North Carolina General Statutes § 88A-3 Definitions

As used in this Chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1)        "Board" means the North Carolina Board of Electrolysis Examiners.

(2)        "Electrolysis" means the permanent removal of hair by the application of an electrical current to the dermal papilla by a filament to cause decomposition, coagulation, or dehydration within the hair follicle as approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government.

(3)        "Electrologist" or "electrolocist" means a person who engages in the practice of electrolysis for permanent hair removal.

(4)        "Electrology" means the art and practice relating to the removal of hair from the normal skin of the human body by application of an electric current to the hair papilla by means of a needle or needles so as to cause growth inactivity of the hair papilla and thus permanently remove the hair.

(5)        "Laser hair practitioner" means a person who engages in laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatments for the removal of hair.

(6)        "Laser, light source, or pulsed-light devices" means a device used exclusively in the nonablative procedure for the removal of hair.

(7)        "Laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatments" means the use of laser or pulsed-light devices for nonablative procedures for the removal of hair. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1033, s. 1; 2007-489, s. 2.)

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