National guidelines for regulation of laser sales, training and use are urgently needed

Charles Cope
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10086
Published online: 5 March 2012

To the Editor: Non-surgical cosmetic procedures have rapidly increased over the past 15 years, and although there are no reliable figures for Australia, there was an eightfold increase in such procedures in the United States between 1997 and 2010.1

  • Charles Cope

  • North Shore Cosmetic Surgery, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

I operate a plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice that uses laser therapy.


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