British Medical Laser Association
DATE: 4th May 2017
Launch of the British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) “Essential Standards” for the safe use of laser & light sources in non-surgical aesthetic applications at the forthcoming BMLA Annual Conference
It is estimated that Non-surgical interventions such as treatments with Laser and IPL devices, account for 90% of all cosmetic procedures undertaken in the UK and contribute to 75% of the market value*. Despite the increasing abundance of laser/IPL clinics, in the vast majority of cases, the use of such devices for cosmetic treatments has not been regulated since 2010. Building upon previous work by Treatments you can Trust (TYCT), ALPHA – the Association of Laser Protection Advisers and HABIA – the Hair and Beauty Industry Association and encompassing key aspects of Laser/IPL standards produced by the Department of Health, the British Medical Laser Association in conjunction with TYCT are proud to announce the publication of the “Essential Standards” for the safe use of laser & light sources in non-surgical aesthetic applications.
The BMLA “Essential Standards” are specifically written to offer a clear and comprehensive set of industry standards for the use of non-surgical aesthetic application of Laser and IPL. In the absence of regulation, these standards provide the entire sector with the required guidance needed to implement best-practice and improve both patient and operator safety. The BMLA Essential Standards will be formally launched at their 35th Annual Conference to be held in Manchester (17th – 19th May).
To finds out more about the BMLA Essential Standards and the Annual Conference, visit the webpage: www.bmlaconference.co.uk*Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions (Department of Health)
For Further information please contact Dr Jon Exley (Honorary Secretary of the BMLA) or Sally Taber (Director of Treatments you can Trust)
Email: JExley@Lynton.co.uk Tel: 07919 381431
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