Many states have NO regulation on the use of cosmetic lasers.. Anyone can use these surgical devices.More News Reports below. Spas and even hair salons are now offering these treatments by personnel with no medical training at all and NO physician supervision..LASER HAIR REMOVAL is very popular and like other lasers these are advertised as non invasive and simple procedures! DON’T BE FOOLED, THESE DEVICES ARE CONSIDERED SURGERY! MOST CONSENT FORMS DO NOT DISCLOSE THE RISKS INVOLVED!
This is not just a problem in the U.S. other countries are seeing the same injuries. Some facilities will advertise they have a Medical Director but they usually are not actually present to supervise or help in the event of an injury. Most are not even in their scope of practice. Ob/gyn’s or General Doctors may be the medical director instead of a Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist.
What about laser use in a doctors office??
Some physicians are using lasers with only weekend training classes from the manufacturer. It is NOT against the law for a doctor to say he/she is a Plastic Surgeon etc. even if they are NOT Board Certified in that area!! Always ask for their Board Certification!
Victims are going public
Hidden camera report
Senate Hearing on lasers
Nashville Channel 2
Dr. Amy Ortega
Please look up the law in your state. You can find much of this information at The Federation of State Medical Boards laser use.
Wall Street Journal medspa report 2013
PUBLIC WARNING ON COSMETIC LASERS –
IPL AND LASER DAMAGE SUPPORT –
Canada laser burns –
Dr. Kerryn Phelps – laser burns AU
Brandi Glanville’s recent photo has received much attention. Many very rude comments. I hope the public will figure out that she was most likely DECEIVED like the rest of the victims around the world!!
Many have been told their injuries are a normal reaction and not received proper medical care. They are often told to ice the burns as well. Please see below –
Don’t use ice. Putting ice directly on a burn can cause a person’s body to become too cold and cause further damage to the wound.
Criteria for referral to a burn center –
Watch other laser burn reports –
sona med spa laser burn –