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Why is electrolysis not available in beauty salons in France?

Posted by Davesjac - Created: 5 years ago
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Posted by Davesjac - 5 years ago

Point taken  :-)

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Posted by Davesjac - 5 years ago

Ha Ha, Thanks Squeaky.

With your help I no doubt will progress in leaps and bounds! ;-)

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Posted by Davesjac - 5 years ago

Hi Squeaky,

Thanks for your comment.

However, I think you've missed my point; I realise that Electrolysis can only be performed by Dermatologists in France.

I am putting out there my concerns about this because I believe there may be many people that may prefer to see an Electrolysis Therapist. Likewise many highly skilled professional Electrolygists are being prevented from pursuing their careers and offering their skills.

Best Regards, Jac.

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Posted by Squeaky-882728 - 5 years ago

Oh lordie!

And goodness help anyone practising electrolysis who isn't licensed to do so in France should anything go wrong ...

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Posted by Davesjac - 5 years ago

Hi quin69

Thanks for your response.

Your experience was a classic example of what can happen where regardless of licenses, official bits of paper, etc etc they mean nothing compared to experience, skill, empathy and an awareness of how important it is to carry out the treatment or service to the highest standard.

Electrolysis is a highly skilled and technical treatment and performed correctly is so effective it can transform lives.

I am an advocate of proper licensing and endorsements through belonging to professional bodies. This can also help the client to locate a reputable practitioner as well as be reassured of a therapists professionalism. However, I would like to see regular monitoring or at the very least, an electrolygist requiring a minimum of two years experience before they can purchase a machine themselves, meanwhile gaining their experience working for someone or attending specialist training courses.

Best Regards, Jac.

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Posted by Squeaky-882728 - 5 years ago

Jacqueline, the clue's in the username and the previous post ... kiné = physio (the abbreviation form).

Before you start thinking about taking on French officialdom and bureacracy I suggest you gen up a bit on your medical French ;)

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Posted by Davesjac - 5 years ago

Hi eurokine,

Thank you for your response. I have indeed noticed there are a lot of Osteopathy Clinics dotted around, and that's just in Valbonne!

No doubt with official recognition being granted two years ago it opened the floodgates of keen Osteos throughout France waiting at the starting blocks.

How did that come about? Was it ardent Osteos banging on the door of Officialdom until the powers that be relented or something else?

Would it not perhaps be feasible that this could happen in time for Electrolygists should the right course of action be followed?

By the way, I am intrigued as to what your profession is?

Regards, Jac.

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Posted by Squeaky-882728 - 5 years ago

As eurokiné has correctly stated, you can't and that's it. 

People are always posting on forums looking for dental hygienists - they can't practice here either. Only a dentist can treat a patient inside their mouth.

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Posted by quin69 - 5 years ago

I used to go to a beauty salon and have electroysis done by one of the girls there. But the place has since moved/closed and I lost her services. 

I did go to a dermatolog once ,who charged a fortune and despite her huge magnifiying glass and bright lights, she asked me to point out each hair I wanted removed !! Bizarre.

 

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Posted by eurokiné-187861 - 5 years ago

Doctors have a lot of political lobbying power in France and control many activities done elsewhere by other competant practiotioners

Only dermatologists can legally do electolysis in France. Full stop. No arguements.

Because this is France I guess. In UK physios can do acupuncture, prescribe anti inflammatories, give injections and a whole load of other valuable treatments, here niet, nothing special, like it or lump it!

Sorry, it s just the way it is & trying to argue your case will get you no where.

Osteopathy has only been a recognised skill in the last 2 years and that s not covered by the securité sociale