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The Machine Age

By: Annet King
Posted: June 24, 2008, from the February 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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• It provides training, including ongoing technical support.

And, likewise, make sure that the device itself meets the following criteria.

• It carries the correct specifications. The specifics sheet for the device must declare its product code and class, as well as identify its commercial name. Most skin care devices fall into the Class 1 category, which means that they may be used by a skin therapist without a physician’s supervision. Some Class 2 devices also may be in this category, but check your state board’s code of regulations carefully.

• It is Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) safety certified. The organization is a trusted worldwide source for product compliance.

• Specific FDA submissions or registrations may be required, depending on the class and the specifics of the device. Be prepared to research thoroughly in order to comply fully.

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