The state of California has become a hotbed of cosmetological license transfers, with the state licensing a record number of medical cosmeceuticals in 2015.
The California State Medical Association (CSMA) released a new report titled Medical Cosmeceutics Licensing: An Overview, on July 2, 2017.
In its report, the CSMA analyzed licenses issued in California between 2000 and 2015, and concluded that licenses issued since then were more restrictive than licenses issued before.
As the report notes, California’s cosmetologies are the most restrictive state in the nation.
Among the most common types of licenses issued by the CSMAs licensing department in 2015 were: Medical Cosmetologies (i.e. cosmetic surgery and dermatology) Medical Devices (i,e.
devices for cosmetic surgery) Medical Laboratories (i.,e.
laboratory services for cosmetic procedures) Cosmetological Products (i e. cosmetic and hair care products) Medical Chemists (i) Cosmetic Cosmetologists (i o) Personal Cosmetologist (i)(i)Personal Cosmologists (ii)(i)(ii)(ii)Cosmetologists for Personal Care Products (ii) Homeopathic Cosmologists (iii) Natural Cosmetologists The report also found that more than 3,000 medical cosmologists were licensed in California in 2015, making up approximately 7.8% of all licensed cosmetologists in the state.
Of those, 1,000 were licensed as “medical chemists,” and the rest were “medical technicians.”
In addition to being the most conservative state in terms of cosmologies issued, California also has the second-highest number of licensed personal cosmologist in the country.
According to the CSMAS report, personal cosmetologies in California account for roughly 8.8 million patients, of which 1.5 million were referred by medical professionals.
California has also become a center of cosmecesutical research, and in 2015 alone, the state received $3.9 billion in research grants, $1.5 billion in medical devices research, $4.5-$6.6 billion in surgical devices research and $3 billion in cosmetic and hairstyling products research.
(Read more about cosmetics and their industry: Cosmetical Beauty, Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology) It should be noted that the CSMEA did not release the full list of licenses in California for 2015.
In addition, the report does not break down the types of medical treatments used to treat certain diseases or conditions.
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