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Overview

Practitioners who use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), class 3B, or class 4 lasers in England may have to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Registered medical practitioners who use IPL or lasers to treat disease, disorder, or injury have to register with the CQC.

Practitioners who use IPL or lasers for exclusively cosmetic purposes don’t have to register with the CQC, even if they are registered medical practitioners.

Some local councils in England also require all practitioners who use IPL and lasers to register with them. Check with your local council to find out if you need to register.