21 Sep Calls for IPL Regulation Intensify after Woman Allegedly Suffers Serious Burns (ABC News)
Julene Yates was hospitalised for second degree burns after an intense-light treatment on her legs. Ms Yates is calling for health authorities to improve oversight over salons performing intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments.
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) said it has been pushing for national regulation of non-ionising radiation devices, including IPL, for the past two decades. President, Dr Michael Molton, said it was common for people to report first, second and third degree burns from IPL treatments.