Can I Get Treatment Insurance After the BLMA Laser Hair Removal Training Course
Hi, I have read this page and I am a bit confused. Can I get insurance if I pass this BLMA laser hair removal training course. I have no other qualification in the beauty industry and I want to open my business to do laser hair removal on the public
Reply Hi, Katie
The rules with regards to insurance to perform ipl or laser hair removal have just been changed by BABTAC the main insurers of therapist performing laser hair removal (March 2013)
Now in order to carry out laser hair removal or IPL on clients you need a minimum of NVQ level 2 in Beauty Therapy with an electric facial or NVQ level 3 in Beauty therapy unless you are a doctor or nurse where you don’t need this qualification.
Other insurance companies may have their own set minimum requirements but we found BABTAC to be the most lenient when it comes to treatment insurance.
Also by the year 2016 it would be compulsory to have an NVQ level 4 in laser and IPL certificate to perform laser hair removal. Before then it is not.
Right now (2013) an NVQ level 4 in laser hair removal is not a requirement for insurance but by the year 2016 you will require this qualification to obtain treatment insurance.
So to break it down if you don’t have a NVQ level 2 or 3 you cannot get insurance. Also you can’t skip and do a Level 4 NVQ in laser and IPL without first studying NVQ level 2 & 3 in Beauty Therapy.
The insurance companies are cracking down on minimum requirements because they have been inundated with claims.