The Asian Dermatologic Patient: Review of Common Pigmentary Disorders and Cutaneous Diseases

Stephanie G.Y. Ho; Henry H.L. Chan


Am J Clin Dermatol. 2009;10(3):153-168. 

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7. Regulatory Issues

There is a lack of regulation of the use of lasers and esthetic procedures in most Asian countries. As a result, beauticians working at beauty parlours and medical spas are offering esthetic enhancement procedures with no formal training and pose a significant risk to their clients. Strict policies should be in place to restrict the use of lasers and the performance of esthetic procedures to medical specialists such as dermatologists and plastic surgeons for the safety of patients.