Electrology in Massachusetts
Important Message for Electrologists
As of May 4, 2015, the State Board governing Electrologists in Massachusetts changed the definition of electrolysis to include Laser or IPL as within the scope of our practice. This change in definition now refers to Laser or IPL by an electrologist as Laser Electrolysis. This change also eliminates the need for electrologists to have a separate room for laser or IPL treatments.
Laser Electrolysis Definition: The method of removing hair from the human body by the application of an electric current or any other form of energy to the hair papilla or other source of hair germination by means of a needle or any other instrument or device to cause decomposition, coagulation, dehydration, or other form of tissue destruction, to permanently disable the hair follicle from producing hair.
To Comply With the New Policy
Licensed Electrologists must complete 15 or 30 hours of State Board approved training to offer Laser Electrolysis.
Those Electrologists who have practiced Laser or IPL hair removal under the supervision of a physician prior to May 4, 2015, must complete 15 hours of State Board approved training to offer Laser Electrolysis without a Medical Director.
InLight Laser Training (ILT) is the first and only Massachusetts State Board approved Laser Electrolysis training course. The program is designed to satisfy the requirements for electrologists to practice Laser Electrolysis. They have worked closely with the State Board to develop an approved training program so that electrologists are in compliance with the laws that went into effect in May 2015.
Note: The hours of training obtained in Laser Electrolysis can qualify for continuing education units required for one license renewal period.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts insists on the highest standards in electrology licensing. To this end, the electrology profession is governed by the State Board of Registration of Electrologists, a board which serves under the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure. Comprised of three registered electrologists, one medical doctor and one public member, this body functions to address consumer safety and the safety of the members of the electrology profession through establishing educational requirements, appropriate policy and continuing education standards.
MA Requirements for the Practice of Electrology
MA Requirements for Becoming an Instructor
For more information call 1-888-450-4247 or e-mail info@electrologyMA.com