Use of class 3b and class 4 lasers and intense pulsed light sources for cosmetic procedures in non-medical settings

Agence d'Evaluation des Technologies et des Modes d'Intervention en Sante
Record ID 32008100095
Authors' objectives:

Based on the defi nitions of the different fields of medical activity and on the laws and regulations governing the practice of medicine, this report has limited its scope to examining laser and IPL procedures that do not require medical diagnosis and that may be performed in Québec by operators other than physicians or health professionals, without medical supervision. This report does not purport to determine what does and does not lie within the scope of medicine. Rather, it focuses on the risks inherent in these technologies and on the qualifications required to use them, by taking hair removal as a base case and by dealing more briefly with skin resurfacing and tattoo removal, without ruling on the field of activity to which these practices belong.

Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2008
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Laser Therapy
  • Lasers
  • Phototherapy
  • Rejuvenation
  • Skin
Organisation Name: Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé
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