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Wax, IPL machines

Hello all,

does anyone here know if there are any restrictions/ regulations on importing hair removal wax & the operation of an aesthetic machine like an IPL machine? Or if you guys know where I can look at for some answers?

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Old 25.08.2010, 15:07
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Re: Wax, IPL machines

Well, I was looking into buying a machine from France but am still not sure at how effective it is as there are contradictory statements on this. They deliver to Switzerland though, so you'd have to pay import duties but it's not illegal to import it. (The machine I'm talking about is EUR 1385.- including delivery to Switzerland, so I guess if it really works, it's still much cheaper than getting a full course of salon treatments... )

As for operating IPL devices, there is no legislation on this in Switzerland, anyone can do it, which has some people ending up with nasty burns following a treatment with someone who didn't know what they were doing. I don't know what the rules regarding waxing are but I imagine that isn't regulated either.
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Thanks!

I was guessing there isn't but I think I will find out more when it comes to registering the business.
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Re: Wax, IPL machines

Hi, Kittster and Jane Pinter: It looks like I'll be moving to Switzerland early next year, and I would like to do laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels and general anti-aging treatments. Kittster seems to be saying that I can do this without having to be a doctor or nurse, or have a specific license or certification under Swiss law - is this correct? Please let me know - I am desperate to find out. Thanks.
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(The machine I'm talking about is EUR 1385.- including delivery to Switzerland, so I guess if it really works, it's still much cheaper than getting a full course of salon treatments... )
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I wouldn't play around with a laser on myself...

(I got the treatments done for around EUR 400.- at a salon over the boarder in Loerrach, probably some cheaper ones should be available in France or outside of Zuerich?)
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Re: Wax, IPL machines

Laser is different from IPL, VERY different.

A laser should only ever be used under the supervision of a doctor and I seriously hope that this is the law in Switzerland, although I haven't checked. IPL is intense pulsed light, which can also cause damage if used wrongly (but then so can a cotton earbud) but not as much as a laser could.
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Re: Wax, IPL machines

Kittster, I have the training and the experience to do laser hair removal and rejuvenation where I live, and I know how to do it safely and effectively. We are required to work under the supervision of a medical doctor here. I am wondering if it is the same in Switzerland. Do you know how I could find out what training/license/certification Switzerland requires? Thanks.
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Re: Wax, IPL machines

does anyone know if i change the i-buton on my ipl lamp i will have directly the new shoots?(25500).I have the energist ultra plus.Thank you
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Kittster, I have the training and the experience to do laser hair removal and rejuvenation where I live, and I know how to do it safely and effectively. We are required to work under the supervision of a medical doctor here. I am wondering if it is the same in Switzerland. Do you know how I could find out what training/license/certification Switzerland requires? Thanks.
Sorry, I didn't see your question, if you are still reading - contact the SFK - Schweizer Fachverband für Kosmetik, they should be able to help.
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