Do You Have to Be a Doctor (MD) to Operate an IPL Machine?

Who governs regulations of IPL (BBL) machines? Must you be a doctor to purchase/operate one? Can a licensed esthetician provide IPL treatments for hair removal?

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Who can perform IPL - depends on each state

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It depends upon which state you live in, as each state medical board has different restrictions, just like each state has specifications for injectors. However, you must perform the procedures under a physician's licensure, so overseeing each facility, regardless of who is doing the procedures, a physician is in charge and should be actively involved in your care!

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