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Is a License Required to Start a Body Contouring Business?

Body Contouring Business Licensing Requirements Made Easy

If you're considering starting a body contouring business, you might be wondering about the licensing requirements. The good news is that it's not as complex as you might think. Let's break it down in a simple and easy-to-understand way.

Federal Laws, Requirements, and Regulations

1. Federal Law: No federal law governs non-invasive body contouring. In other words, there's no need for a federal license or certification to be a body contouring professional. The federal government leaves this mostly to the states.

2. Accreditation: Currently, there isn't an official national organization that accredits body contouring education and training courses. The standard is to obtain a Body Contouring Certification from reputable sources like The Stephanie Rachelle.

3. Classification: According to the U.S. government's Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system, a body contouring business falls under "Miscellaneous Personal Service" (SIC 7299). It's a broad category that includes various personal services.

Understanding the Nuances

The reason it can be challenging to find a straightforward answer is that these treatments are relatively new concepts, and importantly, they are considered low risk as they do not penetrate or pierce the skin.

Furthermore, it's crucial to note that we use cosmetic-grade equipment, not medical-grade equipment. This distinction means that we do not fall under the purview of the medical board. For additional assurance, you may consider contacting your state's relevant regulatory authority directly for verification.

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  • I can not find any info or contact to find out what, if any specific requirements for SC? Do you have any info on South Carolina?


  • Hi does Missouri require a special license for body sculpting?!?


  • Performing radio frequency and cavitation in Florida requires a “license to touch.” Additional information can be found here https://www.floridamassage.com/license/.
    If you are interested in performing vacuum therapy treatments a license is not required.

    Maryland does not require a specialized license.

    Stephanie Rachelle

  • Juan need a license to perform noninvasive body contouring in Florida and Maryland

    Trinity Lawrence

  • Hi, what is the rules of a non-physician using neo-emsculpt and em face in California. Do you need a medical doctor as a requirement to do this type of body sculpting on patients.

    Margaret Novicio

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