86B-51. Definitions.

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

(1) Board. - The North Carolina Board of Barbers and Electrolysis Examiners.

(2) Electrologist or electrolocist. - A person who engages in the practice of electrolysis for permanent hair removal.

(3) Electrology. - 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.

(4) Electrolysis. - 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.

(5) Laser hair practitioner. - 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. - A device used exclusively in the nonablative procedure for the removal of hair.

(7) Laser, light source, or pulsed-light treatments. - 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; recodified from N.C. Gen. Stat. 88A-3 by 2022-72, s. 1(jj); 2022-72, s. 2.)