Is laser treatment regulated?

Businesses in Mansfield that use lasers for non-surgical treatments need to obtain a licence from Mansfield District Council after the Government changed the law.

The Council has joined forces with other Nottinghamshire councils to regulate light treatments, which include class 3b and class 4 lasers used in cosmetic treatments such as hair removal, thread vein removal and skin resurfacing.

This follows a Government announcement in September 2010 that any laser treatment not classed as a surgical procedure, or used for the treatment of a disease, disorder or injury, and which is not carried out by a healthcare professional, would no longer be regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

l For information about obtaining a licence contact the Council’s Licensing department on 01623 463181.

Customers who have concerns about businesses that use lasers for non-surgical treatments should contact the Council’s Environmental Health team on 01623 463492.