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Oct
18
2013

Study: Increasing Numbers of Lawsuits Against Non-Physicians Performing Laser Surgery

Study: Increasing Numbers of Lawsuits Against Non-Physicians Performing Laser Surgery

A new study showing increasing numbers of lawsuits being filed against non-physicians performing laser surgery has important implications for patient safety.

Oct
17
2013

China Had Plans to Ban the HIV-Infected From Spas

China Had Plans to Ban the HIV-Infected From Spas

China's proposal to ban HIV-infected people from the country's public bathhouses has begun to backtrack after the plan was criticized by government health experts as unnecessary and discriminatory.

Oct
09
2013

Oregon Estheticians: Voice Your Opinion on Use of Lasers by Estheticians

Oregon Estheticians: Voice Your Opinion on Use of Lasers by Estheticians

The National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) encourages Oregon estheticians to attend and voice their opinion on use of lasers by estheticians on October 14.

Sep
25
2013

Take Action! CA Estheticians Fight LED Scope-of-Practice Mandate

Sign a petition from the CA Esthetician Coalition that fights the mandate by the CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology's rule that LED treatments are outside the scope of practice for licensed estheticians.

Sep
12
2013

PASS Responds to CDC Public Comments Request on Skin Cancer Prevention

Sunscreen

In its comments, PASS requests the CDC to "urge the FDA to clear the 10-year backlog in new sunscreen applications and create a predictable, transparent and timely review process for pre-market approval of new sunscreen ingredients."

Sep
09
2013

Ecocert Launches International Organic and Natural Spa Certification

Ecocert

Ecocert has launched the first international standard specially designed for organic and natural spas.

Aug
15
2013

Illinois Bans Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 18

Illinois Bans Indoor Tanning for Minors Under 18

Illinois has joined Vermont, California, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and New Jersey by passing legislation that prohibits minors from indoor tanning.

Jul
31
2013

AmSpa Launches First Ever State-By-State Summary of Medical Spa Laws

Med spa regulations

The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) has officially launched a website that summarizes the state-specific laws and regulations affecting medical spas and laser centers across the country.

Jul
12
2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Viewpoint: Esthetician Legislation: Be Careful What You Wish For

Estheticians
By: Susanne S. Warfield

According to Susanne Warfield, recent legislation may have estheticians thinking they have won the war, but in reality, they may have lost the battle for advancing the esthetic profession and supporting estheticians moving state-to-state.

Jun
26
2013

CT Passes Bill Requiring Medical Spas to Employ a Medical Director

medical spa director

The medical director has to meet rigorous criteria specified in the bill.