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Your next career move could be the laser safety officer

Written by Ruth Nicholson - NZ Laser/Beauty Tech on January 14th, 2019.      0 comments

LSO - Article main So, you’ve been involved in the Laser or IPL industry for a while and you know how to do treatments, maybe your role has become a tad predictable and you feel you have more to give? – You may be able to train to become a laser safety officer. (LSO)

There is regulation in place in New Zealand where the role of a supervisor trained to oversee safety, auditing, maintenance and reporting of incidences relating to laser is required. The Auckland Council Health & Hygiene bylaw 2013, in place since 1st July 2014, is under currently under review and discusses the role of the Laser Safety Officer when and where it references the relevant Australian and New Zealand safety standards. 
Topics: Laser and IPL

The 4th State of Matter (Plasma)

Written by Ruth NIcholson – NZ Laser Training Ltd on September 25th, 2018.      0 comments

plasma-233x207 What is Plasma - our unbiased overview of the latest skin technology craze

Technologies arrive on the market in New Zealand and we snap them up frequently without looking into safety profiles, indicated and registered uses, or classification of the devices which can scar, burn and traumatise our clients. We watch a Youtube video or two, we listen to the spiel from the sales rep and then we get started with the training from the supplier. What could possibly go wrong?
Topics: Laser and IPL

Are you a healthcare provider?

Written by Ruth NIcholson – NZ Laser Training Ltd on August 30th, 2018.      0 comments

beauty-therapist 233x207 Beauty operators – trained, qualified, or not are healthcare providers

Whether you realise this or not, you are in fact recognised and therefore held accountable as a healthcare provider under section 3(k) the Health & Disability Commissioner (HDC). If a member of the public presents for treatment at your clinic (be it home-based, franchised, internationally owned, or a privately-owned professional setting) the treatments they undertake are health care services. 
Topics: Laser and IPL

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments

Written by Godfrey Town PhD& Dr Daniel Fleming MB ChB FACCS on February 28th, 2018.      0 comments

Risks to clients due to Poorly Regulated Treatments 233x207 Although sometimes we think that there are too many rules and regulations,

and that we live in a risk-averse society, prescriptive health and safety rules over the manufacture of electrical and other potentially hazardous equipment used in the workplace are necessary to protect staff and clients/patients. The purpose of this article is to clarify the role of regulation and standards and considers the importance of education and guidelines used in aesthetic practice.

Taking new-found knowledge back to the clinic

Written by Ruth Nicholson - NZ Laser Training & Beauty Tech Conference on January 1st, 2018.      0 comments

Back to clinic 233x207 How to implement your new found knowledge back at the clinic 

The excitement of earning a new certificate can bring temporary reward to the recipient who has now completed some professional development, gained a few pearls of wisdom and hopefully mastered or refined a new skillset, so what now?
Topics: Laser and IPL

CPD in Beauty

Written by Ruth Nicholson - NZ Laser Training on December 1st, 2017.      0 comments

CPD 233x207 Moving the industry in the right direction with the right ideas lead by the right people

The concept of bringing a medical education quality assessment tool to the New Zealand beauty industry was first presented by Ruth Nicholson (from NZ Laser Training) to the NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals (formerly known as NZ Association of Registered Beauty Therapists) in 2015. The verdict at the time was that it was still vaguely understood and would be challenging to implement without substantial debate and monitoring – but overall it was thought to be beneficial for the industry.

The Booming Business of Laser Hair Removal

Written by Louis Silberman on November 22nd, 2017.      0 comments

The Booming Business of Laser Hair Removal 233x207 Laser hair removal is everywhere these days! 

From television commercials, magazine advertisements, and radio spots to giant billboards looming above freeways, people all over the country have learned that laser hair removal is fast, convenient, and more affordable than ever. 
Topics: Laser and IPL

Ruth’s top ten tips to ask before buying an IPL machine

Written by NZ Laser Training Limited on September 1st, 2017.      0 comments

Fotolia 98421441 S 233x207 Heading into Spring seems to revive the shopping gene in all of us,

that being said if you are going to invest in serious salon technology such as Intense pulsed light (IPL) – check out these top ten tips first.ail.
Topics: Laser and IPL

A new way of thinking about IPL

Written by Youth Beauty - Ilse Vermeulen on January 16th, 2016.      0 comments

IPL on White Hair IPL Breakthrough for white hair or dark skin! 

Traditional hair removal has relied on the chromophore of the hair follicle to absorb the energy of the IPL or laser to destroy the hair papilla. Basically, it was reliant on colour.
White, blonde, grey and red hair reduction with IPL’s and Laser’s just wasn’t possible. Until recently... 

Laser doesn’t Fix Skin!

Written by Robyn McAlpine on December 24th, 2015.      0 comments

Laser Article SpaBeauty Yep. I said it…..Laser doesn’t fix the cause.

It simply removes evidence.

It ‘s like mopping up a leak from a tap… But not fixing the leak. You’ll always have to keep mopping up!!!

Key Questions to ask BEFORE investing in an IPL or Laser Machine

Written by Ruth Nicholson on August 3rd, 2015.      0 comments

Investing in a Laser Machine for Your Beauty Therapy Salon SpaBeauty NZ Articles If you're thinking of investing in IPL or Laser, you MUST read this!

Ruth Nicholson, Director of NZ Laser Training gives you all the tips you need when you are thinking of investing in Laser & IPL for your salon.

Don't Buy a Lemon

Written by Ruth Nicholson on April 27th, 2015.      0 comments

What to Look for when you Buy Beauty Equipment SpaBeauty NZ Articles Revealing the "shonky" side of Beauty Suppliers.

Kiwis are very trusting people, with our ‘she’ll be right’ attitude. Every business owner wants to take suppliers at face value, ensuring their hard earned money is being invested wisely in the equipment they are about to buy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a guarantee that your decision was a good one? Is there even such a thing as a good investment these days?


Are You Certified to Perform IPL?

Written by Ruth Nicholson on March 19th, 2015.      0 comments

IPL Safety Article SpaBeauty NZ Ruth Nicholson Are you qualified to perform IPL?

In light of recent cases raised in the media regarding IPL burns to a client’s face following a treatment session by a beauty therapist, we are reminded about the fact it is not actually the length of time the training is undertaken but the quality and contents of the training conducted.


Choosing the Right IPL Machine

Written by Josh Kersten on January 30th, 2015.      0 comments

SpaBeauty NZ Articles Buying an IPL Machine Looking at buying an IPL machine for your Salon?

There are many factors to consider when looking at starting out in IPL or upgrading your current machine.  Here is a quick un-biased run down of key points to look for and points to avoid.
Topics: Laser and IPL

Laser Versus Intense Pulsed Light

Written by Louis Silberman on September 29th, 2014.      0 comments

Laser versus IPL SpaBeauty NZ The Difference Between Laser and IPL

Knowing the difference between laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) hair removal treatments – and the differences within the laser and intense pulsed light categories – will help you treat your clients in the most safe and effective manner.
Topics: Laser and IPL



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