LHR Training Book

Didactic Details

 

  • This course is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) for certification of Laser Hair Removal Apprentice

  • CPR will need to be completed before the end of the week. Bring in a laptop or tablet on Wednesday and Thursday!!!

  • This course only gives the ability to perform Laser Hair Removal under a medical director

  • Didactic is by definition “Lecture”, and I am required to talk to you about lasers for 24+ hours in order to certify you!

 

LHR Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser Hair Removal Apprentice in Training

 

Training Application

 

Renewal Application

 

  • LHR Technician

Technician Application

 

Renewal Application

 

  • 100 treatments performed, observed by LHR senior or professional ($70)

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Technician Application

 

Renewal Application

 

  • LHR Senior

 

Professional Application

 

Professional Renewal Application

 

  • 100 treatments observed by a professional or senior- you will be observed observing 100 treatments

  • LHR Professional

  • Written test only

 

You cannot get one without the prior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Details- Apprentice-in-training

 

  • You must attend this course and pass the written test to obtain your apprentice-in-training certificate.

 

Required paperwork includes:

  • Application to TDLR (front binder)

  • $50 check or money order made out to TDLR

  • Copy of state ID

  • Copy of HS diploma

  • Certification of completion (Given by your instructor)

  • No treatments for the LHR Tech can be completed before graduating from the “didactic” course

  • CPR certification http://www.onlinecprcertification.net/contactusonlinecprcertification.php Certification

  • Once all paperwork and payment is received, we will submit your paperwork to TDLR

 

 Paperwork will NOT be mailed until all requirements are met.

 

 

Administrative Details-LHR Technician

 You must pass the written test and supply all documentation required to obtain your apprentice-in-training certificate, then you may begin the body site portion. 100 body sites, labeled VERY specifically, are required for your LHR technician certificate

 

 Required paperwork includes:

  1.  Application to TDLR (front binder)

  2. $70 check or money order made out to TDLR

  3. Four log sheets equaling 100 body sites performed

 

Please Note: Body sites may be done as a group immediately following the didactic portion of class, or maybe done by appointment in small groups during non-school hours. It may take you days, or weeks to complete your body sites. Body sites will not be done until your laser class is paid in full! Once all paperwork is submitted and mailed, it takes 2-3 weeks to receive your certificates.

 

Terminology of the Practice

Permanent Hair Reduction: In 1998, the US Food and Drug Administration began allowing some manufacturers of hair removal lasers and flash lamps used for epilation to use the term “permanent hair reduction,” which the agency defines as:

 

“The long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowth after a treatment regime. The number of hairs regrowth must be stable over a time greater than the duration of the complete growth cycle of hair follicles, which varies from 4-12 months according to body location. Permanent hair reduction does not necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area.”

 

DSHS Law

Exec Sum (words strung together in a confusingly technical fashion to form some sort of rule or law)

~The number of facilities offering to remove unwanted hair using lasers or similar medical devices is growing in Texas, leading to a discussion about the appropriate regulatory scheme for this practice. Physicians, including those associated with this practice, are regulated by the Texas Medical Board. Devices such as lasers and Intense Pulsed Light Devices (IPLs) are regulated as medical devices jointly by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Drugs and Medical Devices Group and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices are also regulated by the DSHS Radiation Group because they emit non-ionizing radiation. Accordingly, the regulatory scheme for these devices is complex and detailed.

 

More Exec Sum

Due to the potential for harm to the patient and the level of supervision necessary for the safe use of these devices, the FDA requires that these lasers and IPLs be marketed as prescription devices, subject to state controls necessary to ensure that the devices are sold to and used by or under the supervision of specified licensed practitioners. As such, facilities performing laser hair removal procedures must comply with federal and state regulatory requirements designed to protect the health and safety of patients undergoing these procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDLR - Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) assumed all activities relating to the Laser Hair Removal program including licenses and renewals, customer service and enforcement on November 1, 2017.

 

Who We Are?

To earn the trust of Texans every day by providing innovative regulatory solutions for our licensees and those they serve.

 

To be the best at creating ‘next’ practices that deliver low-cost licensing and regulatory services and an exceptional customer experience.

 

To be the best at creating ‘next’ practices that deliver low-cost licensing and regulatory services and an exceptional customer experience.

 

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) provide oversight for a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment. We protect the health and safety of Texans and ensure they are served by qualified professionals. We foster a predictable regulatory climate by minimizing government interference. In our work, we:

  • are open and transparent.

  • apply clear, consistent, and commonsense standards.

  • keep costs low and efficiency high; and

  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience.

 

 83.100. Health and Safety Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

 

(1) Chlorine bleach solutions--A chemical used to destroy bacteria and to disinfect implements and non-porous surfaces; the solution should be mixed fresh at least once per day. As used in this chapter, chlorine bleach solutions fall into three categories based on concentration and exposure time:

(A) Low-level disinfection (100 - 200 ppm) --Add two teaspoons household (5.25%) bleach to one-gallon water. Soak 10 minutes minimum.

(B) High-level disinfection (1,000 ppm) --Add one-third (1/3) cup household (5.25%) bleach to one-gallon water. Soak 20 minutes minimum.

(C) Blood and body fluid cleanup and disinfection (5,000 ppm) --Add one and three-quarters (1 3/4) cups household (5.25%) bleach to one-gallon water; also referred to as a 10% bleach solution.

(2) Clean or cleansing--Washing with liquid soap and water, detergent, antiseptics, or other adequate methods to remove all visible debris or residue. Cleansing is not disinfection.

(3) Disinfect or disinfection--The use of chemicals to destroy pathogens on implements and other hard, non-porous surfaces to render an item safe for handling, use, and disposal.

(4) Disinfectant--In this chapter, one of the following department-approved chemicals:

(A) an EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions; or

(B) a chlorine bleach solution used in accordance with this chapter.

(5) EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal disinfectant--When used according to manufacturer's instructions, a chemical that is a low-level disinfectant used to destroy bacteria and to disinfect implements and non-porous surfaces.

(6) Multi-use items--Items constructed of hard materials with smooth surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic typically for use on more than one client. The term includes but is not limited to such items as clippers, scissors, combs, nippers, tweezers, and some nails files.

(7) Single-use items--Porous items made or constructed of cloth, wood, or other absorbent materials having rough surfaces usually intended for single use including but not limited to such items as tissues, orangewood sticks, cotton balls, thread, surgical tape, extension pads, some buffer blocks, and gauze.

(8) Sterilize or sterilization--To eliminate all forms of bacteria or other microorganisms by use of an autoclave or dry heat sterilizer.

(9) Sanitize or sanitization--To reduce the number of microorganisms to a safe level by use of an ultraviolet sanitizer.

 

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.100 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 5952; amended to be effective January 1, 2008, 32 Tex Reg 9970; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 Tex Reg 681; amended to be effective July 1, 2014, 39 Tex Reg 4650

 

 

83.101. Health and Safety Standards--Department-Approved Disinfectants

 

(a) EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and viricidal disinfectants shall be used as follows:

 

(1) Implements and surfaces shall first be thoroughly cleaned of all visible debris prior to disinfection. EPA-registered bactericidal, fungicidal, and viricidal disinfectants become inactivated and ineffective when visibly contaminated with debris, hair, dirt, and particulates.

(2) Some disinfectants may be sprayed on the instruments, tools, or equipment to be disinfected.

(3) Disinfectants in which implements are to be immersed shall be prepared fresh daily or more often if the solution becomes diluted or soiled.

(4) In all cases, the disinfectant shall be used in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendation or other guidance in this rule.

(5) These chemicals are harsh and may affect the long-term use of scissors and other sharp objects. Therefore, the department recommends leaving items in solution in accordance with the manufacturers' recommendations for effective disinfection.

 

(b) Chlorine bleach solutions shall be used as follows:

 

(1) Chlorine bleach at the appropriate concentration is an effective disinfectant for all purposes in a        salon.

(2) Chlorine bleach solutions shall be mixed daily.

(3) Chlorine bleach shall be kept in a closed covered container and not exposed to sunlight.

(4) Chlorine bleach may affect the long-term use of scissors and other sharp objects, so the department does not recommend leaving items in bleach solution beyond 2 minutes for effective disinfection (5 minutes if disinfecting for blood contamination).

(5) Chlorine bleach vapors might react with vapors from other chemicals. Therefore, chlorine bleach shall not be placed or stored near other chemicals used in salons (i.e. acrylic monomers, alcohol, or other disinfecting products) or near flame.

(6) Used or soiled chlorine bleach solution shall be properly disposed of each day.

 

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.101 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 5952; amended to be effective July 1, 2014, 39 Tex Reg 4650

 

83.102. Health and Safety Standards--General Requirements

 

(a) All licensees shall clean their hands with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer prior to performing any services and as necessary during the service to ensure a client health and safety. All cosmetology establishments and licensees shall utilize clean and disinfected equipment, tools, implements, and supplies in accordance with this chapter, and shall employ good hygiene habits while providing cosmetology services.

(b) A licensee may not perform services on a client if the licensee has reason to believe the client has a contagious condition such as head lice, nits, ringworm, conjunctivitis; or inflamed, infected, broken, raised or swollen skin or nail tissue; or an open wound or sore in the area to be serviced.

(c) Multi-use equipment, implements, tools or materials not addressed in this chapter shall be cleaned and disinfected before use on each client. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, chairs and dryers do not need to be disinfected prior to use for each client.

(d) Single-use equipment, implements, tools or porous items not addressed in this rule shall be discarded after use on a single client.

(e) Electrical equipment that cannot be immersed in liquid shall be wiped clean and disinfected prior to each use on a client.

(f) All clean and disinfected implements and materials when not in use shall be stored in a clean, dry, debris-free environment including but not limited to drawers, cases, tool belts, rolling trays, or hung from hooks. They must be stored separate from soiled implements and materials. Ultraviolet electrical sanitizers are permissible for use as a dry storage container. Non-cosmetology related supplies must be stored in separate drawers or locations.

(g) Shampoo bowls, and manicure tables shall be disinfected prior to use for each client.

(h) Floors in cosmetology establishments shall be thoroughly cleaned each day. Hair cuttings must be swept up and deposited in a closed receptacle after each haircut.

(i) All trash containers must be emptied daily and kept clean by washing or using plastic liners.

(j) Hand washing facilities, including hot and cold running water must be provided for employees.

(k) Clean towels shall be used on each client. Towels must be washed in hot water and chlorine bleach.

(l) Soiled towels shall be removed after use on each client and deposited in a suitable receptacle.

(m) Each cosmetology establishment shall keep all products used in the conduct of their business properly labeled in compliance with OSHA requirements.

(n) Hair cutting and shampoo capes shall be kept clean. A clean (one-use) cape shall be used for each client or a sanitary neck strip or towel shall be used to keep the capes from coming into direct contact with the client's neck.

 

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.102 adopted to be effective March 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 1280; amended to be effective August 1, 2006, 31 Tex Reg 5952; amended to be effective February 17, 2012, 37 Tex Reg 681; amended to be effective January 15, 2018, 43 Tex Reg 81

Ippodaro Laboratory

Career Center

1111 Babcock Rd. 

San Antonio 78201 Texas USA

+1 210 731 8450

+1 210 731 8501

Texas Department of Regulations and Licensing

ZT 10028 , ZT 10358 CE Provider  2174

Texas Workforce Commission​

School Number S5672