UK May Deregulate Laser Treatements

If you want to get laser treatments - such as laser hair removal or laser resurfacing - in the UK, you need to go to a doctor. However, that may not be the case in the near future because the UK is considering the deregulation of these laser devices. UK doctors who are experienced in working with laser technology are expressing their opposition to the deregulation.

The concern, as you might expect, is that unqualified people will set up laser treatment practices. This could result in bad cosmetic work being done throughout the UK which would then give a negative slant to the entire practice. When done by a qualified doctor, these laser treatments are all believed to be safe. However, lack of qualifications seriously increases the risk of harm during treatments.

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Question of the Day: Should the UK deregulate cosmetic laser technology?

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Posted by Kathryn on 5/1/2008 9:50:51 AM


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