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Looking for a cosmetic laser clinic in Wales? Here’s what you need to know

Looking for a cosmetic laser clinic in Wales? Here’s what you need to know

Knowing how to safely choose a provider of cosmetic laser treatments, such as hair or tattoo removal, can be a tricky task – but if you live in Wales, then the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have made it a lot easier to protect yourself from unscrupulous cowboys.

Is acne laser treatment effective for teenagers?

Teenage acne is one of those things that appears unexpectedly and you can?t plan for. It affects almost 80% of teenagers, and is caused by, predominantly, the changes in hormones throughout puberty. Acne laser treatment is just one of the treatment options available for those suffering with acne, but one that is becoming increasingly popular

How to choose a laser clinic in our current unregulated market.

Deciding you would like to have a cosmetic procedure done is the easy part. After all, most of us are quite clear and confident as to what we would change if only we had a magic wand. But how confident would you be at choosing a cosmetic clinic?

Cosmetic Lasers and Regulation - Is there blame when complications occur?

It is no surprise that the number of accidents resulting from cosmetic lasers are steadily increasing year in year out. Perhaps the most famous example depicting this is Charlotte Cripps, a UK journalist who after undergoing IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment in 2008 has been left with disfiguring burns.

My favourite non-surgical treatment - Fractional C02 Laser

New technologies are being launched all the time and the challenge for practitioners is to look beyond the marketing and separate the good science from the bad. We aquire aesthetic equipment only after careful research and so far have been very pleased.

Treatment of facial veins with laser and light based treatments

Facial redness and spider veins are a common cosmetic and medical complaint. Numerous treatments are available but laser and light based treatments are the gold-standard treatment options.

Do I Still Need Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols?

This question is equally valid if you are a Healthcare Professional (Doctor, Nurse etc) using laser and IPL systems and will continue to be regulated by the CQC after the 1st of October or a non-healthcare professional (e.g., a beauty clinic) using laser and IPL systems. The answer to the question is YES; you do need these in place but for some different reasons depending upon who you are.

Chinese Laser HandPiece - A Case Study

Lynton wanted to investigate the possible dangers faced by those clinic or salon operators who might consider purchasing one of the many low cost laser or IPL products that were becoming readily available from Chinese manufacturers.

Local Authorities step in to regulate non-healthcare use of lasers and light from October 1st

With the impending deregulation of non-healthcare related (i.e. beauty sector) use of laser and IPL systems on the 1st October 2010, it seems that the Local Authority Health and Safety Officers around the country are preparing to step in and fill the void left by the Department of Healths ill-conceived deregulation.

Cutting the Red Tape: Laser/IPL suppliers targeting sales using de-regulation; Right or wrong?

I recently saw an advert from an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) manufacturer which was targeted through an industry publication aimed at beauty professionals. It highlighted that clinics and salons can now offer IPL hair removal without the red tape of regulation. Is this really an ethical method of advertising?

Deregulation of Lasers: An Equipment Suppliers View

Lynton has been supplying Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) equipment to the cosmetic marketplace for over 16 years. It is with mixed feelings that I view the imminent deregulation of the use of Class 3b/4 lasers and IPLs in cosmetic practices.