Federal Trade Commission overview
FTC Bureaus and Divisions involved in hair removal
FTC has an excellent overview of their policies, but here are the basics as they involve hair removal.
Bureau of Consumer Protection
This is the primary FTC branch as far as hair removal is concerned. They have five divisions, four of which have hair removal responsibilities.
This is where you register complaints to FTC through one of two forms:.
File a complaint with FTC
Protects consumers from deceptive and unsubstantiated advertising.
Investigates violations and monitors compliance with judgments handed down by FTC
Regulates certain hair removal devices sold as home business opportunities.
Other involved offices
Office of the General Counsel oversees FTC’s investigative and enforcement activities
Administrative Law Judges review FTC complaints and issue rulings which become Commission orders (injunctive and/or cease & desist orders).
Regional Offices can also assist you in finding federal, state, and local consumer resources.
For more, please see my section on FTC history regarding hair removal
Source: FTC website