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Wednesday
Sep242014

Laser & IPL Hair Removal Regulations In Dubai

As in other places in the world where regulatory bodies aren't keeping up with advancing technology, the Dubai Health Authority saw that cosmetic lasers and IPLs were being purchased by hair salons and spas and being used to treat patients.

It's interesting to see how different countries deal with regulation and just how much they use the regulatory bodies of the US, Canada and Europe as base lines to implement their own regulation.

Here's a link to the Dubai Health Authorities regulations for Laser and IPL hair removal wich is interesting both for what it includes, and what it doesn't:

The number of facilities offering to remove unwanted hair through the use of lasers or similar medical devices is growing in the Emirates of Dubai.

By adding non-invasive and minimally invasive therapies to the beauty saloons services, beauty saloons start to treat patients instead of treating clients. This regulation is intended to be the fundamental regulation that will govern patient safety in any facility providing laser or similar medical devices hair removal services in the Emirate of Dubai.

The persons, establishment, public or private facility shall cease laser hair removal services with effect from August 31st, 2011 if the facility did not meet the laser hair removal regulation requirements.

Reader Comments (2)

I have to smile when I see this. Canada follows the US on safety issues like this closely and it's not alone it seems. Personally I think that it's wise since the US and Canada have much more in the way of resources to test and then enforce these types of new technologies.

09.24 | Unregistered CommenterToronto MD

I don't get it. They started to seemingly state that this was a practice of Medicine and persons were crossing over the line of clients for beauty and medical patients for medically mediated beauty then, dropped the ball and basically said anyone with some kind of certification can perform these tasks. So where is the medical designation.

09.26 | Unregistered Commentergm

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