Sign in

Understanding State Board Regulation of Equipment

January 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
understanding state regulation of equipment

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article you requested. To view the complete article, please log in or create an account. Registration is Free!

It has been reported that almost half of all inspections of licensed facilities that occur are initiated through a consumer complaint to the state regulatory board. Skin care professionals who purchase devices from a manufacturer or distributor are often unaware of the regulatory requirements and/or the state board’s lack of understanding of the devices and their uses, which can lead to fines and sanctions. Many of these situations could have been avoided if industry statutes, rules and regulations were current with industry standards, and if the skin care professional had a better understanding of device regulations in order to provide a better defense. It is every licensee’s responsibility to research the technology they purchase and ask better questions of the seller in order to make an informed purchase. Following are the answers to commonly asked questions about esthetic equipment.

Q: Who regulates esthetic equipment?

A: There is no such regulatory language as “esthetic equipment” or “medical equipment.” All equipment is covered under one term: “medical devices.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services, regulates a broad range of medical devices, including complicated, high-risk medical devices, such as artificial hearts, and relatively simple, low-risk devices, such as tongue depressors, as well as devices that fall somewhere in between, such as sutures. The FDA has the authority to regulate medical devices before and after they reach the marketplace.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article you requested. To view the complete article, please log in or create an account. Registration is Free!

 

Skip

Welcome to the new SkinInc.com!

Delivering the best information on the spa, skin care and wellness industry is our passion, and we’ve worked hard to design a powerful new website that incorporates cutting-edge technology to bring you:

  • Mobile-friendly Design
  • Integrated Sample Request
  • Refreshed Look and Feel
  • Dynamic Content
  • Free Registration

Mobile-friendly Design

Providing a unified experience from mobile to desktop, responsive design allows you to access Skin Inc. content from any device, whether you’re in the treatment room, at home or on the go!

Integrated Sample Request

Visit Featured Product pages to quickly and easily identify new suppliers and request product samples and information.

Dynamic Content

Articles are now linked with relevant products so you can find the products and treatments you need to provide the best results for your clients.

Free Registration

Create your user account to gain unlimited access to Skin Inc.’s unparalleled content.

Enjoy the New SkinInc.com!

Thank you for joining the Skin Inc. community of passionate skin care professionals. We look forward to providing you the best information to enhance your career!