SECTION .0600 SCHOOLS

 

21 NCAC 19 .0601 CURRICULUM

(a) The course of study for electrolysis shall consist of at least 600 clock hours of instruction in theory and clinical practice as set out in the following table:

 

Subject

Theory Hours

Clinical Hours

General Orientation

20

0

Rules of the school

 

 

Personal hygiene and dress

 

 

Professional ethics and office rules

 

 

State and local laws governing electrolysis

 

 

History of electrolysis

 

 

Trichology (Hair Growth)

20

0

Hair structure and function

 

 

Growth cycles, including regrowth cycles

 

 

Follicle structure and function

 

 

Endocrinology

20

0

Causes of hair growth, including new hair stimulation

 

 

Study and function of glands

 

 

Dermatology

30

0

Skin structure and function

 

 

Disease of the skin (as related to the practice of electrology)

 

 

Reaction of the skin as related to the clinical application of electrolysis

 

 

Neurology/Angiology (as related to electrology)

20

0

Nervous system

 

 

Pain thresholds

 

 

Pain variables

 

 

Synoptic responses

 

 

Circulatory system

 

 

Cardiovascular system

 

 

Lymphatic system

 

 

Bacteriology

25

40

Sanitation

 

 

Sterilization

 

 

Rules and standards promulgated by the Board

 

 

Principles of Electricity

20

80

Short wave (Alternating) current

 

 

Direct (Galvanic) current

 

 

Equipment

30

200

Modalities

 

 

Electrolysis (DC ‑ Galvanic)

 

 

Thermolysis (SW ‑ Shortwave)

 

 

Blend (Combination of Galvanic and Shortwave)

 

 

Variables

 

 

Probes

 

 

Intensity

 

 

Timing

 

 

Depth of insertion

 

 

Equipment maintenance and upkeep

 

 

General Treatment Procedure

25

30

Consultation with clients

 

 

Consultation instruction shall include methods of developing case histories and health history assessments and providing information on hair growth cycles, modalities used, pain factors, scheduling of appointments, and fees

 

 

Positioning and draping

 

 

Development of Practice

20

20

Public relations and advertisement

 

 

Office procedure and management

 

 

Record keeping

 

 

Telephone etiquette

 

 

Housekeeping (Office)

 

 

Totals:

230

370

 

(b) The course of study for laser hair removal shall consist of at least 30 clock hours of instruction in theory and clinical practice, with a minimum of 20 hours in practical hands-on instruction and at least 10 hours of basic science (Didactic) instruction in the use of laser and light-based hair removal or reduction devices in the following topics:

(1) biology of hair;

(2) laser and light-based terminology;

(3) laser physics;

(4) types of laser and light-based hair removal devices;

(5) safety and precautions;

(6) tissue interaction;

(7) Fitzpatrick skin typing;

(8) patient history form and consultation;

(9) treatment contraindications;

(10) sterilization procedures;

(11) draping of patient;

(12) pre-treatment and post-treatment care;

(13) photo documentation; and

(14) photosensitive drugs and disorders.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88A‑6; 88A‑19; 88A-19.1;

Eff. June 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2010;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2019.