Our contribution to industry
COMMITMENT to Melanoma awareness
NZ Laser Training started incorporating melanoma awareness information to all its educational programme in 2012, this includes providing Melanoma NZ a free exhibition stand at Beauty Tech Conference in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018.
The goal is to reach as many beauty and aesthetic professionals to make them aware of the seriousness of melanoma in NZ, additionally to highlight how easy it is to accidentally remove skin lesions that could prove to be malignant.
In November 2018, Ruth Nicholson was chosen to present a poster at the Melanoma summit in Auckland and spoke to medical professionals about how laser and IPL wavelengths can attract to targets in the skin and which treatments are more high risk based on this science.
On a regular basis NZ Laser Training shares information from Melanoma Nz and keeps in touch with the CEO and admin team to continue discussing ways to reach industry with the key messages about awareness versus diagnosis. Melanoma NZ now has a list of registered skin check clinics that clients can be referred to. check it on using the button below.
NZ Laser Training actively keeps an eye on the media, government regulators and decision makers at government level , over the years we have proactively attended Auckland council meetings, spoken at council conferences, forums, and public hearings on behalf of the industry. This information is then filtered back to industry associations, and thought leaders. We will keep people informed about updates in Australian and NZ Safety standards relating to Laser and IPL, provide information of how to write submissions, and where to find the correct information from the source. Our goal is to ensure our industry can access the latest and most up to date laws, and matters that will affect their business. We are completely impartial and independent and believe in transparency and honesty. We deliver on this through our actions.
We find many our our clients have no idea about consumer law, including the code of rights whereby every client treated by health professionals and health practitioners is entitled to professional care. Many salon / clinic owners buying machines are also unaware of the legal framework that they can refer to when they are left high and dry by dodgy and unregulated suppliers.
Consumer awareness about burns and botched treatments plays a big part in closing the loop on dodgy and unregulated operators; including those who are not authorised to deliver treatments and put the public at risk. NZ Laser Training operates a consumer facebook page along with fellow professional , Julie Martin from the NZ Board of professional skin therapies. The goal is to give members of the public a way to complain with out any conflicts of interest being involved.
Beauty Tech Conference (held between 2012- 2018) provided industry an excellent platform for all beauty and aesthetic professionals to come together and learn, network and be educated. It would have been the ideal platform for all authorities and associations to work together; however sadly this was not able to be achieved. The founding principle of education being a life long career goal is still something we are committed to. NZ Laser Training still assists professionals seeking to learn more about working in the industry with advice and mentoring on how to get set up, and what training and education is required. Our range of seminars and courses keeps industry informed and up to date on all relevant issues and regulations.