Apply intense pulsed light and laser safety protocols
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply safe practice protocols when using intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser apparatus in conjunction with dermal treatments.
This unit is described in the context of IPL and laser applications for hair reduction and reflects broad safety standards for a range of clinical dermal applications using IPL and laser technologies. The unit also reflects the guidelines expressed in the Australian and New Zealand safety standard AS/NZS4173:2004, expanded to include the safe use of IPL.
This unit describes the application of IPL and laser safety in a beauty industry clinical treatment environment. Experienced beauty therapists may apply IPL or laser equipment for a range of dermal treatments.
IPL and laser hair reduction are performed by experienced beauty therapists with significant knowledge of skin and hair biology, light physics, and laser safety; and a broad experience in providing a range of skin therapies and hair reduction treatments. They exercise judgement in planning and implementing an appropriate treatment program to safely achieve desired hair reduction outcomes for each client.