CPCA Pushes for Regulatory Change Amid Growing Concern for Patient Safety

CPCA Pushes for Regulatory Change Amid Growing Concern for Patient Safety

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia (CPCA) is lobbying for national laser regulations after growing reports of misuse among unqualified therapists resulting in patient disfiguration. President of CPCA Dr Michael Molton says he has witnessed several injuries caused by devices which aren’t limited to ‘just laser’. These include treatments such as fat freezing, ablative CO2 laser and radiofrequency.

“Technically, all energy devices used to improve or maintain appearance are called ‘non-ionising radiation’ devices and must be compliant with the TGA. This is where we see most of the serious injuries and the worst of these, as reported on A Current Affair, are from ‘fat-freezing’ devices,” he said.

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