The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (CIBTAC) has introduced a new laser tattoo removal qualification in partnership with the Medical Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA).
According to CIBTAC, the Level 5 course was launched after it noticed an increase in consumer demand for tattoo removal, with more than 90% of CIBTAC members reporting the need for an appropriate qualification.
The company claims that the qualification’s combination of online theory and practical training is designed to aid aesthetic professionals in delivering safe tattoo removal when treating a range of tattoo types and colours.
CIBTAC’s course entails assessing skin types and conditions, identifying the most appropriate laser to use and the best-suited pre- and post-treatment care.
According to CIBTAC, it has been designed to meet the recommendations of the Clinical Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) and the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP).
Lesley Blair, chair at CIBTAC said, "High quality training is essential, and laser is no exception. We are delighted to be working with MATA to develop a partnership qualification for practitioners that will enable them to train to Level 5 in laser tattoo removal.”
Mr Faz Zavahir, surgeon and founder of MATA, said, "Only by developing qualifications and courses that offer competence-based training and education will this sector see an improvement in standards of care and patient safety.”