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Changes to licencing for the cosmetic use of lasers in Western Australia

The Western Australian (WA) Radiological Council has announced changes to licencing for the use of lasers for cosmetic procedures.

Non-medical practitioners may now be able to use lasers for cosmetic procedures with a current exemption from licence.

For use of lasers by non-medical practitioners for hair removal, superficial cosmetic and tattoo removal procedures, a medical practitioner will be required to be involved with setting up the protocols and procedures relating to cosmetic laser treatments. Prior to using lasers for these procedures, written correspondence must be provided from a medical practitioner confirming the patient has undergone a skin check in person with the medical practitioner prior to each course of new treatment.

For more information, please view WA Radiological Council’s fact sheet or contact the WA Council.