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Understanding who needs licensing

In the rapidly growing field of non-invasive aesthetics, there’s often confusion surrounding who needs licensing and who doesn’t. Let’s dive into the essentials and debunk common misconceptions about licensing for non-invasive practitioners.

Who Needs Licensing?

Licensing requirements for non-invasive aesthetic practitioners vary depending on the nature of the services provided and the jurisdiction in which they operate. Here’s a breakdown:

Professional License Holders: Individuals who perform medical procedures or services that require specialized training and oversight typically need professional licenses. This includes medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, and physician assistants who administer injectables or perform laser treatments.


Non-Professional License Holders: Individuals who offer non-invasive aesthetic treatments, such as body sculpting, lash extensions, and hair removal, may also need licensing, depending on state regulations and industry standards. While requirements may differ, obtaining proper training and certification is essential for ensuring competency and safety.


Common Misconceptions:

Despite the importance of licensing, there are several misconceptions that persist in the non-invasive aesthetics industry. Let’s address some of the most common ones:

Misconception: Non-Invasive Practitioners Don’t Need Licensing: One of the most prevalent misconceptions is that non-invasive practitioners don’t require licensing. In reality, many states have regulations in place that require individuals performing aesthetic procedures to obtain proper licensing or certification, even for non-invasive treatments.


Misconception: Anyone Can Perform Non-Invasive Procedures: Another misconception is that anyone can perform non-invasive procedures without proper training or oversight. In truth, non-invasive treatments still carry risks, and practitioners must have the necessary knowledge and skills to perform them safely and effectively.


Misconception: Licensing Is Optional: Some practitioners may believe that licensing is optional or unnecessary, especially if they operate in states with lax regulations. However, licensing serves as a mark of professionalism and demonstrates a commitment to upholding industry standards and ensuring client safety.


Why Licensing Matters:

Licensing isn’t just a bureaucratic requirement – it’s a crucial safeguard for both practitioners and clients. Here’s why licensing matters:

Client Safety: Licensing ensures that practitioners have undergone proper training and adhere to established standards of practice, reducing the risk of complications and adverse outcomes for clients.


Professionalism: Obtaining a license demonstrates a practitioner’s commitment to professionalism, ethics, and accountability, instilling confidence in clients and colleagues alike.


Legal Compliance: Operating without proper licensing can result in legal consequences, including fines, penalties, and even legal action. By obtaining the necessary licenses, practitioners can avoid legal pitfalls and protect their practice.


Conclusion:

Understanding licensing requirements and debunking common misconceptions is essential for practitioners in the non-invasive aesthetics industry. Whether you’re a professional license holder or a non-professional practitioner, obtaining proper licensing demonstrates your commitment to excellence, safety, and professionalism in the field of non-invasive aesthetics.

Zoning and Location

Selecting a location can be exciting. Understanding the proper formalities when seeking a location is also important to know, as well as what location types you can obtain as a non-invasive practitioner.

The concept of zoning is straightforward and should be familiar to anyone who has ever developed or owned commercial property.

In short, zoning legislation, local authorities segment the land under their jurisdiction into districts.

Each district is governed by specific ordinances that dictate what can be built on the land, how such buildings can be used, and how the aggregate of buildings within that district must relate to other districts.                  

Business owners seeking brick and mortar locations is not responsible for visiting their city to complete this process. This should already be done by their lease holder.

Some lease holders will require only professional occupations to lease their facility or require the professional to obtain a permit from their city.

Most cities will only provide a permit to professional occupations, we recommend non-invasive professionals to obtain a suite styled facility (which does not require zoning) or partner with a professional licensee holder to lease a facility that requires zoning. The NMSA will not be responsible for assisting with zoning matters. It is the licensee’s responsibility to contact their lease holder in regard to stipulations, we often time recommend our members to find a leaseholder who is flexible and allow these services to be perform without a permit, or professional license.


Determining WHAT LICENSE IS NEEDED

Firstly, consider which services you wish to provide. Will you incorporate training courses or stick to offering services only? Once you’ve determined your services, select the appropriate license. Our licensing is divided into two levels: Level I for basic services or courses like Body Sculpting, and Level II for mastery services or courses like EM-Sculpting. Each level offers annual or biannual renewal options to suit your needs. Training providers must purchase licensing and accreditation. The fees below reflect pricing for both licensing and accreditation for educators.

Licensing Process

Facility license

Facilities that operate with only one licensee will be considered a single licensed facility.  These facilities are operated/owned by a single member entity such as a Sole Proprietor or LLC company.

These facilities are required to obtain Articles of Incorporation through their Secretary of State. 

Additionally, each Licensee will be provided with a Facility License & Facility Number at time of applying for NMSA Official License. Both documentations should be hung on the wall of workplace along with Accredited or Licensed Window decal on the door of the establishment. There will be no additional cost to obtaining the facility license as this is incorporated in licensing fees. Members will have instant access to downloading a copy of their facility license upon purchase. An official copy will be mailed. 

Facilities that operate with two or more licensees will be considered a multi-member licensed facility.  These facilities are operated by multiple licensed member entities such as a  Partnership, LLC or Corporation company.

These facilities are required to obtain Articles of Incorporation through their Secretary of State. 

We recommend contacting the NMSA to receive a multi-member discount for facilities that operate with 3 or more members.

Additionally, only one facility license will be provided. Individual Occupational licenses will be required for each working member. The Facility license will be provided to the Owner who holds the maximum business shares.  

The Business owner with the maximum company shares must apply on behalf of the Facility.

All licensing documentations should be hung on the wall of facility along with Accredited or Licensed Window decal on the door of the establishment.

There will be no additional cost to obtaining the facility license as this is incorporated in licensing fees. Members will have instant access to downloading a copy their facility license upon purchase. An official copy will be mailed. 

Facilities that operate multiple locations with three or more licensees will be considered a Dual/Franchised licensed facility. These facilities operate at two or more locations, by multiple licensed member entities such as a  Partnership, LLC or Corporation company.

These facilities are required to obtain Articles of Incorporation through their Secretary of State. 

We recommend contacting the NMSA to receive a Dual/Franchised Facility & multi-member discount for facilities that operate at 2 or more locations, with 3 or more members.

Additionally, only one facility license will be provided to each location. Individual Occupational licenses will be required for each working member.

Each Facility license will be provided to the Owner who hold the maximum company shares.  

The Business owner with the maximum company shares must apply on behalf of each Facility.

All licensing documentations should be hung on the wall of each facility along with Accredited or Licensed Window decal on the door of the establishment.

There will be an additional cost for the second location and every location thereafter.  Each official facility license copy will be mailed to each individual location. 

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Licensing Types for Practitioners and training provider

Entry Level Professionals who offer basic services or trainings which includes but not limited to:

  • Body Sculpting
  • Led Light Therapy
  • Cavitation
  • Low Level Laser Lipo
  • Low Level Rf
  • Body Wrapping
  • Vacuum Therapy Enhancements
  • Wood Therapy
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Vaginal Steaming
  • Lymphatic Stimulation
  • Brow Lamination
  • Brow Threading
  • Lash Extensions
  • Basic Tanning
  • Thermal Auricular Therapy

Master Level Professionals who offer basic services or trainings which includes but not limited to:

  • Body Sculpting
  • Led Light Therapy
  • Cavitation
  • Low Level Laser Lipo
  • Low Level Rf
  • Body Wrapping
  • Vacuum Therapy Enhancements
  • Wood Therapy
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Infrared Therapy
  • Vaginal Steaming
  • Lymphatic Stimulation
  • Brow Lamination
  • Brow Threading
  • Lash Extensions
  • Basic Tanning
  • Thermal Auricular Therapy
  • Mobile Oral Care
  • Em -Sculpting
  • Cool Sculpting
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cryopen
  • Vaginal & Facial Hifu
  • Hyaluronic Pen
  • Fat Dissolvers
  • Body Piercing
  • Areola Micropigmentation
  • Pmu
  • Microblading
  • Scalp Pigmentation
  • Carbon Laser Facial
  • Plasma Fibroblast
  • Advance Spray Tanning
  • Chemical Peels
  • Hair Removal