the UK was worth a staggering amount, £26.7 billion in 2022, and estimated to continue growing over the next couple of years at least. This means that there are new businesses within the beauty sector opening up all of the time to cope with the increased demand. Unfortunately though, with people looking to cash in on this very lucrative sector, not all businesses have the experience and qualifications that customers should expect.
The experts at the Laser Treatment Clinic tell us that one type of treatment that is becoming increasingly common is laser based treatment, whether this is laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal or laser microblading treatment. These treatments are highly effective and give great results, but unfortunately for some clients they are costly, and this can result in them looking for cheaper places to get the treatment.
No matter what type of treatment you are looking to undertake, there is one thing that it is important to remember. Whilst cheaper options may seem like an attractive choice there are some reasons why cheaper may not be a good way to go and could end up costing you more money in the long run.
What qualifications are needed to perform laser treatment?
No matter what type of laser treatment you are undergoing, the practitioner performing the treatment should always be qualified to do the treatment.
Laser hair removal
In order to use professional-grade laser hair removal equipment it is important to be fully qualified and hold the appropriate certificate of competence. A laser hair removal technician should have undergone a comprehensive training programme that includes both theory and practical aspects of treatment. These training courses are led by qualified instructors and cover the use of a wide range of laser equipment and will cover everything that a technician needs to know in order to carry out their job effectively and safely including best practices. This qualification is necessary in order to obtain insurance and in order to practise professionally ,insurance is a must.
The requirement of most councils for a laser technician is a fully accredited Level 4 Laser and IPL Certificate.
Laser tattoo removal
The requirements to be a qualified laser tattoo removal technician are slightly more comprehensive than those for laser hair removal, and Level 5 certification in Laser Tattoo Removal is required. This is a qualification that can be undertaken by someone with a level 4 qualification and will give them the additional skills and knowledge to add another treatment to their repertoire. It is important to note that an individual must be 18 or over in order to undertake this training.
Anyone wishing to become a specialist in laser microblading should also have undergone all of the relevant training, both theory and practical, and hold the appropriate qualifications. They should also be over the age of 18 in order to undertake the training.
No matter what type of laser treatment you are looking to have, it is really important to choose a practitioner who is fully qualified and has the appropriate insurance. This will ensure that the treatment that you undertake is done following all of the appropriate industry guidelines and that the technician knows exactly what they are doing. Not only will they be able to undertake the treatment properly, but they will also know what issues they may need to look out for.
When it comes to laser treatments, you owe it to yourself to make sure that you are putting yourself in the right hands for your treatments.