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Bill for regulations on laser hair removal facilities heading to McAuliffe's desk

SALEM, Va. (WSET) -- A bill headed to Governor McAuliffe's desk would put regulations on laser hair removal facilities.

House Bill 2119 was sponsored by Delegate Mark Keam from Fairfax County. It passed the house 90-7 and the Senator 25-15.

If the governor signs the bill, all laser hair removal will have to be done at a place supervised by a trained person, doctor, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner.

Skin Harmony Medical Spa in Salem does the IPL form of laser hair removal.

Owner and Master Esthetician Catherine Powers-Craig says laser hair removal is extremely safe, as long as people follow are trained and follow the guidelines and parameters of the machines, but that this new law may help.

Powers-Craig explained, "It will help the ones who are coming into the industry that go into an office and say they know what they're doing, but they don't, or they just go online and buy a machine, and 'oh, I can do this' and not know."

If McAuliffe signs the bill, Skin Harmony will not be affected because Powers-Craig is trained on the machine and is a Master Esthetician.

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