The dangers of non-medical laser therapy for pigmented lesions

Harini Rajgopal Bala, Yan Pan and Rosemary L Nixon
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01156
Published online: 20 March 2017

We present a case that illustrates the need for careful medical evaluation of pigmented lesions, and the potential risks associated with laser treatment by non-medical providers.

  • Harini Rajgopal Bala1
  • Yan Pan2
  • Rosemary L Nixon1

  • 1 Skin and Cancer Foundation Inc, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Victorian Melanoma Service, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC


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